I can hardly write without a big thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the very kind comments yesterday. I added a a little post-edit thank you over there with some other details. I wrote this a looooooong time ago (last school year) and somehow never got around to posting it so here you go… When I was in high school I scarcely knew that volleyball existed. But here in the desert it’s a pretty big deal. And I’m in love with it. I have become a nerdy high school mom who can’t get enough of her son’s sport. I laugh at myself. Dave laughs at me (but I will tell you that he is just as nerdy as I am with loving it). I mean, not only is it intense and fun to watch, but I get to see my own boy play a ton in the JV games, and sit and support a ton in the Varsity games: Max had a great season this year. He is really getting this thing and has come such a long way. I love that expression in that last one… I love the intensity of their coach: Then it was on to the state tournament. Dave and I happened to be out of town (planned way before and we knew our team would be in the finals and we always knew Max wouldn’t be playing even if we did make it to the finals). We were dying to be there but luckily were able to watch online. We were freaking out when they won just like all those hysterical kids. They had an end-of-season serious party to celebrate. They even taught the boys to hula dance. Our jumping with glee pics. in the dark didn’t come out so hot. Max was glad to move from the “Most Improved Player” award at the end of last year to the “Most VALUABLE Player” this year for the JV team. Fast forward to now (since I wrote that first part like forever ago). Max has a couple regional tournaments under his belt (the one we went to is back here), and is playing club volleyball. We’ll see where this season takes them! I’ll come back to add the slide show and some other pics. later, but here are a few favorites a professional photographer took.
sorrow, a new basketball manager, and sharing yokes
Lucy told me a month or so ago that her biggest regret from junior high was that she didn’t try out for the basketball team. I somehow hoped she had…
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…
my son is an Eagle scout
And I think I’m more happy than he is about that little fact. Yeah, this isn’t a normal q&a Friday, although I did ask myself quite a few “Q”s through…
TBT — I will fix you.
I know this blog has been a little “Max heavy” lately but this is happening today: (That was Baccalaureate which was incredible BTW, more on that when I can think.) But the…
the “real” end of the basketball season
I posted that Lucy’s basketball season was all wrapped up back HERE. But that actually wasn’t true because a sports season is never really wrapped up until the final banquet,…
my boy is twenty-five years old
Thats right, TWENTY-FIVE. To commemorate the big day I’m putting some pictures up here. Because he loves that kind of stuff. Anything to be in the spotlight. HA!! Sorry Max,…
His coach is in our ward. Let's just say that state game was all everyone was talking about in the halls at church! How fun for those kids.
I played volley ball from year 9, after year 8 netball got too b*tchy and exclusive! I'd never played volleyball, but grew up going to games my parents coaches! I even saw it live at the Sydney Olympics (I'm from Australia), it's a pretty action packed game – nice to watch! I love the way you love your kids and everything they do. One day, I'll be a mum, and I know in my heart, you will be my inspiration to show and share all the joy, even though all you post isn't joyous, the point is, you're a role model to who I'd like to be.
ah i love it! i've been waiting for this post! My cute cousin Jayce is on his team! so excited they are state champs! 🙂
So fun! Max is such a cute boy. He reminds me of Andrew Garfield, the new Spiderman.
I think it's GREAT you're into his sport. That's what moms are for- cheerleading!
How fun to see this again! We were at Saydi's in Boston watching it along with you! Thanks for pointing out Max. We couldn't find him! This year is going to be awesome. That kid is growing like a weed! He's got to be 6'6". Maybe Tal's going to be looking up to him. Who knows! SO fun!
has max seen this? http://vimeo.com/71215064 – it is 2012 men's olympic volleyball in slow-motion. it's awesome! funny that i don't 'know' you, but you were still the first person i thought to share this with!