Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A new Fan

I'll be honest. I'm not a fan of sports. There is not one athletic bone in my body nowhere. I enjoy watching tennis occasionally. I don't like baseball on television, but I enjoy it live and in person.

Now? I love it.

This is why.

Guarding first base like nobody's business. Keeping an eye on that ball while still keeping it casual.

Playing catcher for today's game. I sat in the dugout and he kept looking at me and giving me a thumb's up. Made me want to stop the game just a minute so I could go lick him and squeeze him one good time.

Standing in the on deck circle waiting his turn. Dad's in the background helping the batter ahead of him. I took this through the fence sitting in the dugout.

I was not prepared for my baby to love the game like he does. I should have known this was going to happen since The Man has great love for sports. I swore up and down I was going to go watch games and that was it. I have no idea how I ended up being one of the dugout Moms who help keep things smooth and batting helmets snapped on and tears dried when something upsets a little heart.

The Man took his son to get his very first pair of cleats the other day. Just the two of them. They were successful and I assume all was well. On the way to the baseball field this evening we were informed that The Boy does not like his new shoes because his toes can not move and he likes for his toes to move in his shoes (that was basically a quote from him). Dad convinced him to wear his shoes to practice and to games. As soon as the game was over? Those cleats were off and the Cr*cs were back on. It's important for toes to move, you know.

Carla and I are helping Neighbor Debbie get her new house in order before they move this weekend (*sob*). This morning we removed 3 or 4 layers of wallpaper from the kitchen and dining room area. Holy smokes. Shoot me if I ever even THINK about wallpaper, would you? That was just crazy. We had a ball listening to the radio and chatting. I took a few pictures so Neighbor Debbie can share on her blog. I think you'll be right impressed with us. Now, it might be a week or so before she gets around to posting them, but it'll be worth it, I promise. Tomorrow morning we head back over to start painting. That HG and TV won't have a thing on us when we're done!

I have such a busy week going on. Someone has a birthday this week! The cake has been ordered and Aunt Lu is bringing her crew in for the weekend. I told The Man today I need just a few more hours in my day. I just don't have enough time to get it all done!


I Am Boymom said...

How fun that Boy is playing baseball! I ove watching my boys play sports and I agree, there are times when you just wanna run right out on the field and hug the life out of them!

I nominated you for an award , stop by MY BLOG and pick it up when you get a chance!

Get Off My Lawn! said...

We did a running prgram in our school and a few years ago one 13 year old kid did the whole thing in crocs, no socks. The finale was a 10 mile run on a gravel track. He came in second.
There is nothing the boy can't do in crocs. I say "go for it".

Sam, Missy and Alex said...

Vitt is such a cutie! I bet your heart just burst as you watch him! Mine did when Alex was that tiny!

IF and I am just saying IF you ever do the wall paper thing again for a friend, I think they make this stuff you smear on the old wall paper after you cut lines all in it (so the goop can sink in) and you smear and give it some time and when you come back you just take a squeegee type object and wipe it all off.

Has anyone heard of it or used it before?

I have heard of it but never tried so just wanted to share in case you have another military sister needing some help down there in the future!

You are one busy sistah, I wish you a great April Fools Day and rest of the week!!!

Kristi said...

Wallpaper is of the devil I am convinced! I have stripped off more old wallpaper in my life, and I will never put wallpaper up in my own house. I have all different colors of paint throughout my house, and that is MUCH better to change then ripping off wallpaper. What a nice friend you are. And I too, LOVE watching my son play his sports.

Busy Texas Dee said...

Love the pictures. I will try and call tomorrow evening and I will get his birthday present out by the end of the week God willing.