The week ended too soon, but we have tried to ride that Mexico wave of relaxation and zen mentality for all it's worth. Upon return it's been back to baseball four nights a week, outside projects, preparing for two kids in the talent show, and the end of the school year. Bradley and his dad are coaching Carter's Little League team and watching the games has easily become the highlight of my week. Miles plays farm league and I'd be lying if I said that those games were the highlight. They are actually fun, but just in a "there aren't any rules and every kids runs around the bases, and only adults pitch" kind of fun. The most exciting part is that Miles is truly beginning to love and understand the sport. In fact, as I type this the boys are out playing a game of ball in the backyard. Together. Having fun. Not arguing. Perhaps it's just that wave of Mexican relaxation.
Miles turned six years old on April 18th.
True to tradition, here are his answers for his 6th birthday:
What is your name? Miles
What is your favorite color? Blue
What do you want to be when you grow up? Artist
Who is your best friend? Tinley and Carter
What is your favorite food? Sticky Rice
What is your favorite thing to do? Play Sorry with the family.
Who is your favorite animal? Zebra
What is one thing you don't like? Salad
What can you do now that you are six years old? Ride a brand new bike on cement. Clean the chicken coop.
What was your favorite part of your birthday? Painting
Where do you like to go to eat? Three Little Birds
Yesterday our family all ran at local run benefitting the Wildland Firefighters Association. I ran the 1/2 marathon, Bradley ran (placed second overall) in the 10K and both boys did the 5K. Miles and I stayed true to keeping up with that wave of relaxation by taking a three hour nap in the afternoon. Carter mourned the Giants loss and Bradley worked on projects. Today marked the day we took the winter cover off of the pool and worked hard to ready the outside for summer. Here's to the end of the school year, to baseball, and to a summer of enjoying the pool and riding that Mexican wave for all it's worth.