Sketchbooks are wonderful tools, but I never thought that I’d be using mine to help get my littlest boys through innings of their older brother’s T-ball games.  We’ve started to take turns drawing in my sketchbook for at least a part of every game, a fun game-time routine for moments when the play itself isn’t so exciting.

4 year old left page, 2 + year old right page

4 year old left page, 2 + year old right page

M's volcano, sunflowers, and tree

M's volcano, sunflowers, and tree

T's "city, droid carrier, dugout"

T's "city, droid carrier, dugout"

black drawing close-up by T, age 2

black drawing close-up by T, age 2

mom and T draw the T-ball game

mom and T draw the T-ball game

There is plenty of other time for running back and forth to the dugout, watching the batters and runner carefully, and for climbing around on the park’s bleachers.  Let’s face it though, at 2 and 4, these little guys only get the basics of the game, and only have a certain amount of attention for it.

We’ve also done some sketching in between games, and I’ve taken my own turns when the boys were satisfied with theirs.

3 squirts

3 squirts

palm trees and light poles

palm trees and light poles

scenes from "Prince Caspian"

scenes from "Prince Caspian"

L's birds chase a grasshopper, and haunted castle

L's birds chase a grasshopper, and haunted castle

With 4 people drawing, we’re zooming through the book and may need another one soon!

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