Thursday, May 21, 2009

Let's Play Ball!

Back-to-back nights of baseball practice as we begin our first baseball season.

Sean is playing with the three year old group, at our request because they meet fewer times and play shorter games. I think it is going to be a great fit for him and hopefully he will catch on to the principal of the game. Interesting coincidence, the coach's wife worked at the daycare Sean went to when he was 2! She remembered him as soon as she saw him, so we didn't have to go into the "he has Down syndrome" explanation. The kids in this age group all had a lot of parent help, so I don't think Sean's disability is going to be an issue. He had such a blast, he loves to hit the ball and run.

We just need to work on running to the bases and leaving the bat behind. :)

Aidan is playing with the 6-7 year old group and it is coach-pitched. I was busy chasing Sean and entertaining Ella so I didn't get to watch much of the game. Doug said Aidan did great and hit the ball every chance to bat. He even caught a few balls!

We were worried that he didn't have enough experience to play at this level, since he'd never played before, but he is right in the middle. He was nervous about going, but really had fun and can't wait to play again.

Yay for baseball!


Sarah said...

oh the joys of summer sports. in our house it's soccer- but i'm sure the thrill (nad sometimes horror!!) of watching your child play is the same regardless of the sport. (I say horror because sometimes you just want to laugh and/or cry when they are playing!)

Ruby's Mom said...

I love watching T-ball,the kids are so cute :)

Beverly said...

your boys are so cute playing ball! So happy they both loved it!

Heidi said...

Your boys are doing so great! I remember not liking baseball as a kid - I could never hit the ball and I was afraid to catch it! Maybe my boys will like it better than me!