Iwent into this t-ball thing thinking there would always be a "t" at homeplate. The ball would be placed on the "t" and the child would hit the ball. This is not the case. Each player gets three pitches/tries to hit the ball and if they are not successful, they are then given the "t." Ryan's first at bat . . . 1st pitch strike, 2nd pitch strike, 3rd pitch . . . he hit the ball!! Since he was the last batter of the inning he ran around all the bases. Fielding by 4, 5 & 6 year olds is really not the greatest :). The coach usually stops the player at 1st until the last batter of the inning. In my world . . . he hit a homerun the first time he walked to the plate . . . and without a "t!" We were quite proud! Since Mike is one of the Assistant Coaches, he was the pitcher tonight so the hit was pretty exciting for him!
McGaheysville Elementary School's Pre-k, Kindergarten and 1st grade classes preformed in a musical program tonight at the school. We were instructed to have our child dressed (in their finest "farm clothes") and in their classroom at 6:40 tonight. Ryan's t-ball game was not supposed to be over until 7:00. First game of the season, and we miss the end of it. Ryan quickly changed clothes in the van, we cleaned him off, hoped that the sweat would not go through his plaid shirt, and went into the school. The program was so cute!! Each classroom went up on stage and sang a selected song. It was great!! I am including a movie of Ryan's classroom performance. He did not seem to sing very loud, but does the motions quite well!! We are very proud of our little guy! He is growing up WAY TOO FAST!!!