an update on what the kids did this summer.
They played softball ALL summer long!
Between me photographing weddings and the girls playing softball tournaments every weekend, we did not have one free weekend all summer :)
Hannah played 12U Fastpitch this summer with the MS Eclipse and Kiley played 8U Coach Pitch in Propst Park. Kiley also made the All-Star team, so she played on the New Hope Lil Southern Babes, too. Hannah played in 8 tournaments from Tunica to Gulfport and many places in between. Then she played in the USFA World Series in Panama City, FL. Kiley played in 2 tournaments, one in Columbus and the second one was the State Coach Pitch tournament in Jackson. They both played very good this summer and Stephen and I are so proud of both of them. Hannah mostly played 1st base, 3rd base and pitched every now and then. Kiley played 1st base all summer. Sydney, our little trooper, just tagged along and was her big sisters greatest little fan all summer long! :) Here are some snapshots of the my girls doing what they love...
This is Kiley "Kileywood" doing her thang..
Kiley LOVED her coaches. This is Kiley with Coach Wayne Ellis, Coach Wayne was my softball coach for at least 10 years. Gosh, how time flies! We love Coach Wayne! The other picture is Kiley with Coach Linsey Upton. Linsey graduated from New Hope this year and helped us out all year. She was the pitcher for Kiley's team. Kiley really admires and looks up to Linsey!
This is probably one of my favorite images from this summer. Coach Wayne is an excellent fundamental coach and taught me just about everything I know about softball. One of his everyday quotes is "Always throw the ball to the glove side" Well, in this image that is exactly what he is telling Kiley. I just love it!!
This one is for my dear blogger friend Jill. Her daughter, Anna Kate, played coach pitch with Kiley all summer. I thought she might like this picture of Miss Anna Kate. :)
This next set of snapshots are of Hannah. She played really hard all summer and I think she has improved in so many ways!!
These last 2 images are of Hannah's last time at bat during the World Series. It was the last inning, we were losing and there were 2 outs. Hannah had not been hitting very well and I was just praying that she could just get a good hit her last at bat. Well... she got an awesome line drive smash hit to right field! What a way to end the season, she was so excited!