Friday, December 31, 2010

1st Place at the 2010 Pottsgrove Wrestling Takedown Tournament

Michael had another great day of wrestling yesterday with an impressive first place finish and no takedowns were scored against him. It was the 7th annual Pottsgrove Takedown Tournament and he had 5 kids including himself in the 45lb Pee Wee division. It's run as a round robin tourney, so he had to wrestle all 4 opponents. The first 2 he wrestled are actually on his team and are both first year wrestlers, so he quickly won those. The last 2 kids were second year wrestlers like Michael and he also beat them soundly. His final match was against a kid he had wrestled a few times last year and they always had a good battle. I am so proud of how he is doing and I hope he keeps it up over the coming years. We have another tournament tomorrow hosted by the Pottsgrove Wrestling Club - The 2011 Pottsgrove Holiday Wrestling Tournament. The videos from the tournament are below:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse - Winter Solstice

I took these at around 3:15am last night during the lunar eclipse/winter solstice. They are no where near as sharp as I would have liked due to the wind. I used a tripod and long exposures, so any slight movement effected the image. Not too bad though...
Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Exeter Reading Wrestling Tournament - 1st Place Win!

Michael and I
An amazing day of wrestling (and a great Eagles game to boot)! Michael wrestled 45lbs in the Pee Wee division of the Exeter Reading Round Robin Wrestling Tournament. There were 5 kids total in his division which meant he would wrestle 4 matches. He pinned the first 3 opponents in the first period leading up to the final bout. His opponent in the final match also pinned the other 3 wrestlers, so it was an exciting match. The match went into overtime at 4-4 and Michael got the take down in overtime sealing his first place victory. I am very proud of him and he was very happy with his trophy. A great day. Video below:
Michael wins 1st place

Family Snowboarding

Family Snowboarding
This was our first day out of the 2010-2011 season snowboarding together. Both Gretchen and Mya weren't feeling too well today so we only stayed for a short time, but the kids did pretty well. You can see at the end of the video that Michael doesn't like me videotaping him. I think he'll appreciate it when he gets bigger :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

homemade fish tacos

Made some tilapia fish tacos and salsa from scratch for lunch today. Delish!
homemade fish tacos

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mya Snowboarding

This is a short clip of Mya snowboarding at Bear Creek today. At the end she takes a bit of a fall and smacked her head. She was fine though. A good day of riding...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

5 more years of Howard!!!! And he's on the Sirius iPhone app now. W00t!!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mya's Orchestra Concert

This was from Mya's Orchestra concert last night. She has been practicing very hard to learn the two songs they performed pizzicato on the violin and we are very proud of her. The songs were "Jingle Bells" and "The Dreidel Song." Luckily the beginners went first because Michael's wrestling practice was taking place simultaneously down the hall, so I was able to sneak out after they were finished :)