he looked so little out there standing at the ready. new, crisp, and clean uniform ready to be dirtied. glove on the wrong hand until daddy gently corrected him. earlier in the day he had whispered to me, "mama, what if we lose?" i whispered back, "t-ball is great practice" and gave him a squeeze.
unable to resist the urge to be in the middle of all the excitement, matt put beatrix down and went to coach first base. he would stand there and patiently tell each child where they needed to run to next and when exactly to go. it was pretty sweet to watch. it was really special when micah hit the ball and went running to first base and matt was there waiting for him.
at the end of the game (which lasted an hour and 15 mintues...beebs and i were quite red faced by the end of the game) the kids all lined up to give fives.