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Game Ball

On Thursday, Burke had his 3rd little league game. MAN the kid is good!!

He was up to bat 4 times…and made it onto base (with a legitimate hit) all 4 times…and made it home all 4 times!!

On top of that, he made a fantastic catch at Short Stop. Fly ball that was *almost* over his head – he caught it and fell back on his butt. All the parents around me were like, “Woah! Who was that? Derrick?” And before I could even think about it, I blurted out, “That’s Burke!! That’s MY kid!” Ya. I swore I’d never say those words LOL! The very next play came to Burke at Short Stop again. This time a ground ball – which he fielded perfectly…and then tossed it over to the 3rd baseman – who caught it – for the out!

At the end of the game, Coach B called all of the boys to the bench to chat about when the next practice was and then ceremoniously handed Burke the Game Ball. Oh man, you should have seen Burke’s FACE!! It was awesome. Coach B spoke about what an incredible game Burke had – and all the other boys agreed and cheered.

Oh, and that was the first Game Ball to be given out…and the only one to be given out so far. (And yes, there has been a game since then.)

I’m so proud 🙂

Burke’s Game Ball

Scenes From (After) a Baseball Game

We went to see the Lowell Spinners over the weekend (as mentioned). The kids made it through the *entire* game for the very first time! And what a prize at the end…all kids are allowed to run around the bases. How cool is that?!

In all 3 pictures below, the kids are the 1st kid on the left.

Burke Rounding 3rd

Maggie Heading Home

Logan Heading Home

And the final picture of all three of them on the 3rd base side of the field.

"We just ran the bases!!!"

Saturday Snapshot 2: Spinners Game

Tonight, we’re at the Spinners Baseball game!

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go over and have a look at what others are doing on this beautiful  Saturday.

All Kids Can

CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camps is trying to find teams made up of kids with disabilities (physical and/or intellectual) to take part in one of nine free camps being offered this baseball season at Fenway Park!

The CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camps at Fenway Park provide New England children with disabilities an action-packed, dream-fulfilling experience playing ball and getting batting tips from Batting Coach Dave Magadan. The camps are part of CVS Caremark’s national philanthropic All Kids Can program, which focuses on helping children with disabilities learn, play and succeed in life.

HOW COOL IS THAT?! Do you know a New England based kid with disabilities who loves baseball? Spread the word!

Disclaimer: I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and CVS Caremark blogging program to be eligible to win a $50 gift card. I’d put it up anyway though because it’s an AWESOME  opportunity!!

For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Friday’s Fotos: Baseball and Playgrounds

I posted a picture of it last week, but I finally got my act together and uploaded a video of Logan “playing” baseball.

(17 seconds)

I also posted a picture of Burke at the playground, when he was really excited to show me his new trick.

(15 seconds)

Friday’s Fotos: Baseball, Freckles, and Movies

Logan loves to play baseball…I’m not sure he’s quite got the hang of it yet but he’s got the right idea! 😉

No Strike Zone Here!

No Strike Zone Here!

(He’s such a goofball though, what you don’t see here is that as soon as Mommy throws the ball – to intentionally hit the *ahem* stationary bat – Logan giggles and falls backwards onto his butt. We could do this for hours…)

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I took the kids to see “How to Train Your Dragon” last week. Logan’s first theater movie! (Burke and Maggie’s second.) The movie had some scary parts, and the kids jumped some, but they LOVED it. (I thought it was pretty cute too 🙂 )

Burke and Logan

Maggie

(Don’t let the pictures fool you – Logan was in my lap the entire time. I took these while the previews were showing.)

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Burke’s face has exploded with freckles! (I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised…I have them on me wherever the sun shines 😉 )

Burke's Freckles

Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

*Sniff, sniff* What’s that I smell? Is it…? Can it be..? SPRING TRAINING IS IN THE AIR!!

Today’s post is in honor of the wonderful game of baseball. The Red Sox have their first full workout today. WOOT!

As you know, there’s a slight rivalry in our household…I’m a Sox fan; Mike’s an Indian’s fan. We started the confusion for our kids early 😉

Burke and Maggie

Burke and Maggie: October 1, 2005 - 8 months old