Sophia and Avery play basketball

First of all, cousin Leo was on the opposing team. Leo is quite the energetic player and a prolific shot taker.

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Sophia was deciding who (eventually) should receive the ball. Grandma was so glad the (giant of a) boy assigned to guard her stood far away.

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At each break in the action, Avery headed out to the court for his own practice session.
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The young people are neighbors of Thais and Lenin; they have a younger brother who also goes to St Ignatius.
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Good sit-ability.
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Throwdown consultation

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!
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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.
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Another fun get-together!

Sophia plays basketball

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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!
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Multicultural Night at LGA

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Various clubs were set up around the outside edge of the cafeteria.
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The Bike Club chose Ireland. Actually, Megan McManus, the staff advisor, chose the country since she has a particular fondness for all thing Irish.
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LaTraye supervised the Foosball table.
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The smoothie bike was a big hit!
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It didn’t take much pedaling to make a good smoothie, maybe 30 seconds.
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A YouTube video to see the smoothie bike in action:

SR2S Regional Summit (with new picture!)

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
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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.

Thanks to Kirin Kumar of WALKSacramento for this picture:
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