I'm a punch drunk optimist sometimes.
Tyson loved playing t-ball. He confidently declared "I was awesome tonight and I'm pretty sure we won" every single game. It doesn't matter how often you tell kids you aren't keeping score - because they always are, even if it's only in the imaginary game they are playing in their heads.
And then there's Keaton. I really can't relate to his lot in life, I was always the one who got to do everything first, I never had to be dragged around from thing to thing all for the glorious privilege of watching everyone older than you do something.
My husband, bless him, remembered how much he loves to coach. The kids were so proud of their Dad. He is a great encourager and a fantastic teacher. He even eventually figured out how to pitch.
Can't help lovin' that man of mine.
I'm feeling pretty smurfy because I remembered to bring the real camera, and while saying I got some great shots to anyone with any photographic talent is kind of like buying a fancy stove and saying I make great Kraft Dinner to a chef - I did get some pictures, and some of them did turn out, and another good batch memories has been saved! Fist Pumps all around for me too!