Friday, April 15, 2011

A little extra practice…

On Saturday afternoon after the exciting baseball game, the kids were over playing at Nana and Grandpa’s house.  Nathan and I were put up a new ceiling fan in our bedroom because out old one had started making some crazy noise.  In the midst of figuring out wiring, attaching fan blades, and doing all the other things that go along with putting up a fan, Nathan gets a phone call from his Dad.  Apparently Grandpa had Dallin in the backseat of his car and they were headed up Dick’s Sporting Goods store to buy a pitching machine.  I guess after Grandpa watched Dallin make those two very exciting hits, that he felt Dallin has some potential that needs developing :)

So after we were done with the ceiling fan, we headed over there to check out the new toy.  They boys figured it out and put it together,

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then set up a makeshift backdrop to catch the balls,

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decided where home plate should be,

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and then started pitching!

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Dallin was really into it.  I mean just look at that face!

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My little lean mean hitting machine!

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And he hit quite a few good ones that Grandpa had to go chase down!

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Oh, and the saga gets even better.  Nathan calls me today at lunch and tells me (I’m paraphrasing), “You know there’s a Sports Authority right next to where I was planning on eating lunch today, so I went in and bought some bases.  And while I was there they have this thing that has a target on it to use as a rebounder behind home plate for the balls to bounce off of, so I got that too.”

Next thing I know they’re going to be clearing out the trees on Nana and Grandpa’s land so they can make their own ball field.  Boys and their love of sports.  It’s a little crazy sometimes.  But I love them anyway!

2 comments:

Stacy said...

Hysterical!

Laurel Shaw said...

Make the field!!
we'll come and play!!
You know what they say- if you build it.....