Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jacob Abshire.....Basketball Great!!

Well here it is, the basketball post that Grandma has so anxiously been awaiting. Jacob had his first basketball game last Saturday (the 10th). Practices started in November but with the weather we've been having he had 2 practices canceled and then a 2 week break through Christmas. So these kids only had 3 practices together before their first game. Add that to the fact that they are all in first grade and most of them have never played the game before, it was very interesting and fun to watch. There was so much confusion when they started playing but Jacob is having a blast and that's what matters! He is playing through an organization called Upward. When we signed him up we thought about doing it through the YMCA but I'm glad we chose Upward. It is a Christian run program and they really focus on learning the game not really who's winning at this point. For now, it's what we want for Jacob. So, here are a few pictures from the game. I need to apologize for the pictures though. My camera did not perform like it should have. Maybe we need to get a new camera huh? My birthday is a short 5 1/2 months away (hint hint) :) Anyway, this is about Jacob not a new camera.....as I was saying some of the pictures are a little dark so I'm sorry about that.


This first one is in the "locker room" (aka Sunday school room) before the game started. They all meet in there to mentally prepare for the game As you can tell, Jacob is very focused on game time....


It's pretty cool, they have a little tunnel that the kids get to run through as their name is called. Jacob is right behind #24 there.

My friend Jill came to watch his game with us. I didn't tell him that she was coming and this was his reaction when he saw her.Here they all are, praying before they start the game.

I thought this was pretty funny. Jacob didn't start in the first game so he was sitting on the "bench" between the coaches. Looks like he was learning the plays!

Here he is getting some instruction on where to stand. There's so much to this game! I'm not sure what he was doing in this picture but I thought it was a good one of him. Look how skinny he is. Ok, last but not least, here's a video. Now I feel the need to remind you that they are first graders, 6 or 7 years old. The other thing that I need to tell you is that Ben is not the coach but you will hear him because the real coach doesn't say much. Jacob really had NO IDEA where he was supposed to be. It was so much fun and I can't for next Saturday and his next game. I'm sure in about 5 years I will be exhausted from all the different sports that my kids will be playing but for now, with just one playing, I can sit back and enjoy watching my son "play" basketball. Enjoy the video and feel free to laugh along with me!



8 comments:

Mom said...

I love how they work with them! Thanks so much since I didn't get to be there. I can't wait for the 24th to watch him play. It probably won't be as much fun, because he will know what he is doing. Love, Mom

Becky said...

I had so much fun catching up on your blog! I wish that we had an organization like Upwards for Karissa for her basketball. That is so awesome! I just did a blog post about Karissa's basketball. It's just starting and she is so excited.

It was great to relive Christmas through your post. I'm so glad we get to be at Lukie's birthday every year and that Sarah still likes her new books. That will make Amy happy to hear! : )

McMom said...

My boys played Upward BB and soccer when they were younger. It was really fun and a great environnment!!

Anonymous said...

Thats great you got that look on Jacob's face! I cant wait to watch more of his games, while waiting for my boys to be able to play!

Katy said...

We had upwards soccer around here. I wonder if we have bball too? That looks like so much fun! I wasn't sure if I wanted to get Gracie involved yet, but man that looks like fun! :)

The Boyer House said...

So cool! Noah is doing Upward also. His is in the valley though right? We play up north. :)

The Jernigan Family said...

oh my gosh how funny....I love it "This way Dad?"

Daniel and Cerissa said...

Yes, I have to agree...it was hilarious watching Jacob try to follow Ben's instructions from the bleachers!