Thursday, July 26, 2007
I just love this picture. I took it as we were about to walk out the door to take Brent to the airport last Friday. He had a job helping his friend, Shelby, photograph a wedding. He had a great time, so I figure there might be alot more photography opportunities for him in the future.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
T-Ball got off to a slow start due to all the crazy rain that we had, but it is definitley not slow now! This week we have 6, yes 6 games on 4 different nights this week! It is alot, but the kids love it so much. Ashtyn is already talking about playing again next summer. (I'm so glad that she has no idea that there are fall and spring teams too!) I wish that you could all see her play. It is so cute. She has her pink glove, pink bat and pink batting helmet, with a hole in the back for her ponytail. What more could a girl want? Of course, you know Ashtyn, she takes it very seriously. She is such a great student, because you can count on her to always do what she is supposed to do. Her favorite thing is hitting, and her favorite position is pitcher, because most kids don't hit the ball very far, so the pitcher gets to catch most of the time.
Josiah is coming around. He likes it, but is not quite ready to get in front of all those people by himself. That is why I don't have any pictures of him yet, because I am either helping him hit or running the bases with him! I think that I have figured out that he just doesn't like attention. He will play until someone compliments him or says "good job, Josiah". At that point, he becomes limp like a spaghetti noodle and I can't get him to do anything else. But it is really cute to watch the 3 and 4 yr olds play. Their bases squeak when they step on them. That is how I have been getting Josiah to run to the next base. I say "let's go make that base squeak!" And he does! Thankfully, it is very relaxed (unlike Ashtyn's).
On the other hand, Isaiah is not like that at all. He really wants to be old enough to play with Josiah. One game, I was holding Isaiah out on the field, while trying to encourage Josiah to catch the ball. It was hot and Isaiah was getting heavy so I put him down and he starting running after the balls. I was in the middle of telling him not to get the ball, when the coach said "mom, let him play". So I did. He actually caught one and threw it to 1st base! This is my 2 yr. old! Something good did come out of it. I think Josiah decided that he wasn't going to just stand there and let his little brother catch the balls, so he starting going after them, himself. I guess whatever works!