I guess that maybe all the activities of the fall have caught up to me, and my energy level has completely kept me from having a strong desire to update this blog. Having said that ...
We have actually had some great days. My son just finished up with his fall baseball schedule this past Sunday. He thoroughly enjoyed it. And while we might've liked to have had some better results at the plate, he really took a lot away from the entire fall-ball season. He pitched again this weekend, allowing only one run on two hits, walking no one, again. I believe his complete stats for the mound this fall were: 5 innings, 5 runs, 8 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts (but I could be wrong). Not bad for pitching against kids two to three years older than him. He also caught ten innings this fall, catching one base-running this past Sunday trying to steal third base after a wild pitch. His defense took him to playing all over. Besides pitching and catching, he played LF and SS every game, while also finding himself at 2B, 3B, and in RF for various parts of other games.
On Saturday, we also had our last home football game of the year. In particularly colder weather than the boys were used to, the tale of two halves prevailed. After looking less than excited to play in the cold during the first have, the boys trailed by two touchdowns heading into half time. However, with a few changes of position for the second half, the Crimson 3.2 team played much more inspired (and warmer?) football and garnered a 25-25 tie.
Both of my kids are fully into their whole-year activities. My daughter is enjoying gymnastics (I got to see her work this week) and competitive dance. While my son is getting into his faith formation (with the help of a few friends sitting in on his class).
It was nice to do family pictures this Saturday down at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina and we are all anxious to see the results. Many of you will see the end-product in our annual Christmas card :)