I am not a fair weather fan…but I was ready to turn off the game last night. It’s one thing to play hard and be outplayed or outscored. It’s another to not really show up or seem to care. And that’s how the Ducks played on Saturday.
There were a range of emotions yesterday, and most of them looked like this…
#5 University of Oregon Ducks – 16
University of Arizona Wildcats – 42
It was just me and the kiddos watching the game since Danny got to go. Grace doesn’t like watching the games as much. Owen loves them.
He was beyond excited when “Da’Nanthony Thomas” had an 86 yard kick return for a touchdown. He ran upstairs and told Grace (who was reading Harry Potter instead).
Her response “so De’Anthony made a touchdown, what’s the big deal? He does that all the time.”
And that’s why we love to watch!
#6 University of Oregon Ducks – 44
University of Utah Utes – 21
Well, it has been nearly a week since our game against Stanford. I think we are through the mourning period. We have reached the acceptance phase in our grief. I kid. It is only a game. It’s just so much more enjoyable when they win!
We don’t actually have any sad face pictures this week…
I fear we may have jinxed the Ducks when we did this before the game to Owen’s hair…(notice the little hole in his smile:)
It looked a little too much like this guy’s hair…which we didn’t realize
until the game had started
We haven’t told Owen we (he) may be responsible for the Ducks forgetting to show up until the last 10 minutes of the game…I kid. It’s just a game.
Of course another possible jinx could be the 2011 National Championship shirt that Danny is wearing…another bad loss…I kid. It’s just a game.
And boy was that fourth quarter fun to watch. If they’d played like that for the entire quarter instead of just ten minutes we would have trounced them.
So now we look toward Utah (who by the way beat Stanford) not that anyone is keeping track. I kid. It’s just a game.
And I can’t wait for the next one!
#3 University of Oregon Ducks – 20
#5 Stanford Cardinal – 26
We had a little ladybug and “Steve” from Minecraft this year.
We had a new/old neighborhood for trick-or-treating this year. We are just a few blocks away from the house that we lived in 4 years ago so we went to the old ‘hood to see if anyone was home. We were able to trick-or-treat at our old house and the new owners invited us in to update the kids measurements on the dining room doorway. They have left the old measurements just as they were and wanted me to put new ones up to see how much the kids have grown (Grace 7.5 inches, Owen 8.5 inches) since the last time we were there in February of 2010.
Strangely, it didn’t feel as much like home as it used to…But what a sweet little house it is…
The Ducks played a great game on Saturday! It felt like we finally had a bit of a challenge, but still seemed to have no problem taking control by the second half. They are sure fun to watch!
And the Ducks did so well that they jumped FSU to be ranked #2 in the BCS…GO DUCKS!!
#3 University of Oregon Ducks – 42
#12 University of California at Los Angeles Bruins – 14
I noticed an unfortunate discrepancy in my posting…I posted Grace’s Third Grade picture last year, but I didn’t post Owen’s Kindergarten picture…Oops…Fortunately, that is the only mistake I made all year:)
Owen has done an amazing job transitioning into a full-day of school. He is at Pre-K in the morning and Kindergarten in the afternoon.
He is a good friend to everyone. He is nice to people, and very empathetic. He knows his letters and is reading very well.
He always has a smile on his face. The comment that I get most about this one is how happy he is.
He is full of energy and has a hard time sitting still. Owen is my deep thinker and often asks me questions about God while we are driving to school.