Saturday, January 23, 2010

Baseball Already?

I signed both Isaac and Jonah up for Little League today. I've requested they be put on the same team, which will make this whole baseball thing possibly bearable.

After the sign-up, we went over to Sports Authority to get a left handed mitt for Jonah (which is actually a right-handed mitt) and some balls. We'd bought a couple used bats at the "shed sale" during sign-up, so the boys are all geared up.

And then the sun came out.

My neighbor commented that the boys were so cute playing ball together in the open space behind our homes. I said I'd give them 5 minutes before someone came in the house crying. (Isaac was crying after 5 minutes, but he didn't come in the house.)

Ethan is not playing baseball this year, but was a champ helping Jonah to get used to his new mitt. At first Jonah was afraid of the ball (can't blame him) but after taking a couple hits to the arm said the ball was nothing to be afraid of and he was quite used to being hit.

Isaac's got a way to come, but I have no doubt his skills will catch up with his brother's. Eventually.


Allyson said...

Wow, it looks like the boys are having fun. It is nice to see green grass and sunshine! Everything is kind of dead looking here. Why isn't Ethan doing baseball? I thought he was enjoying it from last year.

Senia said...

I'm jealous. Here, they'd have to be playing on ice skates and/or shoveling the bases out.

Afton said...

Baseball doesn't start until April, but after getting all the gear, they were kind of excited to get started. Ethan isn't doing baseball because it takes away too much of his free time. ugh.

Erika said...

Oh, that green grass looks so inviting! All I see here right now is a gray sky and white ground. Your pictures are giving me spring fever! I too am putting 2 boys in baseball this year--we'll see how it goes. I'm kind of looking forward to it, but mainly because I know we'll be having warm weather by then! Yay for baseball!