Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Last weekend, all of the stars aligned and both Bennett and Brady played in a baseball tournament in the same town, the same complex, on fields right next to each other, and almost all of the games were at the same time.  Of course the tournament was 4 hours from home and it was hotter than hell, but still a great weekend.  Both teams did awesome and played some of the most exciting games I've seen yet.  Little league baseball is intense!
Bennett ready to throw them out at second!

Only Brady's team stayed at our hotel and he had the best time running around with his friends.  They all thought it was so cool that they packed the same tshirts :)

Cate LOVED the pool and logged as many hours as she could in the water 

Our room overlooked the pool and this was often the scene from the deck.  Someone was always popping their head out from behind the curtains!

Lots of siblings who enjoy hanging out with each other during the games

Bennett hit a triple during his second game and if you've ever seen Bennett (aka "Wheels") run, you know this is a big deal!  He crushed the ball all weekend

"See Dad, I told you I was going to hit a triple!" 

Brady played great at 2nd base...he turned some amazing double fun to watch.

Even though Aunt Fran is in Europe, she still sent plenty of goodies to keep Cate busy!

Edible jewelry...her favorite :)

Kerrigan and Cate

Our collapsible wagon is a huge help when transporting chairs, easy up tent, cooler, bags, and kids.  People always stop and ask us about it...who knew you would need so much stuff for a day at the ballpark

Cate and her "best friend" Katherine.  Scott and I are so thankful for Katherine!!!  She plays with Cate at every game and is so patient with her.  I am so happy that she has brothers on both Ben and Brady's teams!

I love when Bennett's infield calls a group huddle.  Such serious young men out there! 

No idea how Bennett can stand playing catcher in 97 degree heat.  I was miserable sitting in the shade from our tent, I can't imagine how he felt in all of that equipment. 

That wraps up another great baseball weekend for Team Smallie.  A huge thanks to Scott's parents and Grandma Bau Bau for making the trip with us and helping with the kids. And to Uncle Josh and Lauren for stopping by on their way home from a wedding...the boys love having a big cheering section!  Next up...Kansas in June.  GO ILLINI! 
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