Sunday, October 01, 2006
Joe's birthday was the usual mayhem. We had all of his boy classmates over. He isn't too comfortable with girls. We went and played baseball at Stoddert and returned home for cake. It was interesting to see that most of the boys weren't all that familiar with baseball. When some of them hit the ball they started running for third base. I started with the wrong assumption that they were all crazy about the game just like Joe. One dad said it was the first time his son had ever gotten up to bat. That felt nice to hear.
Even though Joe probably would have stayed there all day, we moved the party inside after everyone got a chance to hit and ran around the bases - in the right direction. After the boys tore apart the basement we lit the candles and sang to Joe. Mom got Joe (what else) a baseball cake at Max's.
Notice how Joe and Mom are wearing matching National's jerseys. They both look pretty darn cute. Oh, and check out the baseball plates. Mom took care of everything.
We went to the Nationals/Mets game after the party. The Nationals lost 6 to 2. I wanted to get Joe's name up on the scoreboard. But it cost $100 for a Happy Birthday message. Can you believe that. Wow, that's a lot.
The best thing is when they did have the birthday messages on the scoreboard the song Happy Birthday played in the stadium. Joe sang along and he was sure they were playing it just for him. Nice.
Tonight is Kol Nidre and the start of Yom Kippur. I will remember to bring a picture of you for Yizkor. I like to look at your face during that service.