Monday, June 27, 2011

The Boy(s) of Summer

I've been a little MIA for good reason, we are down to the last days before our hopeful and uneventful closing. My days are spent teaching my summer school section, spending time with the boys at the pool, trying to keep this house in one piece for showings, and packing if possible. Nights have been spent grading and contacting students, then more packing once the kids are in bed. Needless to say we are tired and very ready to be moved.

So much awesome has happened outside of the anticipated move this month between birthdays, FL roadtrips, t-ball, day camp, preschool graduation. Before June is packed up (literally) I hope for some short recaps.

First up, T-ball.

Yesterday was the end of season celebration with Ben's t-ball team, the YMCA 4-5 year old Mudcats. One of the parents (not me may I add who said no when asked), oraganized a family day out at our local basball franchise. The kids in full uniform got to run the bases, run out on the field with the team during warm up, and sit in a special section.

This is the first time we have played t-ball after trying soccer, swimming, basketball, and a sports sampler (inline skating, flag football, soccer, basketball, tball.) What I had hoped from the sampler was to check out without a full season committment for any sport (namely skating). In the end, Ben loved the weeks of t-ball, hence sign up for a summer league.

I cannot say enough postive comments about the YMCA program, coaches, facilities, and skills learned. From the start in April to end of June he has really fallen in love with a sport and has markedly improved his skills. We will definately be back again next season. Even with a weekly practice and game committment it was worth it to find an activity that Ben truly enjoys and looks forward to playing both with the team and with us at home practicing in our backyard.

Nothing like a hot summer day eating concession stand goodies and watching size XS white pants taking the field. Nothing like watching your child take pride for learning something new.

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