Saturday, January 10, 2009

Guess What we Did Today?

Some "leave it all on the court"... Today I was proud to be the mother of a member of a small, but valiant homeschool basketball team. They were at a disadvantage. They played teams that had twice the players they had. They played two games with a one hour rest between games(while the other teams had significantly more hours between games). They lost both games. This brings their season from 5-1 to 5-3....but I was PROUD of them. They played some good teams, aggressive teams...and they learned some lessons, I'm sure. I realized that our fans aren't a very noisy bunch...I kept my yelling for the TEAM and I did cheer for each boy...but there was ONE time when I HAD to yell, "That's my boy!" He blazed down the court, dodged players left and right and made a basket. I thought it was appropriate to yell. Arielle wanted to die. Jared said it was o.k. I guess our fans aren't real noisy...but I was so PROUD of all of them.

They gave it their all. They fought until the final buzzer. That's hard to do when you are so outnumbered and behind.

According to coach, Jared had his best game yet. He actually made more than 1/2 the points in the first game (10) and 1/2 the points in the second game (9). Of course someone passed the ball to him each time....

As for leaving it all on the court? Jared chose to leave it all in a bathroom on the way home. ::snort:: I know he'll check the blog first thing in the a.m. and I'm determined to have photos up for him to see.

Yes, Mike took a lot of photos. 126 to be exact.....there are many of other players, but since they are minors and I've not asked to post get to see a lot of Jared and glimpses of the others. He's the blond one - number 20.

Maybe a joke or two will ligthen the mood

This number 13 and Jared seemed to get into an arm wrestling match quite often

What ARE you doing?

Get OUT of my way!


Ummm...what do I do about balls at my ankles again?

I think it's a contest to see who can hold their breath the longest


Ah....she loves him so much. With a fan base like this you can stand to lose a couple of games!

I can go low too...



I honestly don't know if I would be any prouder of them if they'd won both games. It was a fun day.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

Great pictures! Sorry they lost!

Anonymous said...

awesome pictures no matter what!

l/p Mom T

Romany said...

It's a great feeling to watch your child (young man) try hard and conduct themselves well on the sports field. Winning is nice, but it's not everything.{g}

Stephanie said...

It sounds like it was a fun day! I think it's fantastic that they played well against odds that the other teams didn't face. I know it's a cliche but it really is about how you play the game.

Cynthia said...

Sounds like a great game even if they didn't win! Nice shots! What lens/settings were you using

Debbie said...

Loved all the photos. Great job, Jared.

I tend to be an exuberate fan myself.

berrypatch said...

My dad was always THE loudest fan at all of my basketball games when I was in high school. I TRY to be loud for my boys. I do get in to the spirit of it after a bit & my hubby will have to rein me in from time to time. It's fun. It certainly looks like they all had fun!

Donna said...

They can learn so many life lessons from participating in sports. GREAT times.

I'm not a very loud fan most of the time. I think I was scarred for life when my mom used to jump up and down at my little brother's baseball games and scream "That's my BABY!! THAT'S MY BABY!!"