Playing his first baseball game in his entire life, Nicholas walked twice, got two runs, and nearly caught a ball in left field. Nerves got him there, he's usually an awesome thrower and catcher. Today we had our first experience with Amman Little League.
Baseball food is not peanuts, crackerjacks, hot dogs, or nachos. It is wraps with freshly baked bread (baked right then while you wait) with labneh, zataar, tomatoes, and olives. As well as whatever snacks we bring along. There are so many teams playing between 8:30-2:30 each Friday, from T-ball to Seniors, and it seems like every other person is an Embassy person.
|Warming up, next at bat. Awesome uniform, Kid.|
|Needs a little work on his stance, but he can determine if|
a pitch is a ball or a strike.
|Across the street is Amman Waves, one of the|
water parks. It's not open and it looks iffy.
|The Reese's played as visitor.|
Today was a rough day at riding. Above you see Rebecca on Sandy. Below you see Jonathon on Cheyenne. Sandy and Cheyenne don't get along. When Cheyenne gets a little too close to Sandy, Sandy starts to shy, and when Sandy starts to shy Cheyenne turns around, and when Cheyenne turns around Cheyenne kicks.
When Cheyenne kicks out, Jonathon falls forward and tries not to fall off, while frantically trying to get Cheyenne to move to the other side of the ring, which doesn't work because he's not that in control yet, and instead gets frightened and mad. When Cheyenne kicks, Sandy jerks away and freaks out, and Rebecca jumps off the horse to avoid getting kicked or getting thrown. Wash, rinse, repeat. Rebecca ended up on the ground twice, and Cheyenne ended up on the lunge and walked around the ring while the others did their exercises. After the other students were done and Jonathon had the ring alone he was given about 15 minutes of private lesson to make up for Cheyenne not behaving with the other horses.
Rebecca was shaken, Jonathon was shaken, I tried not to watch too much.
|The main stables, home to privately |
|Sandy is a good little horse with|
moments of attitude.
|The kids are given some horse care chores.|