Fall Soccer 2016

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Soccer Fall 2016

This was Reagan’s first season on a competitive team and it was a big learning experience. 3 days a week of practice plus games on the weekend. Lots of commitment and lots of training. She was so excited to be a part of something. She wore her team jacket to school and around town proud to represent the club.

Reagan’s team was the “B team” but they train together with the “A team” so she got even more visibility into the sport. She made a lot of new friends and really enjoyed getting out there each day.

The team did really well for the season. A mix of wins and losses. I will say that her games were the most interesting to watch. Seeing players develop into positions that fit their skills. Seeing the team move the ball as a team. I liked watching these games because the strategy was on and all the kids played their hearts out.

It was a long time coming but Reagan got her first goal IN A GAME EVER during the season. She played defense from the start of the season. But then mid season got transitioned to forward and middle a few times. In one game, she was just in the right place at the right time. Ball came into near the goal and she was there. It wasn’t the hardest kick I have ever seen but she took the shot and the goalie couldn’t get it. GOAL! She was so excited. That was a big monkey off her back finally.

Reagan will be back on the field with the team in the spring. But we go indoor next week to keep alive over the cold months with some futsal. Gotta keep touching that ball!

Back to School – 6th Grade

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And with that, summer ends. School begins. But now it is middle school! Lockers, changing classes, electives, and more. Big stuff. We are so excited for Reagan to be moving into this new phase of life after some challenges last year at school.

Back to School

The traditional silly picture.

Back to School

Group version.

Back to School

Avid 4 Adventure Camp

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Back to camp! Reagan and Sydney were in the same group this year, along with one of Reagan’s friends from school. They had a great time. The activities were familiar and they loved showing off their skills.

Hey, aren’t you supposed to be in the boat?  Oh, they are learning how to rescue in a canoe.  If you haven’t done that, it’s not easy to do without tipping the boat.

Avid 4 Adventure Camp

Hiking to Royal Arch in Boulder.  They made it to the top.  Most groups apparently don’t.  Not this group!

Avid 4 Adventure Camp

Spy photo of Reagan and her friend, Greta, behind her.

Avid 4 Adventure Camp

Not sure what is going on her.  It would be easier without that blindfold.  But I think it is some sort of trail description exercise.

Avid 4 Adventure Camp

Reagan had a great time, even in the 90 degree heat.  I am sure she will continue going until they age her out.

Leadville Firecracker 5K 2016

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Distance 3.11 miles
Time 37:06
Rank 132nd

It was Sydney vs. Reagan vs. Kayla vs. Dad at the annual 5K in Leadville. We were excited to run as a family but that went to hell as soon as the race started. Kayla took off and passed us all. But we caught her within a few blocks and then Sydney took the lead for the remainder of the race.

Leadville Firecracker 5k 2016

Reagan was bopping back and forth between Kayla and I and Sydney. Thinking she might have been able to take the win if she wasn’t running in Jordan high tops. But they finished about 2 seconds apart in a duel to the finish.

Leadville Firecracker 5k 2016

Hoping to keep this a family tradition!

Summer Fun @ Copper Mountain

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We spend a lot of weekends at Copper Mountain skiing in the winter. But it turns out they keep the place pretty busy in the summer too. Festivals and events are happening all the time. But during the weekdays it is nice and quiet and the kids love to go there and play. You can get a “summer season pass” where you can enjoy their activities. Ride the chair lift. Play mini golf. And do some of the stuff shown below. I may even drag my bike over there and have it drop me off up top and ride down.

Copper Mountain

The go karts are the best part.  Hard to find a decent track around here these days.  This one is short but got my juices flowing.  I started in the back and passed all cars.  But one girl was killing me.  Looking over her shoulder and blocking me in the turns.  She was probably 10.  I noticed her whole family cheering her on from the bleachers.  I kept working her and finally took her in traffic to win.

Copper Mountain

Bumper boats are always a good time.  Spraying other people with water in the face.  Kayla got pushed out in to the center of the lake (see below) where the fountain was spraying.  Her boat was going in circles and it was just raining down on her.  She was soaked when she got off the boat.  Still had fun!

Copper Mountain

See Sydney and Reagan to the left of the fountain on the zip line.  More zip fun in Colorado.  This one just runs across the lake.

Copper Mountain

Pretty big rock wall.  About 40′ up.  Quite the challenge for any climber.

Copper Mountain

Bouncing our way through summer! But it will be fun when this place goes back to snow and we ski once again!