Saturday, the forecast was for about two inches of snow, tops. Well...no surprise...the forecast was wrong. We wound up with about five inches of new snow, on top of the many inches already on the ground.
My niece Beckie, my great-niece Bailey, and I had already made plans to drive to another town about an hour away, where two of my great-nephews, Carson and Cooper, were to be playing in Upward Basketball games on Saturday.
The snow was coming down heavily by the time we started, but Beckie was willing to do the driving, telling Bailey and me that she "laughs in the face of danger."
|This was the view (such as it was) through the windshield.|
The snow slowed us down, so we weren't able to enjoy a leisurely lunch at Subway with Beckie's brother Dave and his two younger sons, Carson (9) and Cooper (almost 7) because the boys needed to get over to the church gym where the games were to be played. But we did get there early enough to enjoy their company briefly before they had to go. Beckie, Bailey, and I hurriedly finished our sandwiches and rejoined Dave and the boys at the gym.
Cooper's game was first, and Cooper made a basket! See proof in the following short video clip:
Cooper is wearing #15 in the maroon uniform. Notice the skilled and intricate maneuvers prior to the basket, followed by the pain-producing high five with one of his teammates down at the other end of the court.
Carson's game was next, but Carson was a little uncomfortable with my posting a video of him on the internet. However, he didn't forbid my posting of a still shot. So here are photos of both of these budding athletes.
They are following in the footsteps of their older brother, Curtis, who is active in several sports, as well as in band.
|Curtis (Photo from 2007)|
Curtis will celebrate his 14th birthday in a couple of weeks. Where does the time go?
These are three great kids being raised by two great parents (with a little help from a pretty good Aunt Beckie). I'm proud of all of them.