Trey Instagrammed (Feb-April 2014)

Upward Sports Soccer

Trey has never done any organized sports before. He loves playing outside and is extremely active but we’ve never been able to commit the time to a league with practices and games. With our upcoming move to Africa we figured he needed a good primer in the rules of football – yea, I said it real football.

Upward Sports is one of the best options out there for organized sports that aren’t focused on competition. Their focus is instead on Christian character building.

After initially complaining about going to practice, Trey told me after his first Upward practice that he loved it. “But…,” he said, “I don’t think games will be as fun.” After his first game? “When is our next game?”

Exploring in the woods

Exploring in the Woods

I read a photography tip about shooting with your camera set to b/w to help you better see contrast and texture without the distraction of color. I thought I’d give a try to Trey and I took a stroll in the woods together. I ended up liking the b/w better than the color so I just left them that way.

Bonus: video of an impressive creek crossing… in color!

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014

We headed up to Macon this weekend for a visit to “the pinkest party” on earth – the annual Cherry Blossom Festival! I grabbed Trey’s “bestest buddy” and we spent the afternoon riding fair rides and running around Central City Park.

The boys wore their ninja masks the whole time and fought off imaginary bad guys. The only slowed down on the bumper cars – something they had a hard time figure out how to drive. We’ll wait a few years before handing any keys over to those boys.

Learning Work Ethic

Trey has been wanting to buy a certain Lego Star Wars set but his allowance money from doing household chores hasn’t quite been enough. We suggested he as the neighbors if he could do some yard work for cash. Thanks to a recent storm, two of our neighbors had tons of pine cones littering their yard. They each paid him $3 to pick them all one. It was no easy task either – one yard took him over 30 minutes to clear!

Fun in a Field

01-trey-addy-in-field-7045There’s a huge field across the street from our house where Trey loves to go play in the evenings. Lately the crop (wheat?) has begun to grow so we’ve been staying out of it. Here’s a video clip of the last time I took Trey and his friend back there to play.

Suri’s 8th Birthday Party

Trey’s friend Suri invited up to Macon for her 8th birthday party. Trang, her mom, made an impressive Barbie princess cake for the occasion. They also had an impressive feast of Vietnamese food for everyone to enjoy. We all left with our bellies about to burst!