First big win

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It was a big weekend for Gabe and Keats.  Their baseball team won a championship while the rest of us watched from our pop up tent on the hill.  Gabe hit a homerun and later a grand slam that ended the first game and in the second he pitched a shutout (I share for the sake of the memory.)  I was so nervous for the boys, especially as they pulled ahead to win the final game against their local rival.  I never thought I would be so excited over baseball, but I kind of love it.  If we had television I think I would totally watch games on t.v.  I have the warmest memories of sitting on my granddaddy’s lap while he watched one baseball team on the big box television and listened to a second on the radio at the same time.  I sure wish he could be with us as we watch our boys play.

Silas happened to share a birthday (3!) with the big win, but he didn’t get to keep a trophy.  Birthday details soon!


  1. Congratulations guys! That’s so awesome!! I LOVE watching baseball, especially at home. It’s the best soundtrack for taking a nap — and mean that as a compliment! Whomever narrates most of the MLB games has the most soothing voice ever (I’m totally blanking on his name right now…).

    Happy Birthday Silas!

  2. Awww, happy birthday & congrats to the boys!!! Glad you have that memory of your grandfather, just wonderful.

  3. I’ve followed your blog for a long time, but never commented! This sweet post is a great place to start. What a beautiful family. Way to go on the win & happy birthday! 🙂

  4. yay for winning and I cannot believe he is three! seems like yesterday he was born 🙂

  5. Love this post! It brings back memories of watching our son play baseball.:)

    Congratulations Gabe and Keats on the big WIN!!! Neat trophies, guys!
    Wow Gabe! A home-run, a grand slam AND a shut-out all in one weekend! That’s amazing!

    Job looks so adorable and inquisitive in the first pic.:)

    Happy Birthday, Silas!

  6. chtisty says:

    Baseball is awesome to watch-live. We go to local minor baseball games round here in Connecticut. Great fun!

  7. Congratulations to Gabe & Keats! I love baseball & will watch it in any form – TV or live! It’s great to knit to.

  8. I really love this post. My girls both play select soccer.
    It makes for a crazy and busy weekends and weeks too for that matter.
    It is also really quite fun at times and makes for good memories!

  9. Now that sounds like a fantastic game. We are BIG baseball fans here and I have to tell you I miss sitting on the side lines watching games, I spent a lot of years there.

    Happy birthday to Silas , I can’t believe he is three already!

  10. Congrats on the win and the birthday!

  11. Alice R. says:

    Wonderful! Brings back great family memories for me, too. Thanks!

  12. Congrats, boys! Great job!

  13. Wonderful! Great family time and memories for all of you guys. You are all so very blessed.

  14. That team is blessed to have your boys on it! I love watching the kids play ball….especially when they win 🙂

  15. Congratulations Keats and Gabe!!! How exciting!

  16. Corinne says:

    Oh my goodness!……how wonderful and just so
    exciting!!……… and Happy Birthday to Silas!!!!

  17. Yay! Very exciting! We love baseball. My son(12)is playing travel ball this season, big stakes. I get so nervous during the games, he handles the pressure way better than I do. Congrats!

  18. Kirstin says:

    Awesome! Congrats to the big boys. And Happy Birthday to Silas!

  19. Ohhh I can feel the joy!!
    How exciting!!

  20. how exciting!! good job Gabe and Keats!!! and happy birthday Silas!! God bless you all!!

  21. Way to go, guys!

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