Monday, February 27, 2012

Breakfast of Champions

The boy's elementary school does whats called a "Breakfast of Champions" every few months. I didn't really realize what this entailed until I had received a note from Cannon's teacher a few months into the school year saying Cannon was to be at this "Breakfast of Champions" as he was chosen (by the teacher) to receive an award for "Always Making Responsible Choices." As the morning of the event rolled around, for some reason I wasn't really worried about showing up on time (which is strange for me as I am an ON TIME freak!) We got there a few minutes late and his teacher came and grabbed Cannon as they were about to read his name to receive his award and give high-fives to all the teachers. Dumb me didn't even bring the camera! However, I did bring the camera for Brock's event as now I know what it's all about!! Sorry Cans....I have no pics! But we were SUPER SUPER proud of him and thought it was so awesome to receive that sort of recognition as there were only 2 kid's per class picked to receive this particular award. Way to go!!
As for Brock! He received the award for "Always Showing Empathy Towards Other's." He was so excited for his moment of recognition and kept asking Ryan and I if he should run or walk when he gives all the teacher's high-fives. It was so funny to watch him contemplate what he was going to do. Anyways, he was all smiles and happy to be able to eat a Krispy Kreme donut for breakfast!!
So proud of my boys for being the great kids that they are and thankful for great teachers who acknowledge the importance of having good character traits.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dribble and Shoot! Basketball 2011

The boys had a great time playing basketball this last year. This was Brock's first year and we weren't sure what to expect. He played soccer last year and really liked it (in fact he wants to play again) but he was always so hesitant to even touch the soccer ball. He would just run with the "herd" and really never showed much interest in wanting to get in and kick the ball. Of course he was barely 5 at the time and had never played or watched anyone play the sport before. But.....he did have A LOT of fun which is really all you can ask for. So therefore, we wondered if he would even want to touch the basketball. But.....he pleasantly surprised us! He not only had a ton of fun, but he worked really hard and enjoyed dribbling, passing, and shooting. We were so proud of him!
Cannon also enjoyed his first year of basketball here in Idaho. It really helped that he ended up on a team with 5 of his classmates, one of which has become one of his best buddies. Cannon really loves the game of basketball and we had a great time watching him play. Now onto the next sport! :-)

Fun in the Leaves!

Fun in the Leaves!