|(Notice the no-longer-white knees of her pants!)|
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
|Playing second base|
|Talking to Coach|
|Getting some encouragement from our first base coach|
|Resting between games|
|Taking off from third base to steal home|
(Barely...both the catcher and Penguin froze and then looked up to umpire
for the call, ha ha! It was a squeaker!)
|So pleased with herself for stealing home!|
It's a brand new team, and most of these teams have already been together for a year, if not longer, so our team got beat pretty bad each game; BUT, when you compare how the girls played this weekend to how they were playing just two weeks ago, it's amazing how much improvement they're already showing. We'll be fine once we get the bumps ironed out. The girls were getting kind of wound up over losing so much, and their coach went on a personal mission to remind them that above all else, we play softball to HAVE FUN. Winning's nice and all, but ultimately we show up to play because we like to play the game. Once they got that into their heads (or, really, got the anxiety of losing off of their radars) they relaxed, and played better. Sweet girls. Life's too long and full of things to worry about to start worrying when you're ten years old.
I love these pictures so much. I'm so glad that she gets this opportunity to play a game she loves. Lucky, lucky girl.