Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Basketball

I treated the boys to McDonalds Shamrock shakes. Two of them absolutely loved it. Can you guess which ones?

Last night, we ate dinner at our good friends, the Brinkruffs, house. The boys had a blast with their friends.

Caleb and Audrey. They've been friends since birth. It's been fun to see the two of them grow.

The weather was plain icky today: rain, flooding, and snow (I think!). The wet conditions, didn't stop Cooper from outdoor play. (Anyone surprised?)

Connor had his last Upward Bound basketball game today. I greeted the last day with mixed emotion: thrilled to have more leisurely Saturday mornings, but sad to see Connor leave an activity that was so wonderful. Connor certainly improved this season. Despite the fact that he spent a lot of time playing the air guitar and showing off his crazy dance moves to his teammates, he ACTUALLY learned some basketball too. Connor learned how to dribble, and pass. He ran down the court with the other players, and seemed to know what was going on. He never did make a basket, but he really tried, and that's all that matters.

Today, during the game, another parent said to me, "Connor looks so happy."

I think he'd just finished strumming his air guitar, but he was running down the court with a smile, laughing with his teammates. He did look happy, and at that point I knew it was a perfect fit!

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