Monday, September 15, 2008

My Boys

We signed B up for Tee ball this year. He is finally old enough. His first opportunity to play a team sport.

Isn't he cute with his way-too-big hat pushing his ears down?

In the weeks and months leading up to his first day, he battered us with endless questions about what it was going to be like, and how much longer would he have to wait, etc. He was so excited. And we expected him to be excited. It is a normal part of a boy's childhood.

What I did not expect, however, was to see how excited Jay got. He was like a little boy in a candy store! He talked about it almost more than B did! He told me one morning as we were traveling to B's first game, "I am so excited about this. I have waited for it my whole life!"

I guess it has been his lifelong wish to help coach his son's little league team. His dreams were soon fulfilled when the head coach asked him to help the little guys figure out what they were supposed to be doing.

It is actually quite entertaining to watch these 3 and 4 year olds on the field. Not because they are very talented athletes. Nay, on the contrary. They are so young that they get distracted very easily. Many times, they can be found in the extreme outfield either chasing a butterfly, or drawing pictures in the dirt, or throwing and catching their gloves, or just deciding that they want their Mommy and running off the field in the middle of the game to get a little cuddle time. Ha ha. It is very cute!

And, it is a non-competitive league, so there is no unnecessary pressure on these little guys. They get to focus on learning how to play the game, and just have fun!

R & H are always ready to cheer their brother on. They are his biggest fans. :o)

Here is a short video of B getting up to bat. He is quite the slugger! Not that anyone can really hit a home run in tee ball... but he still does a good job nevertheless! Especially considering that he's never played before!

We're proud of you, big boy!


Misty Burns said...

awe that is so sweet!! i remember abby's first tball game. there is nothing like it. elijah loves it too. he gets distracted a little more often...but nonetheless he still loves it.

The growing Adkinson family said...

How fun. I know my days of t ball will be here before we know it.

Bronie said...

haha good hit! those little guys are very unpredictable. the best thing jay can do is wear a batting helmet and a cup. just sayin'.