This past July 4th we spent our whole holiday weekend at the baseball fields. We thought we would be able to squeeze in at least one cook-out with friends to celebrate the holiday but just about two weeks prior to the tournament, we found out that was not going to be the case. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy watching the games and chatting with the other baseball parents but I miss our friends. The pro to all of it was that the tournament raised money for Make a Wish Foundation and will be sending a local boy to Hawaii to see Pearl Harbor. The opening ceremony was very powerful and really put a lot of things in perspective but I can’t help but wonder if the turnout would have been that much more if the ceremony could have been held earlier that day or the following morning, rather than the evening of July 4th. Continue reading
Incredible! Is all I have to say about last nights game. It was off to a slow start and at the top of the fourth inning we were down 13 – 6. The boys’ heads were hanging low and emotions were running high. And then all of a sudden out of nowhere, the kids seemed to wake up and get into the game.
In the 5th inning we started coming back and were only losing 13-10. The game was getting exciting and the bleachers were starting to erupt with cheers! The team was rallying! Continue reading
Mondays have proven not to be good game days for us. There were a few snafus throughout the day but I was taking them in stride (at least for awhile).
Snafu 1 – After dropping Carter off in the morning and heading to work, I realized I hadn’t packed his belt for his uniform. But no worries for me, I just drove home at lunch, got the belt and headed back to work. What’s $3.97 a gallon for gas anyway, right? …Deep breath all is fine. Continue reading
Yea,..it was a playing in the dirt kind of day. Chase had a game today that was going well, but for five and six year olds, if there’s not much action the kids lose focus pretty fast. It’s like a band of celebrity divas that need five to six handlers to keep them on schedule. Continue reading
I have learned a whole gamet of new lingo this year. Before baseball, this is what I would have thought these terms would have meant: Continue reading
It was a hot…wait…a cold day in June for a baseball game. All of us parents were in the bleachers with coats and blankets. Seriously…it’s June. Continue reading
One of my least favorite things at the fields are…the Porta-Jons. The game was going so smoothly. Greg got Carter to the game early for warm-ups, Chase was cooperating during pick-up and I was organized enough to have a packed dinner for him. I arrived at the game and the team was doing great! Everyone was a hitter and the kids were fielding the ball without issue. Chase was eating his food and playing some games on my phone when the inevitable happened…he needed to use the restroom.