Wednesday, June 4

Take me out to the ball game...

Payton has started tball. His first year. We've had two practices and one more on Friday night. Then next week, Tuesday, begins the 6 weeks of games twice a week. It should be a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to being a "Proud Parent of a Green Machine"! Payton is proudly wearing the number "1". Mostly because he's the smallest and they made sure he had a jersey that fit him before the rest of the kids.

Payton is the least-abled and smallest kid on the team, but he sure gives it a good effort. It's really growing on him and I can tell he's anxious to please his Coach Autumn. She's a great woman who just adores Payton (and Max). We're also fortunate to have our neighbor's boy on our team. Nico is just a few months older than Payton and they are about on the same level with throwing and catching. They're becoming fast friends.

Here is a video of him tonight at his second practice. The first time he hits, he had to come back because he threw the bat (automatic OUT in tball). Hence his hesitation after his second attempt. Not too shabby for only his fifth or sixth attempt at batting really. Now, we need to work on catching.


Maxwell is also getting into the team spirit. I think I'm going to make him a shirt that says "My Big Brother is a Green Machine!"


Marissa said...

AWESOME! I hope you all have a great & fun season -- Goooooo Payton!

Lorene said...

Yay Payton! How fun! Here's to a whole lotta fun!

And Maxwell...what a cutie pie!

Jen said...

Looks fun!! I hope Payton has a great season!! Maybe we can make it out to a game one night!

And Max is just a cutie!

Tiffany said...

awww the video is so cute!

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

How dang cute! Go, Payton! You guys are going to have so much fun. Here's to a season of learning and most of all, having fun!