It was once a dream

When Allen and I were newlyweds and living in Abilene, we would walk in our neighborhood and stop by the ball fields and watch the football/baseball/soccer games being played. I liked to look around at the parents and admire the joy involved in watching their little ones enter the big world of sports.

I dreamed of the day when we would have a little boy out on the field playing sports.

Well, that day finally happened last weekend! Nick started playing T-ball and had his first game. They are called the "Hawks" and they have a cute "after-game" hawk cheer. It wasn't quite what I expected. It was a drizzly/rainy morning and we didn't sit on the bleachers as it was wet, and things were a little disorganized at the game. It was still heart-warming to see the kids hit the ball and just stand there; the whole team running toward the ball and watching it being thrown toward the general area of first base----who was missing a player at that moment; and completely missing the home base (um...that was our child, thank you). Nicholas also has decided to "bowl" the ball instead of throwing it overhanded.

It was a fun morning. Nicholas was so excited, even if he decided that he didn't like the number 6 after all. He was so tired that afternoon after the morning excitement. It was worth the hour it took to wipe off muddy shoes before getting in the van.
I noticed that we didn't get a good close-up. We'll get one at his Saturday game and add it later.Oh! And yes, both Ashlyn and Lauren have played T-ball and Coach pitch one season....but this had that same emotional effect of their first dance recitals......that feeling that you have always dreamed of this day.

2 fabulous friends:

Bilary said...

Oh, that is so fun. I can't believe it took that long to get mud off of the shoes though. Ugh!

It is so much fun to watch their little games though. I used to love to go watch my little brothers play baseball. And now, we get to go watch soccer every Saturday. Bill is coaching Rylee's soccer team. Blackeyedsue has a daughter on the team as well. They are heading into their fourth season together in the fall. And now we have the next kids down starting this fall too. Oh, I am tired just thinking about it. Every Saturday either at two games or dividing a conquering if the games are at the same time. What will I do when there are three kids playing? What fun!

Anyway, I am looking forward to more pictures. I love baseball season, and my husband is so excited for Hayden to be old enough to play baseball since that is what he played in high school. Funny how dads do that!

Talk to you soon!:)

Rhea said...

Sounds like the first game (albeit wet) was a blast! I love going to my sons' games. And, the smaller kids have hilarious stuns (like missing a base completely, or forgetting to run, or running the wrong way). I love it!

Can't wait to see some close ups and hear more about it.

I emailed you. You can reach me at rhea@tx.rr.com