Will wanted to play t-ball this fall.
So we let him.
R is his coach - fulfilling a life long dream for him of coaching his kid's little league team.
(Except being coach is hard. Really hard. Apparently t-ball can be serious business.)
Despite a really rough start (anxiety around new kids + new kids = lots and lots and lots of endless questions/"you're weird" type of comments/ "you can't play baseball" comments, etc.) But.
It has gotten better and now he always has a good time. (although sometimes getting out the door is very hard.)
Will chose to be #32. In honor of my age.
He usually plays two games a week. Ellie LOVES baseball and daily wakes up asking, "baseball? I play with Bella?"
Bella is Beau's older sister. Beau is Will's best friend and now teammate. Ellie loves Bella. And Bella sweetly gives her attention.
Usually about 3/4 of the way through the game, Ellie starts asking, "Mommy? Go home for bath and night night?" Repeatedly. These night time games are tough on a girl. (And her mom and dad and brother.)
Will has gotten to play lots of positions and even made a couple of catches!
He's a very deliberate batter and does great. He hasn't knocked down the tee yet & he pretty much always hits it on his first swing.
Beau has always loved Ellie. In fact, he recently informed his mother that when he grows up, he is going to marry Ellie.
Ellie plays hard to get with Beau. Someday she'll probably kick herself for this. Beau literally will run off the field to give Ellie love.
(When Beau's not around, Ellie will admit that she is his friend.)
Will on the pitcher's mound
(he looks way too grown up for me here!)
Making silly faces from the dug out
high fives for his fans (aka: Mommy, Ellie, Lovie, & Cookie)
running as fast as he can to first base (sometimes he keeps on going. Love this age!)
More attention for Ellie from Beau
Swing Batter, Batter!
(Will has informed me that I need to yell louder than all the other mommies. And he has made me practice. It's not a problem for me.)
Running to HOME! Go Will!