This past weekend, the Kardon Family did something we haven’t done in a long time. We spent most of the day… gasp… outside.
Yeah, as much as we love the outdoors (well, Allie and I do, well, at least we do if we’re hiking), our kids just far prefer hanging out inside. But Saturday was Ryan’s first Little League game (Go, Rays!) so Allie, Jason and I braved the is-it-seriously-that-cold-out weather to watch five full innings of 8 and 9 year old kids playing some baseball.
It was a long game, which I knew the second I saw that the kids would be pitching and catching, rather than the coaches. Hats off to our coach though, because he is THE most perfect type of coach you want. He wants the kids to have a great time and really spend this year learning. So he makes sure everyone gets a turn playing, he moves them around to different positions every inning, etc. It should be a fun year for Ryan.
The only bad part of the game was that it started off with nice weather in the 60s, but quickly dropped to what must’ve been the low 40s with a brisk wind. I think I lost all feeling in my toes before the final strike out.
Sunday, however, the weather was gorgeous. Hot even. So we headed over to the high school tennis courts to play some tennis as a family. It was certainly a fun, wacky time, especially when two nuns wearing full habits were playing at the court behind us. They continually kept laughing and hitting the ball over the high fence and onto our court, apologizing profusely.
When we were done playing, Ryan decided that we all needed to run laps around the court. So we did. He then made me video tape his performance. Furthermore, he’s now watched that video a few dozen times and is holding me captive until I publish it on my blog. So for your viewing pleasure, here’s Ryan (who turns 9 this June) doing a lap:
But yeah, this selfie from the Little League game pretty much sums it all up.