Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Upwards Basketball & Cheerleading 2013

The kids are a little over half-way through their basketball & cheerleading season.  Morgan played basketball last year, but liked the idea of cheer leading more this year and knowing her personality it was definitely a better fit.  She has loved everything about it, from dressing up in a skirt each week to shouting out the cheers.  She is all smiles the whole time.

Blake is also all smiles with playing basketball, but it's a different kind of smile.  For some reason when Blake plays sports he just thinks it's funny the whole time!  He'll be out with his team practicing dribbling while another teammate is guarding him just laughing like it's all a funny game.  Watching him enjoying basketball in his own way just cracks us up!  :-)

There are a couple other changes from last year as well.  Last year there were eight Saturday games and they cut it down to six Saturday games this year with a break the Saturday of President's Day weekend.  We're liking the shorter season as the time commitment isn't so overwhelming. 

Another difference from last year is I was asked to read the devotions for Morgan's cheerleading team.  That was kinda huge for me since I DON'T talk to groups, but I thought that maybe God was taking me in a new direction and I accepted.  I prayed a lot the first couple weeks of practice for God to help me calm my nerves and I'm finally coming around to enjoying it and the interaction with the girls.  It's been an eye-opener for me that I can do more than I give myself credit for...with God's help of course!

Yet another big difference from last year is we're actually meeting other parents.  Last year all the parents sat spread out from one another and didn't interact, but this year it's been nice to meet some great new people!  (I have to admit that last year I didn't interact as much either being a bit of a helper with the team I didn't have as much of a chance to talk to others.)

Beyond that the season has been going well!  Of course I have some pictures to share of their first game day too! :-)
They're a bit hard to see, but they're each pretty close to the center of their pictures.

4 comments:

Alexis AKA MOM said...

How fun for them! I love the outfits!

I'm so glad you got up and did the devotions I'm the same way hard to talk in large groups but I know when I'm being lead .. :).

Way to go girlie!

Anonymous said...

Nice.

Opa

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They look so darn cute. Sounds like a good season all around and I am proud of you for taking on the devotions. I love God and I talk with Him all day but speaking in front of people is a whole nother story. I am glad God touched you with this and your enjoying it.

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

They are adorable!! I'm glad you have the opportunity to share God's word in that way, and that you relied on Him to help you through it. What a blessing to the girls AND to you!! :)