Mallory had her inaugural softball game tonight. Although she was hoping for another rain-out, once she got dressed and actually on the field, her spirits seemed lifted and she was more excited about the game. She actually hit the ball, got on base twice, and scored 2 runs! We were proud. The first game actually had to go into an extra inning, because the two teams were tied. We ended up losing 14-18, but I thought for their first effort they did pretty good.
I had to laugh, though. Her fielding reminded me of the Little Golden Book story "Tootle" I used to love as a child. You know the one... about the train who didn't want to stay on the track, but instead ran into the fields to play in the buttercups? Here's my favorite shot of the evening:
And I must take a moment to talk about my photos. Ugg. I haven't been so disatisfied and disappointed about the quality of my work in a long time. The low light/zoom lens/action shot mix was NOT a good one for me. I had many blurry pictures. And how are you supposed to get any good shots through the fence? I can see I have a lot of learning to do in this new genre of photographs. One thing's for sure. With the way her schedule is set up, I'll have PLENTY of time to practice. =)