Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kickball at Springfield Elementary School

Hello future readers,

On Friday afternoon, we had our weekly kickball game at school. It was Miss LaSalle's class against Mrs. Johnson's class. Playing sports really isn't my scene, but I like playground games like kickball, tether ball, and wall ball. But the funny thing to me is that regular sports games like baseball and football always have the same rules, but playground games always have different rules depending on who you play with, or what school or camp you go to. I guess it's because kids are making up the rules, and not grown-ups. Anyway, Mrs. Johnson's class had scored 2 homers, and had 3 outs, so it's was Miss LaSalle's class's turn to kick.

Cheryl was the game pitcher because we have 8 kids in our class, and Mrs. Johnson only has 7, and Crissy was absent that day.

Lisa was up first. She's a really good kicker. She made it to first base and stayed there.

Danny was up next. Even though I like Danny, I don't always like playing kickball with him, because he always thinks he's got something to prove 'cos he's the only boy in our class. He made it to first, while Lisa ran to second.

I was up next. I'm an OK kicker, but I always get nervous that I'm gonna kick a foul ball.

I made it to first , Lisa just made third, but April caught the ball in the outfield and threw it to Melody at second before Danny's foot touched the base. Lisa's a faster runner than Danny. So Danny was out. He grumbled all the way back to the bench.

Sunny was up next. I hope she could kick Lisa home!

She kicked a foul ball. Susan caught it and threw it back to Cheryl.

Sunny kicked again and it was good. I ran to second. I didn't know if I could make it to third, but Sunny kicked the ball way in the outfield.

 Sunny went to first and Lisa bolted from third. Would she make it home?

She did it! Lisa made it to home! Miss LaSalle's class got a homer!

We all slapped Lisa some five, even Danny. We had lotsa fun. I hope kids still like playground games in the future. (I wonder if they are even still playgrounds?) Gotta go now!

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman


  1. I lovvvve this! CUTE!

  2. The clothes are great. Did you make them?

    1. *From Julie's doll mom:*

      Thanks, but I didn't make them. I buy them from Etsy, Ebay and various doll clothes sites.

  3. Molly: Cool! At my school, we don't have a playground, and I don't know why. Julie, Are you going to keep writing all your life, or only a year or two, or what?
    AnonymousA: Julie's Doll Mom, How'd you get them to hold the ball?
    - AA and Molly.

    1. Hi Molly,

      I love the playground at our school, but I wish we had swings and a see-saw. I really don't know how long I'll keep writing...I guess until I have nothing left to talk about. (That'll be the day! Hee!)

      *From Julie's doll mom*:

      I join the dolls hands together w/ a clear elastic band, and set the ball on top of it.