For completing the first grade, Archer got a snorkel set which had a Go-Pro attachment. Archer borrowed Jason’s Go-Pro for 7 minutes of swimming in the Oregon sun.
Archer has been taking piano lessons for a little while now, and we’re so very proud of how much he’s learning.
One of the requests from the family we bought our house from was to decorate well for Christmas. We did an okay job last year but with some effort not a lot of extra Christmas lights we did better this year. We’re going to need a lot more lights for next year.
Archer just finished his 5th season of soccer practice (with Dad coaching of course).
Not sure if we’ve posted about this but here’s a quick summary of all of Archer’s teams:
Montana Fall 2017
Montana Spring 2018 – Red Team
Oregon Fall 2018 – Blue Raptors
Oregon Spring 2019 – Blue Raptors
Oregon Fall 2019 – Fireball Dragons (Orange)
Archer has always liked kicking the ball around with Dad, but in 2018, he was still very timid when playing with other kids. He wouldn’t get too close to the ball if another kid was already there.
Archer’s Soccer team is called “Fireball Dragons” (because they couldn’t decide on one). This is Archer’s third year of Soccer.
He played a small local league in Polson when he was 4, and after we moved to Oregon, he played on the McMinnville League (which Plays 7 weeks in Spring and 7 weeks in Fall). (Ashton’s been very happy to coach him every year so far.)
Last year, Archer had been very tentative and unwilling to try to take the ball from an opponent (unless it was Dad or Atley =)). At the end of last year, he started to be less hesitant, but this year, he’s all tenacious ferocity.
The ball even hit him in the face and he still got the ball back and took a strong shot.
And even with Coach’s best efforts to focus on passing to each other and getting open, Archer scored 9 goals today. Anna caught 3 of them.
Coach is very happy to see him and his team improving so much. We’ve had wonderful weather and a great group of kids and parents.