Take Me Out to the Ballgame

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Last year, G made it on to the Jumbotron at Nat’s Park with his travel baseball team.

It’s sort of unbelievable, since there’s 8″ of snow on the ground, but my boys will be starting baseball soon. 

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O and G at the field last year.

In fact, O and G had “tryouts” this past weekend (indoors, thankfully!). No one gets cut, but the coaches are able to see what level each kid is at so they make sure the teams are mostly balanced.  It was so funny to see them in their baseball pants and snow boots on the way to tryouts.

Obviously, despite being torn on whether we should sign the kids up for spring sports, we went ahead and did it. 

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This was Q’s baseball debut season in 2013.

It turned out to be a good move too, because although we don’t have a moving date yet, we did learn it probably won’t be until June at the earliest at this point, so I’m really glad we didn’t hold out.  I cannot imagine having the kids NOT in sports for another season–they really need to have more regular physical activity.  I’m even looking forward to some nights where not everyone is home for dinner and we end up having bagged-lunch-picnics at the baseball field during practice!

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O sliding home in Spring 2013.

This season I’m hoping O and G will end up on the same team — it all depends on whether the coaches feel like O is ready to move up to the next level of play.  But it would be so fun for us — and for them — to play together again!  I’d love it if one day ALL THREE BOYS could play on the same team.  It can’t happen for a few more years — Q is still waaaaay too young to play at the kid pitch level — but eventually it’s possible.  THAT would be the most convenient, most fun baseball season I can think of.

Spring sports season tends to be our craziest, busiest time of year.  But after a really laid-back fall and almost no sports all winter, I’m ready for some busy weeks and long days at the field.  B will be back in soccer too, so we’ll have plenty of games to juggle.  And unbelivably, I’m looking forward to it!

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G’s hitting face is THE BEST.

Spring can’t get here soon enough!

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