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Jan 11, 2010

Sami Basketball

From Brent

I just put up a post about PARENTING IN 2010 on my blog if you are brave enough to venture over and jump in. :)

Basketball - Ethiopian Style

Sami-Hannah got to play in her first official organized basketball game yesterday. While she has the height and athleticism, she has gotten a very late start in organized sports. She is a little awkward but gives hints that she will be a real player in the future.

I look forward to working with her on agility drills and specific sports like basketball and softball.

She did much better on defense where her height
was a bonus and her lack of experience was a little less a factor.

The girls start true full court basketball here from day one as
opposed to five on each end (offense and defense).
They get a real workout.

I was across the gym taking photos. This old wooden gymn
had AWFUL AWFUL lighting. It took every trick I knew just to get
the quality you see on this post.
As you can see, Abby wasn't feeling very good.

Landis never misses a photo op. He actually
said "Dad take my picture" and posed for me.

Sami playing defense...

More defense... she is getting the hang of it pretty quickly.


Michelle said...

Dear Sami,
I am so proud of you for trying basketball! It takes great courage to try a sport, especially a team sport where others count on you. I know you will work hard and succeed. You are a wonderful young lady and we were blessed by meeting you.
Michelle Mann

Debbie said...

I can say I "knew" her when.....

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Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Yeah Sami!

That is awesome she is having the chance to play sports through all that your family has gone through!

Praying over Abby!

Love you all,

Sweet Joni said...

Right On! WTG Hannah!!! :D Looking good on that b-court!

Aw, Abby... *hugs* lil one!!! :)

Spidey: of course, you aren't ever forgotten either :D

Great photos Brent! THX for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

Go Hannah go!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Great fun! :)
Praying for Abby- ALWAYS!!!

Debi said...

Awesome Sami!
What a mighty girl you are! Keep practicing, learn from your team- mates and have fun.
Praying for you and Abby and Garrett.
Love and hugs and prayers,

whenpigsfly said...

GO Hannah GO!!! AS a truly converted "basketball Mom" I can wholeheartedly cheer you on and thoroughly enjoy your b-bll photos!! Have fun !
We continue to pray for sweet Abbyand for Garreett every day .
Linda and the crew