Early on it was tough to see if the kids would gel into a team, because there were a few older kids and a few younger ones, but as the season went on, everyone got into a pretty good groove at the plate. It was so fun to watch some legit great hits--doubles where most hits are automatically singles--and a handful of nice plays in the field. Most involved the most experienced kid on the team, who could actually catch and throw on target most of the time, but slowly but surely the kids are getting it. A couple of them will move up next year, and some may not be back or be on the same team, but there were a couple kids from last year's team and a couple more from this year that I would love to be with again next year. We love our coach (and he loves us because he's a huge Knighthawks fan!), and hopefully next year will be another good crew. I will miss watching the little victories every week.
Yesterday was the last game of the season, as well as our end-of-season picnic. Here are a few highlights...
|Ahhh, Jacob and his endless obsession with cleaning off home plate...|
|Our little pro|
|Just hanging out in between innings|
|End of the season team picture...Jacob is the third from the right in the bottom row, and Craig is in the red shirt in the top row.|
|This is how Carter *wanted* to spend the whole season...digging in the dirt and throwing the rocks.|
It was nice to finally catch up with other parents when I wasn't already doing double duty of taking care of Carter and trying to watch Jacob's game. Mingling during games is hard! And now that I got to chat with everyone at the picnic, I wish we had a couple more games left!
|The cakes with all the kids and their numbers...so cool! And so tasty!|
|Quick snap of Carter and Daddy on the basketball court. Daddy helped Carter dunk once and it was so cute!|
|Here he is with his trophy! And very wet hair.|
Still, it was a pretty good weekend. I'm not sure what's next up in sports for Jacob. Lacrosse doesn't start until November, and originally we were talking about soccer for the fall, but now we're leaning toward basketball. I tried a bit tonight to find him a local league like Upwards or CYO, but it doesn't appear any of the ones I found were a good fit. We'll keep looking, and if nothing else we'll do a little six-week clinic like we did for soccer right before Carter was born. Just something to give him that outlet and keep him learning. But for now we have plenty to keep us occupied for the rest of the summer! But it won't be the same without baseball!