April 2, 2006

Baseball Season Is Here!!







Now I know that I am not very good at posting on a daily basis, and most of you are probably tired of coming to my blog site and not seeing anything new (Windy), but today I will post about my boys! Opening day of baseball season was yesterday, and it was chocked full of fun! We slept a bit late (7:30!) and got dressed so we could go get team pictures taken. During the getting dressed process Cole informed me that we had forgotten to get him new socks and a belt. You see for the past 2 years he has played for the Cardinals and worn red socks with a red belt. This year Jacob plays for the Cardinals and will continue to wear the red socks and red belt, but Cole moved up to the 7-8 league and is now on the Blue Jays. We made a mad dash for Wal-Mart hoping they would have something in Blue. They had ONE belt left! And we managed to get some blue baseball socks in Cole's size also. Altogether $8.00 even! (Let's add that to the $150 I already paid so both boys could play, and the $7.00 for new uniform pants, and the $19.95 for a new glove......) Baseball is expensive. I did not purchase team pictures or individual pictures because the way I feel about that is....Ben can take those pics for me! The first year Cole played, Ben was the team photographer snapping shots of all the players for their parents to forever cherish. They loved the pics so much, one lady, who worked at the Ark-La-Tex Color Photo Lab, had memory books for all the players made with all the pics in them (and a CD!). It was really neat. Well, yesterday Ben was at a Worship Leaders Conference with Paul Baloche in Tyler, so he was not there to remind me to get the camera. I was a single mom yesterday and I didn't like it! We got to the park for team pics at 9:15 only to find out team pics weren't until 9:45--ok so the kids had plenty of time to play in the dirt before their pics....which is exactly what Jacob did. First base line looked good to him, so he took off running and slid as far as he could. Now he was covered in red dirt! But he was thrilled at the way sliding felt, so what could I do? He is all boy! After team pics we went home for lunch, and then Cole's game was at 2:00 and Jacob's would be at 3:00. I told Cole I would have to leave his game to take Jacob to his, and I wanted him to walk over to Jacob's field after his game was over. He was so thrilled that I was giving him this responsibility.....I also asked his coach to keep an eye on him and make sure he made it over there! I am not good with leaving my kids where I cannot see them...especially at the baseball field, but I really had no other choice since I was there alone with all the kids. Cole played well, and his team won 13-2!!! Cole played right field and pitcher. At this age they make the pitcher wear a football mask so they can't get hit in the face. One of our pitchers did get hit in the head though, but the ball bounced right off and he got right up! Good thing he had a helmet! HA! Jaocb's team also won, but I am not sure of the score. Jacob played first base and pitcher. All in all it was a good day and my boys are so excited about playing again. When we got home last night, after grocery shopping, it was about 8:30 and very dark, but Jacob said, "Hey Cole, let's go throw the baseball outside." And off they went with the back porch light to guide their throws!!

6 comments:

Wonderful Windy said...

They look like baseball players for sure. The only thing I ws wondering about is if they playing without shoes of if that was just for the picture!!! I am probably the only one that would notice that but I have got to have something to give you a hard time about since I had to look at those legs being shaved for about a week with no new posts. Lets don't let that happen again!!

Melissa said...

Hey girl,
Those boys are so cute! I can't wait to see Andy in his baseball uniform. Oh,and Jimmy would be so jealous to know that Ben spent the day listening to Paul Baloche. He is one of Jimmy's favorites. Back in the day Jimmy would go over to hear him in Tyler on the weekends. One time Jimmy had a flat tire after one of the concerts and Paul actually helped him change it. Pretty cool huh?

GranGran said...

And just for the record...I have never written a blog dedicated to Michael....Only for the MIDDLE child....Who is by far the most sane...most of the time....

Be sure to keep all the different color belts and socks. Before too long you will have a variety of colors no matter what team you get on. I am glad the boys are playing and having a great time. I will try to make a game .... before the season is over. (I probably won't go see Michael's girls play) HE HE HE....

Patti said...

Some one, anyone, could let me know how to get my page to show me a record of who is commenting. Caci, I give you first shot since I have noticed your brilliance....Then I will have to rely on Windy...then maybe Michael...

Caci said...

ok, listen up:
go to your dashboard, click on the right side of the screen on Blogger Help, then scroll down to Blogger Hacks (second to last under Advanced Use), then type List commenters' names on a post in the search bar....One result will appear...click on it and read. All you really need to know is down to the part where the second green part ends..who cares about the explanation? not me...it works, that's all that matters. basically you will copy and paste out of your template like they say to do. Also you will copy and paste from the help page (the second green section) into your template, but the hard part is finding in your template where to put it. If you can read (and I know you can) you can find the right place! Let me know if you need anything else...my brilliance will continue to amaze you throughout the years!
Also, Ben has informed me the belts are one size fits all so I can keep them forever!!! YAY!!

Caci said...

Oh, and thank you ever so much for dedicating your entire first blog ever to ME....your favorite goddaughter of all time!!! :-)