It was a YellowJacket weekend. Saturday, ole’ girl had a volleyball game and then her homecoming dance was that night. I had no idea my child could play volleyball that well. I should have known she was going to be awesome because for some reason we tend to excel at sports. Track and gymnastics was my thing when I was her age. I was great at both. This child is a darned POWERHOUSE! I even heard the other team talking about her before they started the game. The team leader said, “watch out for #8…she hits the ball hard and deep so when she serves, everybody step back.”
She wasn’t lying. YellowJacket served the ball and the darned ball looked like it was gonna go in the basketball goal!Those are just practice pictures…I couldn’t get her serving in the game because, my camera broke.
Later that evening, she went to her homecoming dance. I love to watching her make that transition from ” musician or sports chick” to “girly girl” (she’s been playing the trumpet for 5 years now.) She does it so well. Most of the sports chick I knew (me included)hated the transition to “girly girl.” But, not her….she soaks it right up.
16 year olds didn’t look like this when I was one. Finding a dress that’s not “too hoochie” and not too “grown up” ain’t easy when your 16 year old daughter is built like a grown ass woman.Yeah, we got guns…a lot of guns. LOL. She’s a good girl and I like the fact that, she’s a kid at heart. So many girls today want to grow up fast but, she still loves to color in coloring books and hang out with her friends. She’s a big baby…even though she’s standing over 6 feet tall in this pic. Without heels…5’9″ …still tall for a woman.
That’s her with her best friend.They’re two peas in a pod. Time is going by so fast, in two more years she’ll be spreading her wings. She’s the last of the lot so, what will I do then? I wonder if I’ll go through the empty nest syndrome.
I better enjoy the moments while they’re here….and I do.