Sunday, January 4, 2009

Madeline's Got Game

Four years ago, when Madeline first started playing basketball, she couldn't throw the ball up high enough to reach the hoop--a fairly serious disability. She was all defense, no offense. I took up basketball just a few years ago and can completely relate--my team contribution is to pass the ball to someone who can make a basket. And so Madeline was my basketball soul sister. But no more. My girl's got her game on.
Competetive and focused--yet less likely than her mother to argue with a ref or get into tiffs.
Making the lay-ups--I can't figure out the footwork

And look at the girl who couldn't get the ball to the basket now making the outside jump shot! Even her brother was impressed. "Madeline's got AIR!"

If I play my cards right, she may give me private lessons. And a back rub after.


Nana said...

Good for her!! I never could play either. I bet you could eat just one. tee hee.

Jen Bay said...

impressive, and so are those pictures! Could it be that they were taken with your new camera?

Jess to the Lo said...

I am impressed with your girl's air too! That is seriously some jump; and the photo taking is equally impressive!

Lisa Cairney said...

Yay! Go, Madeline!

The Thomas Crew said...

What a difference a year makes! I wish I had that much hand to foot coordination. Eileen, please email me @ so I can talk to you.

Loved the Christmas card.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That is so cool that you've been able to see her grow like that! Maybe she can talk my daughter into liking basketball. The one thing she's not excited about in going into Young Women's is the basketball.

Lara said...

I say good for her...I am lacking horribly in the sports department, and I never tried beyond once.

Ivy said...

Way to go Madeline! I think that's wonderful she loves such a physical game. Love how you captured her in action.