Saturday, January 07, 2006

It's raining, it's pouring...



However, the old man was not snoring. We actually got up early this morning to watch basketball. No, not the NBA. We watched a more mature league--DH's 8 year old nephew. Both C and his sister, L, had their first games today. We were able to see C's game. I'll tell you they handle the ups and downs of the game far better that any NBA player. There was not a single temper tantrum or swear word.

A little background--C & R are twins. C is playing ball, but R is not. R had heart surgery earlier this year and needs to stick to less strenuous sports. It is really hard for him to not play with C this season. His parents are very sensitive to his difficulty, so he was offered an position as the official scorer. R decided that he would rather be the videographer. So, he sat along the side line in several places to get some good shots. He nearly got run over by a player trying to get the ball once, just like the pros. He took it in stride though and kept right on recording. C did a great job. But it will take some more practice to get everything down such as well, everything. I am looking forward to later in the season when the boys get more skills and more confidence. This age is amazing to see the difference in just a few short weeks.

As I write, C & R are playing Xbox live with DH. It’s some kind of game like the old Keep Away. It has airplanes and they are trying to keep a chicken on their wing. All I hear is "Red team dropped the chicken," "Blue team has the chicken." Rather ridiculous sounding when you don’t know what is going on. Actually, it sounds crazy even when you know what is going on.

6 comments:

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

I thought this post was about rain. I don't know anything about basketball but kids sports is a lot more fun than the pros.

It sure poured here last night. We have friends vsiting us from Portland. The husband was born and raised here on the Rain Coast and he said he hadn't seen so much rain since he was a kid. His wife said she had never ever seen such a downpour.

ABFreedom said...

Look like great kids, and having fun too ... as it should be.... God bless them all.

jgf said...

Patrick, sorry to disappoint you. I know how you love the rain. I would love to send some of ours to Gayle and Texasfred though.

AB, they are great kids. When I said something to that effect to their dad. He replied, "It's because they love God." Cool!

Rebekah said...

They're too cute! And I'm sure they're much more mature than NBA players. :)

Edward said...

That looks like fun! Don't mess with peewee basketball! :)

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

I remember so well my two (boy and girl) playing all sports. My son also has a small hole in his heart, but it did not affect his activities. They are grown now, and no plans for grandchildren any time soon. One day maybe...hope so.