Monday, February 7, 2011

basketball spirit

I personally didn't think you could ever get too much spirit at a basketball game.

I mean, isn't that what cheerleaders and pep rallies are all about?

Apparently Max isn't hip to the jive with all that hype.

You see, he is thick into basketball season.
His team is undefeated.
And his games are pretty darn fun to watch.
But the boy needs to concentrate.

He wants to be focused.

Thus, he has declared that his sisters are "too supportive." (And I think I'm on thin ice myself.)

I promised we wouldn't make any banners and we would be quiet. There would be no face painting or actual cheer leading on the side-lines.

But for now he is holding strong: sisters are not allowed.
So Dave and I get some good basketball dates.

And I'm careful not to let too many whoops and hollers slip out, or I may be banned too.

I sit obediently on the sidelines with Dave at my side and let my heart quietly spill over with silent love for that good boy who I adore.


  1. It is so hard to contain the excitement a mom feels when their child is doing so good. We love basketball! Good luck with the cheerleading.

  2. This made me laugh out loud! So glad Charity isn't there. We'd have to use duct tape to contain her exuberance!

  3. I just saw your video on! That is SO fun, Shawni :)
    This is the first time I've been to your the question of the day is: who has 11 toes?!?! haha. That's awesome.
    Ps: This is Joan Koplin...Brandon was mission companions with Noah.
    We have met but I just don't know if you remember me or not. It's okay if you don't :)
    Thanks for sharing your passion for motherhood!

  4. So what is the trick to getting such great basketball shots. We are in the thick of b-ball season and my shots have been pretty pathetic. I'm just a novice with a Canon Rebel xsi but I would love to know if there are any tricks to help me get some better shots! Love your blog by the way!

  5. Oh c'mon. I'd have to say, "I don't make deals son". It's a mothers right to cheer for her children and show her pride.
    Very good of you to agree.

  6. hi, i love your blog! i can't wait to put the kids to bed and read it every night! i am a stay at home mom to 2 little ones and i love hearing about some of the same struggles, triumphs, etc, intertwined with faith! by the way, i make headbands and clips out of fabric and i would love to send your girls some as a gift. here is my blog info where you can see some of my stuff:

  7. I just love how you write about your children. When reading your words, I can feel your love for them pouring through the screen.

  8. boy howdy? this is a great post shas. what a great son max is. i am glad that i can be his uncle.

  9. i am the crazy mom at my kids games. i get the stares, but for now, my kids love it. i am sure there will be a day when they don't.

  10. It's all basketball over here too Shawni! It's soooo hard to contain my excitement. But I've got strict instructions too.


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