Wednesday, May 14, 2008

1st Day of Umping

Last night was my son's first day of umping. This is just a picture of him playing in the last game. I'll have to get a picture of him umping. I guess he did pretty well! He only let a kid get 4 strikes one time. He said he was nervous for the first batter, then he felt confident. He made all the calls nice and loud and only had one shout out from the stands:

"STRIKE? That's more like golfing! FOUR!"

It's a good thing that happened after my husband left. He told me he would escort anyone out of there who was mean to him.


Here's my son pitching in last weeks game during the rain. It was a steady drizzle and got so dark, he couldn't even see the plate. That was pretty difficult for him.


During the game I looked over at one of the dads and saw his camera pointing at me! I thought, "I hope he's not taking one of me!". He was. He took tons of pictures of the whole team with his new fancy camera and sent them to the everyone. That was very nice of him. They came out really good, except for mine.

23 comments:

Leah said...

"Hey, I'm going to take a picture of that mom who looks cold and miserable. She'll probably want to frame it!" LOL... That's funny he took it, but it made great blog material!!

Pitching and playing in the rain sounds MISERABLE! I'm a wimp. I'd have much rather they called the game and let me go home!!

Irene said...

Yeah, you don't look too happy there. Actually, you look like you want to slug the guy! Too funny.

Becky said...

Usually we moms are the ones taking the photos, and our albums are full of motherless shots of the family. I suppose this way, you've got some leverage on the kids..."See? There I was, IN THE RAIN, watching you ump."

It's PROOF!

denise said...

I love the pic of you! It's so unplanned. As for the terminology and escorting people out, I have no clue what that is all about. I guess I'm just not a baseball person.

Kitty said...

Congratulations to your son ... and I think the photo of you is pretty good! x

Kellan said...

Oh, how cute - look at your cute little umbrella and happy face - ACK!!! Cute pictures of your son!

Have a good evening Maria - see you - Kellan

Dawn said...

Personally...I really like that picture of you standing and watching the game in the rain. It speaks about your devotion to your kids. ;)

Karen said...

No, I think your picture came out good too. Just remember to smile next time. ;)

Kila said...

Standing out in the rain--the things we do for our kids, LOL.

At least now you have proof!

Nicky said...

Haha...I love the contradiction of your smiley face umbrella and your none-too-amused expression!

Shellie said...

It's a great shot, I can just see you thinking, "Don't you point that camera at me!"

GrandmaK said...

Wow! I can really identify with you...Jimmy was going to referee one of his sister's summer basketball games some years back and I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown. The only one it bothered was me...Marianne said, "Jimmy will be fair," and Jimmy said, "So, they wouldn't have asked me it they thought I wouldn't be fair." What they didn't know is I was worried about the other parents and how they felt about the possible nepotism.

All went well...It usually does and I feel silly because I worried. When will I ever learn?

Good day to you! Cathy

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Oh, whatever. You look great, although a bit ticked off about the rain. I think most everyone does in the same situation.

Yay! for a job well done umping!

Zoe said...

oh man. that has to be hard for a kid his age. our soccer league uses youth umpires alot and the parents can get ugly. i feel bad for those kids sometimes!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

ohhhh soooo cheery :)

kimmy said...

That's not a bad picture...I, too, look the same way when it rains. Your son looks great on the mound!

Kimmy

judy said...

I detest pictures of me, too...but in spite of the "He's not taking one of me, is he?" look on your face, yours looks pretty good.

It's funny nones see ourselves as other people do.

Your son is a real cutie!

Becky said...

Where ya been, Maria? Bloggyville just isn't the same without you!

ALF said...

I am that crazy dad with the new, fancy camera who is always taking pictures of everyone and everything and then sending them to people because obviously they want them. Except I'm not a dad.

kitchentablechat said...

Maria,
Hope things are well with you and your family. I miss reading your blog post.

Amy said...

Maria,

I was thinking about you the other day. I hope you are well. I miss your blog updates.

Take care,

Amy

helan said...

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helan said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Barbara

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