Monday, November 9, 2009

October 2009

October was a long (but fun) month. Nate began his first season of T-ball at the YMCA and had a blast. We're very proud of him. They don't keep score, outs, strikes, etc. Each team bats through their lineup twice or more per game, time permitting. It's all about having fun, which is what it's supposed to be about in the first place. Our families all made it out to the park for most of his games, so he had a healthy cheering section.

The other day, after watching him play, I mentioned to Melissa that Nate reminds me of a certain Astro. Before I could finish, she said, "Lance Berkman!" She hit the nail on the head. Here's why. If you've ever been to an Astros game and watched Lance Berkman play 1st base, he always talks to the baserunner, no matter what. It could be 2 outs bottom of the ninth in the World Series and Lance would be chatting it up with the dude on 1st like it was his birthday or something. Anyway, after that realization, it was hilarious to watch Nate play first because every time a batter would reach the base, Nate would start talking to him like they were best friends. It didn't even pertain to baseball. He would start talking about random stuff like how many cylinders the Batmobile had, or which is better, Backyardigans or Wonder Pets. Nate is a cool kid, no doubt.

We also have a daughter. No, I didn't forget about her, but a dad has to brag on his first born a little bit. Actually, I'm getting a little worried. Anna is growing more and more beautiful by the day. I don't know if I can handle the thought of my daughter going out with a boy one day. I know it's like 20 years away from now, but still, it's hard to deal with. She is absolutely the happiest, most beautiful little girl on the planet. She's been sick for the past 3 days and all she's done is smile. I better figure out a way to make a lot of money because I don't think I will ever be able to tell her no. Enough talking. Here are some pics!

We took the kids to the pumpkin patch last month to pick out pumpkins. We took about 47 pictures, and this was the best one. Obviously, they weren't coorperating.

Of course, we had fun on Halloween this year. Our church has an outreach called Light the Night where volunteer families host little block parties in their neighborhoods on Halloween night. We were one of the hosts this year and set up a moonwalk for the kids, handed out glow-in-the-dark necklaces, and cups of candy with a postcard listing our church services and a Christian message. It was a big hit!

Melissa's grandparents moved to Texas to live with her mom after they received the news that her grandfather has brain cancer. Although it's a very stressful and sad situation, we have been blessed with the opportunity to spend a lot of time with them. Her grandfather recently turned 77, and we all got together to celebrate.

Another month has flown by! Now, the holiday season is upon us. Nate finishes T-ball in November and starts indoor soccer in December. Anna will be walking before we know it. Melissa and I are doing our best to keep up! We're loving every minute. Until next time, take care!