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Sunday, September 18, 2022
Last weekend we had Graydon over to hang out with us on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday morning we went to Creekside Highschool for Graydon's first I9 Flag Football game. Unfortunately we showed up a couple minutes after it started and missed his touchdown, but the rest of the game was entertaining. Graydon's team was down 6-12 and on the final play of the game their QB threw a pass in to a crowd, the ball got tipped up in the air and landed right in one of Graydon's teammate's hands who ran it in for the tying touchdown. Quite the finish to the game, and we were glad they finished with a tie instead of a loss.
Thursday, September 8, 2022
In the evening on Labor Day, Connor, Paige, and I went to a group tennis lesson with Coach Cristina. The kids have been going to her lately and it's a pretty good workout and she has great feedback. It was my first time going. The court is in her neighborhood, just south of ours, and Connor drove us over. It was a hot day and it was a pretty high intensity hour and a half workout without a lot of downtime. The kids both hit well and I was impressed with their consistency and with their serves. I took a time out during the serve workout to give my shoulder a break as it's been bothering me for a while now. It gave me a chance to take some pics and videos of the kids.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
I got a SUP last week and on Friday when we dropped Paige off at the Goble's house for the weekend we brought my SUP over to try out on the river. It's been raining every day and there was a small window of time that it looked like we might get a break in the clouds so I inflated my SUP and dropped it in the water at the kayak launch. Paige and Millie rode around with me for about five minutes before we heard thunder in the distance and the clouds darkened the sky and ruined our fun. It was peaceful and pretty on the river and Millie liked jumping in and swimming around with me. Amanda heard a story about a kid that had a gator try and jump in his kayak recently, so we're not sure if we'll be SUPing on the river in the near future, but we'll see.
Paige was out playing with the neighbor kids and they had Cooper running around with them. I brought Millie out to see them and we snapped a quick pic of them together. Paige and the kids had a whole ceremony last year where Millie and Cooper got married and there's even a marriage certificate for them. Unfortunately, Millie is not happy with the marriage and usually tries to run away from Cooper when she sees him. Paige had to hold her next to Cooper for the picture. Thankfully Cooper doesn't seem to notice and he was very happy and smiled nicely for the picture.
Monday, August 22, 2022
This past Saturday we had the Goble boys over for a sleepover. It's the first time we've had them both overnight without their parents and while we were a bit nervous about it, we had a lot of fun with them and it was a different experience to have them on our own.
Saturday afternoon we went swimming for a while and intended to spend a lot of time outside, but as has happened almost every day lately, we had some thunderstorms roll in. Before it rained we played some basketball, got a nice pic of Millie leaping in the pool and enjoyed watching Griffin swim and dunk his head underwater.
After the storms passed us by, Andrea and I took Griffin out on the golf cart for a ride. He loved it, but it eventually lulled him to sleep. Andrea had to fight with him a bit to keep him awake so he wouldn't mess up his sleep schedule. After we got him home we put him in his PJ's and brushed his teeth. Before bed we were watching some tennis and Griffin actually loved it and would clap along when the crowd reacted to a good point. Eventually, Andrea put him to bed in the master bedroom and we laid with him until he fell asleep. It took him about thirty minutes, and you could definitely tell he was fighting it, but eventually he dozed off.