First of all, cousin Leo was on the opposing team. Leo is quite the energetic player and a prolific shot taker.
I keep saying, “Noooo, I’m not competitive” about the monthly cooking Throwdown at the RLEHS Sunday Socials. Phyllis laughs at me. And here I am, needing to talk to Merrilyn about galettes – the pastry recipe I found, working with berries, etc. Ok, maybe I’m a little competitive. So Phyl and I arrive, bottle of wine in hand, and Merrilyn had baked blackberry galette!
This is why I come to Merrilyn with all my baking and cooking questions. And I’m going to use her recipe for the pastry and filling for galettes for the March 15 Sunday Social.
Another fun get-together!
Team meeting after the game. Note the stars on the sleeves of the players’ shirts. Everyone gets a star, but different colors for different achievements. Today Grandma gave her own Super Star Award to Sophia for excellent guarding skills (not evident in the pictures above), winning the stare-down contest with the much-bigger fierce-looking boy she was guarding while they waited for play to resume, and for making her FIRST basket. Play like a girl!
Various clubs were set up around the outside edge of the cafeteria.
The Bike Club chose Ireland. Actually, Megan McManus, the staff advisor, chose the country since she has a particular fondness for all thing Irish.
LaTraye supervised the Foosball table.
The smoothie bike was a big hit!
It didn’t take much pedaling to make a good smoothie, maybe 30 seconds.
A YouTube video to see the smoothie bike in action:
2015 SACRAMENTO REGIONAL SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL SUMMIT
Empowering student walking and biking champions
February 17, 2015
1415 L St., Suite 300, Sacramento CA 95814
Hosted by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) in partnership with WALKSacramento
I was on a panel of 4 speakers who talked about successful local projects. My topic was the two bike clubs I coach, especially about the $15,000 improvement to a Sacramento bike trail initiated by Leroy Green Academy Bike Club.
You can find out more about the Sunday Social at
The Throwdown has turned out to be an easy and popular activity at our Sunday Socials. I’m surprised that there have been so many volunteers willing to participate. This month, Farmer Deno from The Natomas Farm provided fresh lemons:
I won this time! Lemon Raspberry Trifles. Everyone was served 1/40 of the trifle in this picture, but in tiny plastic trifle footed bowls with just enough room for ONE raspberry on top.
There was some parental coaching this past week and another look at the Superbowl commercial for “play like a girl.” I could really see a difference in how Sophia played this week. Black jersey this week, Sophia is #15.
When in doubt, look for the bright pink tennis shoes.
In between quarters, Avery practiced his dribbling. He’s really good.
Checking out the sit-ability of Mom’s foot.