Friday, June 26, 2009

Little Dribbler's Camp

This was a BIG week for Bubby, he got to go to his very first camp & boy was he EXCITED!!! Last week, the older 2 went to a basketball camp put on by the high school they will be attending eventually, Bubs was SO bummed that he wasn't old enough to go. The last day of camp, the boys were handed a flyer for a Little Dribbler's camp for younger kids starting this week. Of course, D just "HAD" to go. I won't go into all of the details, but... Bubby now has the nick name of "Kobe". He was the youngest (or one of) at the camp, it was for 2nd -5th graders. They did all sorts of fun games, dribbling relays, scrimmages, Bump, etc.

Last day of camp, he was put "up" to play against/with the oldest kids in camp in their scrimmage, he TOTALLY rocked... here is he going in for a lay up & yep, he scored!

Dribbling relays...

The coaches gave out a "Gatorade Award" for the "winner" of each day's contest. Bubby came home after the first day (none awarded that day) bound & determined he would win the following day.  He was so cute, once the weather cooled down a bit, he was outside practicing hard, working on both shooting & dribbling.  The first "contest" was for dribbling. I ended up showing up just as they were wrapping up for the day & they were announcing the winners (1 for each age group), well, Bubby was the winner!!! The funny thing is... they all call him KOBE! The kids were told each day, what the following contest would be.  When he found out it would be Free Throws, he stayed outside long after bedtime practicing, "Mom, just let me make 10 in a row, then I'll come in... Coach said we have to practice..."  (I let him get to 5 in a row, then made him came in cause Coach ALSO told them to get a good night sleep!)  So, we go back for the next day of camp & today's contest was "Free Throws". Well, once again, Bubby came out on top. Not only that, he made it to the championship round & was the ONLY one to make 10/10!!! The next best was 8/10 & that was one of the older boys. It was SO cute, when they called his name, they called him Kobe again & the kids started chanting. HILARIOUS! His grin lit up the entire gym! Ok, so fast forward to the last day of camp... the last contest was to be the winner of "BUMP". Once again, he won the entire thing & got to bring home a Gatorade!

Getting his "Gatorade" on the last day...

Coming off the court with his Gatorade, his candy & his big fat lip!

Bubby liked to get to camp early, so he could shoot around before camp actually started. Yesterday, he, & some of the others that were there, decided to "practice" Bump before the big "contest". BOTH games that I watched, not only did Bubby win, but he knocked out the coach!!! He later told me that when they were actually playing (contest), he was the ONLY camper left, so it was him & all the counselors!!! Yeah, he obviously got to bring home the Gatorade for that one!

Camp is now over, but the memories he has (even though it's "just" a daycamp") will stay with him. I am so glad we found out about this & were able to get him in. I think it will be a high light of his entire summer! I hope he continues to LOVE & enjoy the sport, he has some real talent & I would love to see him improve his "moves". Bubby has that total competitive drive that makes him a "force to be reckoned with" both on & off the court. He is so much fun to watch, & I can't wait to see where it takes him. I love you Bubs & am so proud of you, you set a goal & worked hard to achieve that. CONGRATS my little "Kobe"!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another "new" family member...

Yes, I know it's been a while, I'm sorry! If it makes you feel any better though, I've been hanging out with my kiddos & having fun with them.

Anyway, last week, once again, during our family bonding show of "WipeOut", Bubby let me convince him to cut his hair. Once he finally agreed, we rushed upstairs before he changed his mind for good.

Here are the "before" shots...

I was in such a hurry to get it cut, I completely forgot about taking "during" shots, sorry! I did get some cute "After" shots right as he got out of the shower (he had to wash off those pesky hairs from his shoulders & neck).

I can't get over how different he looks. I love it though & it's so nice, esp since he is spending so much time in the pool.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Another Give Away is going on...

Check out this fun giveaway... ***clicky***. We love sleep overs here, so of course, I would love to win, but seriously, go check her out.

Here's another one I found on one of my favorite hair blogs, "The Princess & Her Hair". Now, honestly, I don't really want anyone else to enter, that will lower MY chances to win, yet, here I am trying to "share the wealth" with you. This give away is for some of the CUTEST shoes out there! The coolest part, they now make them in even bigger sizes! IF you don't have someone in your family that these would fit, you can be generous & "share the wealth" (assuming you win & I don't) with ME, I guarantee, MY Princess would wear them! Anyway, here's the link again... ***clicky***

What are you still doing here? Go check these out!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A new family member?

So, we're in the middle of watching "Wipeout" as a family last night. Bonez is sitting next to me & we start chatting & he informs us that his BFF got his hair "pretty much shaved". I guess M had a deal with his parents that if he got to keep his hair long during the school year, (with only trims throughout), he would get it cut short for the summer. I made a comment to Bonez & asked if he was going to do the same. He just said "sure". I seriously thought he was kidding. I asked a few more times & he just kept saying "yeah, I guess you can cut it, I don't care..." We ended up going up stairs before he changed his mind & I totally cut his hair. LOL

He has had "long" hair since 4th grade, this is DEFINITELY going to take some getting used to, but you know, I think I'm going to really like it!

Here are his "before", "during" & "after" shots.

He doesn't even look the same! It has been so long since I've seen him with short hair, it's like having a "new" family member. He's pretty cute & a great "kid", so we've decided to keep him!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Princess funnies...

Yeah, I know it's been a while, sorry. Ok, I HAVE to share this.

So tonight, the Princess was sitting on my lap & we were talking/playing. She had her little hands on each side of my face & when this conversation took place...

Princess: "Mommy, what is dat"
Me: "A freckle"
Princess: "That's not a freckle, it's a POLKA DOT!"

I laughed SO hard, I then said

"Oh Roo, what am I gonna do with you?"
She looks up at me & says "You're gonna put me ni night!"

Hilarious! I was laughing so hard I was crying!

I called my mom to tell her, knowing she would get a kick out of it. I hung up with "Nammy" & Roo looks at me & says "Who was dat, dat Nammy?" I told her yes, that was Nammy. She then says "Nammy was my mommy, now she your mommy!"

I'm tellin you, this little girl CRACKS ME UP!!!