Now that I got that little rant out of my system (necessary every now and then!), I am happy to move on to better topics.
Kenny- Coach Pitch/T-ball
This is Kenny's first year playing T-ball. I suspected it would be a game he would enjoy and he does. I didn't understand why it was called coach pitch until the first practice. It is actually meant to be a transition from T-ball to Baseball (for the kids who have played the previous year...). During the game, the coach throws up to 5 pitches to the batter. If they don't get a hit during that time, then they get an opportunity to hit from the Tee. Here are some pictures of Kenny's first game yesterday.....
Here he is in the outfield getting ready to catch a ball with one of the assistant coaches. Great form huh? Oh, and don't you love the yellow soccer shorts and socks & tennis shoes? The coach said, other than the shirt and hat, there is no real uniform at this age and we didn't have to buy the pants and shoes if we didn't want to. I am a bit cheap (can't afford not to be...) so we didn't. He still looks great though! (only about half his team has the shoes and pants, so it isn't just us, which always makes me feel better! :))
Here he is up to bat and watching the ball! (if you look close you can see it between the trees!
And here he gets to hit it off the tee. He is really learning a lot and enjoying it. That alone makes it worth it!
Amanda practices a new skill!
As you can see in the picture, all 3 "boys" got a haircut. This was taken this morning before church. I got brave and gave everyone a haircut last night. I am still learning. I used to not have a clue how to do it and was willing to pay someone. Aaron kept trying to talk me into learning, but it seemed so complicated. He finally talked me into buying a pair of clippers to he could buzz his own head. He would need a bit of help with the back and so I would have to do it. Over the past few months, I have gained a little confidence. Once before, the two of us together gave the boys cuts, which turned out decent enough, so I got braver and did all 3 by myself last night!! They turned out okay. I didn't really intend to buzz Jacobs head. I was trying to scissor cut the top so it would lay to one side a bit like it usually does (just not as long...) but I wasn't sure I was doing it right and it was getting late. So, I just got impatient I guess and figured I will keep practicing next time. I only feel bad I didn't start this sooner- one more way to save a bit of money. Instead of forking over $35+ for 3 haircuts at the barber shop, I can just experiment with the clippers here!
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