Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wrestling, Wrestling and more Wrestling

Clay with some of his wrestling buds.
Ana Claire showing her team spirit.

Ana Claire took the photos this weekend. I videotaped. Tom had to work. He was able to watch Clay wrestle in minutes versus sitting there and waiting and watching everyone for about 11 hours. She took some great shots. Clay and Ana Claire in between matches.

We are living and breathing wrestling right now. Clay has practice or a match 6 days a week. Yes you read that right 6 days a week. The only day off we have had is Sunday for the past few weeks. He has had a two day tournament the past 2 weekends and a match during the week. He has another match tonight. This weekend we will have another two day tournament. I am glad that he loves it. This past weekend he had to wrestle up a weight class. This meaning the boys he wrestled weighed about 9 pounds more than he did. I was sick to my stomach with worry that he was going to get hurt. All I can say is Clay is a lot stronger and tougher than I gave him credit for. He won 5 out of 6 matches. I was so proud of him. This is his second year to wrestle and he has learned so much in the past several months. This sport requires alot of self discipline.
On a different subject, I really need to finish my Christmas shopping. I have done a lot of my shopping online this year from the lack of time. It has been pretty nice staying toasty warm and doing some late night shopping in my pj's. ;) They get out of school for the holidays the end of this week. Ana Claire has her preschool party this week as well. I am so ready to sit back with a cup of hot chocolate next to the fire, lights off and watch Polar Express or a Christmas Story with the kids while the lights on the tree twinkle. Doesn't that sound wonderful. Maybe it will happen this weekend. Hope everyone is having a great week.


Sonya said...

CLAY YOU ROCK!!!! AC you look so cute in your hoodie!!!

Lisa I know you are so proud and you should be!!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I just saw the title of this post on Football and Fried Rice so I just HAD to come over and check it out!

We used to be a huge wrestling family, our son (now 25) wrestled in high school and was a two time state champion. I think it is my most favorite sport but when it is your son...a little gut wrenching huh?

Praying for an awesome season for you guys!

P.S. Your little one is just precious. What a beautiful little face.

fricke92 said...

Congrats to Clay! And to Ana Claire for being such a trooper during the long meets!

Grace said...

What a tough MAN!!

Don't worry, before you know it, you'll be ready for Christmas!!

Meredith Teagarden said...

Lisa, enjoy :)! It goes by to quickly! One day you will sit at your last match in tears, if yu know it is the last! Looks like you are having a great time and so is your Ana Claire!