Friday, March 18, 2011

Gotta put your hands up

This was the first year Ema has played a sport. Well, I wouldn't say she played but she was out there and that is all that matters! Ema was asked to complete a team that was lacking enough players to have a full team. Ema is 3 (almost 4) and the team was 5 and 6 year old kids.

In the beginning it was difficult to even get her to go out there because she would say "I don't like it! They are all bigger than me." Eventually she warmed up to it and did great. The referees did a great job at showing them the basics of the game. Ema got to take the ball out A LOT and they would pick her up and allow her to make a free throw so she could score a point too.

I really hoped she would have started guarding someone by the time it was over but that never happened. I tried to tell her that when the other team had the ball to take it from them and Ema says "NO mommy, we have to share". What do you say to that? Pretty much every game, this is what Ema did...

She may have not been the best basketball player but the referee's loved her and seemed to enjoy her company!

2011 Champions!!!

I will have to admit, it was a great way to spend you Saturday morning! We laughed a lot, went to the bathroom a lot, drank a lot of poweraid and the most important part was WE ALWAYS WON! (that's what we told Ema)

Thank you Molly for being so sweet and for asking us to be on your team! Ema had a great time and is still sporting that medal!

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