Saturday, April 29, 2006

It's not whether you win or lose

but how you play the game. Well, not exactly, according to my Little League baseball coach husband who responds, "if it doesn't matter who wins we wouldn't keep score." He would agree, however, that it does matter how you play the game, so this season he has sought to teach our two sons, taking all three of them to a new level of sportsmanship. (C.J. Mahaney shares how he teaches his young son about sportsmanship.) As a baseball mom I can tell you the most delightful moment in my 14 year old son's game wasn't when he pitched any of the exceptional number of strike-outs; rather, it was the moment when after hitting the batter with an unusual wild pitch, he pulled off his glove and jogged over to first base to shake the runner's hand and make sure he was okay. For more baseball news, make sure to check out my other son's blog. That is where you will find the all important scores of last Friday's games.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Lost World

The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Number two son, 12 next month, has named his new blog after one of his favorite books, The Lost World. There is no telling what this interested and thus interesting young man will write about, though I predict there will be more baseball related entries throughout the month of May. An ace pitcher, he pitched his team to a win tonight with 17 strike-outs.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Spring Garden

"When in April the sweet shower fall
And pierce the drought of March to the root, and all
The veins are bathed in liquor of such power
As brings about the engendering of the flower..."
from The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
African daisies
Pot O'Gold
My favorite lavender--it blooms all year round

It's the daisies' favorite time of year