Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Take me out to the ballgame,

Take me out to the crowds,
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks
I don't care if I ever get back...

Are you humming along?

We have officially begun Little League at the Wood house. Mark played baseball through college and Ryan was throwing a baseball before he could walk so I knew this day would come. I just honestly can't believe he's big enough...ahem, I'm OLD enough...to have a Little Leaguer!

Ryan is lovin' him some baseball right now. He is playing coach pitch this year and having a blast at the practices. He had his first scrimmage last week and I was so proud of him for many, many reasons. Not just because he marched right out there and got a hit each time (he smoked one to center field:-)). Not because he was excellent on defense and made a couple of really great throws; but, because his shyness didn't come into play AT ALL!! When I think about the past 6 and 1/2 years with my little man it makes me want to tear up. Every new thing he tries each year is always a little bit of a challenge until he starts to feel comfortable. But with baseball, he didn't know anyone on his team, he's never played coach pitch before, worn cleats or a helmet and he did it! There were no tears or hesitation or embarrassment from him at all. This is a really great day! I think he is coming out of his shell a little bit and I am very proud of him. In fact, he has been getting warnings at school for talking-that's right TALKING TOO MUCH!! Those of you that know Ryan know how quiet he is in front of adults so this is a whole new world for Mark and I.

I can't help but think he looks like a little mini-Mark out there.

Cheering on big brother

Ryan I hope you have a fantastic season this year. You make your momma proud!

'cause we'll root, root, root for the home team...If they don't win it's a shame. For it's ONE, TWO, THREE strikes you're out at the Old...Ball...game!!


Caryn said...

Awww that make me feel so proud of him and relieved for you. Mini Mark no doubt...although don't forget about his Momma's softball skills you're in the genen pool too. :)

Melissa said...

i am soooo glad he is so comfortable! yay! he needs to give mak some pointers. we are working towards summer basketball...maybe? yay ryan!

Kacey said...

He looks so big out there!! I can't believe that little baby Ryan is such a big kid now? I am so glad that he is loving it and comfortable in that element! Can't wait to see him in action on Thursday:)

Shannon said...

SO PROUD OF RYAN!! That is just awesome! I love it that he is getting warnings for talking! Landon recently got one for the same reason and I have to admit...it made me smile on the inside! I am just thankful he has friends! :-)

Mindy said...

GREAT POST, ANGIE!!! Way to go, Ryan!!!

YES, he does look like a Mini Mark out there!

Looks like we'll see you at Broughton!