It’s been a week of baseball here in Mayberry! The Dixie Youth 11-12 state tournament was held here from Saturday through yesterday and both of our local teams were in it – one as the host team, and the other as their district winner. Several of the players are the same kids who went to the World Series in Bartow, Florida two years ago (long time readers will remember that the kids and I spontaneously made the trip).
Sarah Kate and I went to all the games except for the first, and Mr. Andi and Nathan went to several, as well. Unfortunately, our guys were eliminated on Wednesday night – both of their losses were to the team who won the tourney on Thursday – so there won’t be a World Series repeat, but the age group just below them won their tournament (not held in Mayberry), so they’re headed to the World Series.
Baseball is big in Mayberry.
The Tuesday night Mayberry game had a two-hour lightning delay. We waited in the car for about an hour, then took the kids home – Sarah Kate had therapy early the next morning and Nathan had opted out of his nap. I took this photo with my phone will we waited:
Then I took this one a few minutes later:
There’s nothing technically great about it but I thought it was neat how much the sky was lit up (with no rain).
By Wednesday might, I was beginning to wonder if Sarah Kate was still as enthusiastic about baseball as she had been in the beginning. She was sitting in the bleachers in front of me during the game and was very quiet and still. In the bottom of the last inning, with Mayberry down, a friend of hers came to the plate. Out of the blue, I heard a familiar voice belt out at the top of her lungs, “GO MICAH!!!!!” and realized she was every bit as into it as I was … she has a little bit of her momma in her. 🙂
Nathan’s speech therapist is leaving to become a clinical instructor. I know. So sad. She is wonderful and we will miss her terribly, but we miss all of our former therapists (though some more than others – she will fall into the “more” category) and life goes on. God has provided the right person at the right time for my kids at every stage of their lives, and I’m sure he’ll do it again.
I need to share with you the freaky connection that I have with the speech therapist. It’s really unbelievable – like, Twilight Zone level of unbelievable. I’ve had it on my “blog post idea” list for awhile but I don’t want to share it publicly without asking her permission and I never remember to do that when I see her. Maybe she is reading. 🙂
It’s a really good story, I promise.
I have more Sarah Kate walking video! If you follow me on Instagram you saw it last night.
I am beginning to believe she might be able to do the Kids’ Mile in November.
We have even MORE progress on the potty training front. Nathan has been going consistently on the big potty at home, and has also pee’d in public – at the ballpark and at therapy (and he really hasn’t been anywhere else other than church). It’s not a win yet, but it’s closer than we were a week ago.
Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to Conversion Diary‘s 7 Quick Takes.