Saturday, October 20, 2012

Aiden's final season Football Game 2012

Before game warmups.  Aiden and his team are sporting pink for Breat Cancer Awareness Month.  The coaches wife made pink flags for the boys.

Aiden at center

Real fans stand in the freezing wind with coffee.

Aiden with his coach on the sidelines.

Taylor and Aiden

Mom and Aiden

Aiden carrying the ball a few yards.

Great blocking Aiden

After game final team picture

Friday Night Lights

The Havre Blue Ponies invited Riley's team to play under the lights on Friday night.  The game was scheduled to be played at the baseball park and the town prepared the field, tested the lights and were ready to host.  However, the power company turned off the power to the lights and no one was notified.  We had a couple of options, pull cars around the field to light it up or call the superintedent of schools to get permission to use the highschool field.   With luck, the superintendent said yes so across town we drove to a real football field.
When we got there, the boys were so excited and amazed by the size and the lights.
Before the game, the boys lined up in the tunnel and got a little pepped up by the coach.  One of the coaches told the boys that this is a special deal playing under the lights on a real football field so take it all in enjoy and go show them what you have.

Riley lined up for the kick off.

Riley ran the ball in for the first touchdown of the night and his first touchdown of the season

Standing on the sidelines after his touchdown

Riley played the entire game, offense and defense.
They lost by one touchdown but they played their hearts out.

After the game team talk.  Riley loves this sport and this team.

Awesome coaches.  They gave Riley the game ball.

Riley's biggest fan.
She was so amazed by his attitude and leadership.

Proud Mom

And of course Dad couldn't be happier.
The season is now over.  Bittersweet.
Coaches will be doing some off season training and conditioning getting this group ready for middle school.  This is the beginning of many fall weekends for us and We can't wait!!!




Corn Maize Hunger Games

We decided to take the boys out to the Corn Maize for a fun family activity.  It started out fun and as we got to the Maze and moving further into it war broke out.  It started with small individual kernels of corn being thrown at the little boys and before you know it corn cob parts are flying through the field.  At one point I look up and see Riley running through the field as corn cobs are launched.  It looked like a scene out of the Hunger Game.  This continued for 30 minutes. 


This was the scene before it got crazy.
Taylor and Nate in front of Eric and Dani.

The Russian, Daniil, taking pictures to send to his Russian friends I am sure.

Nate and Eric with Tim and Aiden racing ducks.

Nate and Aiden playing tug of war.

Corn Ball V-ball.  This ball seemed to attract itself to Taylor.  She got hit quite a few times.
Every one had a great time and lots of memories to laugh about.

Saturday Night Hockey

This is how we spend our evenings on the weekends when the hockey team plays in Great Falls.

The starting line.
Number 14(you can only wsee the 4) is one of our boys, Nate. He was starting center tonight.

Eric is moving so fast he is blurry.

Daniil is from Russia and a great shooter.

Tay and Bri supporting their brothers.
This night we took all of Riley's football team to the game.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Football Saturday

Today was a big day.  Riley's team played the team that is stacked every year.  The boys practiced a lot this week and worked on new plays.  We did not win in points but we played the best game all season.  Those boys brought their all and held them.  The parents of the stacked team said this was the toughest game they have played all year.  We have one game left.  A Friday Night under the lights in Havre.  If these boys play as hard as they did today they will win in points. 

Aiden had a game after Riley.  This is our Saturday morning routine.  Riley plays at 8:30 we have to be there 45 minutes early and Aiden plays on the opposite side of town at 10:00.  Usually Taylor is in charge of Aiden but today I left Riley's game early to take Aiden since I have missed a few of his games.

After all the games, Riley's team had a party to celebrate their season.  The coaches picked the top six players and awarded them  MVP's.  Riley was one of the six chosen.  Pretty cool!!!  He had great coaches this year and it shows in Riley's love of the sport.
Coach Rambo played college ball and asked if he could keep Riley all the time.

Coach Norton played running back for the Gators and now plays for the local football team the Gladiators.  He taught Riley a lot about being a great running back.

Coach Atencio, head coach that has been so positive and supportive.  His dedication to this team was amazing.