Tuesday, September 29, 2009


We learned yesterday that a boy on Taylor's football team, who was also the brother of one of DaNell's friends has passed away from a tragic accident on Friday night. I was in total shock as we had just seen him the week before at practice. He was our kicker and free safety, he put everything he had into playing football and played in game 6 with a dislocated shoulder and fractured wrist. He had brought in a note from the doctor saying he could still play football. He livened up our games with his play.

It is times like these when I like to take a few more minutes with the kids, be a little slower getting them off to school, and just watching them do whatever it is that they are doing. I am so thankful for what I have been blessed with and wouldn't change a thing.

I would like thank the family, for sharing their son with us and our prayers are with them.

Game 7 today is dedicated to you # 32 you will always be remembered.
The rest of your team will be wearing your number on their helmets for the rest of the season.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In All My Spare Time...

Yesterday Taylor had the great idea to make a Dolphins Flag, then it was up to me to create it. We used some orange and black broad cloth, markers, and some pex pipe then we went to work. Here is a pic of our final product. I'll bet this flag traveled at least 3 miles last night with different kids running with it around the track :-)

Dolphins Game 6

Last night was Game 6 for the Dolphins against the Vikings. I have to say that this was Taylor's best game yet. He was in the game on offense, defense, and all special teams. He was only out for about 3 minutes total all game. He got 1 block, 3 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 touchdown!! He was also named both Game 6 MVP and Defensive Player of the Game. The final score ended up being 31-0 Victory for the Dolphins! Great Job Taylor! We look forward to more games like last nights.

The Last Couple Weeks....

The last couple of weeks here at the Rasmussen Ranch have been pretty busy. Between 3 different schools, dancing, football, PTA, and everyday life, it seems we have nothing to do but taxi the kids around. Last week was Parent Teacher Conferences at the elementary and the junior high. The elementary one went well, both kids are doing well, Taylor needs to slow down a bit, and Schydi has been working on her "motor-mouth" and has managed to stay on Super Star for 5 days straight. She is so excited to report back to us each day on her progress =-)

We opted not to go to the junior high, since I can look up all DaNell's grades on-line and she was currently sitting at all A's and 1 A- which she plans to bring up before the end of the quarter, she is striving for a 4.0 this quarter.
Good Luck Kids in all you do...We are PROUD of all of you!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dolphins Game 5

Game 5 against the 49ers resulted in another loss, I am not sure of the final score. I know we scored 3 touchdowns and I think they scored 4? Taylor played the QB for 1 snap where he ran the ball for a 1st down. The rest of the time he played corner back. We have a day off, then practice tomorrow and no games until next week, hopefully we will get back on our winning streak soon. Our record is 3-2 so far. Good Luck Dolphins !

Friday, September 11, 2009

Student Council

Taylor has decided to run for Student Council this year for the Vice President position. Here is his poster made to hang up. Campaigning begins next week with the final vote on the 17th. I'll let you know how it goes. GOOD LUCK TAYLOR!

Dolphins Game 4

Game 4 was a disappointing game for the Dolphins. We ended up losing 0-20 to the Raiders. The boys were discouraged, but did have a good practice last night and are looking forward to next week's game 5. Here's hoping for a rebound :-)
I am having an issue with football "punishments" can any of you help me out?
What is more important, making the kids do extra long work outs when they lose or the kids learning the art of losing as well as winning?
What should you do as a parent if you feel your child is not getting the opportunities you feel he/she deserves when playing a sport?
Thanks for your input!
I look forward to hearing your comments!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Here Comes The Train

Last Sunday we took the kids on their first train ride. They all loved it and are ready to go again, only this time for a longer trip. Here's some pics of our adventures. A big thanks to Papa and Grandma for picking us up.

Games 2 & 3

I was told one day that a team has to win 3 in a row for it to be considered a winning streak......well then we are on a winning streak! The Dolphins have started the season with a 3-0 record so far. Last nights score was 19-6 vs the Eagles again, and the game before vs. the Vikings was 26-6. The boys really seem to be having fun. Taylor got 2 tackles last night and was even put in the QB position for 1 play which he executed beautifully, then the running back fumbled the ball and Taylor was right there to recover =-) He also played CornerbackIt was a good game. Now with the long weekend we have a little bit of a break, no games until the 12Th. I know they will be practicing hard in between though.