Sunday, May 15, 2011

T-ball...

Zach is playing T-ball for the first time. It's pretty cute watching a bunch of bobble heads running around bases. But let's just be honest, the game is played little too slow for Zach. In yesterday's game there was a little girl on the opposing team taking a few aims at the ball on the T before actually attempting to hit it off of the T, and Zach yelled, all the way from outfield, "Hurry Up!" Maybe not putting him in coach pitch was a mistake. I just wanted him to start easy, so he could learn the basics and wouldn't be afraid of a ball flying at his face.

Even though it is on the slow side, he does love being up to bat, and loves when the ball gets hit anywhere near his direction. I am impressed with him really. The first time he fielded a grounder, playing short stop, he immediately tagged the runner coming from first. It took everybody by surprise, including Justin and me. Way to go Zach!


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Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Soccer...

Because Fall soccer was not enough, we are into the spring soccer season full swing. Zach's team is called the Beagles, and he has a brand new coach...Justin! For as long as I can remember, even before we had Zach, Justin has always said that he wanted to coach his kid's soccer team. Well, he's getting his chance, and Zach is loving it! Zach loves it so much that he has decided that he is the assistant coach. I had to run practice last week because Justin was stuck at work and Zach was telling me what to do. It was a good thing though, because I don't know the first thing about how to run a soccer practice.



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Hunt 2011...

Easter was really fun this year. We were so glad the weather cooperated so we could have the Easter Egg Hunt outside. All the cousins were invited, the extended ones too! So naturally, when we all get together, it has to be documented with a picture. Here is the result. Don't they look excited? Well, Kate was, but not sure if it was more about the thrill of the hunt that was two minutes away, or her being able to dress up and "look pretty", as she told me, in her purple dress. She is developing quite the personality these days. Zach was a mad man gathering up everything in sight. Kate took her time and was so excited and had to show me every single egg she had found before plopping it into her basket. And so the sugar high came and has slowly been moving its way out.