I was a little overwhelmed at how we were going to manage work, pick-up, dinner and 5:30 practices and games but we did it! I will also admit, I was a little wary of this whole baseball thing. I grew up with my Papa watching it on TV and it was soooooo boring. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love to go watch the Hogs and cheer them on but could little kid baseball be that exciting?!?! I guess only time will tell.
Here is a look and a total picture overload at Spring Season 2014! Gooooooooo Dragons!!!
Practice. I wasn't really sure what to expect but I knew we would have to keep the baby occupied so I brought the Avengers, or as he would say... his "mens."
Chaz was pretty hesitant at first. Many of these kiddos had played T-ball the previous year and had some kind of experience. Yes, I did have that moment of "Oh God! Not the soccer experience again!!"
And then it was time for the first big game. To say this momma was nervous is probably an understatement. You know, you just want your kids to have a good time, do good and be proud of themselves. He was SO excited!
Owen is a fantastic baseball player!
Before the games we need a pep-talk. This became a BIG part of starting them all off with the right attitude and excitement.
The hubs was SUCH a good coach. He was so encouraging and never made the kids feel undervalued. This is such an important thing at this age. I am so glad we didn't end up on a team with a yelling coach.
It was time for Game 3 and the hubs decided he needed to practice before. The kiddo was super excited!
Over the few months we were together, I really started to fall in love with these little guys. JWalk was certainly one of my favs. He was awesome!!
They were all just so very sweet and full of life!
Game 4: I think they were ready to play!
And then back at it. They rocked this game!!
Game 5: I upped my game. Time to bring the mens AND a blanket. Yep, a designated spot to park him. We shall see if this works!
More awesome running faces.. and he even gets on base without being able to actually see the base. HA!
What is it with the tongues?!?!
Love the slide in to first!
Game 6: This was a later evening game. I was curious of how they would handle it but they were pumped and ready to win!
And then this happened, again. Yes, this is a "slide" into home. What the heck? He looks like he bit it but he was, in fact, trying to slide into home. He runs like a gazelle but slides like a train wreck. Surely there is a happy medium here?!?!
Game7: This one was special. We were playing against his cousin Jackson's team. Fun times.
Yes, he was there cheering him on!! Go brother!!!
Cutie pie with some coaching from Uncle Ry.
Game8 -- ready or not!
Nice run, Mac!!
Practice before the last game-- the little brothers were like two little peas in a pod.
This is a fav too!!
We played against our buddy and neighbor, Landon.