Here's the little slugger, ready to bat.
He hit a great hit, and proceeded to stand and watch his great hit, while Mike and I yelled, "RUN, Zach! RUN!"
So he finally proceeded to take a nice, leisurely trot down to first base...
and took a nice jump onto the base. In a regular game, as you can see, he would have been out. But since this is 4 and 5 year-old t-ball, Zach got to stay on base.
Always one for safety, Zach opted to keep his helmet on while he ran around the rest of the bases. As the next batter batted, Zach took off, and started running straight to second base, which actually happened to be the pitcher's mound. The coaches got him redirected, though, so that he really did make it to second base.
On Zach's last time at bat, he was the final batter. He hit a good hit, and didn't need quite as much prompting to run. He ran around all the bases, never touching a single one, other than home plate. Of course he said to me later, "I hit a home run!"
Once Zach's team was out on the field, Zach got to be "the pitcher." It's t-ball, so obviously there's no pitching, but it's a great place to be in to get a lot of the balls that those little tykes bat off the tee.
So far this summer we've done soccer and t-ball, and they've both gone very, very well. Tomorrow we start swim lessons, and I'm definitely more apprehensive about those. I reminded Zach that he starts tomorrow, and boy, did his smile fade and he said, "I'm a little scared." We'll see how it goes! It doesn't help that I didn't sign up early enough, and as a result, his lessons are at 8:25 in the morning. Oh well- we'll get it out of the way quickly and have the rest of the day to enjoy, right? That's how I'll sell it to him in the morning. I hope he buys it!