Saturday, June 19, 2010

Play Ball

So, when you have an older brother that plays baseball, I guess you just automatically think YOU need to be playing baseball! At least, this is the case with OUR boys!
Colten has taken a HUGE interest in baseball. So much so that he fights over the tee with Austin. Good thing Austin is starting to be pitched to instead of using the tee all the time!

This is basically how it goes...he, very carefully, places the ball on the tee.

He then takes his bat and gets ready to swing. Sometimes it takes a little longer as he does this little waggle thing and winds up a couple of times, but eventually he takes his swing.

He hits the ball pretty well and seems to be hitting left handed about 90% of the time. Not sure if this is learned from Austin or if it's just more comfortable for him...I guess we'll see how it goes over the next few years.

He usually gets too big for his britches and gets ahold of his brother's bat and tries that out. It's a tad too heavy for him though and he's taken a few hits to the head. The kid's got a hard head though, so it rarely phases him!

Last night at practice, Austin took his hat off to put a helmet on (love this facial expression! Too funny!) and Colten decided that he wanted to wear something of Austin's.

He also decided to pick up someone's bat and I snapped this picture just in time! I think I have a picture of Austin wearing Nathan's hat just like this when we were in Hawaii and Nathan was playing baseball. I'll have to dig it out and post it when I have time!
Anyway, I think Daddy is pretty proud that his boys are taking after him and loving baseball! I think we'll enjoy all the years of watching them play...even through the heat of the summer (or any other weather for that matter!).


Lindsey said...

That is such a cute post!! I love all the pictures--the boys are absolutely adorable:-)

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

That last picture is absolutely adorable!!