Thursday, March 27, 2008
Beware....proud mother moment to follow. ;-)
My youngest son is an avid sports fan and especially loves baseball. From the time he was old enough to see, he's been watching baseball. By the time he was two, he'd already started working on his batting stance. I even have a picture of him in diapers, wearing a Mickey Mouse cap (that belonged to his sister) and holding a plunger as if waiting for the pitch. He was such a cute baby!! (even his sister, who's only two years older, constantly says so).
When he was four he started calling himself Jeremy Bell after his favorite Astro ballplayer Derek Bell.
J was so excited when he finally reached the age to play T-ball. He's played every season, Spring and Fall, for seven years now. This year he's old enough to try out for the All Star team (which competes for a spot in the Little League World Series). We're really looking forward to that!
J is an awesome ballplayer and can play nearly every position on the field...and has. His best position is first base, which he's been playing for a couple of years. And, because he's a big kid (5'7) with a powerful swing he's batting clean-up.
Last night was his second game of the season. We didn't win, but J's first at bat he hit an over the fence HOME RUN!! He'd been waiting to do that for two years now!
It was kind of funny because J really doesn't like attention focused on him, so when the ball went over the fence he ran the bases with his head down, like he was embarrased. haha Anyway....now I owe him twenty dollars. Which I am more than happy to pay.
Okay....proud mother moment over.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Anyway. I have a few online promos set up. Here's the list, so far:
- March 18 Coffeetime Romance (actually I'll be there to support my fellow Cobblestone Authors)
- March 22 Joyfully Reviewed (you can find it in the 'chat' section)
- March 26 Love's Romance Cafe Yahoo group.
So anyway, much of my time this spring break week will be spent waiting on my daughter. She took the term literally and broke her leg. Okay...it's not so dramatic as that. She actually has (what appears to be) a hairline fracture of her kneecap. In case you're not familiar with my daughter, she has a mild form of Cerebral Palsy (mild meaning it affects her gross and fine motor skills but she's able to walk), albeit she's a bit clumsy at times. She's 16 years old and I keep a pretty protective eye on her. Well, yesterday I gave in and allowed her to be a teenager and hang out with a few friends after school It was a half day and she wanted to go to lunch with them. Around 2:30 I had my son go pick her up. When he came home he said she'd hurt herself. Long story short...while she and her friends were walking across the parking on their way to one of the friend's house she tripped and fell. She said she was fine but by 4:00 her knee started to hurt and it was getting swollen. I'd iced it when she came home but it didn't help with the swelling. So I took her to the Urgent Care Clinic and they x-rayed it. Because it's on the kneecap and her kneecaps are (strangely) higher up on her leg than most people, it was hard to read the x-ray. But from what the doctor could tell it looked like a break. We'll find out for sure next week. Anyway....she has to stay off it for the next five days plus she has to wear a brace. I gave her some Motrin last night for the pain (and low fever she'd developed) and it helped her sleep. For the most part, we have to carry her or act as her crutch when she goes to the bathroom...or rather, I do. Anyway, she's taking it pretty well...of course who wouldn't when you get the whole house waiting on you hand and foot?