Friday, May 15, 2009

Blastball

This spring, Riley was finally old enough to start t-ball. In our local league, they actually have a pre t-ball called blastball for 4 year olds, which is what Riley is playing for now. In the fall he will play regular t-ball. In blastball, there are only 6-7 kids on a team, instead of like 14-15. Shea is Riley's coach and is having so much fun. Two of our friends are the assistant coaches, which makes it all that much more fun for everyone. I can't believe that my little boy is starting to play t-ball already. It has been so much fun watching him play on a team with other kids and to see his daddy coach him. Riley really loves to play and asks everyday if he has a game. Shea and I are so happy that he is so excited about playing.....since Shea grew up playing baseball and I softball. He seems, for now, to be following in our footsteps which we can't be more happy about. Here are some pictures form Opening Day and his first game......

Ready for Opening Day!
Hanging out with his teammates.
"Introducing.....The Gray Foxes!"
{we didn't pick our color or our name :)}Later in the day, they had their first game. We only had 2 out of 4 practices because of the rain, so we didn't really know what to expect from the team. They all did great!! This is pretty much what happened after the ball was hit, every time :)........All 7 kids would run after the ball and dive on it, in a big pile. It was hysterical! they were having so much fun. Shea quickly realized though what he had to work on with them....staying in your spot until the ball comes at least near you, then you can get it :).
Riley getting ready to bat...
Good hit!After every game, the team gets a snack(pizza) and soda. The kids love their after game snack just as much as playing the actual game!
My little slugger!

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