First and foremost, I want to wish Will a very Happy Birthday!! His birthday was yesterday and he turned seven years old. He opened his birthday presents at breakfast. Will got a rubber-band airplane, Rocky Mountain Ranch Lincoln Logs, and a remote control truck. He was soo excited!! Do to both kids having games at 6 p.m., we were not able to do anything special with just the family. I did make his favorite dinner (poppy seed chicken casserole) and take a special snack for his team so they could celebrate with him. Mommy and Daddy love you very much and are very proud of the wonderful young man you are becoming.
As stated earlier, both Will and Hannah had games last night. Because I was running between two ballfields, I didn't get to watch much of either game. Hannah's team won 15-4. Her teammate, Emily, got a grand slam and five girls (including Hannah) hit home runs. At her second time at bat, Hannah got a triple. The girls were pysched, as you can imagine! They worked together and did their best. Way to go CRASH!!
Will's team was up 6-4 when the game was delayed due to lightning. Thirty minutes later, the umps restarted the game. Unfortunately, Will's team lost 14-12. They did much better fielding and hitting but were not able to get the win. This was their last game. I am still very proud of these boys. They have worked hard and were able to get two or three wins this season. Will hit two home runs this year. Good Job REBELS!!!
Andrew's last game was last Tuesday, June 1st. Being T-ball, the teams don't keep score or keep track of how many outs. These boys were so much fun to watch. The ones who started out chasing the ball after they hit it ended up running the bases like big boys. We still had a few (like Andrew) who preferred playing in the dirt when they were in the field but, in all, they all did wonderfully. Even though Andrew is through playing baseball this year, he keeps asking when he is going to practice and when he is going to play his game. Mike and I will just have to continue to work with him. His coach, Paula, said she was thinking about calling the parents when she took her son to the park to practice so the boys could practice if they wanted. I think that is a great idea. She also wants to keep the team together, if she can, over the next few years. I am very proud of how Andrew and his team did. Way to go MARLINS!!