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Another cold day at the baseball field!

Brrrrrrrrr.

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(Sawyer, one of our players little brother.)

Not quite as cold as last weekend – thank goodness – but chilly just the same!

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Oh, and look!! Sandy actually got to see him play this time! This was her third attempt – and rain was forecast. This once I’m glad the weather man was wrong! It made Harris and I VERY happy that she was there. Thanks Sandy. You are so special to us. (I have more to tell you about my friend Sandy… in another post.)Β  πŸ™‚

Harris was great and made two very important plays. He has improved SO much since the start of the season.

Oct.E 023-bAs third baseman, he got a ground ball and threw it (nicely) to first base getting the runner out. Naturally, I was screaming and not taking pictures. *sigh*

Oct.E 060-bHere he is with one of his hits. See the ball?

Oct.E 064-bHe makes it to second! And yes… that is mud. Muuuuuuuuuuuud I tell you. He was VERY happy to be on second base though.

Oct.E 080-bBrady makes a base hit and Harrison is off to third! Can you see him? His coach is running off the pitcher’s mound and over to be the third base coach. (The coaches only have to pitch if the (boy) pitcher throws four balls – then the batter gets three chances to hit a ball pitched from his coach.)

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Oct.E 086-bAnd he’s home!!!

Sadly, they lost. But the kids didn’t care and it was one of the best games they’ve had. The two teams were well matched and the score was 4-5.

But you know what was one of my favorite parts of the game? It was overhearing Harrison and another little guy, in the dugout, trying to cheer up one of their teammates who had just gotten out and was shedding some tears over it. (He is only 6.) It was very cool. πŸ™‚

Oct.E 013-bOnly one game left now. I will miss seeing my “baby” in this uniform.

Well, there IS the Spring! And I know it will be here before we know it.

πŸ™‚

hi-d

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What a Week!

We did so much this last week with Uncle Rick that I can’t possibly post about all of it at once. So I will take it a day at a time and get you all filled in on the events of the week!

My camera is still smoking from all the usage! Between Rick and I, I think we took about a thousand photos! Not all of them are “people” pictures. We both enjoy photographing nature and various still life objects as well. But we did get a thrill out of annoying the kids with multiple photos sessions throughout the week!

But I can’t tell you about the week in order of events. I wish I could. Because that is just how I am programmed. But I am going to go against my “in order” anal tendencies to tell you about yesterday first. Just because I can’t wait. (Impatience supersedes anal “in order” tendency) πŸ™‚

Harrison finally got to play a game of baseball!!!!

It was wonderful!

(After missing the first one to illness, and the next two rained out… he wasn’t so sure that there really was a game to play. “Maybe it’s all just practice.” Surprisingly – he was okay with that!)

But he finally got to feel the excitement of a game!

I loved everything about it! And having my brother there was icing on the cake!

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Harris had a great time. He seemed so comfortable out there. And he did real good too. I think he will continue to progress and love the sport even more in the future! It was heartwarming to see him out there trying so hard.

He made a great play in the game. Maybe even… dare I say it…Β  the highlight of the game.

He caught a fly ball!

And Uncle Rick captured it on film!

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Yea baby!

They lost.Β  But he didn’t even really know it (or care) until later at lunch. It finally donned on him and he asked if they won or lost. I told him that we lost – but we defiantly won as far as havingΒ  fun goes! He shrugged, smiled and ran off to get himself some pizza. Yea… we won alright!

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Yes, I am unashamed to say that I am proud of him. He had a good attitude, played hard and acted like someone who knows Jesus. (Even while others around him displayed ill behavior.) I couldn’t be happier for him on his first baseball game – ever!

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Good times. Many blessings.

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hi-d

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Practice = Improvement!

I am still sad about Harrison missing his first game, but I know the world will keep turning in spite of it.

It was a good call to keep him home (thank you husband), because he really didn’t sound good at all Saturday.

But here are some neat shots of his last practice.

Coach Matt noticed marked improvements in his abilities. That was nice!

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(I’m just saying … but truthfully, I have no idea what good form looks like! I just like that shot.)

SeptC 013-cSeptC 014-cSeptC 015-cThis camera is so fun! Just hold down the button and “click,click,click”!

Now I gotta get me a telephoto lens!

SeptC 020-bHappy boy!

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hi-d

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Baseball Beginings

Tonight is Harrison’s first practice for baseball. He is so excited.

I am a little nervous for him.

Why?

He knows VERY little about the game.

With a daddy that’s more into politics, and big brothers that can’t or don’t play any sports… well, he hasn’t gotten a chance to be around it much.

We will just have to see…

I actually think he’ll love it.

Finally, one of my boys with them sports-a-tude in them!!

(No offense Gerrit, I know you medically aren’t allowed to play. And JJ, I know it just isn’t your thing. You’re a peaceful & funny artist/chef… not an competitive sportsman! I get it. And Darren… you just didn’t get a chance did you? Your childhood went way too fast – with a mother who was very distracted by moves across the country, babies, brain surgeries, new jobs and more. I am sorry.)

So it’s up to you Harris!

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Make you’re mama proud!

Will keep you posted.

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hi-d

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