(We're super happy to partner with MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures for this post)
She came to us & said, 'I want to do it. I want to try out for the big soccer team.'
At first we were not sure.
Could she do it?
What if she worked so hard & didn't make it?
What if she worked so hard & DID make it & then we would have to spend the next year traveling around the state for soccer games? (Honestly, this was the biggest hesitation we had. We like our weekends. We like them a lot.)
In the end we decided that if she wanted to do the work, we would find a way to pay for it & we would give up some of our weekends to travel. Some.
& that's how I found myself, on a hot May evening sitting on a hill near the soccer field, chatting with other soccer moms, watching tryouts.
Merra, who is 12, had been nervous before each practice but she really worked hard.
It's weird to be so invested in your kid that the day they announced who made the team, you just keep refreshing your computer, waiting for her name to pop up.
I didn't say it was good or healthy.
because what would happen if she didn't make it on the team?
She would still be a great kid, she would still play soccer in the fall on the team she's been with, we wouldn't feel any different about her.
It was totally nerve wracking.
I felt pretty silly but it's hard to help it.
You just want them to get the things they work hard for.
In the end she made the team & the work that she did in tryouts was just the beginning.
We are super happy for her, excited that she gave it her best & went the distance!
& speaking of going the distance...
"But it ain't about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
PRIDE. LEGACY. FAMILY.
This fall, there is more to lose than a title.
In Theaters Wednesday, November 21st
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.
Adding that one to the Movies We Need To Watch list, for sure!
Michael B Jordan is always a fave!
We'd love to hear about a time that you or your kiddo went the distance!
Such a neat way for kids to learn & explore their limits & bravery! Today we are so happy to introduce you to Elevation Bouldering Gym & their Summer Camps!
What can parents expect their kids to learn at Elevation camps?
Elevation Summer Camp is aimed at developing healthy brains and bodies through climbing. Climbers will learn climbing technique, build confidence, make friends, push limits, and problem solve.
How are Elevation camps different than other camps in the area?
Elevation is a state of the art climbing facility. We specialize in bouldering. Bouldering is climbing in its purest form. With a maximum wall height of 15 feet, a harness and rope are unnecessary. Falls are protected by a soft, padded floor. By eliminating gear, climbers are able to dedicate more of their attention to movement and problem solving. They can also move freely throughout the space– no partner required– making bouldering a very social activity.
Do kids need to have bouldering skills before they come to camp?
No experience necessary. Our camp instructors are knowledgable and know how to guide children of all abilities.
How do you help kids who are interested but have some fears about climbing?
A big reason Elevation exists is to break down the barriers between people and climbing. Fear of heights and the unknown is natural, but with a modern flooring system and proper instruction we do our best to help climbers overcome this hurdle.
Elevation Bouldering Camps
June 18 – August 31st
5 – 12 yrs
9 am – 2 pm
M – F
The premise of this movie is pretty cute :)
An adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, “SMALLFOOT”turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.
Lebron James, Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Gina Rodriguez and Common all voice characters in this super fun film!
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