So proud of our little Oriole. His first organized sports activity and team - something he was nervous for going into - and he did very well and feels ready to give it a go again next summer now, too.
He's a natural batter, though we chuckled every game at the size of the helmet on his head. He would struggle to see out from underneath it, usually had to run the bases with his hand on top of his helmet to hold it in place - and looked so tiny but mighty out there when he would hit the ball, run for home plate or make a play in the outfield.
As the season went on, he showed improvement and a better understanding of the game itself, understood what baseman to throw the ball to based on where the runners were and never once sat down to pick grass in the middle of play like some of his other teammates. ;)
And I just loved his quick glance over to the bleachers to his fan club every single time he made the walk to home plate when it was his turn to hit.
Having Jaden part of the team as a coach's helper was fun, too - as long as big brother didn't try to give little brother too many pointers. Brandon didn't take those too well. This was his time and his show and he didn't care much for Jaden's input. ;)
That one night that the game was so hot and we ate ice cream for dinner afterwards. It's the little things. :)
Though it was chaotic near the end - with both football practice and baseball games going on for the final two weeks - we're going to miss these baseball nights. They were the story of our summer, and I'm already excited for April when we'll be doing it all over again. :)
The final game night. I realized I hadn't taken any pictures with my boy in his "uniform." Daddy wasn't home so I handed the camera over to Jaden for the first time... and he did a pretty impressive job with that big DSLR around his neck. :)