Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wildcats!!

I mentioned in my last post that the younger three started basketball this season.  Jane and Sydney played in the 5th grade division, because a few girls on their team are in 5th grade.  Casey assistant coached the Wildcats, and while the season was fun, they ended up with a 2-6 record.

Regardless of  the team's record, everyone gets to participate in the end of season tournament.  On Saturday, the Wildcats played two games, winning both and beating one team that they had never beaten.  This put them in the championship game on Monday night.  The anticipation of the game was so fun.  You would've thought we were playing for the NBA finals!!!  Casey got in some last-minute teaching with the girls before the game; Graham just got a bonus lesson!



It was an intense game.  At one point the Wildcats were down 6-1.  It was not looking good, but by the beginning of the 4th quarter, we were tied 6-6.  Two more baskets for the Wildcats, one more for the Wings, and the Wildcats won 10-8! They won the championship!

I love that Sydney ran first to her sister!!!


After shaking the other teams hands, it was time for trophies!  Everyone was so excited (and maybe a little shocked!)


Champions!


I can't say enough good stuff about Casey coaching the team.  I love it!


It was such a fun night, and I am reminded of how fun kid sports can be.  There are so many lessons involved, in winning and losing.  But, it sure was fun to win last night!




Thursday, February 1, 2018

January Highlights

We were on the receiving end of so many fun Christmas "experiences."  We went to Great Wolf Lodge for the first time, and the kids loved it.  They took full advantage of the place, and were thoroughly wiped out by the end of it!





Next up, we went to see Katy Perry in concert.  This was the kids first real concert, and they were awe-struck.  She put on a great show, and kept it pretty clean!  




I do have to document that Graham fell asleep during the concert.  More than 20,000 screaming fans, and Graham was sawing logs!


We gave Graham tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters for Christmas, and the game was last Saturday.  He and Casey headed out to see all of the antics.  He came home telling his sisters all about some of the players...."Hot Shot," "Handles," "Cheese," and "Dragon!"  

Graham, Jane and Sydney all started basketball this season.  It is a new sport for the three of them.  Jane and Sydney play on the Wildcats, and they are enjoying learning a new sport!


Sydney has scored two baskets, and Jane is proving to be a great ball handler!


Graham's team is called the Thunder, and their games are so fun to watch!  Last week the score was 4-2!






Our last week of January brought Graham's turn to be Student of the Week!  Of course, this requires a poster!


February will bring more basketball, the 100th day of school, Valentine's day, a church retreat for the girls, and who knows what else?!?!