I had a completely different story to tell today and while I've been out all morning I changed my mind. Sian has said that Pick Your Precious is about celebrating the little things you love. What if the little things you love have not yet been tucked safely into the draw or up onto a shelf. Some of the most precious things I have are photos. Instead of sharing some photos that are precious to me now I want to share some that will be precious to me in years to come.
With the England win yesterday in round one of the Six Nations game and this morning watching the boys all play a game, one win (DS1) one draw (DS3) and one lost (DS2- Try 1) today's pick your precious is all about how much I love capturing photos of the boys playing ruby.
It's surprising how emotional a game can get. While I stand on the sidelines watching a game all I want is for them to play well and win. Some will say it's all about taking part and playing as a team and I do agree with this. Ultimately though.... it is all about winning!
I'm not a competitive person and nor are the boys. They don't get upset or cross like some of them do and they take it all in there stride. But my....to see them win makes it all worthwhile, to see their faces light up, the boost that they get from scoring a try (like Jack today and he promised his dad too that he would score a try for him, as he was working and wouldn't get to see them play), to see them all upbeat with a spring in their step after a tough game (especially DS1 team, where they all work so hard). These are the precious moments that I will always remember and sometimes I'll have the perfect photo to go with these moments too.
A photo each from this mornings games.
DS1 bottom left. Position Flanker. Watching and waiting for the ball to come out.
DS2 - not a great photo, it's so hard to get a perfect shot when they are constantly on the move. I like this one though. Jack has the ball. I have to smile as it amazes me how this boy plays in all his clothes. He really feels the cold so he insists on playing in his tracksuit bottoms, four top layers and his hat!!
DS3 knicknamed by his coaches The Tank!
With two boys tackling him, who both dropped to their knees to get him around his legs..and still couldn't get him down, reminded me of Chris Robshaw in yesterdays England game!
and just in case you didn't see my post last year, here is Chris Robshaw (England Captain) during a training session with DS1.
....oh and another with all three of them. They have all changed so much since this photo was taken.
|Chris Robshaw and Ugo Monye|
Thank you for enduring my post while I once again show rugby photos. It's not possible to know how long they will all continue to play so I must make the most of these precious moments (and photos) while they all love the game.