For all the complaining I do about the hustle and bustle of having three boys playing ball at the same time, I have to admit that there is nothing quite as fun as opening day at the ball park. The weather report was awful, but just to prove he loves baseball, God blessed us with a beautiful sunny day to start the season.
Here are some pics from the day....
Matthew spent the day grinning from ear to ear. He was chosen to present an award from to the president and vice president of the league during opening ceremonies, so in front of a couple hundred ball players, and several hundred proud parents and grandparents, my boy got to trot across the field holding an award almost as big as he is and present it. Needless to say there was an audible "Awwwwwwwww....." as soon as he started out. His game was GREAT. Ms. Nancy from school came to cheer him on, and his grin got even bigger. I didn't think that was possible. If you are ever feeling crabby...just go watch tee ball. I haven't seen that many adults smiling at the same time in awhile. Here's my boy "in action"
Ricky had a great day as well. Here Ricky and his best bud Dylan laugh it up...
Ricky came ready to play yesterday! I was super proud, as was coach Dad. His team got creamed, but not for Ricky's lack of effort. We played our least favorite team...but it was nice to get them out of the way. Our kids did great and had fun...which is really what it is all about! Here's my Rickster looking like a pro... My sweet Noah had to move up to the majors this year, which was stressful for ME! I was so worried that he would not be able to hang with the "big dogs". I am beginning to see that maybe it is me that is just a worry wart, and he is just fine. Does he look out of place here?
Or here??? That's Noah looking to his base coach for the sign to steal...which is his favorite thing to do. If he gets on base (which he did two out of three times yesterday!!!) he will steal every base he can. Noah continues to amaze me every day. His team won 7-6. Go Mets!!!
We were at the ball park from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m. Thankfully Paula volunteered to come watch the girls for the first part of the day, and then she came out to the park later to watch Noah play for a bit. I'm thinking of pitching a tent at the ball park and just living there until June...we'll be there five or six days a week!
God is good. All the time.