Monday, April 12, 2010

The Nationals and the Tigers

So this year, Joshua and Marah are both playing baseball.  Marah is playing on the 5 & 6 year old machine pitch - the Nationals and Joshua is playing on 7 & 8 year old machine pitch - the Detroit Tigers.  Rodney is head coach for Joshua's team and one of the assistant coaches for Marah's team.  So we are very busy with games and practices, but we absolutely LOVE it.  This is our favorite sport with the kids.  Being at the ballfields is something we look forward to every week (even though it can be very exhausting).
This past Saturday, Marah got a big hit which was huge for her.  This is her first time to play the machine pitch and she is doing a super job.  She did want to play softball (because she liked the girls uniforms better), but in her age group, not enough girls signed up to play.  So she gets to play with the boys - which is fine with her.  It can only make her better.

Macy at the ballfield!  Let's just say, she is everywhere and into everything.  So I just have to keep telling myself, it won't be like this for long and try to enjoy all the running around with her. 
And here is our little daredevil going down the slide head first.

Joshua loves baseball.  He skipped out on soccer in the fall to play fall baseball.  He has played on the 5 & 6 year old team the past couple of years, so we decided to move him up this year with the older boys.  He played up this past fall and did a great job. 
Rodney would tell you right now, that coaching baseball for the kids is one of the best things he has ever done in his life.  He is so good at it!  I think he missed his calling in life:)  He has a special gift in teaching sports to the kids.  I love watching him.

5 comments:

brooke said...

Paige, your pictures get better and better every time you post! I love all of them! Wish those munchkins were playing ball with us. Can't wait til Wednesday.

Ashley said...

Your pictures are great and Joshua has quite a swing! I bet Rodney is a great coach and I bet the kids love him! Marah and Macy are two of the prettiest little girls! It looks like yall will have a great Spring and Summer at the ballfield!

Julie Greenhaw said...

Love it! I can't wait until Parker can play! I also can't wait to come and watch Joshua play. I'd love to keep Macy for you some during games so you can concentrate on watching Marah and Joshua play. Just let me know. Parker would LOVE for her to come and play!!

Scarlett said...

Oh Paige, GREAT PICTURES!Looks like they are having a blast!

Holly said...

Too cute. And do we understand about the uniforms! That's Lucy's chief complaint! I showed her what my softball team did back in the day, and tied her sleeves up with ribbons, so she's much happier now.