Thursday, November 12, 2009

Football, Football, Football

Shane and I before a game

Shane in action

We've been knee-deep in football around here for about the past 3 months. We've had flag football games, UGA football games, and Covenant Academy football games. Back in the summer about a month before school started Shane was named as Covenant's varsity football coach. It was very out of the blue since it was so near when the football team was to begin practicing football for the year anyway. Shane was excited but a little stressed out about being the head coach on such short notice. Covenant is in it's 2nd year of having varsity football and the first year of having a senior class so the guys haven't had a lot of experience to draw from. Throughout the season, the team has had around 17-19 players and many, many injuries. Despite this, they finished 3rd in their region out of 6 teams and made the playoffs in just their 2nd year of a varsity program. They play their first ever playoff game tonight against a team they lost to in overtime earlier in the year. GO RAMS!!

Dalton and Colby with the ram mascot at homecoming

Dalton had a chance this year to play flag football at Covenant's intramural program for 1st and 2nd graders. I let him choose to play either soccer or flag football and he chose flag football. I think his dad being the football coach had something to do with him wanting to play football because he didn't know a thing about football and doesn't even watch it when it's on tv. He learned so much though throughout the season and seemed to really enjoy playing. He even caught a few passes and completed a few passes as well when it was his turn to be quarterback.

Dalton hiking the ball

"I'm open!!!"

We've also been going to all the home UGA games despite Georgia having a not so successful season this year. It's always fun to go to the games and do a little tailgating. This year for Georgia's homecoming game all 4 of us went to the game. This was Colby's first ever UGA football game. The boys really enjoyed all the excitement of it all. Go Dawgs!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This past Wednesday our church hosted its annual Fall Festival which included lots of games, food, inflatables, and of course, candy. We love attending this activity every year and this year the weather for it was abolutely perfect. There were estimated to be about 5,000-6,000 people in attendance. Whew! The boys had tons of fun dressing up and playing games and getting candy. Dalton dressed up as a police officer, and Colby was Dash from the Incredibles.

Then, Saturday, we went trick or treating with some friends in their neighborhood. The weather was a little drizzly and misty, but the boys hardly noticed it in the efforts to knock on doors and get some of their beloved candy.

My Handsome Boys