Friday, August 24, 2012

Batter Up!

This was the boys' first year of baseball. It was really fun to watch. They are 6 1/2 years old and took a class for 4-6 year olds. It was very evident that the boys were the oldest in the class. But they had a great time. Highlights include:

Thomas batting
The girls would get bored. So they climbed fences

The boys and their coaches. Coach Timber and Coach Homerun

Some parts I wish I had had a camera on hand for?

1) Dan and Thomas frequently play baseball at home. But because there are only two playing they've devised new rules (for home only). If the person is running from base to base, you tag them with the ball. Thomas tried this once at the first practice. Oops. Kid not so happy to be tagged by a ball in the back (wiffle ball mind you). Poor choice, great aim.

2) Thomas takes tagging someone out very personally. So, when he was first base, the person hit the ball, he grabbed it and "tagged" them with a "gentle" tackle. Yup, tackle baseball. Oops. To be fair, the kid got out. But, yet another learning opportunity. Oops. (*Fingers pointing at daddy*)

3) Katie decided the first week that she would not wear her seatbelt home. So she and I walked home. No stroller. Almost 100 degrees. A mile and a half. And she walked the whole thing. She liked it so much that she asked me to bring the stroller so we could do it again the next week. Mommy time is good time I guess.

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