Saturday, September 26, 2009

Amazing day on the football field, IR

Jacob had a pretty good day on the football field: 3 touchdowns, multiple completed passes including a 2 point conversion, 1 forced fumble and a 60+ yard run. With cutbacks the run was probably closer to 90 to 100 yards of actual running. He was close to scoring on the long run, but got tackled at the 2 yard line. Apparently since he was slow getting up, the players and ref were asking him if he was hurt, "no, I'm just tired." It was a good game for the Eagles, but not so good for the Rams (40-6). We were able to let a lot of kids carry the ball, who normally don't get the chance to carry the pigskin.

Normally, we don't have cheerleaders on our sidelines, but since the other team's group was so large, half of their cheerleaders were on our sidelines. For some reason one of their dads kept standing amongst our players and coaches (my coaching task for the day was to track our offensive play calls). He didn't know who I was, but during on of Jacob's runs he commented, "that kid is amazing." My reply, "yes he is, (pause) I think he gets it from his mother." (As a side note, the father must hang out with Brittney's friends, because in their group everything is "amazing".)

Makenzie was placed on Injured Reserve (IR) for her soccer game today. It is likely she will be out a couple more weeks. Her lower leg and ankle were x-ray'd last night, but the initial interpretation is that they are negative for any chip or hairline fracture. It gives me great confidence, when the PA asks you, "so do you think we should get an X-ray." I wanted to reply, "obviously I think there is an issue if I brought her in, but since you're the trained (and paid) medical professional, maybe you should provide the recommendation." Makenzie's ankle is sprained (possibly this didn't occur at the same time as the initial injury/bruising), and since there is quite a bit of soft tissue damage, we'll follow-up with another more highly trained (and higher paid) medical professional early next week.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Role Reversal

Did you ever have one of those ideas that seemed really good at the time, but when the actual time arrives, you wonder what you were thinking? Today was one of those days. I am excited for Marti today as she travels to Provo to visit Matthew for parent's weekend, but it was a little bit of a role reversal when I dropped Marti off at the airport. (I'm the one who is usually getting on the plane and leaving the rest of the family at home.)

I am happy to report that the first few hours have passed without incident, but I am sure that surprises await me as I learn about all of the things that Marti takes care of and manages without us/me even realizing it. (Even as I'm writing this blog there has been a request that I'm sure Marti would normally take care of, "Dad, can I have $16 for tomorrow...")

The big question for the weekend is, who should I be most concerned about this weekend, bicycle boy or slumber party Marti? The second big question of the weekend is what should the rest of us do at home? A few ideas I have brainstormed:
  • Shop for my new vehicle
  • Buy another remote controlled helicopter
  • Vacuum and leave outlandish patterns in the carpet
  • Make spaetzle in the kitchen
  • Open the package that just arrived to Marti from Nordstrom's and see what she ordered (Brittney just informed me that it is her homecoming dress, and "oh, we had to buy the more expensive one").
  • Order my birthday present
  • Enroll all of the kids in Piano lessons, since sports seem to be inflicting too many bumps and bruises
  • OCH
  • BBQ the good steaks

If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please submit them for consideration.

Actually the one thing I will really be doing this weekend is anxiously waiting for Marti to get back home. I love you Marti!!!