Basketball season ended and Ella's team, the Sparks, made HUGE improvements! They were the newest team-none of the girls had ever played and by the end they were wowing the audiences. I overheard another mom talking about how our team was definitely the most improved and that was great to hear. They worked so hard, had such good sportsmanship, didn't let losses bring them down, and in the end they ended up beating one of the top teams(and made the other team all cry:) Sorry..but I didn't feel that bad. They had crushed everyone countless times and our girls deserved to win!! It was such an intense game and so fun to watch. I didn't think I could get so into a 2nd grade basketball game! hahaha. Ella was always a starter and helped to make lots of points. We were so proud of her and the Sparks. Here are a few pics from her last game and her end of season family bbq. Notice the basketball cupcake Ella is eating(I made those!! GO me:) Ella's coach, Coach James, called each girl up to present their trophies and also talked about each girl and the good qualities they brought to the team. I loved how he described Ella as quiet..their little "secret weapon" :) He said he could never get her to talk much(she is a softspoken little lady around others) but when he'd give her directions, she'd do it and do it well.
We are sad to see basketball season go, but volleyball for Aubrey is just around the corner! Never a dull weekend when you have kiddos.