First, your weekly Lads update! Last Friday night the Lads traveled to crosstown rival College Station High School's turf. These two teams are made up of kids who play together on club teams, so it can be tough to switch gears and compete against one another during high school season. Emotions are high, tensions are high...these boys are nothing if not fierce competitors, after all. But when the final whistle blows, they come together as friends again.
This go-around ended in a 0-0 tie, but we'll see CSHS again in a few weeks...on our turf. Oh, and we definitely "won" when it came to fan support - the Consol students showed up and showed out (we had giveaways for the first 25 students as well as a raffle for anyone who brought their own noisemaker), and the Lads felt the love.
|The game was so stressful - I didn't take any pictures
other than this one of the bus we'd decorated earlier that day.
On Tuesday night the Lads won 2-0 over Rudder High School, and my #17 ended up with an assist on the second goal.
|This home game's treat was Oreo cupcakes (Oreo
batter on top of a hidden Oreo) with Oreo frosting.
|Will with friends after the game - these kids were so
excited to be at the game and cheered for him so loudly.
|Lots of photobombers for our Lads mamas photo this week...
#wegoagain tonight at Lake Creek, which will definitely be one of our toughest games this season. Let's go Lads!
Will was inducted into National Honor Society! He tried to convince me that parents don't go to the ceremony, but I knew otherwise and still showed up. We're really proud of how hard he works, and that he's able to balance (though sometimes it doesn't quite look like balancing to me) school, sports, extracurriculars, time with friends, and sleep.
|Will with his fellow Lad inductees (missing one, I believe).
On Monday, Hallie - as a member of Ballet Brazos - performed with many of her fellow dancers as part of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra's annual Children's Concert. This year they played/danced Carnival of the Animals, which is such a fun show; Hallie was an elephant as well as the purple bird in Aviary, and she had a blast.
My niece, Lily, and her middle school cheer team placed second at STATE this week! Go Trojans!
|Lily is front row, center...
|...and the flyer on the right. Their routine is really
incredible given that these are 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Y'all. I know I say this everytime we have babies, but these babies are the cutest. We've just about gotten all of their tummy troubles ironed out, and they'll be posted for adoption soon. Let me know if you'd like to come meet them!
Happy weekend, friends!