Monday, March 12, 2012

Marcel's First Baseball Practice

Happy Monday!  This weekend was absolutely gorgeous weather and brought the start of baseball practice.  This is Marcel's first year playing.  To say he's excited would be an understatement!  When he found out who is coach was and that his first practice was in ten days he was asking constantly when his practice was. The questions went like this:
Marcel:  "How many days until the ten days?"
Pat or me:  "Five days until the ten days."
Marcel:  "How many days is the five days until the ten days?"
Pat or me:  "Five."
This went on for the entire ten days :)  And cracked us up.

Then as we got to 2 or 3 days before practice:
Marcel:  "I need to call nana to have her come to my practice."
Jonathon, Collin or Ryan:  "Marcel, it is a practice, not a game."
Marcel:  "My nana wants to see me hit."

And the day before practice:
Marcel:  "I need to call my nana.  What time is my practice?"
Me:  "11:45"
Marcel:  " call my nana's phone number."
Marcel:  "Nana.  My practice is at 11:45 at my school.  In the back, by my play set.  And don't you forget.  My practice is at?  What time is it Mommy? It's at 11:45.  Don't forget nana."

And on practice day:
Marcel:  "Mommy.  We need to stop and get a gatorade."
Me: "Okay."
Marcel:  "Mommy, don't you need a chair to sit in?" many games do you think he has been to for his older brothers in his 6.5 years of life? :)  I'm thinking he's picking up some habits from his older brothers!  Nana doesn't normally come to practices (definitely as many games as possible) and they are always asking for Gatorade, not water.  And the best the end of practice, "How many days until my next practice?"  So far, so good!

PS he looks like a little orphan in this picture...hat is big and his t-shirt is huge! :)

Now that you've read through all's a card for you!  I had more fun playing with my letter press goodies from Erin. A perfect card for the Play Date Cafe challenge this week!  Not my typical color palette but I love it!
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The Paper Parade said...

AWWWW Love the pic and the story :) So did Nana come to the practice afterall?? And the card is really pretty. Those colors together are great! And then the big focal point bow is stunning.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning card and now I'm thinking I'm going to have to CASE you with my own goodies.... the story is so heartwarming... :)

Jen W. said...

Oh my gosh he looks so tiny under that big hat and shirt! LOL! Glad he's so excited about it all. :)

Gorgeous card! I love the yellow and grey and that wrinkly ribbon is so cool!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

He looks adorable! I am so glad he is excited about it, too!

I love that yellow, seam binding ribbon on your card, Lynn. Just beautiful. :)

Anonymous said...

Loved the card - it is so different. Missed your blog yesterday!!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lynn, the texture of the paper for the sentiment is gorgeous. That's good stuff! And the pattern behind is the perfect balance to the clean white area in front of it. Lovely. :)

Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

Chunyuan said...

cute picture and fun stories of Marcel. Love these moments in the life! Beautiful card too.

Jenny said...

Well he's certainly doubt about that.. Bless him :0)
The term "he'll grow into them" comes to mind.... Lol
Gorgeous card Lynn, love the trellis pattern and then that yummy ribbon and bow *sigh* :0)
Jenny x

Tiffany said...

Your little boy is sooo cute! And what a fun conversation you guys had! The little sweet things that they say, precious! I love your card and the bright, lemony yellow of the crinkly ribbon!

~amy~ said...

Such a cutie pie and

Ginny said...

Marcel is too cute!!!!! Great story, and great card. Love that background!!

Maureen said...

oh, Lynn, I have tears in my eyes! That is just the sweetest story :) Nothing can beat that kind of enthusiasm :) or that smile! They must look so tiny on the field compared to the older kids!! And what a gorgeous card!! LOVE that patterned paper! Just ordered a ton of paper that will weigh a ton but I got free shipping!! LOL and no Customs!! That just saved me about $70!! Woohoo!!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a doll, and he looks just precious to boot! Gotta love those big brothers :)!

And your card is beautiful, Lynn! I'm swooning over that delicious, yellow ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Lisa Arana said...

what a cutie pie! he does look like his outfit swallowed him up. Too cute.

Your card is gorgeous! LOVE that beautiful ribbon.

Elise said...

GOODNESS, gracious, LYNN! Your boy is ADORABLE {all of them ARE!}! What a priceless recollection of your journey! Consider this post a scrapbook page - BRAVO! Meanwhile, and OH, yeah! FANTASTIC card, as well! YOU are SUCH a class act! LOVE this, sweet gal! Yipeeee!