I haven’t hardly had a chance to sit down and really write a post this week. As you remember on May 4th we had opening day and our first Softball game. It truly did not dawn on me just how rigid her game schedules were until Wednesday turned around and we had to travel to another town for her second game. This weekend we have a game both Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. While the coach has cancelled practice for right now since the games are really enough in themselves, I have been out working on certain skills with Selena that will improve her game. Can I just say right now Selena is loving being in Softball and looks forward to spending time with the other 8 girls on her team. She also loves to point out to the coach that she is getting better because her grandma is working with her.
I haven’t been getting many pictures of the games since Papa and I are bench coaches, assisting the girls make that transition from batting to fielding, and making sure they go out to bat in the right order. Sometimes we have to chip in and help coaching out on the field, really there are so many different things that we do, but it is all so worth it and so much fun!
Softball ready waiting for the first inning to start. If you click on the picture you will notice a small mound of dirt in front of Selena. She at times wants to play in the dirt more then play the game, oh I shouldn’t say it that way, she still makes great catches and works hard. We have however gone to a reward system that she can earn an ice cream cone after the game so long as she isn’t picking up the dirt nor throwing it. She earned her first ice cream cone on Saturday. She even played one entire inning as catcher and didn’t touch the dirt once.
It is not uncommon to find this to be her out in the field. She is working real hard though to stop this and we are very proud of her for every little step she is making. If you are wondering, no, she isn’t the only girl that finds the dirt more interesting then the game itself. They all want to be there though and are improving their skills with every game.