I love these 2 pictures of Andrew playing T-ball. In the first picture I love that Andrew is playing first base and so ready and determined to catch the ball that was thrown to him. I love how in the background the outfielder looks like he's ready to do a ballet turn. The poor outfielders got so bored in t-ball. The second picture cracks me up. This is so typical of t-ball. Andrew's playing first base again and throwing the ball to the pitcher. The runner stops at first base and starts playing in the dirt. How about run to second base little boy????
These 3 pictures are of Tyler playing on his baseball team, called the Terminators. It was a 7 - 9 year old division and he was one of the youngest players, but one of the best. Tyler usually played pitcher, short stop, and 2nd base. He hardly ever played catcher so the one game he did, I had to snap the picture. He looked so darn cute in the catching gear.
We were so proud of Tyler for pitching when he was one of the youngest players. He had to try out each week to be pitcher and would constantly make it. At the 2nd to last game, Tyler pitched the 2nd inning. He had one batter hit and struck three batters out. He has had a good arm since he was 2 years old. When he was 2 years old, he would go pitch a bucket full of tennis balls to my dad and pitch everyone to the exact same spot. He liked being a pitcher for the team.
These 3 pictures are of Justin. Justin usually played shortstop, 3rd base, or pitcher. I love the first picture and his windup position while pitching. He actually liked being the relief pitcher the best.
At their 2nd to last game of the season, Justin got called in to be the relief pitcher for inning 4 (their last inning). The bases were loaded and there were no outs. Justin struck out 3 in a row to save the game and their team ended up winning. Justin also hit almost everytime up to bat. He was a great asset to the team.
She just stayed content at all the games if she had junk food or snacks to keep her occupied. Can you tell?
And Last but not least.... the coach of it all
Jeff, DAD, we couldn't have done it without you!!!
Justin participated in his first Pinewood Derby for scouts. He and Jeff worked really hard on his car. They didn't win any races - about 3rd or 4th place each time. But, he did win the award for the best sportsmanship. That's more important anyways!
This is Andrew's first year playing t-ball for Gilbert National Little League. His first game was on Saturday. Jeff got him dressed in the full uniform -- pants, cleats, socks, belt, hat, glove, etc. and he came walking downstairs I almost started crying. He was soooooo adorable and I couldn't believe my baby boy was headed to his first baseball game. I felt like he jumped a few years and was now in the league with Justin and Tyler in doing sports.
In the picture where is he trying to catch a grounder, he actually did catch it and it was the cutest thing. He picked it up, his eyes went really wide open, he smiled a huge smiled, and said, "I got it. I got it." He was so proud and just starred at this ball in his gloves while all the coaches were yelling, "throw it to 1st base. Andrew throw it to 1st base." It was so cute.
The picture doesn't do it justice. Justin is always one of the tallest on the court. This guy was way taller than him and so chunky. I thought the guy was going to crush Justin. Justin gave it his all to guard this guy and it was tough for him to do, but he hung in there. Justin always tries so hard on the court to do his best. I do love that about him.