This coming fall marks a milestone for us - JT enters high school, Zach moves to 7th, and the girls embark on their elementary school career. As an incoming freshman baseball player, you are asked to play in a summer league. It is a relaxed team, practice once a week and double-headers with other pre-freshman teams. I feel like JT has been waiting all of his life for this moment. Last night was the first practice and I have to admit a bit emotional for me as I watched all these boys (who aren't really looking like boys anymore), most of whom we've known since kinder, play baseball. I thought about a friend who warned me about this very day; the day when I would see my baby not as much of a baby anymore and how quickly these next four years will go and how quickly he will change. And now that it is here, I am listening and watching every moment because I don't want to miss a single thing and I definitely want to be sure that I can turn to the mom I see with her 4 year-old baseball player and tell her to enjoy every single moment because it really does go quicker than you can imagine.
JT at 4 on his first team
First high school practice (he is in there in the gray shirt!)