Friday, February 6, 2009

SILVER MEDALIST!!!






we have a true athlete in Jakob! he loves playing sports.... his favorites are baseball and bowling. this past fall when i got an email from the special olympics committe inviting Jakob to participate in bowling, i jumped at the chance. i knew Jakob would love it. little did i know that there would be NO BUMPERS!! Jakob had to make the bowling ball stay on the lane and actually hit the pins. i thought for sure this was going to be impossible for him. we went to all the practices and i watched his bowling score climb from single digits up to 60 and 70 points. so imagine my surprise on olympic day when he bowled good enough to win the silver metal. he was so excited to stand up on the podium and accept he metal!! way to go Jakob...... 


in the process of practicing and at our overnight stay at the double tree, Jakob developed a love interest in a little girl named emily. she of course being three years his senior, wanted nothing to do with him!

7 comments:

Cheyenne said...

Go, Jakob! That's wonderful! What a great score too. I can hardly crack 100. :) Congrats on the Silver Medal!

the MuLLinS said...

What a pro! Way to go Mr Jakob, I am one of your biggest fans!!

Jessica M said...

That's terrific! Good job Jakob!

The Tait Family said...

how fun jakob, he loves doing everything. hes so fun!

Joe and Jake Est. 1990 said...

Congratulations to a true champion!

The Schaefer's said...

What an INCREDIBLE opportunity! I'm really impressed.

Colby Family said...

Yay Jakob! What a little cutie next to him, too.