Monday, May 2, 2016

Holden's first lacrosse games


Another busy weekend around here with sports.  Holden and Rylan both had baseball on Friday night.  Holden just had practice and Rylan had a game.  It was a little crazy on Friday, I dropped off Holden at practice to rush to Rylan's game then back to get Holden, then back to see then end of Rylan's game...you get it, a lot of shuffling on a Friday night.


Saturday's agenda was much the same, Rylan soccer game, Holden two lacrosse games and then Rylan baseball game in the afternoon.  I know, we lead an exciting life over here! Just kidding, it is a lot of fun.

Holden's lacrosse team played their first games last weekend which he missed because of a baseball tournament so this weekend was his first games.  The one good thing about lacrosse, it that it is played right behind our house!  Leyton and I snapped a few pictures and watched him walk to warm up with his team.


I will go ahead and admit that I know nothing about lacrosse.  Our neighbor in Ohio played and taught the kids a little about throwing and such but that is about it.  Holden was so excited about playing his first games, he watched highlights on the computer of college teams and read the Lacrosse Magazine from cover to cover at least 5 times leading up to the games.  Finally it was game day!  His position is a Middie or Midfielder, which means he can run the entire field.


Lacrosse is interesting in the fact that you can check kids.


Holden went flying a couple of times but then he laid a couple of kids out as well.

 

This was all part of the game and legal except if you extend your arms and then you get a penalty call, which in the second game Holden got two!  During the first game the rain began to fall but it did not seem to bother the kids but as for me, I was freezing!  For the second game, I did not bring my camera because it was raining pretty hard and I missed the pictures of Holden making his first GOAL!  I know crazy!  He has never played before and gave it his all and made a GOAL!  He also received two penalties but he is still learning the game.  After the game, he was drenched and frozen but he said he loved every minute of it even the aggressive part of the game.


I have to admit, it was exciting to watch.  Thankfully, Rylan's baseball game was cancelled since we were all soaked, we called it a day.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Everyday Joys {Week 16}


A recap of our week...

After weeks of waiting, tonight was the first baseball practice for this baller. {Just in time since opening day is next Saturday.} {April 15}


Every sport Leyton thinks he can do just like his brothers.  And from the looks of it, I think we may start him early.  {April 16}


Game Day! {Holden calms his nerves by dancing and dabbing}


Rylan does everything with full intensity, full speed, full of life and yes, he is in it to win it at all times.  {April 17}


Baller. {April 18}


These two.  {April 19}


When temperatures in Wisconsin hit 80, it calls for a celebration and fun with the water table.  {April 20}


Seatbelt, fishes, homemade bug hat, We are now ready to run errands.  {April 21}


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A weekend of baseball.


Spring sports are in full swing, which means our weekends are pretty much spent at some field.  This weekend was pretty much the same except, Saturday was Opening Day for Rylan's minor league baseball team!  He was a little nervous leading up to his first game, not sure why but I was able to get a few pictures before the game.  Look at this little baller.



We got to the field early, even earlier than we were suppose to, so that Rylan could warm up.  Finally, it was game time and Rylan finally calmed his nerves down.


Out in the field he got two outs as he was playing center and then while he was playing 1st, he jumped and caught a ball for the third out.  I know these pictures are a little blur but I love how he caught the ball and then looked to make sure he actually caught it.



Too cute.

He hit a single and made it to first at his first at bat.


He was pretty excited, especially when he made the first run for his team.  Rylan cheered on his teammates while in the dug out and had the best time. I do not even think it bothered him that his poor team lost, he was just proud he had a good game and made some plays.


 All and all, I would say it was a successful opening day.


Saturday after Rylan's soccer game, Kevin and Holden took off for Holden's tournament in the Dells. His first game was not until 1:15 but games were so far behind that they did not even start until closer to 3:00 which meant their second game was pushed back as well....it was a long day for them but Holden's team won which put them to play Sunday in the Championship game.  We packed up the family for Sunday's game.

 

Holden warmed up in the batting cage and Rylan and Leyton had their own game as we waited for the game to begin.



At game time, the weather started going downhill.  It was suppose to be warm and sunny but it was wrong!  It was cold and rainy!  However, we made the most of it with blankets and umbrellas and cheered on the boys.


The team was down 8-2 and somehow in the 5th inning turned it on and got some runs to tie it up 8-8 in the bottom of the 6th.


There was a drop third strike that allowed the winning run in!  It was a pretty exciting game!


And yes, they celebrated and acted silly with their medals.  I love this one with Holden coach laughing and his other coach bitting the medal just like the boys.


Such a fun baseball weekend and I am sure many more to come.