Friday, February 12, 2010

My Poems by Abby

I fly through the sky on a golden airplane
As a butterfly swiftly flies in the rain

Active Pup
Likes to jump
I miss her so

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Let's Play Some Basketball!

At the beginning of January I was asked if I wanted to coach the JV Girls Basketball Team.  Because I didn't want to do it alone I recruited some help from my loving husband.  We actually make a good coaching team and seem to compliment each others strengths and weaknesses.  The most important attribute is that we both love the game!  We have been very lucky, our players are very eager to learn and to improve their game.  We have ten girls on the team and so everyone gets playing time.  The JV Team's season is very short, only about six weeks.  We only have two weeks left.  So far we've played five games and are 3 - 2.  The girls improve with every game and as coaches that is what we want to see.  We are also getting to know the girls in a different setting, the gym instead of the classroom.  Which can also be reversed...the girls are getting to know us in a different setting as well.

Not only are Jeff and I involved in JV Basketball, but Quintin is playing on the Boys JV Team.  His team is made up of 7th and 8th graders.  He is improving daily with his skills as well and seems to be developing a love for the sport, or maybe it's a love of the 3-pointer.  During one game his team could not seem to score.  Coach put Quin in and he shot a three and sunk it!  GO QUIN!  I'm not sure who looked more surprised...Quin or his parents...