Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Baby is a Brave This Year!

I can't believe Cub is playing football!!! Our season actually started three weeks ago...he's the littlest one on his team...but he doesn't mind. There are three teams in our league...the 7 and 8 year olds are on the Braves...the 9 and 10 year olds are on the Warriors and the 11 and 12 year olds are the Chiefs...T played his last year for the Chiefs last season and they won the Superbowl. Now I'm starting all over again with Cub....he isn't even actually 7 yet...but they let him slip in, so he's also the youngest on the team. But he's taking it very seriously and is trying his very best. He's keeping up and doing great! The weight limit is 95lbs. There are a few players who are struggling to make weight so they can play...but Cub had no problem weighing in at a whopping 45lbs!

We had our first game today and here's Cub lined up ready to have his name announced so they can bust through the banner the cheerleaders hold up for them. He's number 31.

Heading over to the bench ready to start the game.

The coaches even invented a special play for him this week during practice. They taught him to line up right across from the center on all fours and when they snap the ball he just bear crawls through the other teams legs to get to the ball or quarterback. I know it sounds crazy....but it really works!! And it's the most adorable thing to watch :) We were all saying how they even named the play for just for him...the Bear Crawl for Cub!

The other team didn't quite know what to make of it, he took two players out once and even sacked the quarterback!!!!! At the little meeting at the end of the game the coach pulled him up in front of everyone and made a big deal out of it. I was busting with pride for my little Cub!!! Go Braves!!!!!! Good luck this season!


Southern Belle Mama said...

How adorable! He looks so cute in all his gear. I know you're a proud mama! :)

marzipan said...

Go get 'em Cub! I think Ben was about 50 pounds when he played in 3rd grade. He still weighs only 70 lbs and he's 11 now! How in the world do you weigh 95+ pounds at 8 years old?? Anyway, have a great season!

Joy Beadworks said...

The perfect play for the little guy! Hope none of the other teams figure out his secret.

mom of 4 boys! said...

Oh my gosh, how cute he looks!!!!!!! Such good memories!!!!!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Aww, that is so cute :)

GerberaGirl said...

Tell cub we are really proud of him!!! He looks great in his uniform!!! Miss Tish is very excited for him!!!!