Friday was an absolutely beautiful day. The kids & I played outside for several hours during the day, soaking up the sunshine, mixing the water and dirt to make mud, swinging, and just enjoying the day.
I had planned to take the kids to the playground. Sippy cups in hand, a new book to read, diapers packed, we headed out the door. As Bryson stepped outside, he looked around and said, “You know mom, we could just play outside at our house.” Well, why didn’t I think of that? It’s funny how we want to give to our children, how I wanted to take him to a playground, and he was content to stay at home and play in our own backyard. So that is exactly what we did. I sat on the back patio and dove into a new book – 7 by Jen Hatmaker, while the kids and the dogs played happily. I pushed Bella in the swing and she squealed “high, mama, high!” and the asked me to do the “helicopter” so she could spin around and around. I watched as Bryson ran out some of his endless energy giggling as Rosie & Bo (the dogs) chased him through the yard. They played and played. And it was beautiful. I can only hope that it was a tiny glimpse into the upcoming season- warmer weather, days spent outside, mud from head-to-toe, and snacks on the patio.
Bryson had his first T-ball practice Friday evening. I’m not sure who was more excited- him or Justin. We were all cautiously optimistic about his first experience with sports. He’s 4, so we never know what to expect.
Like how the other day he decided it would be awesome to stand in the windowsill and pee across the floor. Seriously, child? Later that same day, he stood on the stairs at my parent’s house and peed across their living room then tried to blame it on the dogs.
Anyways, T-ball practice was fantastic. He listened and followed directions and we actually interested. Practice lasted about an hour, so the fact that something held his interest that long is impressive. He wore his glove without complaint, practiced stopping and throwing balls, hit the ball, and ran the bases- all of those super cool T-ball things that no one cares about except for the immediate family, haha. I laughed when he was waiting in line to run and he hollered across the field to me “MOM, I need to PEE!” I didn’t think to take my camera, but I did have my (almost dead, down to 1%) iPhone so I snapped a couple photos and a video.
After practice, the kids went home with Gangan. All Justin could talk about was how proud he was of Bryson for the way he acted. Justin was, of course, out there on the field. Bella was disappointed that she couldn’t play so while Justin coached first base, she sat on his shoulders and helped him. She wants to do whatever her brother does, but hanging out with Daddy satisfied her for the time being. We are so excited to see what this first T-ball season holds. It’s definitely going to fun! We were talking in bed last night and Justin simply said “What a memory.” and he’s right, that first T-ball practice will always be a happy memory and I’m glad I captured a little bit of it with my iPhone.
Spring is right around the corner and I am beyond ready!