Strollin'

Thursday, June 18

To Everett, everything is baseball. Football is baseball. Soccer is baseball. Tennis is baseball. And of course, baseball is baseball. He has this 49ers football jersey that he inherited from one of his friends, and it doesn't matter how many ways you tell him that the helmet on the front of that shirt, is, in fact, a football helmet, he believes in his soul that that helmet is for baseball. The 49ers jersey is his baseball shirt, just as much as his actual baseball shirt is his baseball shirt.
When Tyson was away for those six months, he would call and talk to Everett about this summer, and how, when he was done in Texas, they were going to go to the store together and pick out his very own bat and his very own glove and his very own baseball.
Well much to Everett's absolute delight, that day arrived this week. I waited in the car with Isla while I watched the two of them bound into the sports store like a couple of boys about to get their bonding on, and grinned as I watched the two of them pile out of the store again, lugging all the equipment, plus a T-ball stand, which Everett announced as the "pentagon with a stick, mom!" as soon as he got back in the car. 

Side note: we've been abruptly transitioned out of the "mama and daddy" phase of our time with Everett and strictly into the "mom and dad" portion of our lives. Is there like, a self-help book for this kind of thing? Please advise. :(

Speaking of transitions. We just recently purchased a double stroller now that Isla's old enough to kind of do her own thing. Which, if you've never experienced a double stroller buy before, it's sort of what I would imagine buying a minivan is like. In that, you do a ton of research, read a million reviews, and when you finally take it home with you, it's like, do I actually own this? Is this my life? Am I adult enough to be PUSHING a DOUBLE STROLLER down the street? Tyson was very excited about the prospect of picking one out. Probably something to do with making up for six months of lost parenting decisions or something, I don't know. He's always kind of been the hands-on, pro co-sleeping type of dad from the beginning, so I guess picking out his very own double stroller was sort of the natural next step haha. We ended up going with the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie from Target Baby. (If you're in the market for one, we've been so thrilled with it.) Literally, the words that came out of his mouth when he was pushing this thing full of his children and brand new baseball gear were, "This is the best Father's Day gift ever!
Made a killer decision when I married this guy, I really did. 

So, with the "best Father's Day gift ever" in tow, we strolled to the park last night at sunset and played a magnificent game of T-ball. It was possibly one of the best summer nights there ever was. Everett slept with his mitt last night, and even as I write this first thing in the morning, they're at the field playing again.
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And here we have Isla, doing her best to get in on the action in the best way she knows how: Yelling loudly across the field, until we put her in her favorite place (The one and only Baby Ergo, a life saver in a very literal way), and gave her a baseball to taste. Start 'em young.
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Love live babies and baseball, am I right.
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17 comments:

Krista said...

Oh sweet mercy, this is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Everett literally looks straight out of The Sandlot. Kinda dying! Also, my two year old just started calling me mommy instead of mama and it's taken me far too long to get over it. :(


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Sully @ Sully by the Numbers said...

I feel that way literally every single time I pull out the double stroller....

Paige Cassandra Flamm said...

I loved this post! We bought a dumb baby trend double when our second was born and we absolutely hate it. We're planning on biting the bullet this week and buying a real one! I love the BOB but they're super expensive, so we might go for the Britax... but so help me if I spend $400 on another stroller and hate it i'll die!

Paige

http://thehappyflammily.com

Kimiko said...

Such a sweet day!

Anonymous said...

I'd love LOVE if you could do a baby registry must-buy run down! I'm in my second trimester and trying to pull together a baby registry and your post today made me think how much I'd like to hear your suggestions of things that were worth it- and things that weren't.

Melissa C said...

seriously with Isla's cheeks "cheeks on fleek"

Jessie Frederick said...

This might be one of my favorite posts from you. You're such a wonderful storyteller - a hugely underrated talent and gift. Please never stop sharing

Oh Hey Blog said...

Everetts passion for something at such a young age.... what a dude! So nice to see your little family all together again!

Megan || Oh Hey! blog

Jennifer Neal said...

I'm so happy that you and your hubby are reunited! I am thrilled for your family!

Wairimu Murigi said...

What a beautiful post!!

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Hospity said...

Wow.. Beautiful baby... awesome Wonderful photography Thanks.

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Aja said...

The sweetest. When my daughter started calling me mom, I shut that biz right down. :) Told her we don't say mom, I'm mama! It worked and I'm a happy camper.

Nikki said...

how sweet! he's such a good "dad" lol!

xx nikki

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Kelsey Parr said...

I absolutely loved this post! You are such a great writer. I look so forward to each of your posts!

Chelsea said...

These pictures are precious!

carlee ellen said...

Oh my heavens on earth. He is getting so big. I've been following since who even knows how long and I swear they grow up way too fast.

Such a sweet family. You guys are absolutely precious.

Also, what kind of camera and lens are you using? I have the Canon T3i and I wish I could lug it around with me all the time, but my lens is just far too big for that!

Amanda English said...

Love this, I really hope you were wearing a baseball tee as well. :)

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