(Soccer, that is!)
Today was Crackerjack's first soccer game - ever! And he did very well, considering this was his first time playing organized sports of any kind. (At one point he ran up to Bill on the sidelines and said, "Daddy, how come if I've had no training, I'm this good?" Lol!)
He got his team shirt (he was hoping for red; his team's purple), as well as his cleats, shin guards and a brand new size 4 ball ... all a boy needs for a whole season of soccer. I'm so glad he had a great day ~ and as you might be able to detect in his candy-apple smile, he got ice cream as a treat after the game. :)
Sorry this picture is kind of blurry and bright. My camera batteries died just as I got this picture off. Goodness, what a fun age. Lost teeth, independent reading, First Communion, and soccer. It's good to be seven-going-on-eight!
And oh, yes, there is that other kind of spring ball game going on - The Red Sox are playing the Yankees tonight! We're letting the boys stay up to see a bit of the game, even though they're plum tuckered out! But the western sky is still pink, the windows are open, and there is a faint smell of charcoal on the cool evening breeze ...
Yes sir, I'd say spring has sprung. :)