I have two boys.  They are 19 months apart and since birth have been more like bear cubs than boys.  They are rough and tumble.  They bicker and instigate.  They yell and tattle constantly.  Their mom is feisty and their dad is super competitive- in everything…  Our good fortune means both of those lovely characteristics have been genetically been passed on to the boys.

Luke is the big brother.  Mr. Know it All.  Nathan is the little one.  Always pushing buttons.

Over the weekend, they played baseball against each other- YES- against each other.

A mother’s worst nightmare.  You are absolutely certain one of them is coming home in tears.

Nathan was called up to play with the bigger boys for this game…. he didn’t know enough to be intimidated.

Luke knows.  Luke cares.  Nathan- not so much.

Then they pitched- against each other.  Crap.

It’s a long walk back to the mound when everyone is watching you.

The both fought hard.  The whole game came down to 2 boys…. the only rivalry on the field….

Unfortunately for me, I am sure this won’t be the last time my boys are pitted against each other.

And as expected one came home in tears….  As they say, boys will be boys.

I better bring a six-pack next time.

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”  ~ Mark Brown

SimonaNApril 23, 2012 - 12:46 pm

These are very good closeup’s of the boys. I’m still struggling with sports shots, so thanks for the inspiration 🙂

MeganApril 23, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Awww, too bad they both couldn’t be winners! Cute photos!!

LorraineApril 23, 2012 - 1:18 pm

I can’t help but laugh at the way you write things. How did they do??? Did they torment each other on the field?? Love the picture of Nathan grinning on the mound!!
I can’t wait to come and watch a game again….I miss you so much!!! Love you

Jennifer WittApril 23, 2012 - 2:25 pm

I love these!! I agree with Megan, too bad they both couldn’t win but so is life. Great shots!

KerriApril 23, 2012 - 5:32 pm

What a fun post! As a mom to four I loved reading it :).

DeannaApril 23, 2012 - 6:30 pm

What a great write up about the rivarly and the passion they both have! I love the candid shots too!

SandyApril 23, 2012 - 6:43 pm

These are awesome, what fantastic action shots of 2 adorable boys!

Christy FApril 23, 2012 - 7:06 pm

I can only imagine this baseball game, and with your fab pictures, I felt like I was there, on pins and needles!

JennyOApril 24, 2012 - 3:34 am

Great actions shots! You last line made me laugh!

Sarah CApril 24, 2012 - 8:26 am

Wow! These are so much fun!

staceyApril 24, 2012 - 9:03 am

Awesome! Those photographs are amazing! Really captures the day and love the action and colors. Even though one left in tears…looks like it was a fun day! Maybe the next time they play against each other, the other one will win!

DanielleApril 24, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Awww! I must be hormonal because when you mentioned that one of them went home in tears I started to cry too. What a great story that you captured here for your boys. Although one of them went home sad that day, I’m sure they will BOTH be really happy you have these years from now. Great job, mama!

LisaApril 25, 2012 - 5:11 am

great action shots!

Jo ClarkApril 25, 2012 - 11:23 am

Love these! I felt as if I was actually at the game! My little guy is 3 and my hubby and I can’t wait until he can play organized ball!

AnnaApril 25, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Awesome action shots of your boys! Too bad they had to play against each other, although I’m sure it’s not the first time 😉 Boys will be boys for sure!

garfield the catApril 26, 2012 - 7:43 am

Ive enjoyed every minute that i have had looking at your pics. It gives me insight into your sole. I love what i.see. Appreciate those moments because wihoit these pics it is.just a fleeting memory. Make is a 6 pack of miller lite.

garfield the catApril 26, 2012 - 7:56 am

I meant soul

Jenn JonesApril 26, 2012 - 9:45 am

Oh, wow. That puts mom in a tough spot, huh? Loved the images and your story. They will look back on this years from now and be so happy you documented this for them. <3

AngelaApril 27, 2012 - 11:54 am

I love these! How lucky are these kids to have such great shots of their baseball days. So much better than my posed softball pictures I had when I was in elementary school. And my mother was the photographer!!

SusyApril 27, 2012 - 1:34 pm

These are great action shots! Love them!

AshleySApril 27, 2012 - 8:51 pm

great shots! love the pitching ones especially.

Christy HarperApril 27, 2012 - 10:32 pm

cool photos!!! 🙂 I love the pitching ones.

AndreaApril 28, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Great story told with pictures!

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