Monday, May 07, 2007

I did this page for Derik because I think he gets shortchanged sometimes in the pages I do. The little ones are always up to such antics and hamming it up for the camera that I tend to grab those photos to scrap and forget that there is a lot going on in my older Grandson's life.

I was so thrilled when he decided to start playing baseball and tried out for the school team, then I was heartbroken when he got cut. One of life's hard lessons to learn. When you're 14 and just starting you have a lot of competition from those that have been playing since they were old enough to hold a bat and catch a ball.

I was even more proud of him when he didn't let that get him down but instead joined Babe Ruth. It hasn't been a picnic, it's a lot to learn and get a feel for. But I loved this picture that was taken at the first game, first time up to back and he makes it to first base. Truthfully I don't know if he made it further or not. Being an 'away' Grandma I sometimes don't hear it all, but I get joy in seeing it in the photos that are sent my way.

I was thrilled Gotta Pixel picked my layout as layout of the day! It means a lot to know your peers think that you're doing a good job. Thanks Gotta Pixel!

If you'd enjoy seeing my whole Gotta Pixel Gallery click here to take a look.


Hummie said...

The top layout doesn't work, but the bottom one with the baseball ha some awesome artwork on it! Great job! Do you have a new look here on your blog? I like it!

Risa said...

You did a great job with this baseball LO! I love it!! Reminds me of when my son was playing (he played since he was 8, but now at 18, he's stopped-so sad). This looks like a bunt to me. Sorry he was cut, but at least his talented and creative Grandma has the short lived glory well documented :)

see you back at actionfx..