Brendan turned 14 on May 6th, and he let me snap one photo of him since the church needed one for the Confirmation service.
On Brendan's birthday, his middle school team played for the county-wide championship. They were undefeated all season and were Conference champs going into the championship game. We played a team from Kernersville, and B's team won!!! We are so proud of them!
It was a fantastic way to spend Brendan's birthday.
We also celebrated JC's 43rd birthday on May 9th, and Mother's Day was on May 10th. Not only was it Mother's Day, but it was also JC's dad's 70th birthday, and Brendan's Confirmation at church. We had lunch at our house after church.
Our family after the service:
Emma set the "kids' table"...
JC and his dad...
B opening a Confirmation gift...
This is a photo of all the Confirmands taken at the rehearsal the Saturday night before...
And B with his mentor...
The weekend of Mother's Day, I got to have lunch with Emma at school. This is Emma posing under the portrait she drew of me...
This is a precious paper that Emma brought home from school. It's an assignment they did for Mother's Day:
Also Emma had her last recreation league soccer game on JC's birthday. She was happy to receive a trophy!
And this is a special box of treasures that Emma put together for me for Mother's Day:
We also celebrated with Brendan at the middle school's annual sports awards banquet. The only sport that Brendan played that is recognized by the school system is volleyball (baseball is through the school, but it is not supported by the school system). Brendan was given a special coach's award. It was great hearing him getting recognition.
Twice in the month of May, JC drove Brendan to Pittsboro for some very intensive training with a former UNC and Atlanta Braves catcher. He learned a ton, and we are grateful that he had this opportunity.
Both Emma and Jackson had tryouts for the upcoming soccer year the week before Memorial Day.
Emma made Jr. Academy for the first time...it starts at U8. Jackson made the WHITE team this year which is the top team for his age group in our league at Twins. The night we found out, he had gone to a West Forsyth women's playoff game. We made a poster and hung it outside for him and then we all changed into all white and waited for him in the driveway to arrive home. He was beyond excited!
Brendan's travel team also played in a few tournaments in May...all in the age group older than their team. The first tournament was the Tennessee Super NIT. The boys played great but fell short in the championship game. Runner up is not so bad though.
The second tourney they played was also 14U. They won the whole thing out of 15 teams...they beat a team from Georgia in the championship game.
They also played the last weekend in May, and the tournament was held at Charlotte Independence High School. Once again, they won the championship game beating out a great 14U team.
We also went to the beach for Memorial Day weekend. I will post pictures from that trip soon.