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Alyssa played her first official softball game. Ms. Paula reported that Alyssa mostly seemed to enjoy herself and they played two innings. But Alyssa reported that her favorite part of the day was playing hangman with Ms. Paula. Not a good sign for softball. We've yet to ask Alyssa if she is really enjoying softball. We are intending to make her play for the entire season, so I don't even want to open the can of worms in case she doesn't really like it. Alyssa has another couple of games this next week, so we'll be able see it for ourselves very soon. As we've commented before, this league seems a bit hard core for 6 year olds-- a game Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Whew!
Jackson played his first tball game of this season. The first time I saw him in the St. Louis hat my heart hurt a little. As an Astros die hard, it is just not right. But today's report was that Jackson did a good amount of playing in the dirt as well as tball playing. Sounds pretty similar to last season. I think the highlight of the day for Jackson was getting popcorn with Granny and Granddad. Thanks to my folks for taking him to his game!
To celebrate the day of firsts, tonight we went out for dinner. And in the first time in a long time, it was a delightful meal out, where all 3 kids were pretty happy. A nice ending to a great day!