Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Greatest Game...6 Year Old Style

Today was Austin's first game of the season. We were running late, so he didn't get to warm up with the team. It was pretty hot and humid out there, so looking back, it was good because that was time I didn't have to have the little ones out in the heat.

Austin was really excited to start playing games. He loves his uniform...his favorite color is green. I also bought him new cleats today...nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh!


Colten is ALL about baseball this year! He SO wants to play this year...he'll have to wait until he's older though. Until then, he thinks watching is pretty cool too. I bought him a team shirt and he thinks he's part of the team. :-)


Austin's league does 3 pitches thrown by the coach (thrown over you know how hard it is to pitch to kids at this age when you're throwing over handed?), then if they don't hit off those pitches, they hit off the tee. The first inning, Austin's coach wasn't throwing to him very well. He hit 2 foul balls and a couple of strikes (his coach threw 4 pitches to him because of the bad pitches he was throwing). He ended up hitting off the tee pretty well. I can't stop giggling at the pictures of him hitting though. He looks like he's growling. So cute!


The second inning, he had a GREAT hit! While I liked seeing him do well, the smile on his face was way more important to me than the hit was. He really loves baseball. I think his Daddy is pretty proud of that.


We missed Daddy a lot today. We got to talk to him after the game though. It's just not the same without him. Next year, Austin will be in the age bracket that does only coach pitch...Daddy will be here, so it's going to be a great season all around!


Austin played 1st base today. His coach has him there a lot in practices. He's one of the few kids on his team that has played before (4, 5, and 6 year olds), so I think his coach likes having someone at 1st that has played before. It's good practice for him though...he needs to work on catching a little more. Most of the balls that were thrown to him at 1st were thrown way over his head, but there was a little girl who hit down the line straight at him and he got the ball and tagged the base for the 'out.' You know, if they played outs. :-)


I'm kind of glad they don't keep score at this age. I don't think I would know what the score is anyway. I'm sure I was a sight to see with Aiden in my arms, my big camera, my Flip video camera, and Colten running around me. :-) It worked out ok, though. At least Colten didn't throw a ball at anyone or run out onto the field today...I'm sure it will happen at some point during the season; maybe even more than once. Aiden was too hot and uncomfortable. He ended up with some heat rash...trying to figure out how to prevent that next time. Any suggestions?


PS. Do some of the pictures look slightly green after they were uploaded to Flickr to you? Not sure what that is about, but I'm too tired to try and fix them. If you noticed, just think of it as matching his uniform. If you didn't notice, just pretend like you didn't see this comment either!

1 comment:

Grandpa John said...

Great photography. Great kids.