Yesterday Thomas had his first Junior Jazz basketball game. Although every kids' jersey says "JAZZ" on it, Thomas's team acutally is the Jazz, so we thought that was kind of cool. He was so excited-- he has been counting down the days all week. In practice before the game, Tom found his spot on the floor where he could make several baskets-- it was fun to see how excited he got when his shot went in!
The game itself was not unlike soccer last spring-- a bunch of kids just chasing the ball from goal to goal. The coaches kept yelling things like, "Pass!" and "Defense!", to which most of the kids just put their arms up. It was pretty cute. The best thing about 1st grade basketball is that there are no fouls (the kids aren't malicious enough to try to foul each other yet anyway), very lenient boundaries, everyone gets to play, and no one (except Thomas) keeps score.
Go Jazz #22!
After the game, we took the kids to Casper's Ice Cream in Providence. It's a newer place and I hadn't been before-- very nice. Of course, my boys ordered blue bubblegum, which tastes surprisingly like Pepto Bismal. Yum.