Saturday, May 03, 2008

It Has Begun

The month of May is when things really start to get crazy around here, and this May is no exception. Things are starting to wrap up at school, so there are special projects to work on, plays to attend, field trips, etc. There are year-end events for other groups we’re involved with as well, such as Girl Scouts and Sunday School. I have two Mothers Day Teas to attend on Wednesday. And then there are the ballgames.

This year three of the kids will be playing ball. Thankfully the boys will be on the same team for this one year so there are only two teams to keep up with. However, my husband is managing both of those teams. Not only does he have two practices a week between the two teams, but the calendar often lists three games in a week’s time – sometimes four. On a couple of Saturdays Miss M and the boys have a game at the exact same time, in two different places of course. It’s going to be exciting to watch him divide himself into two dads!

Baseball season was officially kicked off this morning. The boys played their first game at 9:00 in their long pants and long sleeves. It was only 54 degrees, which is why Banana and I stayed home with Mr. H. That’s just too chilly for the little guy. Besides, there will be plenty of other warmer games for us to watch before the season is over in July.

Here are some of the highlights from this morning’s game…

Big D stepped up to the plate and impressed Coach Dad with his stance and his attitude. I know he played last year, but he really looked confident. He hit a nice pop fly and ran like the wind to first base. Unfortunately, a player from the other team was able to catch it.

This baseball season marks C.B.’s first foray into organized sports. Any type of ball he has played thus far has been in our backyard. I am proud to say that he managed not to strike out during any of his at bats this morning. He did ground out, but at least he made contact with the ball.

When the boys came home I asked them how the game went. They each responded with a variation of the word COLD. It turns out they actually called the game early because the kids were freezing. I am glad I stayed nice and warm at home with the little ones.

Miss M’s softball season will start on Tuesday evening. Details of that game to come.


Monkey's Momma said...

My 5 yr. old, Monkey, started T-Ball this year. It has the potential to get very busy around the Monkey House soon.

I have enjoyed reading your blog. Very interesting family! Congrats on the Brand New One.

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A Buns Life said...

I hope you had a great Mother's Day!