"Swish!"

"The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play 'Drop the Handkerchief' "
-James Naismit
The past couple of months, our son has been playing basketball for his school. It has been fun watching him and his team play. The coaches have been really working with the team and my son practices any chance he can. It's been fun to watch! It sure is a lot warmer in the gym than the soccer field! Brrrrrrr!
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Have a Great Tuesday!

{Oh..by the way...I realized that I posted the wrong pictures yesterday for the toile lamp..it was upside down....I did take it off and fix it! Hee hee...no one said a thing! You all are so nice!}

A big thank you to this blog for this sweet award! Thank you for making my day!


44 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I agree, the basketball court is much warmer than the soccer field!!

Great action shots:)

Nick played basketball last winter, but this year he is taking a break between fall and spring soccer!!

Lisa

The Muse said...

LOL about the lampshade...isn't friendship grand LOL

Great that your son is learning and playing in/on a team :)

mm winter sports...skating...sledding...inside a lot of scrabble!

Jessica said...

I am looking forward to my boys being old enough to play sports!!!

Jillene said...

We are a basketball and football family. We tried soccer a few times and I guess if my son wanted to do it again he could. The things we do for our kids!!

Ms. Tee said...

The basketball court *is* much warmer! :) Our son plays basketball outside - he loves it. Have a good Tuesday & stay warm :)

Becky said...

Glad things have moved indoors for your toes sake ;-)

Liz said...

I am glad that your son is enjoying playing on the basketball team. I am sure it is much warmer in the gym right now. :o)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Loved seeing your litte one playing basketball! That's a great sport!

Congrats on your award. You deserve it, Sandy!

XO,

Sheila :-)

tara @ kidz said...

Oh those pix are so cute! I love watching little boys play ANY sport!

April said...

I never even noticed the "issue" with your lamp! :)

Both of my girls played basketball when they were younger...it's one of my favorite sports. Your son looks like he's having a lot of fun! Now, as far as winter sports go, Brittany runs track...talk about cold and miserable! I can't tell you the times we've sat at track meets absolutely frozen to the bone. That's the only thing I don't like about it!

Have a blessed day! ♥

3 Peas in a Pod said...

H Sandy Toes! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!! I just read your profile and we have a lot in common. Cream and sugar w/ a little coffee...the only reason I drink Starbucks hazelnut lattes is for the hazelnut...and it's decaf anyway, love the smell of fresh laundry, I've said a full refrigerator makes me happy more times than I can count and I love to water my landscaping (notice I didn't say flowers...I don't have a green thumb) on a late summer night.

Much love from NJ,
Sue

edie said...

Morning Sandy,
I must just be forgetting to comment...but I've been here! Loved your lamp project and thankfully we're sports-free right now...except for ballet. But that's all year long. Hope you have a great day.

Tami said...

Hey Sandy!

We're taking an organized sports break here until baseball starts up.

Just a tid bit of info....my elementary school principal was the great grandson of Jim Naismith....needless to say, basketball was BIG at our school and the courts were pretty nice:-).

Have a great day!

At Home In Georgia said...

We are winter basketball people too. Last year only my little boy did it and my girl did the cheerleading but this year she joined him on a ball team...it's so fun to watch!

Have fun if you are watching all the festivities in DC....It's amazing how many people have flocked there. My husband is in the Air Force and their base is going downtown Atlanta (the base is in downtown Atlanta) to watch it all on the big screen in Centennial Park.

Sarah said...

I have never been able to get into basketball, but having it be an "inside" sport during the winter sure makes it have appeal.

Your lamp is too cute!

Dot O said...

Love the "action" shots from the kids sporting events. Yours are great. Mine were always sort of fuzzy!

Betsy said...

My hubby plays basketball at church and any other time he can. The boys are too small...hopefully they will be in to basketball too. He is too precious.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Did not notice it was upside down yesterday...still don't see it. :)
We play the same sport in the winter...it is FLorida, so the weather is pretty much the same....for us: SOFTBALL. SOFTBALL. SOFTBALL. all year round. :)

Our Complete Family said...

Great pics of your little bball player in action!
Much warmer sport, isn't it?
Bryce's basketball practices just started for our city teams and we finished session #1 of indoor soccer and session #2 is starting up soon! Those are our winter sports!

Jboo said...

He looks so cute on the bball court! What fun! And I remember enjoying those indoor sports too after cold soccer weather!

