Thursday, April 30, 2009

Practice Number 3

Games start next week on Wednesday. Coach said uniforms should be coming on Friday. Last night's practice was so funny. The kids are trying to learn how to field the ball, but once they catch it, they have no idea where to throw it. Luckily, the coach laughs with them and no one feels bad.

Last night, one little boy got hurt, and Noah was almost in tears when it was time to go because he wanted to be sure that the other little boy was okay. He wanted to wait until everyone else left so he could ask him if he was okay.

He had some misses, but hit the ball all three times he was at bat.

Learning the stance

He sometimes needs to be reminded to use his non-glove hand to pick up the ball

Doesn't he look like he's having fun?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

First Time Roller Skating

We went to a birthday party for a friend at a roller skating rink a few weeks ago. It was the first time either of the boys had been on skates.

Aaron was a bit timid at first, and gave up after a few minutes of being scared.

Steve took him off the rink and went to return the skates. The worker there gave them the plastic kind that attach to his shoes.

Then he was a happy boy and skated to his heart's content.

Even falling down was an adventure for him.

Noah started out timid as well, but found that he was happy to just work his way around holding on the the side.

After he saw one of the second graders in his school skating around, he decided it was time to try to let go. I was so proud of him because every time he fell, he got right back up again.

Of course, he did have a pretty big spill in the party room, but after a little bit of TLC, he was willing to go back out and try it again.

Definitely an activity that we will do again.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Noah's First Day of Little League

First time realizing that he needs to wear a helmet when batting

I love his facial expressions when he hits

Ooh, just missed it

Getting a few pointers from the coach

Trying it again

I think he's actually smiling in this one

Returning from "the tree"

The practice wouldn't be complete without some kicking of the dirt

or drawing in it

"Thanks, Daddy for bringing me a sweatshirt. I was cold."

Practice ended with a few laps around the bases

I hope his enthusiasm continues. It was so fun to watch him play.