Opening Day 2011

Saturday was the Little League Opening Day.  The boys and J had to arrive at 9:20 AM for team and individual pictures.  I met them at the ball field after my morning Zumba class at Curves.  There were so many people at Opening Day that I had to park a block or so away.  It’s so nice to see that level of community support.  The children enjoyed the bounce house, inflatable slide, sno-cones, pizza/hot dogs/hamburgers, the opening ceremony and the home run derby.  It was quite a busy day!  We didn’t leave the ball field until close to 2 PM.

Cousins T-bone and B are also doing Little League this season and joined us for a fun afternoon at our pool.  Can you believe it’s warm enough for that already?  Well, it’s warm enough for them.  It’s not quite warm enough for me.  I turned on the hot tub so they could jump in if they got chilled.

When J got back from kiteboarding he got our boat ready and we all headed up to a local restaurant for dinner.  I love the few restaurants we have on the river that have docks for boaters to tie up.  It was such fun!  There was a live band and a cool breeze on the deck.  The boys were wiped out by the time dinner was over and it was time to go back home.  In fact, I let my boys sleep in their clothes that night…

I love spring!


Wordless Wednesday

Little League Opening Day

Little League is a big deal in our community.  The  big fundraiser for the organization is the Opening Day Picnic and Ceremony.  Wildman is just old enough to play t-ball this season.  He’s on the Marlins of Indian Harbour Beach (not our city because he’s not 5 yet…) and is super excited to play!  J and Wildman have been hitting the ball around the yard lately in preparation for his first game.

On Saturday morning I woke up at 5:20 AM to get ready to run the Stingray Shuffle 3K at the zoo.  The run started at 7:30 AM but packet pick up began at 6:15 AM.  So, Steph and I were zoo bound in the cold, dark morning.  It took us less than 20 minutes to complete the race.  We were back home by 8:30 AM.  Plenty of time to make it to Opening Day at 10:00 AM.

One of the best things about Opening Day for Wildman and his cousins was the Sno-cones.  Cutie Pie wanted nothing to do with them.

Here’s number 8 waiting to run out on the field.  I love this photo.

When the announcer called Wildman’s team, all 8 of the players ran out onto the field with their coaches.  So cute!!!

All of the other teams were called out to the field and the first pitch was thrown.

They removed their hats and sang the National Anthem.  Wildman is on the far right front of his team in this photo.

It was such a fun morning!  Wildman is very excited for his first game next week.