Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just had to share or brag...

As I said in a previous post we spend our evenings going to basketball games. Jason and I had to split up this week because Griffin had a late game on Tuesday and Baylee had a late game on Wednesday and it's not worth trying to force tired little kids to sit through a game so even though I love to go as a family at least one of us gets to WATCH the game.

Jason went to Griff's game on Tuesday and I'm sad to say I missed it. Jason isn't one to brag or hype "his own child" but he said Griff was on fire! He scored at least half his teams points. Jason said Griffin was taking it to the hole, faking boys out along the way, and couldn't miss. His team won by a last second shot. Griffin has a natural talent. He's not a big guy. He has not been taught a lot or even practiced a lot. When looking at him you don't expect this kid to be able to handle the ball like he does or have moves like he does (he gets it from his older brothers). It comes naturally and it is really fun to watch! You can't help but be PROUD.

Then last night was my turn to go to Baylee's game. Baylee made the Sophomore Highschool team. Basketball doesn't come as naturally for her as it does for Griffin but she LOVES it and works really hard at it. Her defense is incredible. She is aggressive and easily averages 8 steals a game at least. They started dressing her for JV because of her defense and she was getting some playing time but usually not enough for me to try and stay and watch both games, with 2 kids. Her new game schedule is JV plays at 3:30, Varsity at 5:00, and Sophmore at 7:00. So I figured I would go to the Sophmore games because that is when she plays the most and plus I had scouts after school and Weston was napping so needless to say I missed her BIG JV game yesterday. I showed up at her Sophomore game later that night and the Varsity coach came up to me as said, "Did you see Baylee's JV game?" I'm looking at him like I would like to have but I can only do so much and replied, "No." He said, "She played amazing and scored 21 points!" What? So later I got the full run down from Baylee... they were down by 10 at the end of the first quarter and decided they needed Baylee's defense. She ended up playing the rest of the half and they had her guarding the other teams, BIGGEST girl and BEST shooter. The girl would yell "mismatch" everytime down the court because Baylee was so much smaller than her. Which cracks me up... anyway at the half Baylee's team was down by 2 with 3 seconds left and Baylee shot a 3 and made it! Putting her team up by 1 to end the half. The funny thing about this is I don't think Baylee has ever shot a 3 pointer. It was probably once in a lifetime shot that went in. She didn't start the second half but was put in immediately after and played the entire rest of the game. Her team ended up winning by at least 10 points. So I'm sad to say I missed her BIG game but it was fun to hear about. In fact so fun that I had to share or brag... It's okay to be PROUD! I might have to find a way to go to her JV games too...

10 comments:

Cathy said...

That is awesome. Tell them congrats! It is such a great feeling to have an amazing game!

that's what janet said said...

way to go Griffin and Mismatch! That's so exciting... and you have every right to brag. I love basketball season, but I am sure you feel so busy, Karlin. Way to be such a good support.

CANADIAN AMERICAN FAMILY said...

Hey I am going to see LynneAnne thanks for telling me about her!

Dorothy said...

OK...Seriously remember when they were born! I can't believe they are playing ball! Baylee will be starting Varsity before you know it!

Tracy the GREAT said...

Go Baylee and Griffin! You guys ROCK! I want to come to a game- maybe a late one and I'll ditch my kids, too!

Sunny said...

Awesome! All of your siblings are all so talented and capable. High fives all around!

karlin said...

:) Thanks Karlin, Love you!!
-Baylee

karlin said...

:) Thanks Karlin, Love you!!
-Baylee

Keri said...

that's so exciting! does bayleee ever play alta? if so call me i'd love to go watch - i live just a few blocks from there. Love HS sports!

Winder Love said...

Every parent has to brag about their kids every now and then. (or all the time :) Great story! I can see why you are so proud of them! Hope you guys had a great Christmas. We loved your Christmas Card!