Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A great season of basketball

Time is flying past me. We are smack in the middle of a wonderful baseball season--and I am behind, as usual, in my blogging! This is yet another 'catch-up' post. I'm determined to get them all done!

The end of March brought the end of yet another sport: basketball.

This was the first year our family has been involved in basketball. Shane coached Colin's team and Colin thoroughly enjoyed playing.  His best friend also played....

....and they had so much fun playing each other!
Colin and Colden--both number 14!

Before each game, they played what we know as "the bulls music" and announced each child as they ran through a tunnel. It was very cute and you could tell was something the kids all loved.

Colden coming through

Sports activities are a great way to bond as a family. Our family always goes to everything together (though, this year it is proving to be difficult as the boys do, on occasion, head in different directions--but we are crossing those bridges as we come to them!) 

While things can get over crazy if you allow your family's schedule to become too full, we are mindful of that and work very hard to keep things in check. One way we do that is only one sport/activity per child per season. So far we have enjoyed each new thing that has come our way, basketball included!

Grandma, Cameron, Ethan, and Lola watching Colin

We did basketball through Upward, which is a Christian organization. The teams and refs prayed before each game, and the children were encouraged to learn verses each week. I liked that aspect very much!

Getting ready to go

And they're off!

As you can see, Colin is small (I have no idea where he gets that) but he is quick. 
He had several steals and breakaways this year.

Even, if you can believe, a few blocks!

He also was a very good ball handler, and brought the ball up the court most of time.

Playing some defense....

....and some offense.

Coach giving some advice during a time out

Something was going on that he apparently didn't care for! lol

Love this shot of Colin shooting and Colden playing defense.

Daddy giving some instruction


The game ended in Colden's favor--we lost!

But the boys were still as good of friends after it was over, and that was all that mattered.

Congratulations on a great first basketball season, Colin!