Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Game Night, Singing, Softball and Volleyball....

On Friday Night, Peanut and I had a fundraiser scheduled this night. It was a game night at the school. At the school we had some wii's set up, some PS 2's and dance dance, some food, cake walk. The idea was to get a bunch of the students to come, pay to play (hence the fundraiser) and win some cool prizes. Well, we had a nice time, but we really didn't make any money. A couple of us mom's were thinking that maybe we could do a rock band/air band competition next time, maybe that would fetch us some more bucks.

On Saturday, Peanut had her Solo Ensemble. It is a singing event where the students go and perform in front of some Adjudicator's. I don't know if I spelled that right??? After performing, they are given "instruction" and "encouragement" from these judges. Last year was her first year. The one guy was an absolute jerk. I was totally displeased with him. He went on about her appearance instead of her singing. So this year, she dressed up really nice and guess who got to be her "judge", yep, that same guy. Oh man! He did compliment her appearance, but the girl two people before her, had on jeans and t-shirt. Last year, Peanut had worn a pair of trouser Capri pants with a top and nice sweater and he told her she didn't look professional. He didn't mention that to the other girl in jeans :~(. Anyway, here is a video of her singing. She has had that bad cough and cold all week and was pretty sure she wouldn't be able to sing. I thought she did great. She is pretty quiet, but you get a small sampling.

video

After her performance we went home and ate lunch. Bugg and I headed out to the baseball field to watch the dribbler play baseball. The sun was out, warm and breezy, beautiful day. I got fried! Bad idea! He played well, they won both games. After that we headed home to get ready for a trip to Corvallis for Volleyball. The car was loaded and off we headed to the hotel for the evening. We brought Dribbler with us and met up with his mom and sister at the restaurant for dinner. We had a great time. The waiter was hitting on J, but he took it well, almost a little too well.

On Sunday, we went to the OSU campus and she was scheduled to play at the Truax building, which is the Indoor Practice Building...at 8 am. She had to be there at 7:30. The building was chilly, but there was a coffee stand and other goodies to keep us busy. We did well in our morning play, we won all our matches. We were delayed in the afternoon by an hour and a half to begin our bracket play. We finally started that, we won the first match. Waited to play the next match, then we went on the court and the sun was beginning to set. The girls were starting to be affected by the inability to see the ball in relation to the sun's setting. They pulled out the first game 25-23. We started the second game and were 9 points ahead when the sun was directly in the eyes of the girls on the court. The opposing team took advantage of that and served several balls directly into the sun and our girls flat couldn't see the ball. It was terrible. One dad on the opposing team was rambling on about that is the way things happen and blah blah blah, but we know, had it have been his girl with the sun in their eyes, he would have been preaching a different story. We ended up losing that game, 25-20. Match 3 we won 15-7. Then I overheard some of the girls in the bathroom saying "Roseburg doesn't deserve to be in the championship game". Out of the stall I walked with my "roseburg volleyball" t-shirt on and flashed my chest to them, with a nice little smirk on my face. Yea, we lost to you because we couldn't see the ball, that means we don't deserve to be in the championship game! So, we went on to play the final match against Mt. Hood. They are a good team, we haven't had to meet up with them this year, the other teams, we had, but not them. So we fought point for point for quite some time, then we lost game one 25-23. Game 2 started out much the same as the first, but then it seemed our spirits were sinking, we got behind. Then we got a little spirit back and we got close, but finally succumbed, 25-21. It was a long day, we finished playing that match after 8 pm. The girls were exhausted. But they had a great time. Next month we go back to OSU for another tourney, this time Mother's Day weekend. IT should be fun, less stress, more fun!

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I can't believe how incredibly busy you have been. Sounds like everyone is enjoying their activities. We missed you Sunday.

Cheryl said...

You need more hours in your days :) The volleyball games sound like nail biters...