Take me out to the ball field...or ball fields in our case
This was the first year since 2008 that any Houghlings played baseball. Isaac had tried tee-ball way back when and hated it, but last year he asked to play again. We put him off but when he basically begged us to let him play this year, we caved. And of course because Isaac was playing, Noah wanted to play too. This lead to all kinds of craziness because they were on two different teams. but if there is one thing that we Houghs do well, it's craziness. Noah played on the "coach-pitch minor league team" the Dodgers. Isaac played on the Cubs. To say that they enjoyed it would be a gross understatement. They LOVED it. Isaac's team had a pretty good season and finished over 500. They beat the two best teams in their league, which was AWESOME! To see the smiles on their little faces after a huge win made the countless trips worth while. Noah's team "tied" every game. Basically they don't keep score, so every game is a tie. But even though they didn't keep score, every game was highly entertaining. To begin with, Noah played not only in the game on the field, but also in a game in his mind. He cracked me up. He would run out onto the field to play second base and slide into the base and call himself safe. And then he would jump up to catch an imaginary ball, tag the "runner" and call him out. His games were very exciting. Well at least the ones in his head were. Sometimes the actual games would get exciting too. For example, occasionally they would actually make an out or two! No small feat my friends! In the end, I think that it is probably safe to say that there is a good chance that you can add baseball season to the Hough family calendar from here on out.
Noah at bat
Noah in the field
Noah on deck
Seriously, how cute is he on base?!
Isaac up to bat
Isaac talking to coach on third base
Isaac at shortstop