Have a great day!
Janet

Activities@home said...

I am a football fan.

Montee said...

Basketball is a great sport for kids. They learn eye-hand coordination, running and teamwork. My son used to play football but because of bad kidneys and high school boys hit A LOT harder, he had to stop playing. His favorite sport is of course baseball. He now plays for his high school team and plays a little in the Fall. We are with my husband during the Summer so Brett doesn't play baseball then. He uses that time to work on his skills and has the advantage of working out with pro coaches and players. During the winter months he usually just hits indoors. When high school baseball starts in the Spring, the weather is really cold!I have a little portable heater that I take with me. I am really looking forward to watching Brett play in a couple of months. It is much more fun watching the high school boys play than some of the big boys.

Nicole O'Dell said...

I love your blog!

I found you through SITS. Great pictures and an adorable family!

Debbie said...

Handsome little man you have.

theArthurClan said...

Our kids are playing basketball right now as well...it is much warmer than sitting on the soccer fields in the spring!

My biggest frustration is how difficult it is to take good photos in the gym ~ that is driving me crazy. ;)

The Berry's Patch said...

My oldest son plays basketball also. He has the same blue jersey. It's funny because we always play sports inside during the summer. It's the opposite for other states. But playing in 110 degrees can be bad for your health. :-)

Darlene said...

Hehehe...I wasn't about to burst your bubble and tell you it was upside down♥

My daughter didn't want to play basketball this year so all she is doing right now (outside of her school activities of Jump-n-Jive and Show Choir) is dance on Monday nights.

jennykate77 said...

Your son is such a cutie! I think organized sports are a great way to teach team work and all sorts of good qualities. Isaiah played t-ball last year, but we haven't ventured into any winter sports...YET! I love sports, so I can't wait!

Congrats on your award!

Denise said...

You got some great action shots! I'm totally impressed. I prefer basketball to soccer. I confess, I'm usually an indoor kind of girl.

BTW> I didn't even NOTICE one of your photos yesterday was crooked. What does that say about ME?

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You crack me up! I laughed out loud when I read that quote about basketball. I can relate. My husband is a huge college basketball fan, so I have watched lots of games in the stands and at our house...sigh. But I think watching one of my kids play would be a lot more fun!
Carrie

LuLu & Co. said...

My girls are not winter sport kids, they are spring swimmers. I'm sure when my son gets bigger he will be into winter sports.
Cute pictures.
LuLu

Valarie Lea said...

We go from Basketball all nice and warm inside to Softball, all nice and freezing. :)

April said...

I do love basketball! My girls also play soccer in the spring and softball in the summer. My oldest does Karate year round...it is a very rewarding activity. My youngest takes tumbling classes. I run a very busy and in-demand taxi service!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

We are an indoor soccer family in the winter...Cute pictures!

RosyRose said...

Love indoor winter sports! I love summer sports outdoors so I can soak up the sun! I just wanna be warm. That's all!:)

sarah @ a beachcottage said...

oh so much better than a cold soccer field, great pics

Sarah

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Bball here as well. Side tangent...somehow, the beach sound has gotten into my computer because I can be typing away on some work and not even be blogging and all of a sudden your beach "theme" come on....thought you'd get a chuckle from that. :)

Daphine said...

Great pictures!
LOL! I never even noticed anything being wrong (upside down) with the lamp yesterday!

Have a great evening!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

ah, winter sports! My sisters kids in New Hampshire do snow boarding!

vicki said...

You are too nice!!
Love the coaches tee shirt...
You know there is one dominating sport right now for us HOCKEY ...
It is our life, like it or not ..
....
but we did sign G up for indoor baseball .. love it.. a sport we can help him with
....
talk soon

Kacey R. said...

Looks like so much fun! No sports here yet. But Hubby does the dirtbike thing and of course camping any chance he, and his Dad & bro get. It will be fun to do team sports when the kiddos are older. :o)

*Keli* said...

Love basketball and my son is playing right now and my daughter is playing travel ball! Busy but fun! Great pictures!!

Thanks for the comment you left my about my pictures! You comment about my Grandma made me smile! xo

Jessica said...

Cute basketball pictures. I just love little boys and their sports. My boys are envolved in martial arts, swimming, and soccer during our Arizona winters. :) Now summers, we drop the soccer...after it get's over 112 degrees no one can take it.

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

This is our first winter of basketball and we LOVE it!