About two weeks ago we got a call from one of Travis' friends from school. His mom wanted to know if Travis would like to play on her son's team in a baseball tournament over Memorial Day weekend. They were short some players and needed some kids to fill in. Of course Daryle and Travis both said, "YES!" Originally they were supposed to play at a some fields about 15 minutes from our house. However, due to so many teams signing up (several from out of state) they moved the location. This place was an hour from our house. We decided to get a hotel and call it a "Staycation". Here is my little "Hooligan".
If you look closely you can see that Travis threw the bat behind himself. This umpire was so good with the kids....
He had a short talk with Travis about safety!! (On a side note. After the game the ump called him "Bob". Travis said that wasn't his name. The ump said, "When you are behind the plate, everybody becomes 'Bob' to me!")
Then play resumed to normal.
This was how Connor spent his time during game #1. They played two games per day.
Don't worry, he did share with his friends!
Travis did awesome at catcher. He actually got somebody out at home plate. Too bad I didn't have my camera out. It was a pretty amazing play!
At one point we heard a "THUD, CRASH, AAHHH!!!" This is what happened to someone's car. Oops.
It started getting warm. Connor got a ring pop and found a shady spot. He loves his cowboy hat!
Look who shaved off that horrible long goatee. Finally!!
Well, after four games, and four losses, we packed up and headed back home. Even though they lost, those boys never lost their spirit or passion for the game. They had a great time despite losing. In all we scored 5 runs, Travis scored 2 of those. He didn't get any great hits but he did get walked. Pretty much when he gets walked he will steal his little heart out until he makes it home. Needless to say we came home with some dirty clothes. That's a good thing! I am thankful it was a three day weekend. I am also thankful that we are now on summer vacation! Now I can get caught up on all of the laundry and house cleaning that didn't happen over the last three days. I have a feeling more of these weekends will be in our future. Sigh. It's the memories, right??!!?