Sunday, April 29, 2012

1st game

this weekend was opening day for baseball season this year.

unfortunately, chase had to work.  this left me with 3 kids on 2 different teams with games at the same time.  yay!  since it was wes' first game ever, i went to his game and had to miss william's.

all the lost pizza boys ready for action!

waiting on his turn to bat...

he nailed it!

we have been harping on the fact that you can't sling the bat after you hit.  i was little worried that he was going to take somebody out, but he proved to me that he does actually hear what we are telling him!!  i cracked up at his perfect bat placement after he hit it.  so perfect that he had to step over it before he could run!

despite the fact that he actually had his glove on his throwing hand while in the field (he's good like that)...

and that he sat down and watched a few airplanes fly over...

when he decided that he wanted to play, he fought hard for the ball.  yes, i said fought.  that means he fought his own teammates for the ball.  have you ever seen 4 year olds play t-ball?  ants on a cupcake, people.  however, when he won the fight, he made me proud by knowing what to do with it.  he almost threw this guy out at first!

after high fiving...

it was time for the most important and most anticipated part of the game...snack time!

afterwards, i told wes and reed to go get in the car while i loaded up all the equipment.  and when i got in the car, i found this....

i guess it's a hot job fighting against your own team in the noon sun!

we rode over to william's field to pick him up.  his game ended in a tie, 6-6.  (i don't know how, either.)  but... he hit a double, and he got 3 outs himself playing 3rd base.  he said, "mom, you really should have seen me today.  i was good!"  ha!  i've seen some of those kids play.  i still think we may have a little ways to go before we get up to the "good" status, but i'm glad he had fun.  next game, i'll be there in person to see all the "good"ness on display!

and this guy will be somewhere nearby playing in the dirt.  with his cleats on.  because you never know when they might need him to go in!

1 comment:

Heather Wood said...

Yay Wes! I love the video. Great bat placement!