Mar 07 2010

Weekend fun

Published by at 10:45 pm under Daneman Boys,Other 2010 Babies

We’ve had several full weekends lately, and this one was no different – in fact, it started on Thursday evening. Jacob’s basketball team, the TIGERS, were the second seed in the 4th grade KYA basketball end of season tournament. With a strong 26-3 victory over the Horned Frogs, the Tigers advanced to the next round. Friday night they played the Bulls – the only team to beat them all season – and won 27-20. That meant another game on Saturday morning against Jacob’s old team, the Gators. The Gators had only lost one game during the season…to the TIGERS. ūüôā¬†The Tigers didn’t disappoint, winning 12-9! That meant that the Tigers advanced to the FINALS to play the Panthers, the only undefeated team in the league.

Unfortunately, the championship game was at 2:00 on Saturday afternoon, which¬†conflicted with¬†one of my very best friend’s baby shower, which I was helping to host. Jacob is a champ, and totally understood why I couldn’t be at the game. He still had a huge cheering section, with Daddy, Caleb, Granny, Papi, Gerald (the boys’ stepdad’s dad), Uncle Brandon,¬†and, of course, Mom and Ike. Our boys put up a valiant fight, coming back from an 11-point deficit for a final score of 21-18, Panthers. The boys took it well – they got really cool¬†trophies for coming in 2nd place, and everyone agreed they had a great time and a lot of fun this season. Even Daddy got a trophy and a special “thank you” gift for helping coach during the season – a silver, black, and white net, with a bag of hershey’s hugs and kisses.

Cake table at Baby Duffey's shower.

Sara’s baby shower went really well. The mommy-to-be was radiant, of course, and her guests definitely showered her with wonderful gifts. We all had a great time, and were quite charmed with Sara’s 6-year-old niece, Katie. She was adorable, telling us about her current favorite Wii game, “Barbie and the 3 Musketeers” and about how difficult (her word!) it was to get perfect attendance in school “because the flu is going around.” She also completely melted my heart when I watched her lovingly put her hands, and then her ear, to her Aunt Sara’s belly to feel and hear her baby cousin.

Sunday was a full-on rainy day. No thunder or lightening theatrics, just steady, heavy rain. That meant no outdoor soccer for Caleb today. So, while Daddy went to the gym and Bubba was at a birthday party, Caleb and I had some time together. He watched the end of Ratatouille while I framed some family photos that we had done by Heather McFadden at HVPhotography, oh, back in NOVEMBER (yes, I’m a little behind) and watched Mr. Holland’s Opus. Caleb joined me a little over half-way through the Opus, and sat quietly with me, alternately watching the show and playing with his toys. After the movie, it was time for Dad to go get¬†Bubba from the birthday party, for me¬†to hang the pictures and for Caleb to¬†get ready for indoor soccer. The good guys won again – 15-1!

All in all, I’d say it was a successful, if very busy, weekend!

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