Things returned to normal quickly after we got back from Orlando (but isn't it tough to get back to 'real life' sometimes??) and we looked forward to a weekend of basketball. Bennett's team (the Lakers) were having a great season with only one loss (which happened while we were away!!! Bennett can still consider himself undefeated :)
So, here are some pictures of the game on February 4...
Bennett is a defensive machine!! It is so strange to me to see him like this - a total 180 from the past 2 seasons! There is something odd about cheering for my child to be so tough :) The coaches even had to tell him at practice a few weeks ago to tone it down it a little!!
A blurry celebration of a basket!
He can dribble now!
Good job, man!
He's got the ball AGAIN!
There really aren't words for how much Bennett has come into his own this season with basketball. Gone are the days of promising him a dollar just to attempt to shoot! He made his first basket(s) ever this year! He wasn't afraid to try to shoot and take the ball from one side of the court to the other. Wow!
I think that his confidence on the court is just an extension of his confidence in general. He's learning more about himself and how he fits into teams and social situations. It's amazing to see him growing (still growing - by leaps and bounds it seems!). I'm continually thankful for the young man that he is becoming (even if it brings a little mommy-heartache along the way :)