It was a great day for baseball. Well, little league baseball, that is.
Both of my boys, Jackson & Cameron, play baseball. At 9 & 6-years old, the season for bouncing back & forth between games is just starting for us. We are learning to manage having multiple kids playing sports at the same time. Managing schedules, equipment, and being in two places at once. It's working well, so far, but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't crazy. And exhausting. Or that we haven't left behind a bat bag. Or that we are always scrambling every Saturday looking for pants, belts, matching socks, cups and more. Or that I wish we had stock in Gatorade and David's sunflower seeds.
We had two games this Saturday, back to back. I had to leave the first game early, with the team's equipment, and meet the other coach at the next game while my husband (who coaches our oldest and is the assistant coach for our middle child - I know, we're just asking for trouble) finished up his game and rushed to meet us at the other field in time for the second inning.
Did I mention it was 85 degrees in the middle of October, and I'm also carting around a busy little 2-year old who hasn't had a nap?
Jackson is in his second year of kid pitch. You might laugh if I tell you how intense it gets, but trust me, these games can be real nail-biters. Plus, this season he has started pitching. Which, as a parent watching your 9-year old under so much pressure....well, it's hard not to cry sometimes.
Yesterday, he had a great game. Despite playing on a bum knee (he injured his knee at his last practice, although we weren't really sure how severe the injury was). Josh wasn't sure if Jackson would even be able to play. But play he did. And well. He went 3 for 3 at bat with a 2-run homer! Of course, I missed the home run as I was already on my way to Cameron's game. But, his dad, aunt and grandmother were there to witness it, and called me as soon as it was over.
Cameron's game was just as exciting. And he played just as well. He is in his first year of coach pitch. He went 4 for 4 at bat. With TWO home runs. Back to back.
Needless to say I was one proud mama.
And even though I fixed her hair all pretty and put a cute little dress on her, she managed to get dirtier than both of her brothers.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.