Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Day 6 - The Beginning

In our extended family, basketball is not a game, it is serious business. I think that we should live in the Hoosier state rather than the Hawkeye state.

Tonight Shaun attended his first basketball practice and began his turn in the stretch. On the drive, Shaun was a bit concerned about his first practice. After all, he knows he lives in a family of maniacs. The conversation went something like this.

Shaun: I don't think that I can dribble with two hands.

Sydney: You dribble with ONE hand Shaun, not two hands.

Shaun: I don't think that I can run and dribble at the same time.

Sydney: Shaun, you walk when you dribble the ball.

Of course, Sydney is the one who in November of 2005 came out of her bedroom signaling traveling. That was 2 1/2 months after coming home. She was 20 months old at the time. Proof positive that Shaun lives in a family of maniacs.


  1. It sounds like Sydney's ready to be a basketball coach! :)

  2. Adorable photo!! I am dying that Sydney knew how to signal traveling!! lol

  3. LOL Linda!! So Shaun will play and Sydney will coach!! Beautiful photo of him!

  4. Adorable photo!! Hope the practice went well!

  5. Such a sweet photo! Funny story about Sydney and the traveling, you guys must see a lot of basketball for her to know that!! LOL

  6. LOL! I love the photo and such a great story!