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It’s Official…Olivia’s a Panther!!
Last year Olivia played challenger league baseball…and hated it. (And right now I’m really mad b/c I can’t find the post from last year….probably due to switching blog hosts…grrr…) She cried the entire first game and at the beginning of a few of the others. She never really seemed to be gung-ho about the whole thing…but we made her do it anyway.
Well guess who showed us this year??? Miss Olivia!!! She was so excited to play! She even tried hitting by herself…although poor girl’s baby biceps aren’t strong enough to hold the bat!!
She went up every time it was her turn to bat all by herself with no extra prodding. She’d hit and then run. Just like that.
And she’d stay on the bases with Matt…then run to the next one just like she was supposed to. It was amazing. I was still getting teary making these collages. Watching her being so grown up…and watching her with Matt too. The two of them together makes my heart feel like it’s too big for my chest.
I usually play with Olivia but I asked Matt to do it this time so I could get pictures. But the real reason? I love to watch him with her. It’s so hot…like ridiculously hot. I know his forearms don’t have tattoos (Lindy and Ck!) but they’re still big and strong and wrapped around his little girl. That’s hot.
And then there’s this. There are no words for how hot this is. And when you’re “taking pictures” you can be distracted by it’s greatness throughout the whole game. Sigh.
I just never cease to be amazed by her. Or the amount of bathing and laundry she requires. But it’s worth it.