Saturday, August 30, 2014

Football Opening Weekend

A day at the football field.

Luke up first, #28 for the C League Packers.  Several great tackles for Luke, unfortunately they lost.
Then Carter's turn, he was so disappointed to not play for his team, he did not want to let them down.  He still was able to run out for intros and be a captain.  Thankfully they did walk away with a great win.  And Carter was spoiled by so many friends in our football world, lots of treats and love.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Luke's Open House

Only one at Waterford Elementary, Luke is entering 4th grade.
I barely saw him at his open with friends, acting like the big men on campus...then ice cream party at school, complete with the ice cream truck, filled with treats.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Middle School Orientation

3 hours of middle school orientation, get your locker and schedule.
He is ready...even with a broken right wrist...the only silver lining, he writes left-handed (he does all sports right-handed).

The screams heard across the fields

At night of football practice.  Luke's team was running through their offense.  Carter's team was having a scrimmage.

Only a few plays on offense and HUGE scream comes from the bottom of the pile.  It was Carter.  Jeremy (one of Carter's coaches) and another coach quickly ran to him.  Carter let out another blood curdling scream.  Jeremy and I have NEVER heard him scream like that...none of our children have screamed like that and everyone has been in casts before, stitches, etc.

I was told to get the car because Carter needed to go to the ER...except my car was way up the top of the park but someone gave me a ride.  I quickly grabbed Luke from his practice and raced down to pick up Carter.

Carter arm was a mess, he seemed light-headed from the pain (which we did not expect because he broke his hand before and did not react like this).

Off to the ER, his arm was broken in two places.  He was in so much pain.  He did not sleep well that night, woke up asking for pain med.

Then the ortho the following day.  Two broken bones down at his right wrist, a buckle fracture.  A clean break so healing should go smoothly and put in a splint

Problem, Carter is/was the starting quarterback for his team.  He may be back on the field in a month.  After the pain started to fade away, his disappointment in missing football set in.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ripley's Fun

A trip up to Baltimore for some inner harbor fun at Ripley's Believe It or Not.
 Crazy things to look at.
Things to do, dance in the Kalediscope room!
Climbing under, around and above toothpick city.
  Walking a tight rope...
Making wax hands (which ended up taking forever...but they were happy in the end).

 And hit up a big Candy store before heading out.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Slide time

Time with friends at the local pool, lots of fun and laughs.