Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cooperstown Dreams Week

I can't even begin to tell you what an amazing week we had in Cooperstown, NY
at the Cooperstown Dreams Park for a week long baseball tournament!
The boys' travel team, the Rockville Rebels, had been looking forward to this tournament for the last three years and after a lot of hard work and a lot of fundraising,
their dream was realized this past week.
They were seeded #26 out of 104 teams going into the playoffs..
so incredibly proud of all of the boys!
In other BIG NEWS, my #4 hit his FIRST HOME RUN EVER!!!
Packed and Ready!
Moving into the cabin with their BFF's
Opening Ceremonies with 104 teams from all over the United States
and Canada
Play Ball! (my #3)
I was so busy screaming and cheering that I forgot to take pictures
until he was rounding third base!
Heading home...
High Fiving his coach on #4's home run hit
(his coach also happens to be a dear family friend)
His BFF, M, was first in line to congratulate him!
Happy home-run-hitting boy!
#3 on first..
#4 with a few of the other pitchers on their team
#3 heading for second base..

Team dinner after first day of games..
from L to R my #4, their BFF M, my #3, and brother of teammate and good friend, T.
Full of dreams
Visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame after dinner...
#3 watching his coach for the signal 
The team at the Dreams Park entrance 
I didn't get any pics of my BFF, S, but this is her son, H, who is also a BFF of my twins.
He had a GREAT week pitching and fielding! 
#3 happy to be on third...
Their BFF, M, sliding into! 
#3 had one of his best weeks ever in terms of batting.  
All of the Rebel Moms....and dear friends of mine.
#3 pitching

Here is #3 "chest down"...his favorite thing for me to remind him of when pitching...LOL 
Sweet siblings of the Rebels 
#3 in Right Field 
Action shot of #4 
My BFF's K, SB, and L enjoying a game
My twins with their BFF's, M & A

Proud mama following closing ceremonies
At the closing ceremonies, all of the players were inducted into the
Cooperstown Dreams Park Baseball Hall of Fame
and each player got a ring.

#4 admiring his ring
This past week was the last time the Rockville Rebels will play together as a team.
The entire team as well as the parents have become very close,
and we are like one big family.
Although the Rebels travel team has retired,
almost all of the boys have signed on to the new 13U travel team,
the Virginia Cobra's.
The Cobra's will start their season this fall...we are already looking forward to it!
My number #4 summed up the week in his Instagram post...
"Even though it has ended we will always be brothers and I will miss this..
I had fun this weekend and can't wait till Cobra's."

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Simply LKJ said...

What a fantastic trip! Congrats to #4 on the home run. And yes, they will never forget it.

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