I was really proud of both of my guys yesterday. Today it was just me and Max. We were chasing the elusive advanced standard Q and trying our luck at snookers for almost the first time (the first time we didn't last long before being whistled off).
We have been very close in our last couple of standard runs and I told Max that if he hit his contacts a gave me a good teeter we'd head right to the pond for a swim. He did and we did! He also came first in his class so that was cool.
Our next run was snooker. I managed to plan a reasonable flowy path and it worked well for us. Max was awesome at staying with me - we ended up with more than enough points and finished nine seconds early - another swim in the pond! We had a second snooker run today. The most logical path to rack up points involved taking the teeter multiple times in the opening. Most competitors did this. Since Max has had teeter issues in the past and was tentative yesterday I decided I wouldn't do that to him so we chose another path that only required doing the teeter as the last obstacle. We got a Q and even though he never wavered on the teeter today I think it was the most fair choice.
It was a great weekend - it's nice to see things come together - and in Rylie's case particularly see what we need to work on still.