Apr 3, 2011

Game Ball

We spent another weekend at the softball field. This time we traveled to Booneville, Mississippi. No offense to the place, but I hope we never play ball there again. I am pretty sure they put our girls on a Tball field that was formerly a place where people went mudding. The field was in horrible condition. We had to warn our girls to watch where they ran because there were potholes all over the field. I will always remember the horrible field, but I will also remember that Booneville is where Brooklyn earned her first game ball. 

This year has been different and difficult at times for B. On her old teams she played mostly first base. That's a busy position. Every time there is a hit, someone is coming to that base. B loved getting someone out more than she loved hitting a homerun. This year, the competition is fierce and she is playing outfield. In early years in rec league, outfield is where the younger ones go. Not that they aren't good but they aren't experienced enough to play infield. B is having a hard time understanding that now that she is bigger all positions are very important. She has also had a hard time judging distance on pop fly balls. It will come with time. They work on them constantly for our outfielders. 

In one of the games Saturday, the ball was hit into the left field. That's B's territory. She moved under the ball and caught it. I think she wanted to jump up and down but she made sure the ump called the out first. The baserunner they had on second had already run to third and was confused as to why everyone was telling her to run back. B threw the ball in and got the girl out at second (she didn't tag up before running). Not only did my baby catch a pop fly (!), she got a double play too! After the game was over (we won), her coach congratulated her and gave her the game ball. She got everyone to sign it and I dated it. We will have to put this in a case on her trophy shelf soon!

Apr 1, 2011

April Fool's!

Mark it in your calendars....April Fool's Day 2011...Brooklyn's first year to come up with her joke without any help from me and without being reminded actually. We had a rocky start to this Friday so there wasn't much time for any elaborate jokes. But when I picked up Brooklyn from school she had a big goofy grin on her face. Apparently she decided to tell her teacher this year that her mommy was getting married. Now, Brooklyn is not a good liar (I hope this carries forward to the teenage years). So I expected her to give her teacher that "I'm lying" grin as soon as she said that. Well, Brooklyn's teacher mistook the goofy grin for an "I'm really happy for my mom" grin and asked her when the wedding was. Brooklyn responded with "on April Fool's Day" (not sure where she gets the smarty attitude from). To which her teacher said "Oh today! That's great! How exciting." Brooklyn then busted out laughing and explained it was an April Fool's joke. I'm glad she pulled off a joke this year, but did it have to be at my expense?? haha. Couldn't Aunt NayNay be preggers? Or Poppie win the lottery? Or JulJul play for the Cardinals?....maybe next year...

She also told her friends at lunch that she had a fake leg. Not sure how some of them believed that since she was just in a dress for pictures a few weeks ago. Maybe it was very real looking :)

After we got home I went in the bathroom and she ran through the house turning all the lights off. Then she ran upstairs and met me at the bathroom door with this shocked look on her face. She tried telling me the electricity went off. For a split second, and I mean a tiny tiny split second, I thought "oh crap, this sucks" then I heard the tv....nice try.