Friday night was the winter sports banquet at school. Monkey's basketball team had their award ceremony where the coach talks about each kid on the team. It is always a great night. We went to the banquet not expecting anything. There are four trophies that get awarded for each team and there are 7 boys on the jv basketball team. We sit down to start the ceremony and next thing I know me, my friend and a dad get called up infront of everyone. Yipes. My friend and I were the team moms and the dad helped with a lot if not all the practices. They gave us each a card with a gift card inside. Then the boys gave us moms roses! I was so NOT expecting that. It was super sweet and totally a surprise. Then started the good stuff. The time came when they announced Monkey name and had him stand up infront of everyone so they could talk about him. THEN they gave him the team captain trophy....AND the Charger Award. Jeff said that the Charger Award is the most highly wanted award. The plaque says, "presented to the athlete who most exemplifies the Charger spirit in Leadership, in Ability, in Teamwork." He was so shocked to have gotten any but to receive TWO, so proud of him. It was such an amazing night and all his hard work paid off. I must say that watching him throughout his basketball season you can tell that he got much better as time went on.
Then today was the Awana Games! It was GG last year doing this and she is super sad but SO excited that her last year ended in the team getting 1st place. She told me that she is the most proud of the award she got today for winning 1st place in the Awana Games. Both the boys competed in the boys TNT because they didn't have enough third and fourth graders they pulled 3 second graders to play and Red was one of them. I was really impressed with how well he did...in one of the events (something with a balloon being hit to your color) he almost got knocked down by one of the older kids but he held his own. Then in my least favorite event the bean bag grab he got 2 bags! It is my least favorite because they have 6 kids from each team and they call a number 1-6 and that number has to run to the middle and grab as many of the 4 bean bags as they can. Nerve racking! In the end the boys got 2nd place...not too bad. After the boys and girls TNT was over Red competed in Sparks. They ended up coming in last but they certainly had fun doing it. We only have one more kid to go through the Sparks games. Well that is our highlights!