Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Baseball season is over for us, the regular season that is.  However, we have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of the All-Star team  for our league.  June 15th was the day the names would be posted in the paper.  All day on Monday Nicholas was a ball of anxious excitement and, truth be told, I was worried that if he didn't make the team he would be super bummed.  In an effort to prepare Nicholas for possibly not making the team we told him that no matter what the outcome he should be satisfied with himself as long as he gave this season his best; in essense that's all he could do.  Sometimes things don't go the way we want, or expect, or even believe to be fair.  That was that and we went about the rest of our day.  Grocery shopping, shoe shopping, and then home to prepare dinner and hang out.  Then  . . .there was that earthquake.  It rattled us a bit, mostly Noah; but Jay and I began to shut the house down for the evening.  Jay went to load his gear in his truck and he comes back in the house with this huge smile on his face whispering to me to get my camera.  I grab my camera and follow him outside;  and there was Nicholas' wish come true.  We decide that we're not waiting until tomorrow for him to to discover what he's been anxiously awaiting for.  I hide outside on our porch and Jay calls Nicholas downstairs; of course both the boys trail down the stairs a little puzzled why they're being called downstairs, outside for that matter, at this odd hour in the evening!  And well . . . I'll let the pictures speak the rest of Nicholas' story!

Congratulations to Our ALL-STAR PLAYER

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