We had another milestone in our lives this weekend: our first sporting event. We entered Micah into a golf tournament and were all looking so forward to seeing how he did, if he liked it, and if this might be a sport we pursue in the future. He was in an age group of 4-7 year olds and was the youngest by 1.5 years and the smallest by a foot and probably 15 pounds. It was adorable to see him dressed for his big day carrying a golf club and sipping a special drink he had picked out the day before. We had no expectations. We didn't know if he would do well, if he would feel pressured, if he would be so far behind the other boys. Our little boy made us so proud. He did well in the tournament, scoring a 28 on five holes. Each hole was a par 4 for his age group, and his score put him in third place. But it wasn't his score that amazed us as we watched him on the course. He was so poised, showed such confidence without being arrogant, watched the other little boy in our group and offered encouraging words (not within earshot of Jack, but we heard him) and stayed focused and consistent. I told my mom afterwards, I just feel so humbled to have such a special little boy. We never went over how he was to act because we had no anticipation of how he would respond to the pressure of a real tournament. To see his true colors come to life on the course was such a special gift. We will always remember our sweet Micah and his first golf tournament with such fondness.
Matt was Micah's caddy. I think Micah was impressed by his name tag on the back of Matt's vest.
Vitamin water. He had to have a sip after every hole. He was very excited to have his own big drink for the tournament.
One of the best shots of the tournament. He flopped it from the rough and actually hit the cup-so close.
Very happy with that shot!
Micah had an extra "dad" there. My brother loves golf and came to watch his nephew. He offered some good advice and might even play in another tournament with him in a few weeks.
Owen enjoyed a ride on Gramp's shoulders. I know he was happy for some attention too.
Micah at the scoreboard. He didn't earn a trophy, but is excited to try for one next time.
My sister-in-law and me -1.5 weeks away from meeting our babies. We waddled along together, talked about our contractions, and hoped for two healthy babies to arrive quickly.