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Home Run!

“The best way to waste your life, ... is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate.”

Well, I doubt any of us can top the birthday present Zach got a day, in the second game of the double header, Zach hit the ball out of the park! A home run! It was very exciting. But maybe not so much for the guy who owns that black truck he hit. His first two at bats were a single (on an error) and a strike-out, so when he got up to bat, Kate, Duke and I ran to sit on Dave's rock...and KA-BOOM! Thanks, Dave! WW split the double header with Pendleton, losing 10-3 the first game and winning 10-5 the second game. It was a bit cold, but isn't that how opening day is supposed to be?

All the moms, shivering under blankets. All the dads pacing along the fence. Sunflower seeds and dogs and kids shouting. Zach's mask hitting the dirt when he throws it off to go after a fly ball. Tuff talking it up …

Mission Ridge

Kenny was astounding.
Two silvers and a bronze this year.
He was on the intermediate run, which is W-A-Y up the mountain, so we couldn't actually watch him, we had to wait until he came back down the hill after his runs. Kate and I went together, Z had baseball practice so he couldn't go. Kate and I had fun in between the skiing, it was a girly weekend. And Special Olympics is...well...special. Truly. There isn't anything like it. I'm working on a slideshow that integrates the photos with the video. We have some great footage of Kenny. But also some great video of a little guy with Downs Syndrome who was just dancing away in between the medal ceremonies. It's such an incredible feeling. And they had some military officers there to give out the medals, and also some of the SeaGals. Anyway, some pictures...