John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall is in the Air...Recap from September

August brings about the chaos and rush of "back to school"....It only takes a few weeks to "get back in the swing of things" and before we know it, we are on the brink of Fall! Leaves changing colors, cooler temps, less humidity. Gorgeous fall mornings on the weekends to run and spend playtime outside. Claire decided to run cross country this season. She did well for her first season, until she fell unexpectedly off of a rip stick and suffered a concussion. Several weeks of rest, healed her concussion but forced her to miss the last half of her season. :-(

Ellie is in the beginning midst of her competitive gymnastics season. She is competing a level 3 this year. We are very proud of her hard work and determination. She practices over 13 hours a week to prepare for these meets. Lots of sacrifice and concentration to excel are required. Her first practice meet she did very well. Learned a lot about herself as an athlete and became aware of the "competitive edge/drive" than many athlete have. 

Watching Football with Daddy!

Practice Gymnastics Meet

who is entertaining who here???

Claire and her friends, with James Daniel, cheering on Ellie at her gymnastics meets!

Oh geez...starting waaaaay to young!

I love this lady! Bri Mitchell is one of Ellie's gymnastics coaches. She own Legacy Gymnastics, where Ellie is on their competitive gymnastics team. This coach does more than just coach gymnastics skills, she spends quality time helping develop the character and charisma of each of her gymnast. I am proud to be a part of such a special organization. 

Ellie Bug and Jenna Boo hanging out after Ellie's meet. 

Ice-cream  treat for working so flipping hard for 13+ hours a week in the gym!

Claire's first cross country race, running for the Berry Jags!

she is barely awake....but Momma is WIDE AWAKE!

Hot, DONE, and out of the SUN!

Too tired to even open eyes for the pic...Lol!