Friday, May 9, 2008

Go Royals

royals 2008.jpg
Originally uploaded by rmac4444
Yesterday we had to pick up AJ and bring him home from school because he got sick. Not long after that, I got a voicemail saying not to "be alarmed when I saw Colton after school with a black eye because he'd had an accident at recess." Then, about 15 minutes before school was let out, "Einstein" decided to practice his swing in class and apparently misjudged how much room he needed, because he stabbed himself with his pencil and needed to go get stiches in his hand. (Not to worry, his hand was still numb so he was able to go straight to the field and play in his baseball game.)

Yep... today it's funny- yesterday... not so much.

AJ stayed home from school today (which, unlike his brothers, he NEVER does) in hopes that he'd be well enough to play in "the big game" tonight. He loves the game, but more importantly, he didn't want to let his team down! They were going into tonight's game with the same record as the other team (who is fairly good, but we'd already won them earlier in the season.)

We "were" in 1st place, and without AJ and his catcher, we didn't have much of a chance of winning tonight. BUT, AJ dragged himself to the field (against my better judgement), just in time to throw-up before the game. I took him home, and within about 45 minutes we drove back to the field because we were only down by 1 run. He was convinced that he felt good enough to "end the game for his team."

AJ ran to the field and struck out their clean-up batter, but coach daddy pulled him right away... he was just too sick. I was happy that daddy did that (even with some mad fans in the stands), and even more proud of my son because it really was all about "doing it for the team."

I love winning, I love seeing my boys do well... but more importantly- I love to see those moments when my son's character shines! He's talented yet humble, uplifting and encouraging, and tonight... he showed everyone that he knows what dedication is.

We ended up losing, but I was so proud of my son because he learned tonight that even if you lose, he still felt pretty good about doing his best! And his daddy... oh was he proud of his son!


McMommy said...

Holy Moly! The opening paragraph alone gave me an anxiety attack!! Is this what I have to look forward to with my boys??

Your boys are blessed to have such a loving and supportive #1 fan....Happy Mother's Day!

3boys247 said...

AAhh!! What a crazy day. I am glad you survived.

I love the new picture of your team!

Hipmomofboyz said...

Oh my goodness,,,,you had a crazy day. That the joy of having all boyz.
I love the picture of all the boyz in their baseball uniforms....what fun.
Now I think each of the boyz needs to be duct taped to a chair for there on safety..ha,ha.
I believe that things happen in threes so it sounds like you are done (for awhile)
Have a great Mothers day.

Bad Momma said...

Love the new photo! At least one boy managed to stay safe. Hope everyone is well and you have a Happy Mother's Day!

Homegrown Tribe said...

Oh boys! :) I love the new header picture... bunch of handsome boys.


Jenny said...

Oh Rachel. You all sound like you have so much fun with baseball. I wish my girls could just pick a sport and stick with it already! And that's quite a day, by the way! Happy Mother's Day!

duchess said...

My son plays on the Royals too. Second base & it sounds like y'all have about the same luck we do - we lost our last game.
Glad your boys are doing ok. That was a stressful week.
Hopefully this one will be better.
Happy Mother's Day!

Kristen said...

Oh my! That WAS quite the first paragraph. I hope your boys are spoiling their Mama today!

Sounds to me, like you boys are learning all about what is important in life. Although winning is the best, isn't it!?

Happy Mother's Day, and hoping you are able to relax! :)

Kila said...

Aww, how great that he really gets "teamwork!"

I love the photo in your masthead!

Happy Mother's Day!

Super B's Mom said...

What a WILD DAY!!

Super B is on the Royals! :) LOVE the pic.

Tammy said...

I love the picture of all the boys in their uniform. What a game. It is wonderful when they do the right thing on thier own. Hope everyone is feeling better.