Hey, kids! It's so warm and muggy out that even my hair is bigger today!
Since I last posted, Mr. T played some more softball. He's a consistent base-hit when he's up to bat. He caught a scorcher of a line drive for an out in right field. Then his coaches put him at second base just for fun (because we were dominating the other team and short guys on our team). Bless his teammate's heart (the kid behind him in the photo below who is an excellent ballplayer and all-around athlete), this guy drew a literal line in the sand with his cleat so Mr. T knew exactly where to stand and he backed up every play from his position as shortstop. In one inning Mr. T saw a lot of action at second base and he did all right. Even got an out. I was beaming with pride--both at how he played AND how he stepped up to try a new position. The kid could be a ballplayer if he wanted to be...
Lots of stuff is budding out, like these willows all over our property.
Lilies where the compost pile/snake pit once stood.
These crocuses are starting to spread.
So, big hair, big pride in my son, big balmy breezes coming through the screens, even a big new header on the blog. My favorite time of year makes me feel so energetic and joyful.