Monday, March 31, 2008

*Basketball's Rising Star "Campbell #20"

PhotobucketSo Spencer just started Basketball this last week. (After a 3 month break from karate...he decided he was done.:( -so I told him he HAD to do something active & NO.. 'playing with friends didn't count!) We decided on basketball or shall I say Dad STRONGLY encouraged basketball. Spencer agreed & Tim has been shooting baskets with him consistently a couple times a week the last 3 weeks before the season started.

Saturday was their 1st game & we were a little nervous having had NO practice as a team yet, BUT good news!...After a long game, some really tough players (-that I swear are lying and saying they're 7 & 8-but could be 10 & 11-), & Spencer hardly touching the ball the whole game...something AMAZING happened the last few minutes of the game...
His team was by their basket & Spence was just a little ahead of the 3 point line when he was passed the ball. He just kinda looked down at it as if he was in shock, then dribbled up a bit, shot it & SWOOSHED IT! It was ALL net and the whole auditorium I think was in shock that this kid who didn't touch the ball the whole game could make that kind of shot! There were loud cheers & chuckles at the same time. Spencer looked over at Tim and I and gave us the cutest "thumbs up"! I thought I was gonna wet my pants, I was laughing so hard! I was so proud, so in shock & so amazed all at the same time. It was like the movie Rudy or something!
basketballOk..and maybe there was a little motivation..Tim said spencer could pick out a toy at the store if he made a basket at his game. Hey a little bribing never hurt anyone? Right?:) hehe...

11 comments:

Tiffany said...

That is the sweetest story ever! I wish I could have seen how excited Spence was! Good Job Spence! That is so awesome! I am sure your dad was soooo PROUD!

Lundell Family said...

that's so awesome that he made a shot. That truly makes a kid feel good about himself. Good Job Spencer. jett had his first game on Sat. It is so fun to watch the kids play

Shawna said...

Woo Hoo Spencer! I'm a fan too even though I've never met the little shooter. What a fun mommy moment. Love it!

A day in the life of the Campbell's said...

awww..how cute! I bet Tim and you were beaming! So what toy did he get? whatcha gonna bribe him with next time? ha ha ha

miken said...

That's awesome...love stories like Rudy! hopefully he picked out a great toy!

Ezra & Kian said...

So cool!!!! That memory is going to be so great!!!! I bet you guys talk about it at every family gathering for forever---and you should! Spencer is fantastic and Tim must be a great coach. Way to go boys!

spencer said...

i am happy that i made a basket.
i got four packs of pokemon cards!

sarajane said...

haha wish i could of been there, go spence! hey i love the new music from american idol!!

Harding Family said...

Hey girl. I'm coming to town! Do you wanna have a party and pamper your friends and kitchen? Let me know.

Mechelle said...

Hi Audra, I so remember you! How are you? You look great. Glad to find your blog. I see you are doing some photography. Good for you. Did you go to my web site? mechelleslens.com if you want to check it out. Anyway, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Good job Spencer! Mechelle

Stephanie said...

Way to go Spence!