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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Oh no. I'm that mom.

Belle had her very first basketball game ever today. And it was quite the show. I don't think I've been to a "pee wee" sport since I was the pee wee, so I had forgotten what to expect. It was absolutely adorable. I mean... who needs to dribble? Or shoot at the right goal? Such trivial matters to worry with.

We had so much fun watching our little gals battle against the other teams. They tried so hard and did such a good job for their very first go at the sport.

Belle got off to a shaky start, but once she got the groove of things, she was aggressive and a force to be reckoned with on defense. At one point, she pulled out this crazy kung fu/ninja move that scared the ball right out of a little girl's hand. I was so proud of her. I shouldn't be surprised. She's good at everything she puts her little mind and heart to.

Who I WAS surprised at... was me. I always assumed I'd be that mom who sat quietly and cheered from the bleachers. Barely noticeable. But no... I'm not that mom. I started out ok. I was quiet enough. But once the game got going, I found myself yelling things like, "Get your hands up!" "You better get that rebound!" "Get that girl!" And my favorite of the day, "Belle, you have to dribble!" Sigh. Who knew I was that mom.

Here are some pictures from the games. The thing I immediately noticed is that there are very few shots out of at least fifty that my girl isn't smiling. I love that. (Well, except for maybe the last one. She wiped out but hopped right back up. She's a tough little thing. Cute, but tough.)





10 comments:

Joann said...

I luv it and am so looking forward to watching Kyleigh & Emma play peewee ball and of course I am going to be that Memee that sits quietly and just cheers....Yeah right...lol!

Sweet Talk said...

Ang,

Kevin and I are sitting her laughing at the ninja/kung fu move! This type of aggressiveness must run in the family. At one of Alyssa's games (year before last) she got tired of this little girl elbowing...& yes, our daughter pulled back her fist & thankfully the refs seen what had happened & blew the whistle. I could have crawled under the bleachers!

I am loving these pics! They are just too sweet at this age.

twiggy said...

I love to watch the little ones play. My only grand child is 23 years old now. But I enjoyed watching her play basketball, softball, soccer. volleyball and gymnastics.

Superchikk said...

I'm totally going to be that Mom. Chris is determined that Caedmon will play football. With his size, we'll be lucky if he isn't mistaken for the ball. But I will be the obnoxious Mom in the crowd with the cowbell yelling at... everybody.

kim hon said...

how adorable is she? And why in the world would she not be awesome at basketball....her momma ruled the court!!!!

Josh and Kate said...

Love the pictures! I found out this year, while Peyton was playing soccer, I am that Mom too. I think it just comes natural to us Moms.

Josh, Lori and Reid said...

Welcome to the club!

Tyla said...

Aren't pee wees the best? Don't fret. You are not alone in THAT department for moms. I can't seem to keep my mouth closed during Ren's games. And, sometimes, I actually left afraid that something might have been caught on someone's recording. Yikes! lol

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

i like her hair! even during physical exhertion, she still looks like a princess. yell on, momma! it's your job. i can still hear my parents yelling for me when i played soccer....we don't have enough opportunities in life for loud verbal cheering, so milk it for all it's worth! xoxo

Boni said...

don't worry...I was that mom in Soccer this year. I am sure my kids were like HUSH MOM!