Twinkle Toes played on the high school team last year, as a seventh grader. I could not believe the difference in her this year! Twinkle is the champion stealer. The girls had no idea who the starting 5 would be and confessed to me the night before the tournament, they had no idea if they would start or how much they would play.
You can imagine the razzing I gave them when they together scored 14 of the 15 points in their first game! I think you might get to play, girls!
A lot of playing sports at Oasis is teamwork and encouraging one another. They were beyond excited when their friends, who were just learning, got in the game and played hard!
They can't stand me to take after-game pictures. But I think they are beautiful!
We aren't able to play regular, weekly games, so we do weekend tournaments. Sometimes they will play 5 or 6 games in 24 hours. It's nice to rest and watch the boys play. And as anxious and excited as I get, I am glad I don't have a high school son playing right now!
Here's my buddy and me. She is teaching third grade, and we are mentoring partners.
This was all him. He begged to gel his hair like this. We agreed at the next school dress down day, he could do it. He also added our school letters with my eye liner!
I think she's giving it a Facebook "like" here!
Their coaches are awesome. Everyone who comes to practice plays.
And these girls proudly took 3rd place for the tournament!
I love this picture. Miss Middler is sitting back-to-back with her buddy from all the way back in Pre-Kindergarten. This friend is leaving in a week or so. It will be a very hard goodbye. And back there cheering them on with a loyalty that runs deep is "auntie." (A school principal...who dresses up to spook them at Halloween, gives them gifts for birthdays and Christmas, walks them home from school when I am single-momming it.)