Monday, July 23, 2007

Last softball game...

Tonight was Dave's last softball game of the summer. His team the Deputy Dawgz didn't have the best record (5-9), but they have a good time together. His twin brother Doug plays on the team too, so the boys get a chance to hang out with their cousin Jacob every Monday.

The favorite thing to do during the games is dig in the dirt. This is a dream come true for little boys! Simon, of course, was covered from head to toe.

Right now the boys aren't too interested in what's going on in the field, but I know that will change soon. They both cheer when Dave is up to bat, but the call of the dirt and little friends to run around with is much more appealing right now. In a few short years, our lives will be filled with games and practices though, and as much as I'm looking forward to that, I'm just treasuring my dirty little punks. It is just priceless how much joy a pile of dirt can bring to a one year old!

That last shot is right after Simon found a puddle of water on the ground left over from today's rain, bent over, and put his head right in it!

I wish I could have gotten some better shots of the *real* action out on the field, but everything turned out really blurry. We're looking forward to buying a better camera soon.

And even though this was the last summer game, fall softball season starts beginning of August. Wouldn't ya know, they give us a 1 week break. :) How kind of them.


Heather Anne Schiete said...

These pictures are so good! I hope you have a great week, Rachel!
p.s. whens the next time you are coming down to Oklahoma?

bandanachick said...

Awh, Simon! He is cute even with mud on him!
Have you decided what camera you are getting?

dave & rachel said...

Ruth, no we haven't decided. But we need to soon! It would be nice to have in Chicago.

Heather, hopefully soon!

Eryn said...

what is it with kids and dirt? my kids have plenty to do in our backyard, but there favorite thing is the dirt, just digging in it... with their fingers. but it does make for cute pictures.
when are you headed to chicago? this is for your anniversary right?

Kari-On said...

Too cute Rachel. I guess its time to prepare for those days in the mud. I'm sure Simon had the time of his life. I just wonder if cleaning up was as exciting.