Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throw Back Thursday: T-Ball

To be honest, I have never done a Throw Back Thursday or TBT picture on Facebook, but I thought it would be appropriate for my blog since I am so far behind. I am going to try to catch up over the next few weeks but there are absolutely no promises. To be honest, life is just plain crazy most days. Even on days we don't have commitments, I feel like I am playing catch up or working late nights. This mama is plum tired, but I still want to document these sweet moments with my family. And I have to remind myself that this blog is not my only means of documenting our life. I take tons of pictures or try to write down special memories, but mostly I want to live in the moment. As Mary did, I too want to ponder these things in my heart, but it's fun to share a picture or two along the way.

So today's Throw Back Thursday is going to be about that all-American kid sport: t-ball. We signed Gavin up with the YMCA in the spring. We didn't know how the commitment would be with his first year of school, but with just one weekday practice and one game Saturday mornings, it was perfect.

Gavin had such a sweet coach, who not only taught them the basics of t-ball, but made sure the kids treated each other and the adults with respect.
 Here Gavin is on his first day of practice. 
The team may have had an honorary team member in the form of a red head. Can you spot her?
 Practices were fun and hard work. This one really worked on tucking those arms when he ran.
 And then it was game day. Here's Gav with one of his biggest fans.
 And another...
 And another. Dave had fun helping on the field and I helped out as much as I could when I wasn't chasing Ava.

 I don't think there were any wild flowers picked and he got to where he was catching several balls throughout the season.
 Gavin was also the only leftie on the team which often threw off the other team. 
Sister was looking awfully cute in her blinged-out Baseball Sister shirt I found for $3.
Gavin had a lot of fun playing with some sweet team mates. He enjoyed it, but has decided he wants to try something else. We are fine with that and only asked that he stuck with it for the season. 
We can't help but be a little proud of him. His coach handed out year-end awards for things like most energy or fast runner, but she chose to give Gavin the award for best all around personality.  We kind of like his personality too.