Saturday, May 9, 2009

Austin's big hit!

Austin has been playing baseball this season. He is having so much fun and he about makes me crazy on game days because he can't wait for his 6:00 game. He is 9 for 9 at the plate and has not had to hit off the tee once. It's coach pitch. You can see he does really well getting righty on the bat and see his little trot down the baseline. He's pretty much just slower than everyone and of course only uses one hand when fielding. I have to get video of him catching and throwing, it's quite a sight. He just figures things out in his own little way. On Opening Day he I swear had the biggest applause when he hit that ball. I was so proud. He has had quite a following, my Dad, my Mom, Joe's Mom, the Muylle family, Julie & furbaby Allison, his teacher Ms. Kristine, and Fr. Bill have come to a game. Everyone is probably so tired of hearing Austin talk about it they knew they had to see him in action. Enjoy the video.

18 comments:

Amy said...

Can't wait unitl we can come and see him play! Great job and nice hit, Austin!!

Jill said...

Dawn I could have cried when Austine hit the ball. Mike got so mad at me for yelling "run Austin"!
He keeps his eye on the ball when it's being pitched and that big smile. We will be back to see another.

Great job Austin!!

Sheila said...

Woo Hoo, Austin! I'll be sure to show this to Malayna so she sees just how good Austin is doing with righty. Maybe it will be an inspiration to her!

Julie said...

The smile on his face speaks volumes!! WTG Austin!

Renee said...

Dawn how awesome! He has grown so much. Such a great video. Way to go Austin!

sherri and Adam said...

Such a great video! I cried as well when I saw this! Gosh he amazes me every day! What a proud little guy! I would love to come watch 1 of his games, so if he plays when Bryce and Tommy don't....please let me know!! The boys came in to watch the video too, and Bryce clapped when he hit it! They were both So exctied for him!

Dawn said...

Thank you girls! I am as proud as a peacock for how well he is doing. I appreciate all of your support with him.

ellen :) said...

Wow!! Great job little man! :) That is awesome!

Dawn, is that your voice on the video?? Isn't it weird, I imagined you sounding differently! LOL

Dawn said...

Ellen - That is funny, I've thought the same thing of others. But yeah that is me. Jill had video of me singing on her blog recently but the sound didn't work. I dodged that bullet hehe.

sherri and Adam said...

Dawn....can you send me an e-mail of Austins games? I wanna try to get to one when bryce and Tommy don't play and when Bryce don't have a soccer game. Joe said he plays Thursday at 6....Bryce has soccer at 6 on Thursday! Thanks!!! The boys wanna come to a game too!

Tommy caught an awesme pop up tonight! It went kind of like a line drive with a bit of a lift to it, and right over by Tommy! We were all screaming for him, and he turned and looked at us, and said, oh yeah and my parents aren't even here! LOL! The boys played GREAT tonight ad pulled out a win! 5-4

Dawn said...

I know, I know crummy Mom! Honestly I think Tommy performs better when I'm not there. Maybe he should try to convince me to stay away. Sounds like a great game last night. You've got mail.

Kiera Beth said...

Oh Dawn! I cried as I watched the video! Austin is doing wonderful and is such an inspiration! I am headed upstairs with my laptop to show Drew the video!

Dawn said...

Thank you Kiera Beth - I hope that he as the eldest hemi in the group can be a motivator for the younger kids. Today at Olive Garden a hostess had CP and used a wheelchair. It's just good to see them living a normal life. They had just featured this lady in the paper recently, she was a 1lb 1oz preemie! Wow!

Popcorn House said...

Dawn, as I was reading I was expecting him to run slow, but he is speedy out there! He got to that base so fast! I am SUPER impressed!

That is amazing for me to see as well, I agree with everyone he is doing AWESOME!

Dawn said...

Thanks Suze! He's doing awesome and just loves to play. It's so fun to watch and yep we're so amazed at how quickly he can get down the line.

Barbara said...

That video brought the biggest smile to my face!! Great job Austin - I love the big smile on his face.

Dawn said...

Thanks Barbara

Mom2Max&Alex said...

That video brought tears to my eyes. Happy ones!! How amazing to see him playing and loving it so much. Wish he'd rub off on my boys and make them want to get outside more!