Sunday, January 17, 2016

The week in review

 Our girl turned 18 on Wednesday.
Hard to believe, but it's true.
We had a little celebration at home for her.

Total happenstance that Colton showed up on the screen saver and it got stuck on that one picture the whole time. 
Colton was there in spirit apparently.

A little cake and ice cream to eat as we listened to old records on Chyann's new record player.
It also plays the radio, cassette tapes, cd's and your phone can be hooked into it to play whatever music you've got on it. 
Pretty cool. 

The first record was the Eagles Hotel California.
I tell you it sounded awesome!

Yesterday we spent the day in a nearby town for wrestling.
Caden's first tournament was here one year ago too.

I got a bit cranky with the set up for the tourney.
There were eight freaking different middle schools there and don't you think out of all those kids they could have matched him up with someone other than one of his own team mates? One would have thought, but nope. 
When the brackets were announced the other boy from his team says to Caden that he can forfeit the match if he didn't want to wrestle him. Caden says are you kidding? So they went at at and Caden damn near won. Did I mention that this boy has been wrestling for nine years and has been the state champ multiple times? Well he was and Caden gave him a hell of a match.
The next boy was a dirty little wrestler. He even managed to punch Caden in the head which the ref somehow didn't see. I've got it on video and it makes me want to be one of those bad parents at youth sporting events. GRRRR..
Anywho, he took third and really he did very well going up against those boys who both had tons more experience. 
I told Caden to look at it as a good learning experience. Take what you can from it and make it work for him next time. 

Did you watch the football game last night?
Oy, the Packers almost had it. 
Maybe next year.

It was only -20* here this am. We've got a light breeze going too.
It's freaking cold out folks.
Spring is on the way. Spring IS on the way. That is what I kept repeating this am when I fed the horses and my eyelashes started freezing.
Speaking of spring, have you noticed the gain in daylight in the evenings? I sure have. Love it.

Have a good one, stay warm :)


tainterturtles said...

I cannot believe Chyann is 18 yrs old....OMG! And I love that photo of Colton in the background on the computer. That was really priceless Kellie!

Caden is a one and only trooper when it comes to sports....what a kid.

These January subzero days are brutal, but hoping it will come to an end soon.

Nicole said...

No I think you have her age wrong... I remember you were saying she just turned 16.....