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Saturday, July 19, 2008

summer camps

So, Charity got to do 2 soccer camps, and Aaron got to do 1 baseball camp. Charity's camps were around here - convenient and not very pricy... Aaron's was all the way down in Fort Worth and kindof pricy (at TCU). I will say you prob get what you pay for.

Charity is young, and absolutely LOVED her camps. They were great. She went for half the day and played soccer. The camps were close by and run by one or two people, she spent the day on the field and that was it... She got pretty good at controlling the ball and I must say she is ADORABLE when she plays soccer! I think she will be good if she wants to be!

Aaron's camp was crazy. It was run by the TCU baseball team (coaches and assistants and seniors). They also brought in a couple high ranking highschool baseball coaches. I really didnt know what I was in for - I just thought it would be like the camps Charity went to - kids play ball for a couple hours and call it good. The first day, I took aaron with a lunch, his mit and a ball cap... upon arriving, i noticed all the other kids had big ol' bags full of their own helmet and super duty bat and hitting gloves and everyone was super serious... ya, those were the types of people at the camp. all the baseball prodigys of the fort worth area! all the kids were toting their allstar bags and stuff... ANYWAYS it was neat cause they got to use the full college facility - all their cool batting tools and cages and more... they did FILMS too!!! They played a game every day the last hour of camp. So, that first day, the 2 little ones and I make the trek back and come to find out, parents had taken the week off work so they could watch their kids ALL DAY at this camp. There were little 6 yr olds catching pop flys and making throws from 3rd to first for a double play... hitting home runs OVER the fence... aaron got pretty down on himself cause he is not a baseball prodigy... am i a terrible mother? regardless, Aaron got a lot better at baseball this week, and i had a lot of fun watching him. although he felt like he sucked, i really think he did well. he made it home lots of times, and can bat both left and right... he has plenty of time to develop into the sports prodigy i know he will become!!! ;)

Aaron is the kid curled in a ball on the ground...
he is making the dash for home here!
ok, just imagine the joys of watching your kid play baseball every day from 2-3pm in 100 degree weather... ya, it was this much fun.

I took the kids to the zoo one of the days while aaron was in camp- ya, TCU is a 45 min drive from my house - the zoo is down the street from the college... we have passes... great way to pass the time instead of driving back and forth and back and forth...


nate, my animal lover, was unsure about the birds...
this is seriously my favorite part of the zoo - feeding the birds - the kids LOVE it! (so worth the dollar!!)

the kids looking at the tiger...

Obviously, I spent a lot of time in the car last week (i dont think joe realized when he signed aaron up that it would take my gas hog 2 full tanks of gas and 3 hrs of driving every day and LOTS and LOTS of time)... but Aaron had fun. we are looking forward to a relaxing week at the pool... (with a little packing and house hunting and ...)

ps, Aaron had a basketball game this morning, and I just wanted to write down how proud i am of him. He played so well. Yes, he made lots of baskets and blocked a bunch of shots and stole the ball and had a couple fast breaks etc... BUT we are mostly proud of him staying focused and working hard for 3 straight quarters... he really played better than i have ever seen him play this morning. WAY TO GO AARON!

7 comments:

Karin said...

Sport camps were always my favorite.

Are you guys really moving? When? How sad.

Karin

GregHansenfam said...

Sounds like fun! What a great mom to let them participate. Kind of a nice break too.

Jennifer said...

hurray for all the updates. I was the same way...but summer is to fun to spend blogging anyway. Keep me posted on your move! That is exciting, I'm glad your house sold too.

Katie said...

Sounds like a fun, busy and HOT summer! Nate looks so much older since the last time I saw a picture of him. Good luck with your move!

I am getting excited to be done, but I am trying to savor being pregnant since this is most likely our last.

Courtney said...

I love how fun it is getting to watch my kids play sports/gymnastics now that they are older and can actually grasp the concept of the sport. :)
What a crazy week you had. I can't believe you drove all that way, multiple times each day. It sounds like it might have been cheaper and easier to get a hotel room close by than to pay those nasty gas prices. What a good mom!

THE ROGERS FAMILY said...

Your kids are getting so big, and dang you have been a busy bee. Good luck with your move:)

Karla said...

Love the parents who take a week off for a 6-year old's baseball camp... if only people were that zealous about helping their kids develop other talents! I'm glad you had fun with the whole experience - love the pictures!