XCountry Meets 2021

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    Logan had a total of three meets in this season. The kids were placed in Group A (the fastest), Group B (for 6th and 7th graders only) and the Open Race.  Placements were determined based on the time trials during the second week and continued to be adjusted based on the time from each meet.  Logan did well this year and were placed in Group A for all three meets.  So I had to pick him up earlier from school and go to the Montgomery Hills as Group A boys were the first to run.  Logan was worried to come last among the group, but he had done well all three times, coming in in the midst of the Group A.  The day for the 2nd meet was super hot, 95 degrees, thus the meet was cancelled.  Fortunately our coach along with a few other school’s’ coaches found another location to run the next day when the weather cooled down.  This location was a place where we go hiking on our own sometimes, thus Logan is familiar with it, but it said the meet was much harder as he almost ran the entire 2 miles without really warming up,  Thus he felt winded the rest of the night.  For the third meet, they were back to the usual spot and the weather was finally cooler.  Logan tried to warm up and cool down better for this last meet, but he still felt a bit queasy afterward.  I did learn that Logan always tried his best to put up a good face for his classmates and me to take a few pictures; he did not complain too much until we left the meets.  We definitely are very proud of Logan running these 2-mile of hills each time with determination and rarely any complaints, and he did well too.  The short season then ended.  We shall see if Logan would continue to run in the future.

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Concert

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     I joined the girls to watch the Boyz II Men last Sunday.  I am not too familiar with all their songs, but I looked forward to an outing with my friends.  We met up at Theresa’s aunt’s house and they were so nice to prepare wine and snacks for us in their backyard.  We then were driven to the venue by our designated driver Martin.  We had more wine to drink and hang out at our seats.  The show finally started and it was an awesome “over an hour” of great entertainment.  I definitely did not need to know all the songs to enjoy the show very much.  It was a wonderful evening hanging out with friends.

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Passion toward volleyball

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   Connor is learning volleyball as his first sport in PE and he loves it.  He is so into it that he often asks Stuart to practice with him in the backyard.  Connor tries hard and listens to advice, thus he is improving quite well.  He feels that he is adequate with bumping and not very good with setting, and he loves spiking.  But I feel that he does well with all three hits.  The PE teacher places Connor along with 5 other students as their advance teams within the class, so Connor is happy about that.  I enjoy hitting a volleyball as well, so I am happy that Connor sometimes practice with me too.

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Cross Country 2021

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   Both boys chose to sign up for cross country as their school sport activity, and the season began 8/30/21.  They have 2 to 3 one hour practices weekly and they often run around the baseball field or the 2 mile Bronco lap during practices.  Logan seems to be doing fine, no complaints as usual, and he would tell us how fast he runs sometimes.  On the other hand, Connor did not enjoy running, but he seemed to enjoy the social part of being in a team.  Sometimes Connor ended up being one of the last ones finishing the run as he would wait for the last boy and being a good sport.  After the initial two weeks trial, Connor decided that he does not enjoy running very much and dropped out from the team.  Logan will continue the remaining 3 weeks of the season.  More about the meets later.

First day of school 8/18/21

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     The boys were not thrilled that summer was over but thimageey did not seem unhappy to have to return to school.  This year the school’s bell schedule moved back a bit; school day starts at 8:20am.  Logan made plan with Cole to meet up at 7:50am.  The boys woke up and got ready with no issue; they both took off and walked to school with Cole.  At the end of the day, they reported the day went fine.  They both met with their own friends for lunch and the day seemed uneventful.  Connor did not seem to have any issue or complaints being in a new school.  It was strange though for us and Buddy as the house is now quieter than usual.  Stuart and I are very happy that the kids can receive in-person learning again, and we just hope for a safe and healthy year. 

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Beach Day

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   In the past friends and I would take the kids to a beach together before school starts.  This year our schools started different days, thus we did not plan one out.  At the last minute, I decided that the boys and I could have our own outing.  I picked a beach with the least windy route and we took off after an early lunch.  Unfortunately we encountered major traffic going to our destination and a minor one on our way home.  That day we spent a lot more time in the car than at the beach.  Somehow the boys were understanding and were not too impatient with the traffic; Logan even told me that we were still spending quality time together in the car.  When we were finally at the beach, it was was pleasant there with the warm temperature.  We played with the water and sand.  Logan made a comment that it was relaxing and easier without Buddy so we did not need to worry how Buddy behaves at the beach.  All in all, it had been a long time I took the boys out on my own; we had a a partially successful beach day.

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