Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Future Baseball Player?

Since I haven't posted anything for over a week, I'm making up for it with THREE new posts today! I guess we haven't done much of anything besides stay home being sick and lazy, so I haven't had a lot to talk about! Anyway, Joe's work just joined a softball community league, so Joe's on the team. He was really excited about it, but nervous because the last time he played any kind of organized baseball was in the second grade (coach pitch or something like that). We decided to go to the batting cages one day last week so he could get in some practice. Parker was really excited about all the balls. I even did one round...it was great! I think I would like to play softball, but only the hitting and running part...I can't really throw and I think I would be really nervous if a fly ball was coming straight at me! Actually, I broke my thumb once while playing with my dad...he ended up drilling a hole in my thumb nail to relieve the pressure...it was horrible! ANYWAY, Joe's first game was last night. I was really mad at myself for not taking my camera with me...oh well! He did great! Both times he was up to bat, he hit the ball (and made it to first base one of the times)! Who cares that their team lost 23-9...I was just glad he didn't strike out or run the wrong way...just kidding! He'll probably be embarrassed that I even wrote this blog, but it will be fun to go to his games. I really was proud of him!
I'm sure you're all wondering what this picture is...it's not of the fence at the baseball game. Any guesses? It's actually our screen door. Last Sunday night, Michael stopped by for a minute on his way home from my Grandma Hand's house (who by the way has her own blog now...we're so proud!). Anyway, when Michael got to our house, there was some excitement across the street. There were several police cars and a girl getting arrested. I didn't recognize her, so hopefully she's not my neighbor. I really wanted to take a picture for my blog, but was too embarrassed to go outside on the porch, so I was hoping to get a good one through the screen...nope. I'm sure the cops saw the flash from my camera anyway, so I should have just gone outside. Who knows what was going on, but it was exciting! Hopefully we don't see too much of that around here, though...I thought we lived in a pretty safe place! Anyway, that's all for the day!

6 comments:

Kimberly and Devon said...

Why haven't I heard this story yet? I didn't know you REALLY lived in West Valley...ha-ha! Before you know it the sirens will be waking Parker up from his naps and keeping him from sleeping at night.

Kimberly and Devon said...

Also, I think Joe needs to come to California so Devon can give him some batting tips. Or maybe I can convince California to visit Utah, wouldn't that be fun!

Mandy said...

Jon played softball there, I loved going to all of his games! Weird now that I type that I realize it was still just the two of us...no Emma yet! I am sure Parker loves it! I love your picture of the screen! I hope it's not the normal case...but it is pretty funny, for a one time only occasion.

Diane said...

I hated it that dad drilled a hole in your thumb nail...is that child abuse? You were so athletic and wanted to try everything. Maybe you should be on the team and Joe can cheer you on the sidelines with Parker!

Diane said...

don't you hate nosey neighbors? Looks like you'd never get a job with the National Enquirer

Grandma Hand said...

Wow what a life you live and Parker is so darn cute in his big boy PJs. I knew you should of moved here in Rose Park because you could have just as much fun with neighbors as you are having now. The only thing when we have something happen like that we all go outside and watch. Our big thing is having the paramedics at least once a week. We are known in the ward as the (I can't spell the word) but it means the OLD and sickly.