That's how Calvin spends all of his time lately. There is always a basketball in his hands. I can't lie to you...it can be annoying. The constant
of the dribbling. But, I know this is how a star is built. And he is certainly a star in my eyes.
He has had two tournaments this winter and we have two more the next two weekends. During the first tournament he scored three baskets! In one of their games he scored two-thirds of the teams points!! You're trying to do the math on that one aren't you? The sad news on that: his team only scored six points. The good news on that: Calvin scored four of them! We told him when he's telling that story...just stick to the first part. Two-thirds of the points. End of story.
Here he is last weekend. Warming up at half-time. See that kid airborne under the basket? That's my boy.
Put it in #24!
One of the three cutest fans at the game...the birthday girl. At one point a couple sitting behind us tapped me and said, "Your daughter looks exactly like an American Girl doll". Is this not one of the highest compliments you could receive?!
The other two of the three cutest fans. Nathan is not a big fan of the noise from the buzzers and all the basketballs, so he wore headphones this time and it was great! He was a happy boy. Calvin also had both Grandmas and Grandpas, Marc's Grandma, and friends Kevin and Kari in the crowd. He felt VERY special.
Here is my tired, sweaty superstar after playing three games in a row. Boy did he sleep hard that afternoon.
His team took third place!
Smile, Calvin! You just won a medal!
The team. What a bunch of cool dudes huh? (Did that sound momish?)
I absolutely love this picture because Calvin missed the memo about the jumping.
We are having so much fun being basketball parents. I don't know if this is weird, but I am exhausted after the games. I'm not sure what will happen as he gets older. I'm in trouble. This boy is a sports lover. Whatever sport he happens to be in is his favorite sport in the world. Tonight he said, "Mom, basketball is my all time favorite sport. It always will be."
Until baseball season.
It's so awesome to watch someone you love doing something he loves.
Stay tuned for this weekend's tournament update. UNCLE JOHN is coming and Calvin could not be more excited.