They had a bye the first round since they were seeded, and of all days to have rain in the desert that happened to be the day. So they played under the lights as Max played one of their toughest opponents in volleyball on the other side of the valley (far, far away).
It was so exhilarating for Dave and I to be sitting on the sidelines of Elle’s to warm up (delayed due to the rain delay) watching the score keep bleeping through on my phone from a friend who was at the volleyball game. I have to set the stage for a minute:
(The fifth game tie-breaker only goes to 15 points.)
Right as that all ended Elle started her match and although there were some intense parts they took it in two sets.
The girls and their great coach:
Us parents have so much fun on the sidelines. Thanks Elle and Emma for providing us so much entertainment 🙂
These two played together in state doubles last year too. Next weekend they play in the quarter finals. And it’s team state this week too.
Excited to see how that all pans out.
And can you really leave a place that has some pretty gorgeous cacti and not take a picture?
(I know there will be many worried that most aren’t wearing helmets but we didn’t have any…we’ve never been able to ride all together before although it’s been a dream of mine for a long time so we weren’t overly prepared but we better get that way because man that was fun. Please rest assured that we were extremely careful.)
Sometimes you don’t realize how amazing something as simple as a family bike ride can be until you have a child with some disabilities who works her (and her Dad’s) tail off to make it happen.
Lucy and I got to go to the Butterfly Wonderland for a field trip this week too.
After a LOT of patience she finally got a butterfly to land on her in the end (thanks to a butterfly whisperer friend…thank you Megan!!)
Claire got a special leadership/good grade award at her school:
So proud of her and all the hard work she puts into her school work.
Grace and her friends had their own hair salon and got each other all talked through how the first week of high school will go next year. (Yikes!)
(That was our chicken pot pie and home-made delish granola (HERE).
And I walked around with this beautiful thing on my ankle since I did something to it (who knows what) and it swells up to the size of a grapefruit by the time I go to bed every night.