Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Little League May 2010
So Ashlyn has learned a lot while playing a season of T-ball. When she first started, she didn't really know how to run. But after playing for two months, she really started to run faster. She picked up the basics of the game pretty quickly too. She learned how to run through first base and how to get the ball and throw it to first base.
Here's a little clip of a more recent game. She was safe the first time on base, but got out the second time. You'll notice she started to cry when she got it. This was her first out and she cried really hard walking all the way back in to the dugout. As she was crying she said, "Mommy, I ran fast". I had to explain to her that everybody gets out at some time and luckily Ellie got out right after her and was ok about it. Ellie told her that it was ok and Ashlyn seemed to feel better about it. While she was in the outfield, notice the dancing. This happened all season long :-) She got the ball and threw it to first, but notice she hurt her hand in the process. This was a quick recovery though!
She had a lot of fun all season. Their last game was a Friday night lights game. They got to play with the lights on and their names were called out on the loud speaker while the score was kept on the scoreboard (game tied 31 to 31). Every time they called her name she would get a huge smile on her face and point to herself saying, "that's me!" She was so happy for most of the game...of course the game didn't end until about 9:30 pm. A little boy that goes to our church was also adopted from China. He was playing third base on the opposing team and when she made it to third base she looked at him and then looked over at daddy and said, "daddy, he looks like me...1, 2!" She was so happy about it that we let them talk for awhile after the game. She really liked the fact that he looked like her and it made her very happy. They saw each other the next night at church.
Here are some pictures of Kaylyn playing machine pitch baseball. She has improved tremendously! We're going to try machine pitch softball this fall and see how that goes. I think she's really going to go places with this! I'm so proud of both of them.