Let’s Play Ball!

My June has been filled with ball games.  Carver ended up playing a year earlier than he typically would.  Our town team didn’t have enough boys so they invited the boys who were going to be entering Kindergarten to play.  Typically you have to have completed Kindergarten in order to play.

Surprisingly, Carver has taken to ball and really loves it.  We can see improvement in every single game.

We have a mixed group of boys that play together.  I think they range in age from 4th graders to Carver’s age.  Sadly, even with Carver playing, we still don’t have enough boys for a full team so sometimes one of the girls plays…and sometimes if the opposing team has extra players, they play on our team.

Here’s a picture of Carver’s fan club from one evening.

Kalissa caught some really great pictures of Carver.  Here’s one…

…and another.  It’s all really small town.  The pitcher is Carver’s coach and she does an awesome job with the kids.

She coaches the girls and the boys’ team.  It happens that the girls’ team is short of players too.  Carver was asked if he wanted to play both girls and boys.  He said yes so we end up watching back-to-back games and Carver more or less plays double hitters.

We’ve all had fun going.  Here’s Gannon.  He’s had a blast meeting up and playing with other kids.  It’s so nice that he’s able to do that.  He’s losing some of his shyness.

Kalissa has told me time and time again that I don’t have to go if I don’t want to.  Of course, I already know this.  I have fun so why not??

I often take a little bit of stitching with me and get a few stitches in while we’re waiting for the games to start.

Kalissa and I both love watching the kids improve after each game.

Kayla was up for one game and Kelli happened to be home so Carver had an extra big cheering section.

Eli and Emmett were so good for this game.  One of the games we went to was so hard because they were acting up.  Here is Eli with Carver while he was waiting for his turn to bat.

Kayla still had her Waucoma Little League shirt from back when she played.  She wore it to Carver’s game to cheer him on.

Ball ends this week.  It really only lasts for a month around here.

I’m on a hunt to try to find a ball glove from the thrift store that will fit me so we can practice playing catch when he’s here.  He has so enjoyed learning to play.

It’s been great entertainment and I can honestly say, I hope Carver keeps wanting to play as I’ve had fun watching him…of course, if he decides ball isn’t for him, that’s perfectly fine too.  No matter what he does, he keeps us all entertained!!