Monday, May 11, 2015

T-Ball 2015

T-Ball season has come and gone.

It was another great year. AB played on the same team, the Dodgers, except this year DW was the coach. IMG_8718

I loved it that he said a little prayer with the team before the games in their huddle before the big “Go Dodgers!”


You never know the impact you might have on someone’s life just by doing little things. At the first practice one of the dad’s came over and told me that he’d graduated with Devin and that he played little league with him and that he remembered my father-in-law being his first coach and now DW was his little boy’s first coach. So sweet. :)

We couldn’t believe the improvement in the kids from last year to this year.  IMG_0246IMG_0238They all run a little faster and hit a little harder, but they’re just as cute as they were last year! :) The new kids to the team did great for their first year, too. IMG_8736

We practiced a couple times a week for the first month… most of those practices DW and AB just went to. I wrangled Mamie & Tucker through a few of them, but we decided it was easier to just stay home. :)

Games were on Saturdays, with one exception and it was on a Thursday evening. IMG_0232IMG_9219

Little Sister IMG_0228enjoyed playing in the dirt, eating snacks, cheering for Annabelle, and helping carry our load to and from the car on game days. IMG_8711

She also enjoyed celebrating with sissy after games…


Baby Brother did a lot of snack eating, too – as well as getting in a few naps on Grammy or Nie-Nie when he could. IMG_9238IMG_8750

AB made it again, the entire season without hitting off the tee.IMG_9217 It really helped that her Daddy was the one pitching to her, since that’s who she’s used to at home, but still we were really proud.

She even got an “out” at the last game! They don’t really play outs and everyone gets to run all the bases, but for those of us who count them in our head, it was a big deal! Ha.

Toward the end of the season, DW said he thought we needed to have a little end of the year team party. He said he remembered when he played little league and his Daddy coached them, he always took them out for pizza and to a Gator Baseball game and/or to their house for a pool party. We don’t have a pool and I knew we’d be crazy to take 16, 4-6 year olds to a college baseball game, so we settled on pizza at the park. IMG_0629Super easy and the kids had a great time. IMG_0620I made a few decorations to make it “festive” and thankfully our team mom was able to set it all up before the party. (The party was the same day as the Kindergarten field trip, so we came straight from the zoo.) IMG_0614IMG_0626She also made cute little favors for all the kids and they got those when they got their certificates.

The following Saturday was our last game of the season, and we’d gotten our trophies the day before, so DW passed those out after that last game, too. IMG_0764IMG_0778

One last “Go Dodgers!”…


IMG_0797It was a great season and we’re not sure yet if AB will play another year of T-Ball or move on up to Softball, but I’m pretty sure she’ll play one or the other. We went to watch our nephew, Warren, play soccer last week and she said, “I really miss T-Ball!”IMG_0800


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