Alex had his first T-Ball practice this afternoon. Bill helped him get his gear together, and the two of them headed to the field while I stayed home with Julia and made dinner. It's cold and windy today, and we just didn't think Julia would be all that thrilled to sit on the bleachers for 45 minutes.
Anyway, I took a few pictures of Alex before he and Bill took off….
And then I thought it would be fun to try to get him to do the Papelbon stare.
I told him to look mean, and glare up at me just below the brim of his cap.
This was the look he gave me.
I told him to keep the mean eyes, but to lose the snarl.
We ended up laughing at each other as we made mean faces, and I had to look away so he could get his face under control.
You can see the little smile tugging at the corner of his mouth. He fought it pretty well.
Then it was time to go…
(Sure, NOW he's serious.)
And off they went.
They got back around an hour later, and Alex had had a great time. They learned to run the bases, practiced catching ground balls, and teamed up in twos to play catch.
They have team pictures in a couple of weeks, and his first game is the weekend after that.
It kind of blows my mind that I have a son old enough to participate in organized sports.
But at the same time – it's so cool.