Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mama's Champion

Photograph by Ryan

I've been a little neglectful of my blog the last few weeks....but it's because I'm the luckiest mom in the world! I have great kids....all of them are just incredible. So far all are athletes (thank goodness) and have let me live vicariously through them.

So today I'm going to dote on my second born... Cooper!

She's quite the stud and I absolutely 100% LOVE LOVE LOVE watching her play sports. Right now, we've been neck deep in her softball and I can't begin to tell you how much fun I HAVE been having...Yes, I have been having the fun!

Last year her softball team won the Florida State Little League softball championship in a cakewalk! From districts, sections, to state, they out scored their opponents somewhere in the ballpark of 70 runs to 5. It was incredible. We're talking 12 year old's hitting the ball out of the park kind of stuff!

This year, her team is back at it again. However, there's a little more excitement added to the package...this year, they can advance out of state to the Southern Regionals (West Virginia) and then to the World Series (Portland, Oregon). For the past 2 years these girls have played year round together in the hopes of making it to the '09 World Series. They have practiced HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS...played in oodles of tournaments and have managed to stay friends...best friends through it all.

Districts Champions - Done

Section Champions - Done

Florida State Champions - Heading out Thursday

I'll be enjoying this once in a lifetime opportunity so if I'm MIA, that's why! I can't miss a second of this amazing moment. But I'll try and keep y'all updated and keep your fingers crossed they make it through as the State Champions!!

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Warren Baldwin said...

Wonderful post! We are a baseball and softball family, so I know just what you mean. Our youngest just lettered as a sophomore. Blogging will wait; take in every baseball or softball game with your kids that you possibly can (this coming from an old guy who has two kids gone and only one left at home).


Kekibird said...

Wow! That's all so exciting. I'll cross my fingers for your daughter and her team to advance. Good luck!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

That is so exciting!!! :)

JennyMac said...

Great post and tribute! And I love her name.

Ryan said...

uh, sorry I'm slow. Am I missing something with the name? It's awesome, by the way!

Tara said...

Ryan! haven't you hear of "nicknames".....

Foursons said...

This is awesome! And I love that first photo.

We had a taste of this several years ago when my son's team came in 2nd at the state tourney. It was a blast!