Friday, December 31, 2010

And this is what we came to Post Falls for ~ Basketball!!

Our reason for coming to Post Falls was to meet up with Brandon and his family to catch a few games of basketball.  Brandon is the head coach for the Orofino Maniacs.  

This is the weather we had to drive to from Post Falls to Spirit Lake where the tournament was being held.
The two head coaches talking before the game.

Before the game they look so relaxed.  The manager is on the left, Travis, the JV coach is in the middle, Brandon on the right.  Looks pretty sharp in that tie, if I say so myself.

Warm up for the team

And Grandpa got recruited to do the book :)

Danalyn watching the action on the floor. Christopher pointing to where I should be taking pictures and Max wondering what am I doing?  This is one of a few facial pictures I got of Max...he usually looks away from the camera.
Watching the game.  Don't think Christopher sat still for more than 30 seconds and that was when he got in trouble.  Did I say he got in trouble - he wasn't listening to Mommy.



A picture of the tiger... Christopher thought he looked scary.

My beautiful daughter-in-love, Danalyn

And Tigger came along to watch the game.
The Coach in action.


And the Coach yelling "set a screen, set a screen, set a screen!"  Do you think they got the message?

Christopher yelling "Go team go!"

Coach is getting a better look.

Watching the Ref....and not liking what the Ref is saying.
And this is the Coach after getting called for a Technical.

The Coach had to stay in his seat for the rest of the game.  Got the Technical because he yelled "This is RIDICULOUS! to the Ref.
 It was not a pretty sight to see Brandon get the technical but that is what happens when the Coach doesn't like the calls the Ref's are making.
The score at the end of the game.  The Maniacs were the guests and this looks like the fouls were pretty evenly called but in actuality we had 2x the number of fouls then the other team.  It was a sad loss.

Christopher & Grandpa sharing a hug during the JV game.

Christopher and Grammy.  Grandpa needs to tell Grammy when he is taking the picture :)

And we had to get our hands stamped so we could come and go.

And bundled up and ready to go back to the motor home after the game.
And it was still snowing as we returned from Spirit Lake to Post Falls.
During the JV game Brandon got a call from the AD (Athletic Director) that the roads between Post Falls and Lewiston were closed due to snow, drifting snow, and high winds.  So the team was staying another night.  While driving home we got a text from Danalyn texted us that the boys were pooling their money to buy pizza because some of the boys had no money left (they thought they were going home after the JV game).  

So once a team mom always a team mom.

I said I was making a chicken & cheese casserole.  Did they want me to make a couple of extra casseroles for the teams.  SURE was the reply we got back.  So after discussing the situation with Ron we made a stop at Wally World and bought stuff to make spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, milk and of course the boys would need a snack for later in the evening so we bought chips and oranges.  And then we went to the motor home and did some cooking!
The dining table loaded with food stuff and the electric fry pan to brown the hamburger.

And simmering sauce and water boiling for noodles.


And the food: chicken & cheese casserole, spaghetti noodles & sauce, bread with butter, milk and chips.

Better picture of the bread, butter and salad.  The oranges are on the other counter.



Christopher and Max were served first.  Didn't know what would be left after 16 teenage boys helped themselves.

In the front, some of the boys eating, in the background is Brandon, Danalyn & the boys.

The whole group eating dinner.  We took over the breakfast area in the hotel.
And at the end of the day Grandpa and Christopher!
All in all we had a terrific and busy day!  More basketball awaits us once we are back in Lewiston.  Max has games on Monday and Thursday and the high school boys have games on Tuesday and Friday!  It will definitely be a busy week and we are happy we are here to enjoy it.