Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The End of the Season

Last night, Dylan's second year of baseball came to an end! We aren't going to miss the rushed evenings and dinners eaten on the run, but we are going to miss watching our little boy play! It was so hot and humid out, the air so thick that it was hazy, but the boys played their hearts out. After the game, the team enjoyed cookies, and received awesome trophies and souvenir balls! Congratulations to Mars Navy on a great season, and a big congratulations to our little man! We are SO proud of him!

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Dear Dylan,

Your second year of playing baseball just ended! This was your first year playing coach-pitch. We moved you up from T-Ball early, hoping it was the right decision. I'm so glad we did! You learned so much this season. We have watched you improve, and watched your confidence build, with every game you played!

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Daddy, Lexie, and I attended every game. We didn't want to miss a single moment, and had a great time cheering you on! Even little Nugget got in on the excitement, happily kicking for his/her big brother!

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I can't even explain how proud we were of you! You were one of the youngest on the team, but you held your own! The older kids may have been more experienced than you, but you tried your hardest every time you were on the field, and played so well!

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Fielding always seemed boring to you, but we watched your skills continuously improve. By the end of the season, you were paying attention to every play.

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With each game, you hit harder, ran faster, and caught more balls. Your face would light up every single time you got an out, and you'd flash us a big grin and give us a thumbs up! You loved playing the game, and you were fierce!

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After you'd score a run, you'd run to the bench with a huge smile on your face. You were met with a supportive team and a proud family.

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You weren't too cool to hug your baby sister, and were so proud to introduce her to your teammates.

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You weren't too cool to smile for pictures. Well, maybe you were at times...

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...but just so you know, I'm going to continue to snap away. I want to capture each and every special moment. One day, I will look back on these pictures and tear up with pride and love for my baby boy.

Last night, your daddy filled in as 3rd base coach. You were so excited, and I think he may be doing some coaching next year! ;)

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Dylan, you played so well this year! I hope you remember how much fun you had, and I hope that you continue to attack life with the same determination that you had when running home.

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You were so lucky to have great, supportive coaches to teach you the game, and extremely supportive teammates that cheered you on. Congratulations on a season well played!

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Don't ever forget that the reason you play baseball is because it's fun! We love you so much, buddy, and we're so proud of you!

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Love, Mommy

P.S. We're really looking forward to watching you play next season! ;)

15 comments:

  1. Love the pictures...especially of him & Lexie hugging. What a big boy playing baseball. Glad it worked out to make the switch!

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  2. Great expressions on Dylan's face! And, those same teammates will be hitting on Lexie before you know it! :)

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  3. Good Job Dylan! Had fun looking at all the great photos!

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  4. Awesome season! I love the look of determination on his face on the one pic where he is running. So cute!!

    We have a game on Friday and then Buddy's last game is on Tuesday of next week.

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  5. What a sweet post! Way to go Dylan!!! Sounds like it was a GREAT season!!

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  6. Aw that was a sweet post! I like the pics of dad and son:)

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  7. super sweet post to that cute boy :) Love the action shots!!! glad he's finding an interest in fielding, that's the part my son has NO interest in..he'd rather run the bases and hit the ball over and over...Ha!

    Great season, Dylan!

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  8. A little bit hormonal of me maybe, but I had tears looking at these photos and reading your post. You have the sweetest family. I absolutely love Dylan's "game face" as he is batting! How could they not be intimidated by that =) I hope he continues to enjoy this awesome sport!

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  9. How cute! And what sweet brother/sister shots you got. Love it!

    Hugs,
    Genny

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  10. Love all the pictures. He's so photogenic. Looks like Dylan had a great baseball season!

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  11. What a cool recap for him! Best mom ever. I wish my kids would hug like that and not beat eachother up!

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  12. Adorable pics, especially of the kids hugging. I teared up! Great job D on a good season.

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  13. I love his expressions while he is playing - they are adorable!

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  14. Congratulations to Dylan! Great job kiddo! And great job to you too ssisy for capturing the wonderful moments! :)

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  15. He is such a handsome ball player!! Sweet pictures! I know your very proud of your sweet boy.

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