Treats for the Team

Last Saturday it was my turn to pass out the snacks/treats after the boys basketball game. So a couple weeks before I had asked my Mom if she had any great ideas or recipes for me because I remember when my little sister and I were playing sports, she ALWAYS brought the BEST treats!! And all our teammates said so too :). So my Mom, who was very excited to come up with some ideas/recipes for me, graciously sent me several recipes to choose from. It was a tough decision on what I should actually make, because they ALL looked so yummy! But after cutting out the recipes that called for peanut butter (there is a kid on the team with a peanut allergy), I finally decided to go with the Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. They were actually very easy to make and they were a HUGE hit!! The kids AND the parents were in awe! Some of the moms even asked me how I made them. I made a bunch of them so there were enough for the team and for the little brothers and sisters… and some of the parents too :).

I have to bring treats to their last basketball game as well, in which I will probably make something different. As for now, I’m just trying to get better! I have had a sore throat which has turned into a horrible cold and it seems to just be getting worse… at least that’s what it feels like!

The Warriors

During the boys Christmas break, we had signed them up to be on a youth league basketball team with some of the other kids in their class. Since they were at their Nana’s over Christmas break, we decided to wait until they got back home to tell them they were going to be on a basketball team. They were so excited!! Their team name is the Warriors and their first game was 2 Saturdays ago in which they lost, but they had only had one practice and they ended up playing a team that had kids older than them… but they had fun anyways! So from now on they will be having 2 practices a week and then their games are on Saturdays. This last Saturday they had their second game and they did lose again, but they are doing a lot better!  We have told the boys that it doesn’t matter if they win or lose as long as they are having fun!

This is the first time the boys have ever been on a team, so it’s really a learning experience for them and I’m really hoping that it will help with their behavior in school and at home and that they can learn to work together as a team both as brothers and as friends at school.