Saturday, March 20, 2010

Opening Day 2010

Take me out to the ballgame ball field...because that is were we will be living for the next 2 months.

Today was opening day for baseball and the official 1st Day of Spring.  Yippie!  We started the morning off with a good old parade...


...with lots of candy throwing.  Mary Reese was thrilled when her baggie was over runneth with candy!

Then we moved onto Opening Ceremonies...

Opening Ceremony

Then finally our first Minor B {the pitching machine} game of the season against the Phillies.  Banks has decided he wants to play...


...catcher!  He caught the entire game {even toughing it out when he got hit in the shoulder}.

He also got to bat twice.
1st bat of season

The first time he ended up with a single and was eventually scored {not sure of the correct terminology here}.  The second time at bat he hit the ball but was thrown out at first base.

While Banks was playing and Jody was coaching, the rest of the gang was doing things like:

Owie at the field

Cheering Banks on from the bleachers and...

Twinkie Cousins

Modeling our new matching shirts with a cousin and...

Owen wants DADDY

Trying to figure out how to get on the field with Daddy and...

Wagon full of cousins

Riding in the wagon with a bunch of cousins for our millionth trip to the concession stand {I might have to get a part time job to pay for all of Mary Reese's trips to the concession stand} and...

Snoozing at the field

Even catching a little snooze at the park!!!  {It is hard to believe Owen was only about 3 weeks old at Opening Ceremony last year.  A few people who hadn't seen me all winter didn't even believe he was mine!}

But the biggest highlight {even over winning the game} of the entire gorgeous day was...

1st Game Ball

...getting our first ever GAME BALL!  Coach Earley gave the ball to Banks for catching the entire game!

1 comment:

StaceyLWillis said...

Banks looks so BIG and OLD holding that gameball!