Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Great Prosser Balloon Rally

I had never been to a balloon rally until we moved to Prosser. It's very cool. I think even if you have been to a balloon rally you have not experienced it the way we did this weekend. There were 30 balloons that attended the rally this year. They air up at the airport and float down the river toward the Tri-Cities. I'm not sure were they land, but I don't think they do either until they get there.

We get up about 6:30 am on Saturday and go down to the bridge and watch the balloons take off.

This one came over the bridge and sat itself down on the water.

On our way home from town we found this balloon that landed at the playground of Cameron's school.

So tell me if this has ever happened to you. I am standing in the bathroom blow drying my hair. I turn the blow dryer off and I here this blowing sound coming from outside. So I run out the front door to see what the sound is, and there is a balloon right over the top of our house. He was close enough that we could have yelled up to him.

Crazy huh !!!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Heritage Days field trip

I always loved going on field trips when I was in school, missing a hole day of school, not having any homework that night. Spending the day with your friends and eating a cold lunch you packed. Those were good times.
You know it's just not the same when you are 30 something and your on a field trip with a bunch of noisy, wild 8 year olds......... I had fun anyway.

We went to Sacajawea State Park and there were all kinds of displays set up that you could visit. We first visited with a mountain man. He had a shelter set up and all of the supplies a mountain man would have needed to survive in the wilderness. The kids really got a kick out of him.

Next we went and visited these two twin brothers from Seattle that sang traditional music. If you don't know what traditional music is, you are not alone. Apparently traditional music is the type of music Luis and Clark would have sang and played while sitting around the camp fire. They used banjo's, fiddles and guitars.

Next we were off to see the fellows from Sportsman's Warehouse. Believe it or not they gave a very interesting little talk about how technology has changed. Some for the good and some for the not so good. We talked about the changes in guns, bows and arrows and even the evolution of the compass to the g.p.s.

Last but not least we were off to see the dutch oven cooking exhibit. Some of the kids were totally amazed. They had never seen biscuits baked in a pot before.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wipe Out !!!!!!

So Colby and his friend Taylor Giles were out jumping bikes and trying to get some gnarly footage of the action when Colby got a little out of control and had a wipe out of the major kind.
Colby of course took the injuries like a man. We here in the Savage household live by the motto "Chicks dig scars"

Thanks to Taylor for the video footage that you are about to see.

Warning - This video may not be suitable for all audience. Parental discretion is advised.

P.S. Colby said "Don't try this at home!!!"

How does this happen?

So I am talking to Ryno yesterday about the order he is placing for his senior announcements. I start thinking to myself "How did this happen?". It was only yesterday he was just a little kid that always wanted to know WHY? Why this and why that. Now he is almost 18 years old and about to be finished with high school. He never asks why any more because he is a teenager and he knows everything.

Oh I wish that I could have those days back.

Baby Ryno

Little Ryno @ the park.

Ryno the Senior.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pictures of Ryno

Well I have never been much of a photographer, but I decided that I would try to take a few pictures of Ryno and maybe save some money on senior pictures. Saturday we got in the car and headed out across town looking for some cool places. I had never done that before. It's harder than you would think. We had to take allot of pictures just to get a few that we thought turned out pretty good. Let us know what you think.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cougars VS Leopards

Cougars Take Loss Hard
Ryno's team the Echo Cougars played a good game last night against the Cove Leopards, but in the end lost 14-20. Ryno had a reception and touchdown in the first quarter and some awesome tackles. He did not play as much tonight as he has in the past because of his hip injury from last week, but hopes to be fully recovered for next weekends game. During one of his defencive tackles, he hit the runner from the opposing team so hard that it popped the kids helmet off. (Cool huh!)

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Ryan makes the Daily Sun Paper

A ceremony to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington DC was held at Harrison Middle School this morning. In the photo, Sunnyside Police Officer Sam Ramos prepares to salute as Sunnyside Firefighter Ryan Savage raises the American Flag.

Fire Calendar

Sunnyside Firefighters Calendar

The Sunnyside Firefighters are having a calendar made for charity.

Each firefighter was responsible for a page of the calendar. They could do a page of just themselves or a page with their family. I was fortunately gone to the coast on my sisters weekend trip, so Ryan and the boys posed for his page. They did a number of poses including him and the boys on the firetrucks, them playing in the back of the ambulance, and them posing with their golf clubs beside the trucks. The calendar is not done yet, but I thought the proofs were cool and wanted to share them.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Cameron's First Fooball Game

16 - 6

Cameron's first football game was on Saturday. They played in Pasco against the Seahawlks. Cameron did very well. He plays wide reciever, safety and defensive end.

Cameron #26 as one of the team captains. Just like big brother.

This is video of Cameron #26 making a tackle.

Ryno's Friday Night Football Game

Ryno had his second game of the season Friday night in Pasco Wa. They played Tri-Cities Prep. The game started off with a bang. Echo received the ball on the kick off and Ryno made their first touchdown with a long pass reception. They got the extra point as well and then on-side kicked to the Tri-Cities Prep. They got their own kick back and went down for another touchdown and extra point. Shortly after that it all went down hill. Echo's best running back broke his wrist and had to go to the ER. Tri-Cities scores a few times and were back in the game. shortly before half time Ryno took a helmet to the hip and was put out of the game. It got swollen and he couldn't walk on it. By the end of the game it was 50 something to 20 something. Echo had lost. The good news is Ryno should be back in action sometime this week and it was not a league game. Better luck next time Cougs.

Ryno #8 with the other team captains going to the center of the field for the Pre-Game coin toss.

Starting Lineup for the Echo Cougars Ryno is #8

Ryno's fan club.

NaNa, Aunt Steph, Sami, Evan, Aunt Sandy, Cousin Jenny, Aunt Sami, Preston and Kaylee.

Better Luck next week Ryno.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Colby is in the Paper

Labor Day is a big deal here in Prosser. They also celebrate what they call States Day. They track visitors and locals original states of birth. They had 229 people sign up from 37 states. We have a parade and carnival and all kinds of things going on in town. This year Colby and his friend Justin Munn went to the carnival and while they were there they got their picture taken and put in the paper. I guess when you are at the carnival for 5 hours and ride the GRAVITRON 25 times, the odds are in your favor that you would be the one to end up in the paper.