Saturday, July 25, 2009

Summer T-ball for Middlest

(This post was supposed to run last weekend, but I forgot. ;)

Our first ever T-ball season ended last weekend. Five weeks of weekly practices and Saturday morning games. Five weeks of cheering on my Middlest son, keeping his royal blue shirt clean, seeing his happy, freckled face under a baseball cap.

My middle son has always been on the athletic side. But he preferred less directed activities: bike riding, rollerskating, skateboarding, swimming. I knew he's want to play a team sport eventually, and this May he announced he wanted to play baseball. Not just at the park with friends. On a team.

All the local baseball leagues had been in session for a month, and he was a year too young for most of them. But I managed to find a T-ball session for ages 5 to 7 (he's 6 1/2).

This was our first organized team sport experience, and I have to say, it was a good one. Not perfect, of course, but good. T-ball is non-competitive, so that helped. And June was on the cool side for these parts.

So, for five weeks, we packed up our water bottles, granola bars, a bag of dinosaurs for Littlest, our picnic blanket, my knitting and my camera, and enjoyed some summer morning sunshine on the ball field.

Doesn't get much better than that. Next summer... baseball, here we come!


Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You're absolutely right, it doesn't get much better than that! Glad your Dad and I were there to watch!

Christina said...

My littlest actually said this summer that she wanted to try basketball so...I went asking a co-worker who is also a coach for you-name-it sport and found a 1 hr for 4 days learn about basketball class through our local Parks and Rec. Who would know it but she loved it! Guess what we get to do next summer (:

Toni said...

sounds liek a perfect way to spend a lovley summer morning. We just finsihed our softball season too.Now the kids are talking soccer.

Bona Fide Mama said...

Looks like ya'll really liked it! Both of my oldest are playing fall ball on separate teams. I'm a little exhausted thinking of being at the ball park so many times every week!

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