Tuesday, February 3, 2009
A tough Competitor
We started out our weekend on a great note. The kids received awards at the annual Racers Reunion and got to meet Carl Edwards to boot. They had a great time, too bad it was as dark as a cave and my picture sucked. Oh well they had fun. Maybe someday one or both of mine could be on the stage and the ones handing out their autographs. Carl was great and just like one of the "normal" people you would meet on an everyday basis. I think we forget when people become celebrities that they are normal people too. He was great and got right down in the middle of everyone and asked just as many questions from everyone about their racing as they all did about his. Thanks Carl for being such a great role model.
Now onto a new note..... do you see how pretty my little girl looks (above)?? Well don't let that fool you she gets out and scraps with the boys and girls for that matter and defense is her strong point! She got the award above for Track Champion (tied with her brother) but included in the class were 7 other people....all boys! She had a basketball game last night and my word for the day happened to be "orange" so I thought long and hard and thought a picture of a basketball up close would be fitting for our family and that particular color. Well I got to the game and sat watching and watched as Kaelie went to guard a girl and try to get the ball, the girl decided she was going to keep the ball and swung her arm around to get Kaelie loose and at the same time both of their heads went down. I guess from that you can tell there was contact between the forehead of the other girl and Kaelie's cheekbone. You can't say she doesn't play hard I guess. Can you believe how rough girls basketball is?? My beautiful daughter is now being called "Bruiser". As for the color of the day mine changed to black, blue and red from the orange ball game. She is still pretty though..she just feels tougher now. In fact two girls on the team asked her last night if they could get a picture with her today when it was nice and puffy and bruised. What can I say that's my girl!
(BTW she said she would have smiled for the picture but it hurt too bad.) Her coach contacted me thru facebook and said I forgot to add that she actually did get the steal and our team got the ball. Way to go Kaelie.