Saturday, February 18, 2017

Wrestling/basketball/more vehicle issues/baby pics

Worland High School Basketball team had a great week!  They beat Buffalo at Buffalo on Thursday and then on Friday they played Douglas who was ranked 2nd.  We are currently ranked 3rd and the last time we played them they beat us by 44 points back at the beginning of the season!  Our Warriors played an amazing game and put Douglas away by 23 points, it was exciting to watch, our team has really come together and is playing well with each other.  One more week of games and then we head to region.

Eric had his last wrestling meet for the middle school team in Riverton today.  Unfortunately he lost both of his matches, but he left the season with three wins and the desire to wrestle in the future. 

Eric is in the green singlet

That future is right around the corner as practices for club wrestling started this week.  Peter and Eric wrestle with the Ten Sleep/Hyattville Scrappers club.  Eric wrestled with them in 5th grade but last year did not.  This is Peter's third year with them.  The coach is a grizzled old rancher and does a great job with the boys.  The practices are twice a week in Ten Sleep which is 30 minutes away.  The first practice was last Thursday and we had a little bit of an adventure with our van.  I went out to start the van after practice and the key broke off in the ignition!  I went back inside and one of the dads of the boys who wrestle who is from Ten Sleep said he had some tools in his shop and went to get them.  He tried and tried to get the key out and could not.  So he kindly suggested that we take his wife's vehicle back to Worland and since she works in Worland he would drive her to work so she could pick up her vehicle.  They were such nice generous people.  I drove back to Worland and called Brian who was in Buffalo just over the mountain from Ten Sleep watching basketball.  On his way back to Worland he stopped in Ten Sleep and tried to start the car since the key was in it already.  I hadn't thought to try that, but he got it to start and was afraid to turn it back off in case he couldn't get it started again.  He left our car and took the van.  I texted the wife whose vehicle I had and told her to drive our car to Worland in the morning and we would switch.  We left the key to the car in the ignition since it was, after all, Ten Sleep and there really wasn't a reason not to.  The next morning the switch went smoothly and Brian was able to finally get the key out using a paper clip!  We happened to have 3 copies of the van key so we are all set, we just hope it doesn't happen again! 

Our little Van Tan (his new nickname since his last name is Tanner) had his first tumble.  His little 7 year old cousin was pulling him in a wagon and the wheel went off the sidewalk and he face planted into the gutter!  So sad for him and Lauren!  But he healed quickly and was not seriously hurt.

Big owies!

A few days later and all that's left is a little scab on his nose.

He's back to being his active self, trying to pull his socks off.

Dressing up in daddy's hat and helping Lauren vacuum.

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