Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mother's Night Out

This post starts off with me enjoying a Diamond Back Game. I am sitting at the Ball Park having a Kosher Dog with mustard and onions. I am enjoying talking with my sister and her husband who are visitng from Utah. My Dad is there too sharing my red vines and asking me to call my Mother to find out why the 1st baseman was hurt. (She knows all things DBacks.) So pretty much a great evening.

Of course the phone rings and it is Mike. He is at Brett's baseball game with Josh. Mike's mother was also there, so I felt better leaving Josh.

Mike: "Josh threw up and there are no paper towels, Mom tried to wash him off as good as she could."

Me: Okay.. I am glad your Mom is there to help out.

Mike: Did you know he was sick?

Me: He had a runny nose...

Mike: I'll call you later.

So I started to review the day in my head, thinking about what could have brought on the upset stomoach.

Morning: Josh slept in, Went to Grandma's to go swimming, had 3 cookies for Breakfast.

Lunch: Costco. He just wanted a Lemonade. I had a yogurt and he shared it with me.

Snack: After school, we had 2 extra kids at our house while they were waiting for their Mom. I fed the kids, but Josh opted to play Wii instead of the snack. I was busy helping Brett with his homework, because I was going to be gone for the evening.

Dinner: Gave Josh a Benedryl because his nose was runny and he was coughing. I also gave him 2 dollars for the Snack bar and dropped him off at the ball field with Mike and Grandma.

So as I reflected, I started feeling bad that I did not feed the child anything except Cookies and Benedryl. Nice. Then I got another phone call. It was Mike again. Josh threw up one last time in the garbage can at the Ball Field. So to all of the Mothers who were watching the poor kid upchuck with no paretnal supervision at Hawthorne ball fields. He's mine. I was off having a nice evening at the DBacks game mixed with a little bit of Mother's Guilt.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

I Would Die For That

When I saw this Video I had to share it! What an amazing message it has. As a mother who struggled with Infertility, suffered miscarriages and gave birth to a child who I knew was not going to survive.. I can relate! I am grateful to my two beautiful boys who Heavenly Father has blessed me with. I also am grateful to a loving Mother who gave me up for adoption so I could have the best life possible. If you know anyone who would be touched by this video, please share it.

Play Ball!

Baseball Season is upon us and it is so much fun. It takes a lot of our time, but we enjoy hanging out and watching Brett play. Josh is still too young to play T-Ball. He is chomping at the bit for sure. Don't worry Josh, it will be your turn soon..then watch out!!

We moved Brett up to Minors this year. I origanlly had decided to give him another year of Machine Pitch. He had only done one year and I thought it was a good move to give him more experience at that level. But when the practices began, we could see he needed more of a challenge. So he was "Drafted" to the Yellow Jackets..

Here he is pitching for the first time. He had been patiently waiting for the Coach to hand him the ball. His first pitch was a Strike! His second pitch, the batter swung and missed the Third pitch...Well, he pitched it so well, the Batter got a Home Run :) Here is a video of Brett's Debut pitching outing.

Brett's Batting Stance

He is such a Stud! You are awesome Brett. I am so proud of how you have stepped up to this challenge.