Monday, November 30, 2009

The pit!

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Tristan was chosen to play in a tournament this weekend that was like nothing we had ever seen before. The first section was 5v5, the second was 3v3, and then the last section was the pit where you went against 1 other player. The person who scored the most in 90 seconds won. Wow! The video shows how physical it was (we think this is a girl but aren't positive).

Their team finished 3rd overall. They won the first two matches, lost the second two, and won their last. It was a fun and exhausting day!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Basketball is his new passion

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Tristan started basketball last week and is playing on two different teams. He absolutely loves it! His first game today wasn't great, 4 points and he fouled out. His second game was unbelievable, 20 points and 9 steals! This video starts with one of his baskets - he's #36 in black.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

No more Santa

I kept it up as long as I could. They've heard whispering among their friends that he wasn't real and it's been questioned before which I've always managed to cover up. This time I pretty much blew it all on my own.

Santa came up again after dinner one night and as I was walking through the living room I said, "My mom always made sure I had something from Santa." Why did I say that? Why, why, why?

Tristan starts smiling immediately. I give him a look and head up to my bedroom. He follows me and is giggling which starts me giggling. He asks, "What did you just say mom?" I deny everything but it's too late. He heard me and it confirms what he was thinking anyway, Santa's not really real. Of course he has questions, "How do we do it?" "Do we just listen to their conversation with Santa and then buy everything and put his name on it?" "Do I stay up all night to get it all ready or do I do it ahead of time and then keep it all in the storage closet?" Oh my goodness, he's too smart.

I make him promise to not tell Aidan because we shouldn't ruin the fun for him also. He does and I know his word is good.

Forward another week and Aidan asks me point blank, "Mom, is Santa real?" This doesn't come from Tristan but a few of his soccer friends who were talking about it when his soccer coach figured out that Aidan still believed in Santa so she cut the conversation short. I couldn't look him in the eyes and tell another story so out it came. The truth.

Aidan's reply, "Just keep listening to my list Mom. You do a good job getting the presents!"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It is it!

Went to see MJ's movie last night and it was awesome! I've never seen him perform the way that he did getting ready for that concert. I've also always thought that he was more of a lip syncher but in this movie you get to hear him really singing and he sounded wonderful!! And man could he dance!

If you're curious - it's a good movie to see. You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pics from last night

Aidan is sitting by 2 phantoms. He was invited to trick or treat with a friend and they had a hay ride!

My homeless child! Tristan has the most creative costumes. Last year it was Steve Urkel and this year a hobo! He said his costume was a hit and he got a ton of compliments.

Tristan and his buds that went trick or treating with him!