...is finally over! Who knew it was going to last so long?
Although, I have to say that it was soooo much fun.
We had our Fall Classic tournament this past weekend in the freezing cold and some rain.
Boy, was it exciting.
R played 3 games (1 Friday night and 2 on Saturday) and was done.
A played 5 games (1 Friday night, 2 Saturday and 2 on Sunday) and ended up in 3rd place out of 16 teams. They were so close to that Championship game. The two teams that beat them played in the final game for the title, so that says a bit about A's team.
They both got medals for playing in the tournament. This was so exciting to R. She kept telling B thank you for giving her a medal (he is the head coach for her team). I think her favorite part of the game is shaking hands after the game is over. So much so that Friday night as I went in to check on her and pull her covers up I heard her talking as I left the room (all 3 girls talk in their sleep). I turned around to see what she was doing and she had her arm out and was saying "Good game, good game" in her sleep. It was so cute!
Although Spring season will be here before we know it, the girls do not want to be reminded that it is over for now. They love it that much. I do love that we are not rushing in from school each day to eat a snack, do homework, change clothes and rush out to ball practice. Honestly, I am also running out of quick and easy dinner ideas that we can all agree on. So, we get a week of slowness and then the holiday season will be upon us and we will be running around again.
I love every minute of it, and am trying not to stress over it because I know that all too soon I will be asking where the time went and when did the girls get so big.
This past weekend A was in her very first softball tournament.
Her team did pretty well. They played 4 games and finished in 4th place.
They won 2 and lost 2. The first loss was by only 1 run...it was a nailbiter of a game.
The second loss was played without the coach and his daughter who went home Saturday evening and came down with a stomach virus. So, the girls had someone new pitching to them.
She played GREAT and had a lot of fun. She was really looking forward to the tournament and
at one point the thought of losing and having to play a lot of games in one day was very appealing to our softball loving girl. However, she soon realized on Saturday, after playing 3 games, that it was more tiring than she thought.
She had a couple of other firsts in this tournament. She usually plays 2nd base, but got to play shortstop in the Sunday game. I hear she did a fantastic job (I had to miss the game due to M's naptime and R not feeling so well). And in their 3rd game on Saturday, she slid into 3rd base and was SAFE! Really, she should have been out, but who are we to argue with the ump when the call goes our way. hee hee She was so excited and I think a little shocked as well.
This coming weekend our park is hosting a Fall Classic Tournament. This will be R's first tournament. She is looking forward to it as well. This is a double elimination tourney as well, so we will be there for at least 4 games (2 for each girl). I am pretty sure there are 10 teams in R's division, and have heard rumor that there are 18-22 teams in A's. This one is starting Friday night. Hopefully we will find out tonight when our first games begin. Will keep you posted...