Thursday, March 12, 2009

Go Phillies!

Tim had to talk me in to signing Toby up for t-ball (since Toby is my little soccer star). I'm really glad he did because Toby is having a GREAT time! He gets very excited before each game (he's had three so far) and enjoys every minute. A good little batter, he's even hit the ball a few times without the tee, and has had the opportunity to play different positions. He likes playing the pitcher position the best (the kids don't pitch, obviously, but most of the balls come straight to the pitcher so it is an exciting place to be) and thought being catcher was "so boring". Sorry Andrew.

Little League is a big deal in our town, with opening day activities (a few Saturdays ago) including a parade, ceremony, and carnival. For the parade each team was piled in to the back a truck. With a fire engine leading the way, all the trucks drove down in a line to the ball park. It was fun to watch! Toby had his first game that afternoon. It was a long day, but he loved it!
Pictured with some teammates before the Opening Day Parade.

The Phillies warming up before their first game!

Way to go, Toby!

Although he is not an official coach, Tim is able to be out on the field helping out.

Little brother can't wait for his turn out on the field.

Fortunately for Asher, there are a number of other little siblings (mostly boys) who come to watch their older brothers and sisters play. No, the little guys don't watch the game. Instead they play with trucks in the dirt beside the bleachers and get really dirty. It's great fun all around!

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Andy Dave said...

I was on the PHillies one time! That's so fun! And I'm sure Toby will change his mind about Catcher being boring once pitching starts! Can't wait to see one of his games! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Toby is having a great time! I hope we get to see him play some time... he's going to be a pro at all the sports soon! I can't believe how BIG Asher is getting!!!

love you guys!
Sara & Matt

Anonymous said...

I used to get lots of invites to those t-ball games and they were hysterical! I could usually go to one ball field and find half of my classes there playing or waiting to play! I know Toby is having fun doing this and looks like everyone is! Go Phillies!!! Love, A. Dianne