June is almost over.
The boys last day of school is June 30.
And spring sports? They just about blew up this tired mama's brain.
Quinn played t-ball with cousin Jack. Ross was the coach. He did a great job always trying really hard and I don't think he ever had to use the tee, always hitting one of his dad's pitches. I was very proud of him, even though he called every game "soccer practice" all season.
Wyatt played soccer on a team with a bunch of friends from school. He had fun and played especially hard when grandma or grandpa were there to watch him. He also played kid pitch baseball and it was mostly a disaster. His team was very small (in stature and skill), very young, and he had a first time coach - recipe for...very LONG baseball games. Add in all the spring rain-outs, it felt like the season was never. going. to. end. Oh, and he pitched many innings in many games. He did his best, and I'm proud of him for that, but this child of mine maybe isn't destined to be a pitcher.
Baseball did, in-spite of everything, end on a win. The second win of the season. Want to know something good about being on the bad news bears? No post season tournaments.
Elliott played spring soccer. He seemed to be the glue that held his team together, most games only sitting at half-time. His team had its struggles in the spring, losing two players and their dads who were the assistant coaches. I'm not sure what happened there, but it's hard to win games when you lose kids from the team and the majority of the rest of the team doesn't come to practice. But, they ended strong and Elliott did a great job.
I tell my boys the exact same thing before every single game: win or lose, you need to be able to walk off the field knowing that you did your best. Elliott has figured this out. Wyatt, well Wyatt is still working on it.
And, it is indicative of the craziness of spring sports that I failed to take any pictures of Elliott playing soccer; took my nice camera to Wyatt's last baseball game to take pictures and realized when I got there that I left the memory card at home; and managed to get a few pictures of Quinn at one of his last games.
Now - with summer here officially (summer solstice yesterday) we are knee deep in soccer. Elliott and Wyatt are both on competitive soccer teams for USA (Utah Soccer Association) soccer. I'm finally getting over the amount of money we've paid for the boys to play - and now I need to get over the summer practice and tournament schedule.
Good thing I like these kids. A lot!