Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tennis Anyone??

True, it's not quite tennis weather here yet and we actually have about 4-5 inches of snow on the ground, but that did not stop Mr. Tennis from introducing Maddy to his favorite sport on the weekend. He actually hasn't played in a while because his hip was bothering him so much. He used to play at least twice a week and for a while there (in younger days) about 5-6 times a week! Anyway, now that the Rickster has a new hip, he decided it's time for Maddy to learn the in's and out's of the game. And . . . she really enjoyed hitting the ball and even picking up the tennis balls! He's reserved court time for them every Sunday and lessons start in March.
I tried to play tennis for a while since the Hub and boys all played. But, I could never get my serve in. Ok, truth be told, I liked the outfits better than the sport and liked doing drills much more than playing games! Somehow, I'm thinking that Miss M is going to be all about the outfits and accessories -- as she insisted on wearing a bracelet (see above) that I had received through the American Heart Assn Go Red for Women shop and is now calling it her "tennis" bracelet! :0


Think she had enough of the camera that day, don't you!


23 comments:

Gail said...

She is just too cute for words...love the last pic. She's so adorable with the 2 top teeth missing. Grace hasn't lost any yet and badly wants too!

Have a great week. :)

Kate said...

How cute of Rick to get Maddy in the tennis mix!!! And I love her definition of a "tennis bracelet"...too cute!!!

Maybe if we think really hard, spring will get here sooner!!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Looks like you will not only have a Mr. Tennis, but a Ms. Tennis too!! She is adorable....I can just see her in the little tennis outfits to match her "tennis bracelet".....she is a funny girl!!

Have a great day!

Lisa

Lucy said...

Oh how I love tennis but I too never was able to really do well. It's actually a joke that I had private lessons for years and never got beyond beginners, yikes! And we even had a tennis court growing up. :) I love that Mr. Tennis is doing this with Miss Maddy. Can't wait to see her in her full gear, accessories and all!
That last picture of her is hilarious.

Jodee Leader said...

Cute pictures! Maybe we will have to get Maddy and Carson on the tennis court together! I love her tennis bracelet too. Hurry up, Spring!

Super Mommy said...

Tennis lessons sound fun!! I'm sure Maddy will love it! I'm with you, I like the outfits more than playing!!

Seattlemom said...

She just gets more and more beautiful! Lily is doing things like that when she has had ENOUGH of the camera. Her latest is closing her eyes. Her timing is perfect. Grrrrr.

Sandy Toes said...

I use to play tennis in kindergarten..I still love it but never play anymore..what a cutie!
-sandy toe

Donna said...

I was a competitive tennis player in my younger days, so I can dig your family's love of the game. Looks like Maddy is next!

Kim said...

I am surprised at how many little ones play tennis and with a pink racquet what little girl would not love to play.

My son loves to play with with my dad, I thought 6 was too young but he loves it.

Bridget said...

What a cute little tennis player!! How sweet that she will be playing with her Dad- I think that is just perfect! Love her "Tennis" bracelet - he-he! Hope it warms up soon and that snow melts!

Erin said...

So cute! I love the outfults too. And little girls look so cute in them. Especially with their two front teeth missing ;)

paige said...

she'll be so cute sportin her little tennis skirts!!

Kristin said...

Love the tennis bracelet!! She is saving some guy a lot of money on a diamond one. :-)

And I adore the missing front teeth!! Too cute!

Jennifer said...

Cute pictures of Maddy! I am sure she will have a blast learning how to play Tennis with her Daddy.

Jen

Images By Missy said...

How adorable!!! I love these pics so much. Maddy is too cute for words! She and her daddy will have such fun bonding while playing tennis! I love the outfits, too : )

Doug and Terrye said...

Can a girl that cute really get too much of a camera?!? Love the tennis moves, looks like Dad may have a new tennis partner :)

Terrye in FL

Lisa said...

I hope Mommy has her own sparkly tennis bracelet!!

mommy24treasures said...

aww so cute:) I am ready for some tennis weather myself!

Steffie B. said...

too cute....we play tennis here too....have a court in our back yard....love it! ;)

Michelle said...

Cute outfits and tennis bracelets!?! That is what the game is about, isn't it? Just kidding. Leila got into tennis with some lessons last summer and I think after a winter full of Wii tennis, will be more than ready to head back to the courts in the spring. I think it is great that Maddy will get private lessons from her Dad. You may need to start calling her Little Miss Tennis. She looks like a natural with the racquet.

Alyson and Ford said...

She's a cutie and will be adorable in her sports attire (Mommy will buy her some cute clothes, I am sure)...
Have fun outside playing tennis (I was never very good at it either....).

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Ivy said...

too stinkin cute!