Thursday, November 4, 2010

Photo Friday XVIII: Fall Ball Memories

Get ready for picture overload.  Some nights at the baseball field, just when I get over my exhaustion of getting everyone dressed and out the door, which includes LOTS of steps... like packing dinner, water bottles, things to keep Nathan occupied, each one's certain glove, bat, and helmet, diapers, wipes, and last but not least making sure that all these things are still in the car once you have put them in there because it has taken you so long to put them in there that the kids may have pulled them out and started playing with them again.  Whew!  Anyway, once we are there, I realize how precious these days are, and feel a little like the mother Mary, "treasuring up these things and pondering them in my heart."  Four boys.  Two teams.  They are growing so fast.  I know when I am old and gray, I will have forgotten about how long it took me to get in the car, and only remember these sweet images.

He always picks #7 because of Joe Mauer.

So fun that Daddy is his head coach this year.

Jopie quickly became the team mascot.

He did pretty well for being 3, almost 4.  His one flaw is that it took him about 5 minutes to run to first base, but he ran as fast as his little legs would carry him.

It take a village to get him in his catcher's gear.

But once he is there, he couldn't be cuter, or smaller.

His position most of the season.

Getting his championship medal.

Congratulations Orioles.  Undefeated (well, one tie) and winners of the ULL fall season.  I might have had more pictures but there was a monsoon approximately 30 seconds after this picture.

This will have to be a "to be continued" post.  Giants photos to follow!


Katherine said...

GREAT pictures Sarah!!! You capture the highlights so well. I loved what you wrote, about how when you are old and grey, you won't remember how much work it was to pack up the car, but you will remember the sweet memories of your boys playing baseball. That statement really hit home! (no pun intended.) I need to be reminded to just relax and not stress out about all the prep work involved in getting ready for our activities and events, and instead to just treasure these moments and appreciate every second of my children's lives. They are such blessings! Thanks for the reminder!

nikki said...

thanks for remembering suckers for avalon- on top of everything else!!!

Krista said...

Darling-- bring on the Giants!!!