it’s been a long rainy winter, but spring has finally arrived with it’s traditional gift…
glorious sunshine that just makes you feel good all over.
now, i’ve been a fan of spring for a long time.
spring training. spring break. spring rolls. i love them all.
this year i have one more reason to love spring. rain started playing softball.
i love this shot kim took.
when i heard that the coach was letting the girls pick the team name i braced for the worst. would they be “the extreme unicorns”, “the cuddle bears”, “slytherin”, or worse yet… the team who shall not be named (the dodgers). apologies to my friends in l.a. you know i love ya. (go Padres!)
as it turned out, the girls came through with perhaps the sweetest of all children’s softball team names…
these girls rule.
i now invite you all to pull up a bucket and take a look at our 2008 home team SHARKS.
zoey backing up lauren on a fly ball, coach george has taught her well.
after weeks of preparation, game day was upon us.
opening day 2008.
the girls finally got to put on their uniforms and play in front of the masses.
the infields were chalked.
the gear was broken in and ready to go.
rain, brooke, and alexia were…
having fun is what it’s all about.
these girls didn’t come to just play around. they came to win. their secret weapon… eye black. works every time.
rain got to pitch for a bit and actually struck out the last batter of the game. her first k. sweet.
inside the shark cage.
know the strike zone you must. know it not and fail you will young padawan.
secret weapon number 2… alexia’s strike zone.
at the end of the day it’s all about teamwork, celebrating your accomplishments, learning from your mistakes, and of course, having snacks with your teammates. i love this game!