On Monday night, we finally got Jonah's schedule for Tball games. Unfortunately, 10 of his 15 games are on Wednesday night. So, we had to make the very tough decision to pull him from the team. It isn't fair for him to go to practice twice a week and then miss 2/3 of the games. The biggest issue for us was knowing how much the other kids would develop through playing games and that would put Jonah at a severe disadvantage. He is already one of the few kids who did not play last year so he was behind already. Missing ten games would really widen that gap. It really was a hard decision. We had already invested a significant amount of money in registration, uniforms, equipment, etc. Fortunately, we can return the things we bought the night these pictures were taken.
Oh, and for those of you who will probably ask, yes, I did ask them when I registered him about Wednesday practices. I was told "we are trying to eliminate Wednesday nights throughout the entire league so it shouldn't be a problem for you." Technically, I guess they didn't mislead me because I asked about practices, not games. :-( As of this point, we still haven't told him T-ball is over for him. He is going to be so very disappointed and after the terrible week we have had, my heart just can't take seeing his heart broken.
I probably wouldn't have posted these pictures but they were already uploaded just waiting to be blogged. So, here ya go! These are pictures from the night we went shopping for his bat and helmet. None of the helmets the team had would fit his (larger than normal) head.
We even tried a helmet on little Micah. He seemed completely uninterested. He was much more concerned about his moose!
We got home that night and started getting the boys ready for bed. Jonah was in full-on "play with my brother" mode. He wanted to hug and kiss him and do all he could to make him laugh!
Since Micah was wearing an outfit with a bear holding a baseball, Jonah thought he should hold his little bad that Pap brought him from the Louisville Slugger factory. Perfect size for Micah, huh?