Friday, April 11, 2014

Current Cardinals Fans?!

I got back from Louisville last night after attending the attending the Together for the Gospel conference.  I stole away one afternoon and took a tour of the Louisville Slugger factory.  Each of the kids got a Cardinlas bat and Kathee got a MinnesotaTwins bat... Lucky her, right?  I know.  
Now I'm off to Chicago this weekend with the youth group for another conference.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Baseball game? Who cares? May I go and work the room?

Yesterday I took Gideon with me to watch the baseball game of one of the kids in my youth ministry.  He plays for Alleman High School and is VERY good.  So we went to the game yesterday and the weather was very cold.  Angus' mother was Gideon's Sunday School teacher for two years, and Angus' sister Mattie babysits for the kids.  So Gideon was doing well for himself.

I must admit, the kid can work people.  He's nice.  He's conversational.  He's not opposed to eating all of their popcorn (Jane Ann asked if he wanted some).  He's not opposed to backwashing in their water bottles.  He sits and talks about learning to read the Bible on Papa's iPad.  He talks about Bible stories.  He asks them about how they are doing, etc, etc.  The kid is good.

My issue was, he had zero interest in the game.  Like, at all.  I think he asked where Angus was playing (left field) and knew to clap for him when he hit the ball and got on base.  But he had no interest in the game.  The kid is a total extrovert.  It's hilarious.  

As you can see by the picture above, they enjoyed having him at the game.  This is just another of the many people (and reasons) leaving Moline is going to be so hard.  As our time here winds down, he are confronted with leaving loved ones each day.  We have been truly blessed with having so many in our church love us and our children.  We will miss them greatly.