Ok, so I know that I know that I know that I said I would post baseball pictures of my team and kids once the season was over, but hey, life got in the way. Big shock there. But, the good news is, I didn't forget and I'm here today, finally, with a few snapshots of my cuties in full uniform.
Baseball took a HUGE chunk of time out of our schedules this year since we had our youngest in the Pee-Wee league, which just so happened to be a different location. Plus, I decided to take the plunge and volunteer my time as a coach of 7-8 yr old girls. It was challenging at times, but being at the ball diamonds in the summer is so invigorating and fun!
So, let's start with the team I coached. I got to choose the team color, which ended up as Kelly Green, and the girls got to vote on a team name. We were dubbed the Clover Crush. It was quite a learning experience, and a test of my patience, but these girls all came so far. At the beginning, I was afraid we would be last place, but we ended up in fifth out of seven. And, we beat all but one of the teams!
Here's a picture of the team, with me at the back as "coach", all official like.
This is my daughter, Haley, playing short stop. She was one of the best players on my team - and I'm not biased or anything. :) (hmm, is that other girl in the field picking her nose?)
Here is my daughter with my good friend, Leslie, who I conned into being my Assistant Coach. This was after our last game.
And me with Leslie - a good season comes to a close. I'm still debating whether to coach my older or younger daughter's team next year. I definitely want to do it again!
So, moving on to my youngest. This was her first year playing and if you've ever watched a Pee-Wee League game, you know it is often times laughable. They are definitely learning! We tried to talk Ellie into "sliding" at home many times, even though they didn't keep score. She did, but usually ended up about 3 feet in front of the plate and would have to scoot the rest of the way.
This picture cracks me up because it sure must be hard to hit with your eyes closed!
My little social butterfly was ALWAYS making friends on the bench and laughing it up.
Lastly, one of my proudest mama moments thus far, was when my son was given the "Good Sportsmanship" Award this year. His 9-10 yr. old boy's team was a VERY dramatic one this year, so he had plenty of opportunity to be a good example to his team mates. It makes me feel good to know that he is actually putting into action the good Christian principles that we are teaching him at home.
And that wraps it up. Another season and another year has gone by! It's amazing to actually have some free weekends on our schedule. Oh, what to do with all of that time! I think some visits to the pool are in order.
Take care and have a great day!