Tuesday, August 3, 2010

matthew's turn

Though our life feels quite consumed by Jenna lately, there are 4 other terrific kids who are anything but inactive.
Wanted to talk a little about Matthew today and give him a turn to shine.
While Ben and I were away in China, Matthew stepped into the role of oldest sibling. Normally, Matthew is a very laid-back, mellow, almost oblivious kid. He's very sweet, just marches to the beat of his own drummer, as we like to say.... off in his own little world. A quality I wish I had sometimes ;)
Anyways, while we were gone, Matthew totally stepped it up and filled that responsible, oldest child role. He was a huge help with the other kids, and to Jason too as he would remind him of things! I was so proud to hear that! Maybe he's less oblivious than we think!
So after our return, Matthew got to play in one more tournament. It was kind of like his 'state,' since his team didn't go.
Matthew played great! He pitched well. He played second base and had an amazing running grab of a line drive that was hit in the gap that he stretched across his body and caught for the game winning/ending out. So fun to see him enjoying the game that our family loves so much!
Time is flying by. Only about 2 more weeks until the big 3 go back to school. I hope you're living up your summer!



The Fam said...

Good job Matthew!

Heather said...

What a handsome kiddo!

Chris said...

It is always amazing how that 'second' kid can really step up! sometimes i think 'we' underestimate what they are capable of! (I know I did with my second son.)

Love how you described his amazing athletic catch....oh, how I miss those days with my sons!!!