take me out to the ball game...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 |
let me go back to march when there were baseball sign ups. my friend summer and i were contacting all the dads in the neighborhood to see who was going to coach our winning team.
not one of them was.
but they sure wanted to know when we got a team together so they could have their kid join.
summer and i gave up and decided to coach it ourselves.
and yes, i have
(but i was counting on me knowing more than most 6 year olds.)
it has been alot of fun. the kids are just the cutest things ever. the stories they tell while we are playing the outfield are HYSTERICAL! between hearing stories about dogs barfing inthe tv room to seeing an adorable pair of hello kitty socks, i cant think of a better way to spend 2 nights a week!
so 10 games later, we are undefeated* and just finishing up our rained out games (we also had SNOW and hurricane force winds to deal with this year too). i wanted something cute for our sweet team, but i wasnt going to spend a ton.
i had some left over white fabric from my princess leia halloween costume, so i made little bags that i zig zagged with red thread. i wanted it to have a baseball look to the bags.

i got a few bags of peanuts in their shell (think of the song '...buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks...').
i filled snack sized ziplock bags with peanuts.

i punched out some circles and drew some red stitching on them (well, on the lone girl on our team, i had put pink stitching) and attached them with string.
the back of the tag says 'it has been a BALL having you on our team this year. summer and beth anne'.
so freaking corney.
but really really cute too.

*we are coaching 6 year olds in the rookie league. they dont keep score and because of that, we are undefeated! and yes, when we wear our shirts around and announce we had just come from a game and we won, EVERYONE thinks we are supermoms! we like that.
here is a photo of me and nate in the outfield. it was the only photo i could find without other kids in it.
dont i look sporty?

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Summer Miller said...

You're an awesome coach. Jacob has had a great time. Thanks for letting me participate with you. Those dads are nuts, who wouldn't want to be with those little nose picking, dirt kicking kids?

Jenni said...

that is a really cute idea! i love it and am going to use it for my son's baseball team at the end of the season in the fall! thank you for sharing!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is an adorable idea! Super Cute! Visiting from TT. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~Stephanie Lynn

Brambleberry Cottage said...

A really cute idea! Loved your retelling of the kids' stories. This would be a great post to link to my Tips & Tricks linky party. The link went up last night.

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Kim @ seven thirty three said...

What a great idea! We can't do peanuts because we are a nut free school/rec dept, but I could see using other items as well!

Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of. Like the new background too!

Kim said...

Yet another cute idea, thank you for sharing it with us :).

Diane said...

What a cute idea. I will have to share this idea with my daughter for my grandson's b'day. TFS.

Lanie Ree said...

This is a great idea! I bet the kids loved it.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I think that's a very cute idea! Very fitting!

Toni @ That's Beeutiful said...

Great idea! Little Leaguers will love this!

Craft Envy said...

I love the new blog look! And the bags are adorable, thanks for linking up!

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Kaysi said...

Those are so cute and clever!

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