The Horse Heads

The Horse Heads

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Smarty pants, farty pants

When school started last fall Noah brought home a flier that announced some spots were open for the school chess club. He has always liked to play chess with Ben, but I never thought it would go beyond that. He was interested and they only met once a week after school for an hour, so I thought it would be okay.

Occasionally they attend tournaments and he was finally able to go. His coach says that most kids when they compete in their first tournament leave without any points. They played 5 rounds with 1 point awarded each round. 1 point if you win, 0 if you lose, and 1/2 to each player for a stale mate. He ended up with 2 1/2 points and a medal at the end of the day. 

 It was amazing to me how many kids were at the tournament. The room in the picture held all the kids in grades 2-6 grades. It was a great experience for him to practice good sportsmanship and healthy competition. He is my little smarty pants!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

We love the Jazz!

Once again we are sharing Jazz tickets with my family this year. Despite the late start to the season it has still been fun. We got to go to the autograph signing party this year. It was so fun to see and meet some of the players. Big Al was our favorite. He was high-fiving the boys and laughing about how small Adam was compared to how big he was. When we walked up he says to Adam, "hey there little man!" He was very nice. We also got to meet Raja Bell, Earl Watson, Jeremy Evans, and Paul Millsap. I made sure I walked upstairs to look at Gordon, even though we didn't have time to  wait in his line to meet him. The boys were so excited to go and to be honest so was I. I very rarely get to meet anyone who is famous...unless they work with Ben in politics. No one that I really want to meet. It was a fun night!

Waiting in line. We are so excitedy! (As Adam says it)
Big Al teasing Adam about how small his shirt was. I told him it might fit on one of his arms.
Raja signing Noah's shirt. He is very handsome! Raja too :)
Just hanging and chillin' with my buddies Earl, and Jeremy. No biggy!
Ben with Earl