In my younger days, I was in theater. With multiple plays under my belt (and a few public screw ups as well on stage), I can appreciate the courage it takes to get up in front of a crowd and take part in a play - no matter how big or small your role, it is a nerve-racking experience.
Jaxson made his debut last night with his school's interpretation of The Wizard of Oz. He had a few minor roles; he was a poppy flower and a citizen in the crowd. No true speaking parts, but he does have a moment where he is up in front of the crowd and doing his thing.
He was (and still is) excited about the play. After it was over, he said he was ready to do another and sad this one was done with. So who knows where this can lead.
Too bad they don't reward a first place team in Jaxson's age bracket for basketball, because they went undefeated this season. Great coach, great kids, and a great organization all around. Upward was a great league for Jax this year; we definitely feel as though he made some progress in both his basketball skills, but also in his competitive juices.
He tends to be very passive; however, there were some moments of competitiveness that showed up...on to golf season!
Instead of trophies, all the kids got basketballs - which I love; it's something they will actually use.