Thursday, April 23, 2009

Play Ball

Last Saturday was the Opening Ceremony for our little league baseball.

It was so fun watching the boys play in their first games. It is a new experience for both of them this year. Carson is playing "coach pitch" meaning the coach pitches 7 pitches to them and they either hit or get out. Carson went 3 for 3 in his first game. Defense wasn't too shabby either!

Connor is participating in "player pitch". Which from the picture can see he was the player pitching! He did a great job for his first game. Only hit one kid and you could tell he felt bad about it! Man, is this nerve racking for a parent, especially a mom that is super competitive! I try so hard to be quiet on the sidelines, but I constantly find myself blaring out instructions...("how many outs?", "where is your play?", "bend your legs!", "baseball ready")

Just trying to make them be at the top of their game! They do not always see it that way. I think they are just going to have to get used to it.

Davis' favorite part is the playground and the tire swing! He was just so excited that I found a pair of Carson's old cleats. He calls them his "practice shoes" He literally wears them to every practice and game. He cannot wait to play. I am not sure how we will do it all when he starts! There is 3 of them and only 2 of us.

This week we had a game or practice every night, but Monday! It is crazy busy, but I am just so thankful that they are healthy enough to play and that they have so much fun doing it!

Gotta go...have a couple of dirty uniforms to wash. Why do they even make white pants?! I mean really...couldn't they just have all boys were black pants regardless of the shirt color? My boys have to slide at least once a game!


Busy Bee Suz said...

LOVE those pictures, the boys are so cute. I remember having both of us with 2 players and both of us coached a team....I can't imagine 3 kids playing!!!
Mom, you have to NOT give too many directions from the will drive the kids, the coaches and the other parents batty. YES, you will have to get over your competivness. (sp?)
I tell parents like you to go get on your own team. :) Yes, I said this out of love.
White pants will only be white for a few days...then just give up and accept the light orange color. :)

Jami said...

I love the pictures of the boys. They are just so grown up! I think I say that all of the time, but I just can't believe it!

Your pictures look great Tara!

hdbl said...


boys are awfully cute.

i have two girls and live very close to you!

curious as to how you found me?

anyway, thanks for visiting my blog and I will be back again and again to yours...

Sherri said...

These are some amazing pictures!!