Wednesday, October 29, 2014

brace face

true's braces are on!  he was a champ through the entire process.  his color choice for the bands around the brackets was neon green...he said because he knew his brother's favorite color is green.  so sweet.

Monday, October 27, 2014

pumpkin patch 2014

looks like true's class had a great time at the patch!

Monday, October 20, 2014

giving an erbeck best

the 2014 Greenwood Jog-A-Thon was a great success!  aaron and i both took the day to watch the kids and encourage them to reach their lap goals.  as usual, i spent the entire event choking back tears.   it's really quite amazing to watch all these little people so determined to just give their absolute best-  absolutely one of the most inspirational events i have ever attended.
luca picked one speed, and kept at it the entire time! the only kinder to never stop running

nice socks luca!

true has grown to into quite the runner...perfect form

true really gave his all...his final few minutes of sprinting to make his goal were emotionally overwhelming for all of us

Saturday, October 11, 2014

we heart bikes

with all this crazy racing going on....aaron and i quickly realized it was time for us to upgrade the kids' bikes.   this is no small feat....there are sizes and types to research...and there are financial considerations to make.  do we just get them mountain bikes and let them race 'cross on those?  or do we get them two bikes....one immediately to race 'cross on, one later to ride mountain bike trails?
we agonized for weeks, finally got ready to pull the trigger (with true getting a new bike and luca getting his hand me down), when a better opportunity presented itself.  a good friend really hooked us up and both of our kids ended up with new bikes.  it was astounding, unexpected, and really appreciated.  luca was so overwhelmed with emotion-  his own, brand new cyclocross bike!  he declared Oct 10, 2014 as the "absolute best day of my life so far".  he said that more than once!!!!!
checking to see if the bike is light enough

good friend dave pearson,checking the bikes and switching to some higher grade parts

luca, on the absolute best day of his life so far