Both boys made the All-Star team this year. Because of their ages they were on different teams. Jake was on the Minor's team (9 & 10 yrs.) and Nate the Major's team (11 & 12 yrs.). They put in a lot of hard work. They practiced every night 2-3 hrs. for a couple weeks then games. They had a lot of fun!
He even got to pitch for one inning. That's his favorite position!
He played in the outfield...nothing got by this boy!
I love watching them play but after three straight months of baseball I was ready for a break! Jake will start up again in the fall but Nate will move on to football. Oh the life of a soccer mom, or I guess that would be a baseball/football mom...exhausting but awesome!
Last night I was lying on the couch reading a book, clueless to what was racing my way. My mom called me at about 7:30 and told me to go look outside. I had just enough time to run back in and grab my camera and catch a few shots before it was on top of us.
It was kind of creepy...the way the clouds were moving and the speed of it. It went from light to dark in about 30 seconds.
I'm just glad I was inside and not stuck outside like Nate who was at baseball practice. I love the Monsoon season but this storm is going to be a pain to clean up after. There's a thick coat of dirt on everything and the pool is brown UGH!
We skipped the big public fireworks this year and stayed home and did our own show. It was so much nicer than fighting the large crowds and I think the kids had much more fun lighting their own fireworks. It was definitely a hit and they said they wanted to do it this way every year. Sounds good to me!