Friday, January 27, 2012

Up, Up, and Away!

It's UPWARD season!!  Last weekend the boys had their first Upward games.  When we had originally signed Ryan up for Upward, he said he didn't want to play.  He didn't like the coaches yelling (I asked if he has heard his own father) and he didn't want to come out of the tunnel.  As the games got closer though, he was totally digging his new uniform and was ready to go.

He had no problem coming out of the tunnel surrounded by the ladies.

Alright, so maybe he is the smallest on his team.

But he's got skills, just wait...

Toughest defender ever!  I told him that defense wins games and it is the key to winning.  The shots will come, but you have to defend.  He has taken that to heart, Matthew has chosen to ignore us for the past four years of his basketball career.

See?  Mad skills!!  We were not allowed to cheer too loudly for him, just a little bit he said.  Again, how do he and his brother share the same DNA??

Serious as always.

He was pretty proud of himself, he made a couple of baskets.

Now, for the afternoon game. 

I know what you are saying...One of these kids is not like the other.  The headband has become mandatory or the boy could simply not see.

Isn't it nice he is looking to pass instead of shooting from there???  Baby steps... bad, I spoke too soon.  Now, I'm no basketball player, but I am almost positive that when you shoot the ball, your body should NOT BE SIDEWAYS. 

Again, SIDEWAYS.  The major problems with this "flinging the ball" at the hoop?  The balls go in.  He had six baskets just like these, so he thinks his shooting is fine.  This is a dad issue.

And isn't it nice to see his tongue still fits to perfectly in his cheek.  I have seven other pictures I didn't include where his tongue is in his cheek.

Yep, there it is again.

It's so nice to be back to basketball season.  It is one of my favorites...the other is the unmentionable--flag football--but we don't like to say things like that out loud.  It may lead the boys to thinking they can play actual football one day and it's not going to happen. :)

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