Sep 12, 2009

Corona del Sol on 9/11

I'm so proud of how our high school commemorated 9/11 this year. The day started out with the football team meeting at the school flagpole at 7am for a ceremony. Unfortunately, Grant did not tell me this would be televised. :/ So I didn't see it.

For the Varsity game that night, Mike Pollak of the Indianapolis Colts, who played football at this school, donated camouflage jerseys to the team. How cool is that!! So the school ran with that and other companies/parents got together and donated the money to have camouflage t-shirts and hats made to sell to the entire school. Since the jerseys will only be worn once, the parents had the option to buy their son's jersey. Which we did. All proceeds from the sale of the jerseys, t-shirts, and hats go to The Wounded Warrior Project which helps the most severely injured US soldiers. A great cause!

The game started out, of course, with the National Anthem and the team standing at the end of the field holding an American Flag. That's Grant, second from the left. After the song was over, the team took off running, with the flag holder in front! It was an awesome sight! But of course, my photo came out blurry so I didn't capture it (it is incredibly difficult to get action shots with the field lighting).

Not only did the players have camouflage jerseys, but the coaches had shirts:

And the cheerleaders and pommies had shirts (cheerleader shirts had gold glitter letters and pommies shirts had white glittery letters)

And many in the crowd had camo shirts too! (sorry, no crowd shot)
In the end, we lost the game, which was tough since it was such a special night. I caught Grant on his way to the locker room (he's number 4). He can't wait to get his jersey (the school is washing them) and hang it up on the wall in his room!

Sep 7, 2009

A Month of School and Doctors

I thought I was going to be so much better at keeping up my blog since I went to all the trouble to move it from Typepad. But Facebook is making me ignore it. Oops.

So school started a month ago. Since then we've had doctor visits galore. Wyatt started out the first day of school with a wicked cough. His asthma always makes everything worse, so after 4 days of school and football practice he was barely hanging on. "Mom, my ear hurts" - oh into the doctor the first Friday of the school year - ear and sinus infections, plus not getting 100% oxygen. Yikes - and he's been practicing football in 110 degree weather! By Monday, he was not better, so back to the doctor we go. More antibiotics and steroids for his breathing. Finally by Thursday he was back at practice again.

Just in time for....Grant to get a groin injury. So into the sports medicine doc, then leaving with instructions to hold back on football practice so it doesn't get worse. That works for about one day and he is back full time. Still icing it and it's been a couple of weeks. In the meantime, last week we are at the regular doctor...infected ingrown toenail. OUCH!! On antibiotics, but if it doesn't get better, he will need surgery.

Fortunately through all of this, neither of them missed a full day of school, just a few periods for doctor visits.

Kent and Kurt have already had colds and coughs, but nothing to keep them out of school. Those germs in school just seem to find their way!

Here's to hoping the worst is over for the next few months!