Friday, December 15, 2006

Sports Gal; Christmas Fun

Avery has been around sports for the duration of her life thus far. From still being in my belly while I ran volleyball tryouts, to sitting in her carseat during practices, to jumping alongside the girls while they blocked at the net. Then on gamedays for me, she enjoyed sharing practice time with Daddy, sometimes getting in a better 3-point stance than some of the football guys.

Of course Kenny and I hope to pass on our love of sports to Avery. We aren't going to force it on her, but it is fun to see that she already enjoys being 'athletic.' We're proud of the way she can already jump with both feet off the ground, her running skills, and of course her climbing abilities.

It is hard to come by girl sports things, so when we find it, we buy it no matter what the cost (within reason). First it was a treasure find when we came upon girls playing sports for her crib material, then the pink basketball (which she has learned to 'shoot'), then last night Kenny and I found a pink baseball and glove! So, we wrapped it up and let her open it that night to start her Christmas fun. We thought it would be more fun for her to enjoy one toy at a time instead of being bombarded with a million all at once.

After opening her new sports equipment last night, she tried to catch the ball, but she never had a good grip on the glove, and it would go flying as soon as the ball landed in it. This morning, however, she picked up the glove, put it on, and threw the ball into it. To my surprise, the glove did not go flying across the room. I picked up the ball and tossed it to her, and she caught it! We continued that game for a while, then she decided to move on to something else...with her glove still on her hand. She didn't take it off until lunchtime.

Glad she's happy with her present....and glad she picks up on things so quickly....athletic scholarship, here we come! :)

9 comments:

roxywishum said...

I really want a glove like that!

Kenny said...

she will be an athlete...I hope

JSM said...

Yesssssss Avery!! Get that girl a soccer ball :)

Sunny said...

What a good little sports star! Pretty soon it will be practices and games. She takes after her mommy and daddy! I know that you guys are so proud!

Brooke Shands said...

Thats awesome!!! I wish they has a pink glove when I was little.

Jason said...

Great pictures! She's definitely got the genes to be a great athlete.

jon said...

College girls Softball here we come! :P

Lerra said...

That's so cute! For Baron's sake, I hope we have athletic kids. If they take after me & my non-athletic self, Baron will be disappointed. :-)

Supabloggasuprememama said...

yeah..you guys really are into this stuff. Jamin and I have a boy and were not that much into it yet! of course, I am praying silently he doesnt inherit only my artsy skills and he can makehis daddy proud on the football field as a quarterback...