4.06.2008

We have a playa, folks!


Yes, even more confirmation that Cara is my little mini-me. (Even though she's not so little any more...) We finally convinced her to participate in a team sport and she decided on volleyball.

Cara has a 'thing' about people watching her or being the center of attention... She doesn't like it so much. Several years ago, after practicing in the backyard with Bryan for months, she smacked a great hit at the Boyer Family Reunion Baseball game. Half-way to first base she was sobbing in huge gulping tears. When we got her to calm down enough she explained, "I don't like people yelling at me". No one was yelling at her; it's called cheering. Hmm...

She's lately been trying to face her fears. She started a new school. She got her ears pierced. Now she's on a volleyball team through the YMCA called the Pink Ladies. The league she's in is for girls aged 9-11.

Guess what? She loves it and, even better, she's good at it! We had a blast watching her play yesterday in their first two matches. They play four-on-four on a shortened court with rally score to 25.


This is actually two different teams with the same color jersey... Cara's team only has 6 girls on it.

5 comments:

courtney said...

That is amazing! It is so nice when they find something they are good at and enjoy too.

Erin said...

Go Cara! I'm glad she is enjoying it.

Stephanie said...

WTG Cara! It's always fun to watch our kids find something they like and are good at.

Aubrey said...

Woo hoo Cara! We'll have to come watch you play sometime (if we can escape baseball!) Love ya!

Spymommy said...

As someone from your volleyball past, I have to say this is just awesome! And I'm a little jealous - my Hannah is going to be a shorty and will never have a career in volleyball. But she can whack a softball like it's nobody's business. :) You go girls!