Monday, February 27, 2012

Another Busy Weekend...

No photos today...I misplaced the battery charger for my camera and cannot remember where it is. I spent a lot of time today between school and violin practices cleaning out places I thought it might be. Looks like I will be buying a replacement. Then I am sure the old charger will certainly show up.

Well, wrestling season is over for another year. We spent all day Saturday watching wrestling. Newt placed 4th in the Regional tournament so does not get to go on to the State tournament this year (only the top 3 move on). He was pretty disappointed with himself because he didn't feel like he wrestled his best during his final match...he has wrestled the same wrestler on Friday night and won 6-2 but Saturday afternoon he lost 8-3. He just didn't look like his normal wrestling self that match...not the best time to have a bad match.

Earlier in the day he lost a tough match against a really good wrestler who will probably go on to place very well at States. He then pinned his first opponent in the wrestle-backs but in the finals, he lost. All in all, Newt had a great season. His record was 30-something wins and 3 loses. He is now eating well and looking forward to working hard for next year.

Sunday was a busy day for Haley and I plus a lot of driving. We hit three states and heard lots of music. We woke early in the morning and drove to NY for a fiddle lesson then we drove to PA to attend a fundraising event for a local Irish radio program. It was held at Shanachie Pub. Different musicians were scheduled to play all afternoon plus there was a Chinese auction...Haley actually won a couple of the prizes she had stuck her tickets into, an Irish doll and an Irish toddler outfit set. We got to hear some of our favorite performers, including Gabe and Marian. At the end of the day, Haley and Paraic fiddled together to end the show.

On the way home, we stopped into Dublin Square because we knew Gabe would be playing. He was on break by the time we got there so he and Haley ate dinner together then when they finished eating, played a few tunes sets. We stayed and listened to him play until he got upstaged by the Academy Awards.

Today was a nice quiet at home kinda day. Haley spent most of the day doing schoolwork with practice sessions between. We then headed up to her bedroom...whew! I can't believe we survived. Her room is now least for a day or two. I can't believe how many crafts and drawings one child can make in a couple months. The difficult part is getting her to part with a few so her room can be semi-clean. Ha!

The chicken coop is nearly completed. I will post photos as soon as I get a charger for that camera. In the next few weeks, we should be getting some chicks. Can't wait to see how Bella reacts to those. She is a sweet pup who snuggled the little baby rabbit Dylan found last summer so it should be interesting.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I think the great thing about wrestling is that it teaches individual accountability and perseverance no matter if you win or lose. Those are skills that your son will take with him the rest of his life.

We still are friends with a ton of my husband's friends from his college wrestling team, and all of them are really successful and driven. But they can all tell you in detail about every match they ever lost. :(