The only thing my boy wanted for his birthday last spring was a basketball hoop.
After much discussion about where to place the basketball hoop (our subdivision does not allow it on the garage like the "good old days" and a portable one would have to be pulled in each evening), Lance came up with the idea to mount it on the wall of our garage.
Besides the constant thump, thump, thump on the wall, it has been a great place for the basketball hoop. Landon is able to shoot hoops anytime - rain, wind, snow, sleet, hail - he can still shoot hoops.
This fall, we signed Landon up to play organized basketball. We hit the jackpot when it comes to coaches. His coaches are two "grandpas" who love the game of basketball and love teaching young children about the game. They are patient, kind, and encouraging.
Last Saturday, Landon had his very first game. To say he was excited is an understatement.
His days of the week are currently defined by how many days until basketball practice and how many days until his basketball game. This has been a great way to reinforce learning the days of the week.
The orange basketball shirt they wear for games... well it has been worn every.single.day.
I wish I had video to show you of the game, but Lance was just as excited as Landon so we saw quite a bit of the gym floor. So for now a few photos:
Coach Jim giving the kids their instructions
I found my person (they wear wrist bands that match a person on the other team so they know who to guard)