Monday, September 22, 2014

Summer Summertime...

Uncle Andy bought a boat this year! We spent a Saturday on Lake Merwin, in Washington, with them. I have to say that a boat is a recipe for lots of family memories, and Zach getting to wake surf with Uncle Andy will definitely be remembered.  We all got a chance to perfect our wake surfing skills.  And the best best part is you don't wake up sore the next day!  

We also went berry picking with Grandma!  Kate was a great picker.  Ryan on the other had, not so much.  He really enjoyed eating them though. He LOVES raspberries and as he plopped each one in he said "mmmmmmm..." And I learned something new about my mom.  She picked berries every summer for spending money as a kid.  

What's a summer without going to the pool right? Ryan really enjoyed his first summer of swimming.  And with Bethany Athletic Club under construction for a fire that happened in early spring we had the pool practically all to ourselves.

We Love the 4th of July...

Once again the 4th did not dissappoint.  We always look forward to this day because everyone is always in a good mood, and most importantly, the warmth and sunshine finally arrives to the part of the world.  

We spent the morning going out to breakfast to celebrate our good friend, Ellen Durrough's birthday.  Next stop was to Aunt Heather and Uncle Steve's for their annual neighborhood parade.  This year one of their friends fell on his bike and broke his femur! His shrill was so scary.  We saw the whole thing. Poor guy. So I guess something was a little out of the norm.  But good news, he is okay. Then we went back to our nighborhood for a picnic and waterslides.  We really have been so blessed to  live in such a great neighborhood where our kids have friends right ourside our door without having to arrange "playdates".  We ended the night with the family at Oak Hills for the big firework display. What a fun day!  The kids were so tired, they crashed, and so did we.     



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Westside Timbers...

To say Zach eat sleeps and dreams soccer is quite an understatement.  About two years ago Zach joined the Westside Timbers Soccer Club. It is a huge commitment as it is a year round program.  If what I have been told is true, I foresee lots of tournaments both local and long distance in our future.  

He tryed out, as they have the boys do each year, and Zach made the Boys U9 A team.  Romeo Salazar is his coach and he has been loving this team.  This year has been really fun to watch because you can tell the boys are really catching on to how the game is played.  All summer they played in several tournaments.   They placed second in a lot of them but won first place in two of them, the Cascade Challenge and the Beaverton Cup.  It was nice to have Grandma and Grandpa Marostica in town to watch Zach play in the Beaverton Cup.  There is nothing like re-living the soccer mom days with Grandma.  I think she is Zach biggest fan.  We are too, but she has us all beat!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Dancing Through the Decades...

Another year, another recital come and gone.  This year I taught 3 classes Creative Dance, 6-7 Ballet and 7-8 Jazz.  Kate was in 4 classes this year.  I thought she would have a hard time keeping up and staying motivated, but she rose to the occasion!  She took Kinder Tap and Jazz and then was in my 6-7 ballet and 7-8 Jazz. I am a proud momma and teacher that's for sure.  All my students did a great job.

On another note Kate was invited to audition for the Mini Performing Company and made it!  Parades, Holidays Performances, Competitions and other performing opportunities here she comes!  She loves to dance and this will be a fun adventure for her.  

I wasn't able to record her Kinder Level calsses but recorded both of the dances I taught her.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

2014 Baseball Season...

This year Zach was on the Phillies, coached by Molony and Limbocker.  His team won a few games here and there, but seemed to lose a little more than they would have liked too.  This might sound weird but I think them losing is a great learning experience for him. He will never know the good unless he knows the bad right?  He played center outfield and short stop most of the season, hit a triple and even got to pitch one game!  His batting skills improved the most I think.  Way to go Zach!

Double click the video to get to Full Screen.  I can't figure out how to make it fit into Blogger's perameters.