Saturday, September 17, 2011

Taggart Practicing

Taggart is bound and determined to get better at soccer. He enjoys cheering for and supporting his brother but he wants to demonstrate his skills soon.
Tagg dribbling

Tagg preparing to take a shot on goal
Tagg has definitely benefited from trying to keep up with his big brother. Ryder pushes him and Tagg doesn't like not being able to keep up.

Ryder's Soccer Match Week 2

 Ryder's second soccer match was just as exciting and rewarding. He is doing well and enjoying himself.
Ryder dribbling the ball toward the goal

Ryder showing his ball handling skills
Valiant defensive effort
He shoots and hits the post
Today, in addition to good sportsmanship, Ryder demonstrated great energy, effort and persistence. He never gave up on a play and hustled all game. Unfortunately, Ryder and his teammates spent a fair amount of time playing defense and when he broke away his shot deflected off the post.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Tagg

Today is Taggart's third birthday!!! He was so excited all weekend and today. Ryder was super supportive of Tagg and Tagg shared his new toys. The boys had a blast celebrating.
They brought lots of humor and enjoyment as we attempted to have cake.
Looking forward to the birthday party!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

CU Buffaloes football

After the soccer match, Daddy, Ryder and Taggart headed straight to Folsom Field to watch CU take on Cal. The boys were already wiped out but hot dogs and water helped out.It is an incredible day....Daddy enjoyed the view of the mountains and the game while the boys enjoyed watching Ralphie run on the field and their hot dogs.
Unfortunately, Colorado lost to California in OT. We ran home so everyone could relax. It has been a long, eventful day.

First Official Soccer Match

Today was Ryder's first official soccer match. He is part of the Arvada Edge. He was sooo excited this morning and put his uniform (shin guards included) on before breakfast.He was fortunate to get the start and jumped right in.
Ryder scored 3 goals (third one pictured below) in his teams 10-7 victory.
He had a blast and cannot wait for his game next week.
Candid moment of Ryder waving to his Mommy after his third goal. Mommy, Daddy and Taggart were so proud of Ryder and really enjoyed his good sportsmanship.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Swim Lessons

Tagg officially joined Ryder at Lakeshore Athletic Club for Swim America swim lessons.Tagg started in level 1 and Ryder is testing into level 4.

Tagg's First Day of School

Taggart started Pre-K this week at the Louisville Preschool.He was so excited and had a great time.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Weekend Bike Ride

Ryder and Taggart wanted to take advantage of the three day weekend and great weather to get outside and ride. Ryder enjoyed exploring some trails on his own and venturing off.
Taggart got tons of exercise as it took every ounce of energy to keep up with his brother. Tagg is ready to move up to the pedal bike.
Since he couldn't always keep up with Ryder, Tagg took advantage of his time to play in the dirt and find some good rocks.
After the ride, the chased each other around Harper Lake in Louisville.
Ryder better enjoy his elusiveness now as Tagg is getting quicker and stronger daily. The future should be full of brotherly competition.