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!
"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time to refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences" - President Gordon B. Hinckley, 2006
The Game Tally
Settlers of Catan Mom - 1
Miles - 2
Ticket to Ride
Miles - 1
Ethan - 2
Yahtzee Mom -
Miles - 1
Ethan - Dec 09 - "Mom, Miles wants me to box with him, do you know where my boxing underwear is?"
Abby - Dec 09 - "My mom is nice, she doesn't spit on people"
Abby - Nov 09 - "My pizza is naked"
Miles - May 09 - "I accidently forgot I was on a diet from hitting Ethan"
Abby - May 09 - "Mom, say it on time!" - (Mom was a little late saying "Bless You" after Abby sneezed)
Abby - April 09 - "I don't want to potty train, I want a choo-choo train."
Ethan - December 08 - "I'm not crying because I lost, I'm crying because I didn't win."