Monday, September 21, 2009

Heisman Class of 2024

Okay...so maybe I'm getting carried away, but Ty started football this weekend and I'm a proud Momma!

Sure...it's Flag Football.  What's your point?

I was shocked when he told our football loving neighbors that he wanted to play.  I mean, we're a baseball family.  We know that College football is played on Saturday and Pro is played on Sunday, but Shane is still rooting for Troy Aikman's Cowboys.  Okay, I'm exaggerating a tad, but you get my point.  Still, in an effort to encourage our shy little guy to get out and experience things, we signed him up!





The first practice was a little rough in the beginning.  Ty didn't know anyone, so he was a bit shy...and ready to throw in the towel on his football career.  I told him he couldn't make any decisions until he COMPLETED his first practice.  Sure enough, by 10am on Saturday, he was counting the hours until Game #1 on Monday night.

He's #22 in the program, but #1 in our hearts...playing on the (Ramsey) Cowboys...in every position (that's a rule of the flag football program)...Ty "TyTy" Higby:




(That's Ty getting the hand-off from the QB)


Tonight, when we got there, he didn't even hesitate as he joined the team.  I couldn't have been more proud.  He did great and had a wonderful attitude.  I laughed a lot!  My favorite moment was after the game.  When the teams needed DIRECTIONS to shake hands.  And here I thought all that stuff came naturally...


10 comments:

FranticMommy said...

Ka-UTE! You got a little linebacker on your hands there Mommy! Stopping by from SITS! Stop by my blog and read The Mommy Contract. I am sure you can relate!

salli said...

Oh my....he is sooooo cute in that football jersey! And, hooray for trying something new. Way to go TY!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Awww, he looks like he takes his football seriously =) My boys love to play sports too (well, two of them do LOL) Stopping by from SITS

Momma Gesswein said...

wonderful! have him work on his neck muscles, so he can take a tumble. I am surprised with "oink oink" flu on the horizon, they're even doing "good game" handshakes at the end....yum!

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, my goodness- those little boys look so cute!! I must get my kids involved in sports, for the uniforms alone. :)

Sara E said...

how cute! little football players are so adorable!

we just have little soccer players in our house...not sure we'll venture over to football - but, I think it could be pretty funny if we do

Melissa B. said...

Hey, as a Native Texan and an avid football fan, I think you may be on to something here! SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...TGIF!

bluecottonmemory said...

I love your pictures! So fall! So Football!
We love soccer, but some have played football and flag football. If you want a college kicker for football, check out my post: http://bluecottonmemory.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/when-discipline-lacks-self/

Alexis! said...

Awww, so cute. If I ever have a son I'll definitely involve him in stuff like this :)

Helene said...

Awwww, so cute!! Isn't it amazing how grown up they suddenly look once they start participating in sports? My 4-yr old twins are doing soccer now and they have so much fun...it's a blast to watch do something they enjoy so much!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog last week on my SITS day! Hope you'll be back again soon!