Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Baby Bear Goes to Camp

We dropped the girl off at Baylor Volleyball Camp bright and early last Saturday. Thankfully we did get her there on the right day, no thanks to her mom, and she had an absolutely fantastic time. They stayed in one of the residence halls, had all of their meals at another, played and swam at the SLC, and also had a lot of intensive instruction on the volleyball court.

We went over for the awards ceremony yesterday afternoon and then I packed the kid up and brought her home. Have I mentioned lately that it's 104 degrees here? Because I totally felt it while I was lugging her suitcase down three flights of stairs in stilettos.

But I digress...

She got a certificate from her sweet coaches...


...and had a final group cheer...


...and some last minute words of encouragement...


...and got to meet Coach Jim Barnes...


...made a LOT of new friends...


...was gifted with a green and gold volleyball...


...met all of the players, ate with all of the players and stayed in the dorm with all of the players...


...learned how to do an official "Sic 'em, Bears!"...


..,got her volleyball signed by all of the players...



...learned the lay of the land...


...was blessed to be roommates with the ONE person she already knew at camp...


...met Melissa Jones, who is transitioning from rock star basketball player to fantastic volleyball player...and who also was the giver of "goodnight hugs"...


...and promptly informed me she would most definitely be back next year.

My guess is we will also be attending a number of volleyball games this fall as well. :-)

Sic 'em, Taylor!

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