Saturday, March 26, 2011

State Basketball Competition--Will we be 3rd or 4th place in 88 counties?!?!?

So our boys both participate in Special Olympics in our County.  We have such an awesome program and the coaches are the best!!!!!!  Here's a couple pics of the boys warming up for last night's game.  Our school age basketball team was trying to place 1st in the state of Ohio.  We did great, but they did beat us 59-42.   Today we play for either 3rd or 4th place.  And that is out of 88 counties!!!!  I say our little Henry County team ROCKS!!!!!!

 The 2010-2011 Henry County Special Olympics School age team

 The basketball court we played on..

Our van ready to go:

 Our cheering poster.
 Decorating the team bus....(That's an elusive picture of me painting the Special Olympics symbol on the bus.  I normally am not in hubby had the camera.)
 Our little Caty Cougar.
 Dad proudly wearing his game shirt.
Another of the little cheerleaders....the coach's children were cheering too, but Joe missed a pic of them.  If someone else has one, would appreciate it.


  1. What an awesome accomplishment! Your so sweet. I can not imagine the complexity of your homeschool. I have a daughter who is dyslexic with auditory/visual processing issues and sensory, as well. It has put me on a path....that I thank God for, but I wonder, if other Moms with children who have no learning problems really get what it's like. While I know what it's like for me...I do not know what it is like to walk a mile in your shoes. You are an inspiration to I read through your blog, I saw your heart and love, a heart of serving and giving is amazing. I am truly blessed that you dropped by. I am behind on visiting others...and am ashamed to admit that.

    Thank you!

  2. My girls are not into sports, but I always think it is so cool when the mom's get so into it and decorate their van!

  3. Thanks to both of you:) This was the first time in at least 8 years that the team got this far. The older kids on our team are awesome. They look out for the younger and "less talented" kids by helping them on the court. Our team has been known to give back the ball to the opposing team to allow their player to attempt a missed shot again, just to make them feel good!!! That is true sportsmanship!!!!!

  4. Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting...I'm meeting all kinds of new bloggy friends through HMJ (and other memes)! You're little blonde curly head "cougar" is ADORABLE!
    Blessings, Melissa

  5. Congratulations on going to state. That is really awesome. I bet you are bursting at the seams with pride :D Your little daughter is adorable in her kitty face paint!

  6. I am very proud....we mamas went all out!! We are very proud of all the kids!!!!!


  7. Wow! You have such an awesome family! I love the picture up top. :)
    Oh, and thanks for visiting my blog today at glad to share the fun! :)

  8. Having a little guy with multiple special needs...this one made me all weepy. :) In a warm my heart kinda way...


  9. Great job for you cougars to make it so far in the tourament. What a great thing they are participating in