Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Not Too Nervous

I might be too nervous to video Kyle at his meets, but I'm not too nervous when he's practicing.

These are a few dives I've gotten lately.
(And for those of us that are metric system challenged 5 meters is 16 feet.)

And JR isn't the only one with fabulous hair.  
Kyle's after dive hot chocolate drinking hair is pretty good too.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Making Hog Hunting Great Again

So while we were hard at work in the press box, JR was busy on his trip with his buddies.

Busy making a dent in the Texas wild hog population that is out of control.

And making sure those hogs know America is great again. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

It's a Hard Job

The two baseball teams with the best records played each other yesterday.

JR was out of town with his friends, so that left me to do the commentating (I even announced "JR is out of town so that leaves me, the second best public speaker in the Ingersoll Family"). Jason was trying to run the scoreboard (while also keeping the book).

We found that it actually took 4 of us to do JR's normal job.

In the 5th inning the score was tied and the other team was up to bat.  They had 1 out and the bases loaded.  One of the big hitting 5th graders from our school was up and we were thinking it was about to be lights out for our little team.

Sure enough he hit a hard line drive, but thankfully he hit it toward 3rd base. Reed jumped up and caught it and ran back to 3rd beating the kid that had started running toward home. 

 That double play by Reed ended the inning and kept them from scoring.  Our little team lost their minds and I might have been hanging out the press box window screaming something about Reed belonging to me at the top of my lungs.

So it was a tie game (which we will take) and we are all so proud that Reed belongs to us. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

And the (Houston) Rockets Red Glare

Saturday was also a big day for JR.

He got to sing the National Anthem with the choir at the Rockets game.

You can imagine how excited JR was to even be in the same building with James Harden, much less stand on the same floor he stands on.

We didn't go to the game, but I got some great pictures and video from moms that did.

60 kids from Spring Branch Middle, Memorial Middle, and Memorial High got to sing.

There's JR on the jumbo-tron!
(left upper corner)

Here they are singing

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Saturday with Reed

While Kyle was diving on Saturday, Reed was playing baseball.

At the beginning of the season I told Reed, "Y'all will be lucky to win 3 games."
  His little team is now 7-1. 

 Lots of that is due to luck, but lots of it is that they've got 4 kids in the infield who know how to play baseball.  

Reed is an amazing 3rd baseman.  He's never played 3rd base before, and he's one of the few kids in the league that can make the throw from 3rd to 1st look easy.  There have been plenty of kids Reed has gotten out at 1st after hitting a hard grounder toward 3rd.

I don't have any pictures of Reed's game (since I wasn't there) but here's one I took at another game,

He also played in his last team tennis tournament of the season on Sunday afternoon.
He played singles and won.

I don't have a picture of that either, but I do have a picture of him going out to play with Jason the other day.

We are really proud of both his baseballing and tennising!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Big Winner

All the kids had such a big weekend that we had to divide and conquer.

I'll start with the kid that had to get up the earliest on Saturday morning.  Kyle and I were up at 5:00 to go to the AAU Laura Wilkinson Invite.  Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw met us there for the 3 meter springboard event.  

I thought Kyle was diving good, but after every dive I kept texting Jason "I thought it was good, but the scores don't show it."  Or "I thought it was good, but he didn't score high."

I'm so nervous for Kyle I can't video or take pictures, and I wasn't keeping up with what the other kids were scoring either.  So my parents and I were all in total shock when we figured out that Kyle won!  

The kids were so far away from us this was the first picture I could get of him after his win.

Kyle and I were both so shocked and excited we were on the verge of tears.

This is only his 3 diving meet, and he's only been diving since September! 

Kyle wanted a gold medal picture like the Olympians take

On Sunday we headed back out for him to dive 1 meter.  He's moved up to the Junior Olympic level (which we are so excited about) for 1 meter and our whole goal was not to finish last.

I write Kyle's dives on his hand so that's one less thing he'll have to remember.

He finished 8th out of 10, in 10-11 boys.  I think Kyle was a little disappointed, but Granny Sherry and I were very happy with that.

We are so proud of Kyle and the hard work he puts in to his diving.
His "no fear" attitude is absolutely perfect for this sport! 

Thursday, April 5, 2018


Instead of being in off-season football (which I'm guessing is hard) JR decided that being on the cross country team would be easy. 

He went to his first meet yesterday and I got a text from Granny Sherry that said "he's definitely not last!" and this picture.

Not only was JR not last in the meet, he wasn't even the last runner to finish from his school.

They had to run a mile and his time was 7:10 which he was happy with. 

I went ahead and took his cross country portrait myself so I don't have to buy the horrible one from the school.