"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

~Robert Frost

Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Real baseball stuff!"

Last night, Lamont and I had our first taste of multiple children having multiple events at the same time. Ashley had to be at the dress rehearsal for her dance recital on Saturday (Hannah's rehearsal, for the Friday recital, landed the evening before), and the girls also had a t-ball game scheduled for the exact same time slot. So Lamont took Hannah to the game, I took Ashley to the dress rehearsal, and Bethany got to choose where she wanted to go...the t-ball game where she could sit in the sunshine and play catch with Daddy won easily. :)

It was so weird to be texting each other updates instead of actually being there with both girls at their events! Being blessed to get to stay home with our little ones, I have been able to experience pretty much everything with them so far in their little lives. And while it's not like t-ball is a very eventful sport, and I didn't miss Hannah hitting a home run or anything, it was really odd to just not be there. I'm not sure I want to get used to it! Anyway, here are a few, slightly blurry pictures from the game on Monday that I did get to see....

This is what one does in the outfield when one is four years old. :)
Or you can flip your hat backwards like all the cool little boys on the team....
And this is a good way to make sure that you don't miss the ball if it ever comes your way.
Hannah told me after the game that she was doing "real baseball stuff!" out there. :)
Ashley is all serious business about this game until she's safely on one of the bases, at which point she will always look for me and wave or give me a thumbs up. Always, without fail. :)
I've been a little bit surprised by how much fun t-ball is, not just for the girls, but for us to watch as well. Sure, it's not at all competitive (they don't even keep score), but the kids are so serious about it and yet having so much fun at the same time, and it's just so stinking cute! When they take their turns in the outfield they are inevitably picking grass, or doing little dances to the music in their heads, or something random and silly that has nothing to do with the game. And yet just as inevitably, when the batter gets a hit, the entire outfield converges inward in a delighted scramble for the ball, and whoever comes up from the ground triumphantly holding it above their head has the most contagious smile on their face...so fun!

And in the midst of all the cute silliness, they are learning about the sport, and gaining confidence in their throwing and catching abilities, and getting the concept of listening to their coach and paying attention to what he says. Such a neat opportunity for them!

And yes, Bethany is mightily offended that she is too young for t-ball as well as dance. ;) Wait until I have to break it to her that she can't go to VBS this summer either...thank goodness for swim lessons starting up soon for all three of the girls!

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