Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Basketball, Third-Grade Style

Kate played basketball for the first time this winter.  I thoroughly enjoyed her games, even though we only achieved double-digit scores twice.  She and her friends really seemed to have fun.  The coach was a dad that probably didn't want to be there, but did a great job anyway!  When asked if he would return he said, "I'm sure some other dad probably wants to have a chance".  The season is over, but hopefully she'll want to play again next year! 

that's a high basket, I don't care what anyone says!

lining up - how cute are they?

don't ask me what they were talking about - bet it wasn't about the game!

defense - I think!

she's really into it!

swish - just kidding - this was a pass :)

double-digits, baby!  we won our last game!

I know I lament about keeping our lives simple - but I do really enjoy watching our kids play sports!  The more we get involved with other families in our district, the more thankful I am that we live where we do.  We have enjoyed getting to know the boys that Josh has played soccer with since they were in third grade.  Kate is on an all-girls soccer team in the fall and spring and enjoyed her time on her all-basketball girls team.  Even though our school is the smallest in the county (with a not-quite winning record), we have really been blessed to have our kids interact in this way with their classmates. 

Like any other proud mom, I just love seeing them enjoy themselves and learn new things.  Of course, as a non-athlete myself, the wins/losses record is not forefront in my mind (I know my husband and sister-in-law are cringing right now).  I simply love seeing my kids make friendships, have fun, and continue to mature in their abilities.   I'm sure the intensity level changes in school sports as the kids get older, but for now, we're reveling in the fun part of it! 


  1. I think it's great for kids to be involved in sports. They get to learn lots of lessons and skills like working as part of a team, losing gracefully, winning, and having fun.

    I think it's wonderful your kids enjoy sport! And that you enjoy being part of it.

  2. I agree it's great for kids to be involved in sport, not only as a fitness thing, but to learn about sportsmanship, team spirit, and most of all getting out and having fun.
    I must say that I'm glad now that I don't have to go to swimming, netball, touch football (a form of rugby), or tennis any more!

  3. HAHA this is soo cute, wish me and Buddy could have made it to more games!! Jeremy and I have said on several occasions we're not quite sure how we're going to stand on the sideline and watch once our kids are in sports....will definitely be interesting!! Dear Kate- I can't believe that one pic is a pass- it's perfect shooting form!! And I don't know how she can stand to wear her hair down??!?!? And I guess we should have considered the winning-record problem before we moved here!! And that dad's response is the funniest thing I've ever heard- he probably wants to give Rob the opportunity!! :)