Thursday, December 08, 2011

Zoe's 1st Game & Random Thoughts

Zoe's 1st basketball game against Ellsworth was Tuesday afternoon. I won't talk about the fact that they lost the game or what the score was, just the fact that Zoe started the game and she played well. :-) Her confidence in sports has grown a lot since last year, so it is fun to see the difference as she plays. She is now the tallest player on her team (not by much, though), so she gets to play under the basket, which is new for her. She took a few shots, but none of them went in. That happened a lot for most of her teammates as well!

Here she is committing a foul. She is more aggressive this year as well!

We are heading to Bangor this afternoon to watch Zoe's game and then Emily's game. The younger kids get restless toward the end of one game, so we'll see how much of Emily's game we actually see!

During Young Women's the past several weeks, Zoe and the other young women have made this super cute nativity.

Kate has been content to stay home during the day lately, which is fine with me. However, I needed to get the oil changed in the Yukon yesterday, so I suggested that we go to the Maine Jump after. Noah was super excited about this, but Kate didn't want to leave the house. We did end up going, but Kate would have preferred to stay home.

I made a to-do list at the beginning of the week and I finally crossed everything off today. Christmas preparations and basketball are keeping us busy, busy, busy!

We are doing pretty well keeping up with our Christmas Countdown. Our printer was giving me trouble this week, so we are a bit behind on the coloring pages, but we have had no problem keeping up with the unwrapping of books. :-)

The Gingerbread Doll is a favorite for the older girls.

Snoopy and the gang kept everyone's attention. :-)

Zoe read Drummer Boy to the kids before school on Tuesday since we were going to be too busy in the evening to read before bed.

After we read Cobweb Christmas..The tradition of Tinsel and I explained that it was a Folk Tale, the kids liked it better. Some of the girls were not impressed with the focus on spiders in the middle of the book. I don't think it's a story that they are going to want to read over and over again.

Zach came home yesterday with 2 bookmarks from his 7th grade reading buddies. Zoe is one of his reading buddies. :-) Zoe and Caitlin have spent time reading with Zach and Ella in the 1st grade classroom. Fun!


Mal said...

Zoe: here's a bank-shot. If you stand in between the last two lines on the side of the key and you toss the ball up gently to hit the near top corner of the back board, there is no way that ball isn't going in. 100% of the time. Practice it. I see lots of points in your future, Miss Power Forward.

Dawn said...

Isn't it amazing how all the kids have grown up since we "met" here in

Re your comment on my last post - I do have lots of good memories, but you should talk to my brothers - they all have so many more!