The weather has been absolutely gorgeous out here for the past week and a half, minus a little rain on Sunday and Monday morning, so we were pretty excited to break out the baseball gear. Since the ball field is dried out, we didn't have to worry about dastardly sinkholes and overall muckiness.
We even had a spectator! Here's baby Kohl, future Hall of Famer and his mum, Katie.
We started by practicing our batting and throwing techniques.
These baseballs, though a little softer than regulation, are certainly a far cry from the whiffle balls we've been using, so there was some getting used to 'committing' to the catch rather than ducking as it hurtled towards them.
Then we played a sweet game. I have to admit I was a little freaked by the metal bats, but guess what: NO casualties! And no, that's not an overly large boy in the outfield...Joe came and joined us as he often does. We love visitors and players: come on over and hit one out of the park!