Saturday, April 10, 2010

"A Whole New World"

The boys begged to wrestle this year - and I gave in. Well - I didn't know what I was getting myself into. They really liked the wrestling practices and asked if they could wrestle in a tournament - so I gave in to that too. I was just thinking that it would be a couple hours and they would each get to wrestle a couple of times. Nope - they are all-day type things - and just in case anyone is wondering - wrestling is alive and well in southern Utah. Turns out wrestling is HUGE here - they had there state meet today and there were people from Hurricane, Beaver, Minersville, Milford, Enterprise, South Sevier, Juab, etc. We were at the gym at 7:30 for weigh-in and didn't leave until 4:30 (actually, the girls and I did leave for donuts and juice before the matches started). Soccer mom's have nothing over wrestling families - I couldn't believe the parents down on the mats with their kids - screaming in their faces, I wouldn't know what to say - even if I could get close enough to be heard. Actually, I was just praying that my boys wouldn't get hurt (and that they wouldn't hurt anyone) - I didn't care at all if they won or not. They had fun but I am not so sure that wrestling is our sport - they are both excited to start baseball though in a couple of weeks. Here are some pictures from today - probably goes without saying but my kids are not the ones in the singlets and wrestling shoes. This is Miles (sorry about the picture - we try to stay as far from the action as we can with the twins:)
And here is our Ethan!
This is Abby's favorite thing about watching her brothers wrestle (maybe the only thing she enjoyed)
This was my favorite part of the day - they both had two great naps - AT THE SAME TIME. I love that Canyon View has a track above their gym - I walked the girls to sleep and watched the boys wrestle at the same time!

3 comments:

Michele Alger said...

wow Heidi, you are so amazing. How do you do the things you do?!

Jenny said...

I will be stealing the bubble gum project idea next year. What a great idea and it doesn't sound too difficult. Your babies are so beautiful. I wish I could have spent a whole day with you last week. Great job on the tests. I know I didn't do that well and I had zero kids at the time. Plus you didn't even mention that you earned a sticker on each one. Way to go!

Jen Barnes said...

wow, the girls are getting so big. I really don't know how you are doing everything you are doing, but you are one fantastic mom!!