My amazing son wanted to try football this year. So, his daddy went and signed him up. We tried to prepare him for what he was about to embark on, but as it sometimes goes, he couldn't be convinced otherwise. He started on July 11th, and they spent 2 weeks conditioning. They ran and did various drills for two hours each night. He handled it well; like the true champ that he is. Until, they were issued pads and he had to learn to hit and tackle. Because, he is at the top of his weight class, he was paired up with the larger boys that have played for several years. He struggled and didn't like it. But, we encouraged him along and things are beginning to look up.
His first game he only played eight plays at right guard on second string offense. But, when the coaches watched the film and saw that he was eight for eight on his blocks he was moved up to first string offense AND defense. This past Saturday, he played almost every play and did a great job. We are so proud of him. They lost by one point but as the video shows Nathan, #16, had a fumble recovery to give us one last drive of the game, but we ran out of time.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
My handsome man has a new look. He got glasses. He vows he will not wear them. He says he will only wear his contacts. But, I know better. He has done so well with his contacts. The lady at the doctor's office said he is the first child she has ever fitted contacts with before glasses. I am so proud of him. Being a baseball catcher, he cannot wear sports goggles under his catcher's helmet because when he takes it off it pulls the goggles cockeyed. Contacts were the only option.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Look who I got to spend the whole day with. He was out of school last Monday, so he and I had a date. The only problem was, I sure did spend a lot of money. First, we had breakfast at McDonald's. Then, we hit the mall. We had to buy him some new sliding shorts and a cup. (He said to me in a whisper, "Mom, I need a new cup, my other one is too little.") I shuddered at the thought, but managed to get him a new one. He then wanted to go and get some new clothes, which didn't take long because he doesn't like to shop. He's like his mama. And, we finished the day off with the movie, Rango. Stupid, stupid, stupid. That was a waste of money. But, I enjoyed sharing a bag of popcorn with my main man and the best part of all... was when we were driving home...he held my hand all the way home. That was worth every penny I spent. Oh, how I love that boy!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Whew, are these games nailbiters! We are currently tied for first. That is exciting. We played the team we are tied with this morning. And, guess what the result was? You got it! We tied. Again. 10 - 10. What a great game it was. We play them again on Thursday night. So, we shall see...
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
First game down and with a win! What a great game we had last night. It was one of those "on the edge of your seat" games. We went up 4-0. Then they came back and tied the game. They then scored two more to make it 4-6. We were down by two. Oh, but we fought back and scored 3 more runs to make the score 7-6. Nathan was put in as the closing pitcher and struck out the first three batters throwing that "heat" of his. Wow! What a game! Up next, is the same team on Saturday and I am sure they will be gunning for us!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I couldn't be more excited about this year's spring baseball season. The league has three teams this year and they are pretty evenly matched. The boys are a year older and stronger. My boy is a lot slimmer from getting taller and should be more intimitating. He hasn't picked up a bat for 3 months and at tryouts he hit three of his five pitches to the outfield with his old bat. His new bat was banned by the league. So, needless to say, this mama is sitting on "ready!"