Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Passion

I have found that over the years I have become less passionate about things I used to really enjoy. I don't think this is necessarily a good thing, but maybe sort of a coping mechanism for this season of my life. Things that I used to really enjoy have been replaced with simple pleasures like laying in a quiet bed at night, grocery shopping by myself, or weekends with little on the calender.

On the other hand I see my children becoming very passionate about various things. Alex has always loved sports. Ever since he was a little kid he has loved anything with balls but especially baseball.

Alex-two years old - July 2000 (Eagle, ID)

Over the years Alex has participated in t-ball and coach pitch baseball. This year we ran out of options that involved less commitment and time, and after much thought Alex tried out for Little League. He was ecstatic when he found out he made it on the Braves team. Turns out the team is still very much in the learning mode and hasn't had a real successful season thus far but that hasn't dampened Alex's passion for the game.

Without bragging it would appear that Alex is the team's best pitcher. This has become his favorite position to play. This last Saturday he had an awesome game where he did not walk anyone and got eleven strikeouts. He was pretty stoked!! In addition, he made an in-the-park home run. Alex ended up being awarded the team game ball.
Alex-May 2008
When not pitching Alex often plays first or second base.


The kids have all been super supportive of the time commitment that Little League has had on our family. Generally they love coming to the games as long as the weather is nice and mom has brought lots of treats.

Here is what the rest of us are doing during Alex's games:
Coop
Nate
Alysee and Tyler
Trying to stay warm--Mom

Dad is behind the camera and wouldn't miss a game.

5 comments:

Julie said...

Looks like a well spent Saturday! I bet Alex could strike me out!

emily a. said...

Way to go Alex! That's so cool about your pitching.

Leah said...

We're so proud of you Alex!

Cami said...

That is so great!! We have also been trying to avoid the too many commitment sports and what nots.

Keri said...

Looks like fun! Yea for Alex! Looks like everyone else has fun during the games, too!