Friday, June 13, 2008

The Dude Takes on T-Ball!

Starchy and I recently decided that it was high time for The Dude to start taking part in some organized activities.  The options are a bit limited (especially for 4 year-olds) but I saw in the City Rec. brochure, that t-ball was open to kids 4 and up.  We have practiced a bit with the t-ball set The Dude got for Easter, but there was a steep learning curve when it came time for The Dude to actually play a game!

Look at the outfit!  The Cardinals (The Dude's team name) have some bad ass uniforms eh?  Don't mind the swim shirt underneath, The Dude insisted on wearing it, claiming it would help him keep cool.

"Is this where I'm supposed to stand?"

"Oooh, if I kick the dirt around I can make a little pile!"

The Dude didn't quite "get" the whole running-t0-the-bases thing.  After hitting his first ball he made a bee-line for the pitchers mound until his coaches helped him get to first base.

This is his second at bat.  He did a heck of a job hitting the ball (and not the tee) but this time took off for third base until his coaches steered him to first!

"I wonder if I can bat with my helmet on backwards?

"They made me turn my helmet around, and now I am going to WHACK this ball!"

"Whoo-hoo, I got to the right spot...third time's a charm!"

"You want me to do what?  Put my hand up...huh?"

"Oh...I get it!"


jen said...

I love how he told me his tem name was the Robins when I saw him in his T-ball shirt. I also love the creative base running--keeps the other team on their toes!

Rozema Family said...

ADORABLE! I can't wait for Zach to start t-ball one day