Saturday, February 28, 2009

Little Baller

We just got home from a nice relaxing night of dinner and movie with Mom and Jake...no kids =). My cousin Brandon watched the kids for us. We were supposed to go to the Kiss the Pig Gala tonight, but with everything that is going on, a Black Tie event really did not sound like a good idea =). But since we did have a sitter lined up, we still took advantage of our night free! We went to the early movie and were home much earlier than usual (we saw Taken, AWESOME!).

Claire was asleep already, but Owen was still up in rare form. Shane was in the kitchen starting the wind-down process, when Owen came to him with his baseball (over sized stuffed one) and a sock. Shane did not know for sure where he was going with it, but he had an idea and was right. Owen gave Shane the ball and put the sock on his right hand (he is left handed) and was using it as a mitt! Now, we have told yall all about his love for football, really his obsession with the sport. Of course Shane loves that he loves football so much (his Poppy too), but he never forced it on him and Owen lives and breathes it! Football has been the extent of Owen's sports fanatics as far as we knew. Baseball has barely been mentioned...so Shane was floored when O figured this out tonight. Shane said "When I think about Claire's brain, I think of tons of wheels, cogs and clocks just constantly moving. When I think of O's I think of balls being thrown back in forth with mitts and goals." =) So of course we broke out the camera for some shots of "sock baseball" =)!

Apparently Oscar Chang loves baseball too =)!
Throw it me up here!! Once they played for a bit, Shane went and got Owen's first baseball mitt upstairs (persuaded by me as it is late, but this seemed like the perfect opportunity). Shane's office gave it to us a baby gift before O was born. I remember looking at it thinking he would never be big enough to use it!! We were waiting to give it to him until he knew what it was....
Daddy showing how it works....it was a right hand glove, but we managed =)LOVE IT!! (excuse the dirty house)Figured it out! Got his pitcher stance and stare =)Playing catch with Daddy!
I know that he is my sweet boy and I am impressed, but hey it made for a fun end to the night...now the little baller is falling asleep on Daddy...with his mitt still on =)!!


14 comments:

Nessa said...

Precious beyond words.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Awe, to cute!

Kristy said...

How Sweet!!
glad you had a good night out!

LuLu said...

Those pictures are precious!!!

writing4612 said...

He must be really smart to figure that out. I love all the pictures, but I especially love that last one!

Good thing you took pictures!

Tara Gibson said...

How freaking adorable! He is something else!!

Jessica said...

Looks like you have an all-star on your hands!!!

1 Hot Dish said...

What a cutie! Great pictures!

writing4612 said...

Do you still have the Boyds on your sidebar? I tried typing their blog name in Google, but it wouldn't bring it up.

I can usually pull up someone's blog by the name of it if I forget the URL, but I couldn't find it.

Nate and Alicia Brown said...

So nice to meet you! I am glad to hear everything is well with you and the baby. I had a scare like that with my second pregnancy, so I know how you must have felt. Your children are beautiful. Your oldest and mine are very close in age-I am enjoying having at least one that is able to do things on his own! Well, I hope your pregnancy goes smoothly the rest of the way. I'll keep checking in. Have fun taking it easy.

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

Great pictures! Owen was born to play ball! I can't wait to watch him play football and baseball!

We missed you all Sunday night! I hope you are getting lots of needed rest! Love you all lots!

Brooke Bertalan said...

Yes. He is a baller. I can't believe how smart your children are! They pick up on everything when you least expect it. I love the sock glove and the "throw it to me up here"!!! He is already challenging his skills. Haha! I love him!

Alyssa said...

he's so stinkin' cute!

Maggie said...

Very cute, Rachel!!! I LOVE the last picture!!! =)