Saturday, April 24, 2010

Go Tigers!!!

Today was opening day for baseball! It was most definitely a day to remember.

We had to be at the field at 8:15. That is super early for my kids. They are usually still sleeping at that time! It was a cold morning, and it began drizzling when we got to the field.

Opening Day went on as planned. The teams lined up and paraded up to the field for the opening ceremony.

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Since it was raining, they suggested skipping the 45 minute practice, and beginning the game immediately. That would have gone over well, except the team we were supposed to play went home until game time! So the kids did practice, and by the time the game started, everybody was cold and wet.

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The game was so much fun to watch, though! In the first few minutes, there was a 3 kid pile up on the pitchers mound. All of the laughing made the weather more bearable! It was so much fun to watch Dylan play, and he had a great time, despite the shivering and blue lips. My poor, skinny boy doesn't have an ounce of body fat on him, but he hung in there!

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I think it helped that Papa, Mawnaw, and PapPap braved the weather to cheer him on!

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Dylan was so proud of himself after the game, and exited the field with a huge smile on his face (and ice cold fingers).

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Did I mention that my husband is a huge Detroit Tigers fan, so he is thrilled that Dylan is a Tiger? Grant proudly wore his Tigers shirt and hat!

Dylan celebrated his first game by having some pizza with a few of his teammates, then we headed home for a few minutes to warm up and change out of our wet clothes, before returning to the field for team pictures.

Despite the cold and the rain, the first game was a success!

14 comments:

  1. I swear almost every game my sons played at last year it was damp wet and rainy and cold...thats one of the reasons I skipped this year.

    Dylan looks like he had fun though. Hopefully next game will be better wheather.

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  2. how cute is he! I am glad he had a good time even though it was cold :)

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  3. So exciting for you all! It looked like he had a great time despite all the rain!

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  4. Dylan is so cute. I'm sorry about the rain and cold. Sounds like our opening day last year. That sure makes it miserable.

    I love that Grant is a huge Detroit Tigers fan!

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  5. I love little league baseball - it's so fun! He looks adorable out there!

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  6. Dylan looks like he had a blast even though it was miserable out. Did Aunt Kathy lose weight? She looks great. I hope your dad is feeling better. Take care!

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  7. How cute and FUN!
    I can't wait until my 6 year old starts. Only a couple of weeks! He is so excited and I must admit that I am too! :)

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  8. looks like he had lots of fun despite the weather!

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  9. Poor little guy- having to play in the rain and cold! In every pic he looks super happy though, so that is cool!

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  10. Sorry it rained! Dylan doesn't look to upset though, he is grinning ear to ear.

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  11. I love how serious the kids look. Glad everyone had fun - I would have been like the opposing team - home nice and dry until game time :D

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  12. So, so cute! Too bad they had to play in the rain! I simply cannot wait till Cooper starts playing sports!

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  13. I just love baseball season! My oldest son play competitive year round and has for almost 9 yrs. Seeing those pics of Dylan reminds me of when Jonathan was just starting out! They were so cute then. Now when they play it's so intense!!! The only thing I hate about baseball is sometimes the game times are so early, like what y'all had. This momma is not a morning person!

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  14. awww such a cutie! and i can definitely feel his excitement :) great photos! what a great and supportive family u got!

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