Friday, October 10, 2008

Take Me Out to the Ballgame


It’s playoff time! Are you a baseball fan? Me? I don’t really follow professional baseball, except watch a few games here and there with family. My family and I are Cubs fans though. There were a lot of disappointed (okay, ticked off) family members last week when the Cubs blew it.

My favorite baseball games to watch are my kids’ little league games. May and June were packed with games between my son’s farm league and my daughter’s tee ball. It is really fun to watch the kids’ skills improve throughout the season. Tee ball was pretty entertaining this year. It was lil Missy’s first year in tee ball. The age group was 4-6 year olds. We giggled through the first few games; the players are just so darn cute. When my very social daughter played first base, she’d chat with each runner from the other team on base. When Missy was the runner going to second base, her teammate forgot to run to third, so she ran to second base and shoved him towards third. My favorite play was when a runner from our team was on second base and ran out into the outfield to get the ball when his teammate hit it!
This summer my mom took my daughter to her first Cubs game (along with me and my oldest son). The four of us walked to our seats while the team was warming up. My daughter’s mouth dropped open and exclaimed, “Adults are playing?!” My son loved the game, my daughter liked visiting the concession stands…

Hey, while you are in the baseball frame of mind, go ahead and check out a baseball activity I created for Stories for Children magazine.

Click HERE!

7 comments:

adrienne said...

I loved watching those T-ball games when my son played!
I liked your activity, too. I always enjoyed doing those in school.

Rena said...

Cute post! Funny stories come from those games with little ones. I'm not big into baseball, but I've been to a few Dodgers games back when I lived in CA.

Off to check your activity -- :)

Funny Poetry Girl said...

Kelly,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I've seen your picture on the blue boards. Congrats on the puzzle in Stories for Children, it's tricky!

Brenda said...

My niece would pick the dandelions and hand them to the runners on the other team as they ran the bases...grin...

loved the activity!

Kim Kasch said...

OMG: U R 2 smart 4 Me.

That was really clever. Loved it and I'm a grown-up playing that game.

sruble said...

Sorry about the Cubs. I'm a Twins fan, so my team is out now too. And DH is a White Sox fan, so you can guess how that playoff to get in the playoffs game went at our house. Fun activity, thanks for the link!

Denise said...

Nice activity, but I can't play. I'm turning my back on baseball. I'm one of those ticked off family members.