Miss Sophia had her first basketball game tonight. She is #51 (she picked it because it has a 5 in it and she's 5).
Kenton couldn't be left out and needed to pose with Yah-Yah too!
Notice her "cheetah" stance is a little unsure at the beginning of the game. They have colored bands they wear so they know who to guard (THANK GOODNESS!). You know how there is always 1 kid who shoots in the wrong hoop...well this game, it was my kid! haha. It was so funny...the boy she was guarding got the ball and then handed it to Sophia while she was on defense. Her initial response was to just throw it up towards the basket, haha! She didn't make it, but it was pretty funny!
And as she got a little more comfortable the "cheetah" got down lower.
And she takes the shot...Looks good...
Not quite, but look at the air she got;) I am just proud of her for trying...Towards the end of the game, the team and coach were really sweet because they would pass the ball to Sophia to give her a chance to shoot and make a basket. She makes some in practice, but still is practicing getting it up there!
Again, this is another example of how much Sophia is gaining more confidence in things outside her comfort bubble. She was out there, made mistakes, and kept a good attitude about it. She smiled the whole game, which I am happy about.
2,4,6,8, who do we appreciate....WARTHOGS!!! Don't you love their team name?