Saturday, March 27, 2010

Isaiah collects 5 hits in this afternoon's game, raises batting average to .857.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spinal tap today

We're fasting Thursday for what should be Isaiah's second-to-last spinal tap.  Tonight he listed all the people who told him they'd pray for him and/or fast with him.  He gathers so much courage from knowing others are with him.

More shots from his snow shoeing trip:

In other news, the Bandits are tearing things up and Isaiah is playing so well.  He had two throws to first for outs Tuesday night and went 3 for 3 at the plate (pushing his average to .777) with two singles and a home run!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Isaiah hits a sharp single over second base in his only at bat and catches a fly ball in left field. He's very excited about the catch. It ended the inning and was a big crowd-pleaser.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

batting average

Today, while sitting in the waiting room at the clinic,  I explained the concept of a batting average to Isaiah for the first time.  That has to be one of the top 5 classic dad/son conversations.  I remember learning the concept from my dad.  My only hesitation was the concern that in introducing the idea I was somehow robbing him of something of the simple joy he finds in baseball.  But he's beginning to notice and keep track of details much more this year, so I think, ultimately, it will be fun for him.

After two games he's batting .600.

I'm sure you were wondering.  I might just toss that out occasionally this season.

In other news...  His counts are way up at 2700 today.  Next week we've got a spinal tap - it's either our last or second-to-last, depending on how they treat the last month of treatment (July).  Can hardly believe we're using the word "last" in reference to his treatment.

Here are some of the great pictures Isaiah's godfather, Steve, took during a recent Sunday afternoon snow shoeing trip.

Thanks for checking-in!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


The 3 kids and Carmen spent two days and a night in Tahoe with Carmen's sister.  They sledded for HOURS.

Isaiah had his first game Monday night.  The "Bandits" did great and Isaiah collected two hits in two at bats!  We'll get some baseball pics up soon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

feeling better

We're all on the mend now, thankfully.  Now for the laundry!

Here are Isaiah and his cool mom playing catch in Campbell.