Sunday, March 30, 2008

We won!!!!

The day started off really foggy and hazy. Not exactly the best day to play baseball. We had to be at the ballpark at 8:15 this morning and take team pictures. I guess they turned out okay but would have been better if the sun were shining. We had a little time between pictures and our first game so we headed to the cages to warm up.

By 10:00 a.m., when our game was starting, the sun had shown it's face. It still wasn't pretty but the clouds were drifting away slowly. It turned out to be the perfect day, it was just a slow start.

As for the game. I didn't start Bubba pitching this morning. I was going to save him for Monday night's game. I have another pitcher that is almost as good on the mound as Bubba is so I was going to give him the Opening Day start. I should have known better but I don't like to always put my kid in the spotlight. I don't want everyone to think that I am showcasing him because he is mine, kwim? Anyway, my little pitcher had an off day and didn't pitch so well. He gave up 5 runs in just 2 innings. I had no choice but to put Bubba on the mound to stop the bleeding.

That boy is a natural born pitcher! He thrives on the pressure and did a superb job of shutting the other team down. He pitched 3 great innings and struck out 6 batters. I was so proud of him. His hitting could have been a little better but he did get on base. He just didn't hit as well as he could have. Still, I am very proud of my boy.

We won today, 7-6. It was a victory in many senses of the word. Both teams played a good game and I must admit, the win came down to the coaching. I am proud to say that my assistant coach (the only other female coach in the league) and I, out coached the men coaches of the other team. It is so much fun to beat men when they are such sore losers. One of them wouldn't even come out of the dugout after the game and shake hands. You know, it only shows how sore of a loser he really is. I used to consider him my friend, not so much anymore. It just made the victory that much more enjoyable. One of Bubba's best friends was on the other team and I hate that his team lost, but glad that our team won, if that makes any sense.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Randomness

Opening Ceremonies is this Saturday! I think I have a pretty good team but there are a couple that really need to try piano or something, lol. Opening Day to me means the kick start of Spring. I love the sunshine and warm air. Baseball season rocks! Spring is in the air!

Bubba got commended on the Reading TAKS test and made me a proud momma! He only missed one on the test and to me, that rocks! He has to take the Math portion of the TAKS next week and then the Science a couple of weeks after that. I don't know why I worry about him so much because he always does so well. He is a really smart boy and I am way too hard on him sometimes. I couldn't have asked for a better kid.

Sister, she got her first two teeth and is learning what it means to bite down on things. Ummm, things like her own finger, lol. She's a little firecracker! I have a feeling I am going to have my hands full with her pretty soon. She is so curious and into everything, I can only imagine how it will be once she starts walking.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Time

Where does time go? I seem to have less and less of it these days. My kids are growing up way to fast, I don't get nearly enough things done that I want to get done. I remember when I was younger, the older people would tell me that the older you get the faster time goes by. They were right! Someone once said that your birthdays get closer and closer together, how true it is.

We had our first team practice Friday. I think we are going to be okay. I have one kid that is 10 yrs. old and NEVER played baseball before, he will be my project child. Then, there is another that has zero athletic ability but he really tries. Those two will be challenges but I think they will be okay. Most of the others, I think they will work out. There is still one that I haven't met yet so I will hold off on him but I have high hopes for a good season.

Hubs hooked the tractor up to the disc and started what will soon be our garden. I am so excited about finally having a garden. I plan on planting tons and tons of peas and tomatoes. I could almost live on those alone! We want to plant onions, squash, cucumbers, and peppers too. I am not sure what else we will plant but I am anxious to get started. He is going to get a tiller tomorrow and start making rows. Bubba isn't so into it, but most kids aren't I guess.

Spring Break is over and Bubba has to go back to school. It has been nice having him home for a week. I hate to see him go back. He is a great help to me when he is here and I love him being home. Some parents can't wait to send their kids off to school but I like spending as much time with mine as I can. They are only kids once and they grow up way to fast. He will be 10 this summer and it makes me so sad to think about it. My little boy is growing up on me.

Ants! I effing hate them! I have a shelf in my closet and I often lay my sleep clothes on them. Yes, I admit it, I may wear the same sleep shorts a couple of nights in a row before I wash them. No harm in that right? Wrong! I went into the closet tonight, grabbed my beloved sleep shorts and jerked them on. Dammit! They were freaking FULL of ants. I got stung on my inner thighs, and all around my panty line, a total of 12 times. How in the heck did ants get into my house? Why in the world did they find the need to nest up in my sleep shorts? I found a line of them climbing up the wall of the closet. Hubs said that he would take care of it but sheesh, those little suckers hurt. I sure hope he takes care of the problem soon!

Sister, well she has her first tooth coming in. I was beginning to think that she wasn't ever going to get a tooth. While I am tickled to death that she has a tooth coming in, I am also sad that I will see no more toothless grins. I know that she has to grow up, but she is more than likely my last baby and I just want to enjoy her being a baby as much as I can. I could never imagine myself having a little girl, I am not the girly girl type, but I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world. Pink was my least favorite color in the world but now since Sister has been born, I seem to buy more pink than anything. It is her color! Pink really makes her blue eyes pop. I am learning this girly girl stuff and it isn't quite as bad as I thought.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

And so it begins

The draft is over and all of the teams have been picked. I think I did well and I am pleased with my team. There is a kid or two that I would have liked to have gotten, and maybe a kid or two that I wish I hadn't but that is just how it goes with the draft. Overall, I think I did well. For the first time in a long time, all of the teams seen to be pretty evenly matched. It should be an interesting season to say the least. We will have our first practice on Monday and the new season will begin.

Bubba has his first tournament game this weekend. I am not sure that we are prepared. We have a good team but I am not sure how well they are going to play together. As I mentioned before, we dropped some players and picked up some others. I am curious to see how well they play together. Sometimes, having a team full of "hot shots" can work against you. Let's just hope that it works in our favor. Chemistry is very important so we shall see how that all pans out.

Sister! That girl is pulling up on EVERYTHING. I can't make her sit down. I am not ready for this. It is so hard to believe that she is already 9 months old. Where has time gone? It seems like only yesterday that I was pregnant with her. They grow up so fast! Hubs is anxious for her to walk and talk, me, I say let her be a baby as long as possible. She has her entire life to walk and talk and only a short while to be a baby. My word, she will be a year old in less than 3 months. Noooooo! Slow down!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Try-outs

Sunny and 75 degrees today. I sat on the baseball field, score card in hand, watching as 68 little boys showed their skills, or lack of. Some were good, some were great, and well, some need to find another activity. Why do some parents wait until their kid is 9-10 yrs old to sign them up for an organized sport? Do they not realize how silly their kid looks and how horrible it must be for their self esteem? They are at the age now that they know that they are not as good as the others and that has to be hard on them. Not to mention how aggrivating it must be for those that take the game so seriously.
Most of these boys have been playing since they were 4 yrs old and they have a good 5 yrs experience on the new kids. I, as a parent, wouldn't want to put my kid in that position. I don't know, maybe I am looking at it all wrong. If the kid has played other sports and is somewhat of an athlete, it isn't so bad, and I can understand them wanting to try a new sport. But, when a kid has NEVER played a sport of any kind and has zero atheletic ability, please find your child something else to do. Do humiliate him by puting him on a baseball field where he is going to keep the bench warm most of the season.
Tomorrow is Draft Day, I am ready!