Saturday, August 16, 2008

Football Jamboree


Today officially kicked off our oldest child's football season.  He play's for his middle school.  We are so proud of him.  He plays halfback on offense and rover(linebacker) on defense. During tonight's game he ran a lot of yards and contributed with blocks and hits.  He also got a two pt conversion.  I asked him if it felt good to hear his name over the PA system.  He just grinned and said it felt pretty good.  It is really neat to see the boys learning to play well together.  Wait, that sounded like I was referring to a play group.  Ya'll know what I mean. 

While at the game we were all crammed in on the side with the shade.  So we were sitting with our opponents.  My friend Karen, and my two little ones were with me.  Neal help coach so He was on the field.  We were all comfy when this large family comes and practically sits on Karen.  She politely scooted over to make room for this family.  They even brought a stroller in the football stands.  CROWDED !!!  Anyway, I asked the "gentleman" if he had connections with our team.  he did say his nephew went there but he couldn't remember his name.  He finally was able to think of his loved one's name.  While watching the game, he noticed they called the name of #3 Madison &^^^&*^^ and asked if that was a girl.  Well, I thought He was kidding, so I said,: No , that would be my son!!" and then I thumped him on the ear. Don't ask me how it happened, it was just the right thing to do.  Then with all my southern charm apologized, I told him that if you sit within reaching distance of me you never know what might happen.  He just laughed, shockingly he didn't think much about it.  But after getting reamed about not having my camera ready at the hospital, I was not about to let my little friend get by without taking his pic.  So Karen snapped it !!PC100054

Look how red his ear is, that is the one I thumped !!!  He he !!PC100056

He is gonna kill me for posting this, he wasn't camera ready.PC100055

Can you find him?


Here are the coaches playing around after the game.  One of these great guys is mine and one is Mimi Lorie's .

One pic I missed that was priceless was our team praying with the other team.  We always ask if they would like to pray together in a huddle on the field.  We are so blessed to have such Godly men teaching our young men.


Juju said...

I bet that man will not soon forget you or your little man Madison! Way to go April!
Okay now, check out the prayer warrior that has taken up residency at our home.
Love you girl!

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Valarie said...

Oh yall played at my old stomping grounds. :) Oh so many memories at that football field. :)

Brandi said...

U are so funny! He need the thump!
Loving the red ear, hehehe.

Squeeze Madison for me, He is so cute!

Misty said...

It's a sick feeling when you thump someone and then realize they're a stranger. I've been there! Love the pictures of Madison. He looks the part of an athlete. You're in trouble with that one!

Life on the farm... said...

I'm sure he's been thumped before!