Friday, July 22, 2011
Jordan's team won districts! Hooray! They are such a talented group of girls! Now we are getting ready to head to the state tournament. It is in Swanton Vt which is about two hours from us and she has to be there first thing in the morning...soooo...we get to make a little road trip weekend out of it :) I LOVE packing this little family up for adventures away from home. And I love that this particular trip revolves around Jo! She has been toted around to Kyles tournaments and games for EVERY sport for YEARS...and now its her turn! Celebrating her is so easy to do :) And even though Ky's team is all done (didn't win districts...doesn't move on to states), he is super excited for his sister! He's such a good brother!
I am so excited that she gets to experience all-stars and be a part of a winning team, but at the same time I am nervous for her. She is one of the youngest girls on the team and although she excelled in the regular season, she is not quite as confident or experienced as the older girls on her team, and all-stars is extremely competitive...but she handles it well, and I don't let her see that I'm nervous.
We are all packed up and ready to go, just waiting for Daddy to get home from work and then we are off :) Good luck Lyndon 9/10 year old all-stars!
Monday, July 18, 2011
Heart. My boy played his out tonight. There is a quote that says "pitchers, like poets,are born not made." and it is so very true. My boy is an athlete through and through. We were up by 3 and switched pitchers, the new pitcher wasn't on and the other team scored 7 runs in that one inning. The next inning Kyle was brought in and faced the tough job of holding the other team...and he excelled. I have never seen anything like it. Ever. He got his zen on. For real. Before every pitch he would close his eyes, take a breath and face the batter with a focus that was confident, intimidating and exhilarating to witness. He "one, two, three'd" them all night! And we came back for an astounding win. To say that I am a proud mamma is an enormous understatement. It's not just baseball that the kid faces with this kind of peaceful focus, it's every aspect of life. Yes, he gets frazzled at times (like his mamma) but when it comes down to it, he meets challenges and pressure head on and comes out on top. What a game. What a boy!