T-Ball Time, June 12

Other than gymnastics, my boys haven't been involved in any organized sports. So when I signed Tyler up for T-Ball - I didn't really know what to expect:

Would he be too scared to participate?
Would there be tears if he made a mistake?
Would he even want to do it ?

I found out today - I had no reason to worry!

When I got him up this morning to go to church - he jumped up and yelled, "T-Ball!!" I had to break it to him that church was first, but he was so excited he didn't mind the wait.

We all were anxious and were the first ones to the field. That was actually a good thing. The extra time gave dad a chance to show Tyler how to run the bases, where to stand when it was his turn to bat and how to use that new glove we just got him.

When the coach and other families arrived - it only got better.

All the little guys put on their team shirts and hats and began practicing throwing the ball to each other. And when the game started - it really was the cutest thing I think I've ever seen!

Of course for most of those guys - it was their first time really playing the game - so watching them try to figure it all out was a joy.
I think by the end of the game, they all understood if the batter hits it - throw it to first base - first.

Tyler really surprised me.
There were no nerves.
He whacked the ball pretty good.
He knew how to chase down the ball....
And he even got a player out.

My heart just smiled the entire game - and it wasn't just when my son had or was batting the ball. Every last one of those kids were adorable!

I'm just thankful for the experience!

Today was a big day for Tyler and his team...
And really - this is just the beginning for all of them.
For some - sports will be a huge part of their life.
Others will walk away with lessons about teamwork and sportsmanship.

Today - it was just about fun!

The game only lasted about 30 minutes.
When it was over they all shook hands and then the real excitement began...SNACKS!!!

What did we expect - they're only 4 and 5!!!

Tyler walked to the car a little taller today.
The strange this is - so did I.

My cup runneth over!

Tell me about some of your kids "First" experiences that stuck with you..

Until Next Time,


About the Author...
Serese Cole
Serese is no stranger to the Midwest. She was born and raised in Kansas City and after years of moving from state to state - has called Nebraska home the last decade.

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  • by Jerry L Kreps Location: Lincoln on Jun 28, 2011 at 08:27 PM
    Oh no! Your announcement that you are leaving 10-11 brought tears to my eyes. We'll miss you, but as a grandfather with three wonderful grand children I can understand your joy at being able to enjoy them in the evenings and on weekends. Maybe, sometime in the future, you can be our favorite anchor again! Good luck to you and your family! Jerry L Kreps
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