Today was a chilly St. Louis fall day. A cold front came through a day ago. I am needing to get all my fall decorations out. I love this time of the year. Here's to yummy smelling candles and pumpkins.
Cole had his first soccer game at 8 am. Most onlookers had their blankets wrapped around them. Stuart wore a hat with gloves for the first time this season. As you can see Cole wore red gloves to keep his hands warm but refused to wear his long sleeve shirt. He makes a great goalie - stopping that ball is what he does best. He also can run - Whew can those legs go fast!? They lost their game but Cole was more interested in wanting to know if Mom remembered the team chant. I did get some of it right but not all. He has a great coach who is also a pastor at one of the area churches. Coach Smith makes it fun to be on his team. Go Pelicans!
Carter had a soccer game as well and his first fall ball game. He pitched for the very first time in his life. I was very proud. He pitched the first two innings and did great! He learned what commiting a balk was along with his mother. To think I knew baseball. Not! The Marlins did not win their game but it was a great learning experience. Carter wasn't too hard on himself. He was just frustrated to know that if a catcher drops the ball after the third strike the batter can run to first base. He also realized that he needs to run to home plate if a ball is dropped as a runner could score from third. Each game he will get better at the details of being a pitcher.
I forgot to mention in my previous post of my Friday visit with the boy with brain cancer. I am sorry I laid in bed that night thinking about it. Ok here is what I found out. His name is Aven Everett and he has had two surgeries since last October due to medulloblastoma stage 4 cancer that was located in the spine and brain. Thankfully those two sites no longer show cancer growth. Unfortunately he had a scan on September 11 and there is something there. It is my understanding that they are going to have a PET scan in the next few days to figure out if it is blood or cancer. Aven cannot walk at this time. His hearing is impaired. They were leaving Friday after his IV was completed to go to a ear specialist. He is also being fed through IV due to being on the verge of starvation. The conversation was only about twenty minutes. If what shows up on his PET scan shows no signs of cancer he will stay home. If not he will face surgery and another year of chemo. He has a web page that you can follow http://www.caringbridge.org/. To visit his specific page just type his name "aven" in all lowercase letters. Click on his story and read the journal postings.
Come quickly Lord Jesus!