Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Westside Football Classic Tournament


This is Hunter's 7th grade Black Select team after their tournament win.  They played three games:  Yorkville Foxes from Yorkville, IL 12-6.  The only team that has ever scored on Hunter's defense.  Next they played the Johnston Dragons from Johnston, IL 36-0 and finally Lakeville, MN  33-0 in a very heated game during which our strongest player was ejected from the game for tackling the Lakeville coaches son.  After a long embarrassing temper tantrum thrown on the field by the Lakeville coach we agreed to take him out of the game and proceeded to annihilate his team without our star player.  Hunter and his defense shut them out.  I was disappointed that our MN neighbors behaved so badly.....

Hunter getting trophy.

This is Blake with one of his buds we all call Z.  They play together on the 6th Grade Black Select tournament team.  This weekend they played in the Westsude Fall Classic Tournament.  Several teams in their age division from the Midwest came to Des Moines to play.  Their team got 3rd in the Select Silver bracket.

Hunter trying to look tough after this first game in the tournament.

Blake heading into the locker room to finish his 2013 football season.  Next year will be a whole new ball game!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Loop the Oaks and Superbowl - October Update

The end of the league football season was Sunday.  The 6th grade 49ers won in overtime against the Gilbert Eagles with a one handed catch by Blake Underwood.  The 7th grade 49ers beat the Lions in a double overtime win with a final 3 yard fight over the goal line dragging the entire Lion D line with him to score the extra point for a 14 - 13 win.  Hunter scored 7 of the 14 points.  Above is the traveling trophy with a life size football on top.  Big party after the game. 
Fall is here in Iowa.  Leaves are turning all around us.
The boys ran the Loop the Oaks 5K in our neighborhood again this year.  The charity this year was raising money for military service dogs.  Hunter won the prize for the brightest outfit.  It is really all about what you are wearing.  Hunter came in 4th for men,  Blake was 5th and Dave was 8th.  It was a beautiful day.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Spider Cupcakes

Landon cooks with his mom...carrot cupcakes with spider legs and beady eyes :)

One spider has eyes all around (right front).

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Grandpa Lyle

UPDATE from Adam: "So the visitation was pleasant last night, lots of visitors, beautiful night. Today was kind of gray, but much was said about what a great family man he was. It was a pleasant funeral."

Kim's Grandpa Lyle left the earth this week.
 No doubt, he's dancing with his beloved Kate in heaven.
His celebration service will be held in Guthrie Center Friday morning.