a day in the life of blue

wrapping it up!

summer is fast coming to an end!  blue just finished a 3-day football camp (in the texas sun!).  he was super nervous about it – worried about the heat, worried because he didn’t know anyone, worried because he doesn’t feel like he’s a great athlete.  but as it turned out, it was stellar!  there were about 100 boys there and at the end of each day, about 10 of them got a t-shirt for showing leadership and commitment – on the last day, blue got a shirt!  he was so happy, he got a little teary (that might have been the exhaustion, too).  he said he wasn’t sure if he deserved the shirt, since he wasn’t one of the best players.  we decided it was all about heart, and blue’s got plenty of that!  we were all proud of his accomplishment!  that was our last summer camp, so now we’re just swimming and playing as many video games as we can possibly get in, before we start the school year!

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i once caught a fish THIS big!

summer of eating (and tossing) donuts!

quote of the week
“grampa sharpe caught 3 fish!  or… it might have been the same fish 3 times, i’m not sure.”

blue came back from wichita full of donuts and looking skinnier than ever!  of course, he says his favorite part of the trip was all the restaurants, but even more memorable was tossing his cookies (or donuts, as the case may be) after a few too many rides at all-star sports!   he loved the fishing, although he says he caught more sticks than fish!  it was a lot to cram into one week – swimming, fishing, eating, chuck e. cheese, the zoo and an endless amount of playing!  what a great summer so far!

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hurray for summer!

blue finished off fifth grade like a rock star!  he nailed the fifth grade talent show, rocked his band camp with his mad drumming skills and finished the school year with straight a’s!  let the summer begin!  we’ve all been pretty relaxed so far this summer – just lots of friends coming over, lots of swimming with z and lots of video games. blue also was accepted into the austin school for performing and visual arts (where hunter went) with a stellar audition (which included an on-the-spot improv of a surfer trying to get a job as a lifeguard – nailed it!).  go blue!

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