We finally got to play our first games...and our first full week of games. 4 games a week from now until June. Whew! I love it, but I am really looking forward to a little calmer summer. Brendan and Wyatt were little studs in their games and Rand and I have so much fun watching them. It's fun to watch them anyway, but when they do well, it's just super fun. :) Wyatt accidentally got a home run in one of his games. He was pumped. He didn't hit his ball past the infield, but error in this level can get you a long ways, and he just kept running! Ha! Brendan hit a couple doubles in his first game, I think one was legitimate...the other...errors! It's fun watching the improvement from one year to the next and the better understanding of the game. Now....if it would just warm up a little bit!
Saturday was opening day for Capital Little League. It was just me with the kids and the plan was for opening ceremonies (be there by 9:30) and then Brendan had a game at 11:00 and Wyatt at 1:30. The weather could not have been more miserable. It was freezing and raining and windy. HORRIBLE. I put Easton and Annabel in the double stroller with the rain shield on (a fitted tarp with a window) and they were as cozy and dry as could be in there. I kept looking at them wondering how I could crawl in there too. Opening ceremonies happened and I found the boys and they were still planning on playing the game. So Brendan went to his field and I went to the car with everyone else. 45 mins of trying to soak up puddles with sand bags and they finally called the game! We went home, bundled up and watched movies. All the games were cancelled for the day so we have yet to have our first games. Thursday, maybe. The boys were bummed, but if we are going to have weather like that....NO THANK YOU! When the nice spring weather arrives, let's play some baseball!
An update on Easton, for all of his fans (especially Willow and Stella who are especially concerned about his cast!) :)
We had a follow up appointment on Wednesday. 2 weeks and 2 days post leg break. Another x-ray confirmed that things hadn't changed (that's good, actually) and meant that things were staying aligned while they healed. We were declared good to go, and "please return in 4 weeks and we'll take the whole thing off." Ugh. 4 weeks then. So we are counting down to May 8. Come on, May!
On Monday at ORLA (my long day at school with the kids), I lifted Easton off the floor from a laying down position and didn't even think when I did it, and totally wrecked my back. It is much better now but as a result, Easton is cruising around on his own much more. I confirmed with the doctor on Wednesday that it was okay for him to walk on it and so he has been getting where he needs to go...at least when in the house.
He doesn't complain at all about itches or anything hurting, which is surprising! He is dirty and bathing is a challenge so it doesn't happen very often, aside from the wash cloth to the face, hands and feet. He is due for a dunk now. He has occasionally said, "I hate broken legs", and I agree with him.
We are gearing up for baseball opening ceremonies tomorrow and I am flying solo with all 4 kids all day at the ball park. It is Rand's weekend to work, my Mom will have to run the studio alone, my Dad is in Kansas (Rachel!!!!), and my other sister is going to Seattle for the day. How did this work out this way? I have to have the boys uniformed and at the fields by 9:30 for line ups. Opening ceremonies start soon after. Brendan has a game immediately following opening ceremonies at 11:00 and Wyatt's game is at 1:00pm. Holy Moly!
It's nothing less than an awesome adventure....pretty much every day!
Easter was lovely. We had perfect, perfect, beautiful weather. We went to church, which was good (as always). We went early and then came home and changed into our summer clothes and pretty much played all day. My dad and grandma came over in the afternoon and ate a casual dinner with us out on the deck and we soaked up all the beautiful spring sunshine that we could. It was one of those lovely days that you wish would just drag on a little longer.
Monday, however, came anyway. Rand went back to work and I took Easton to his 1 week follow-up appointment. He was in very good spirits and I couldn't help but think about how happy he has been (since his leg has healed enough to stop hurting). It can only be a result of the special attention he has been getting which makes me sad and glad at the same time. I think he needed it. A lot of holding and carrying and taking care of, including sleeping in my bed because it is too hard for me to get him in and out of his lower bunk bed that is basically on the floor. Anyway, he is happy, and that is good. He occasionally talks about getting that cast off, but for the most part he is really good about just being okay with the way things are. Perhaps he is even seeing the "gifts". He is healing well, but will have the cast for probably 5 more weeks. We go back again next week and they will probably follow his progress for a couple years just to make sure that growth plate heals properly. Here are a few glimpses of Easton that he rarely lets anyone see. Smiley, and goofy.