This is our second year to play tee ball through the Sandlot league. Sandlot is organized through the church where Anderson and Lydia attend school, so we always see a ton of friends. They have probably around 10-12 teams and they play on Saturday mornings in a super laid back, hands on environment. This year Anderson was on the Navy blue team, and the kids decided to name it The Blue Martians. Hilarious! Last year he was on the green team and they became the "Jolly Green Giants" at Anderson's suggestion.
We signed Anderson up last year, and he did okay. He was a little young though, and if I had it to do over again I'd probably have waited until this year to start. He kind of became bored with it easily, which was frustrating. Jeff or I were always on the field with him directing him (all of the parents do this) and then the other one was left trying to manage Lydia (not quite two at the time) who had zero interest in watching the game.
This year was MUCH better. He got off to a slow start, but by the end of the season he was really looking forward to games. We still had to be really specific about what to do and when to do it, but for the most part he enjoyed it a lot more than last year and seemed to pick up and retain more about the way the game worked. Here are some action shots from one of the games...
Running the Bases!
My Dad as first base coach
Poor Addison...he really wanted that ball!
Hitting off the tee
Love this sweet pic of him and Daddy!
A little post game refreshment!