Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ball Game...

My nephew, Joseph, is playing in his first organized sport, T-ball. My sister Caroline and I wanted to see him play in a game before his little league session was over - so we drove out to the playing field this past Monday to cheer him on.
I don't know how successful he's going to be with his ball cap over his face, but Joe took direction well from his rather intense coach. That dude was serious. The boys weren't however, especially since this was a game with 4 and 5 year olds!

I thought this was a sweet picture between father and son!

Mara was a good sport about the whole sitting on the sidelines thing. She, of course, used this opportunity to practice her "man beguiling" skillz. Also, aren't those rain boots the cutest thing you've ever seen!?

It was fun to see Joe all dressed up in sports clothes. This little guy definitely takes after my side of the family in that he would rather be reading a book than running around all hot and sweaty outdoors, so seeing him in this environment was a real treat! I could tell that he loved having his family there cheering him on from the sidelines. Every time he ran to homeplate he would suddenly have this burst of energy when he would hear us yelling encouragement. Goodness, I love these little people!


jaxmom said...

Your niece and nephew are adorable! I bet Joseph loved having you and Caroline there to cheer him on =)

Sarah M. Anderson said...

Why is the seriousness level of the coach in direct inversion to the seriousness level of the players?

Aili said...

Joe's usual trot turned into a full out gallop when he heard "the Aunties" cheering him on. He would also give a thumbs up each time he ran to a plate! What a ham-bone!

lucylucia said...

Sally - no kidding. It was funny because you could tell that the coach was stressing himself out and trying to keep everything "under control". I could see his blood pressure rising!

Thanks Lindsey - they really are such darling little folks. Our family pretty much revolves around them. :)