Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jealous Again

Last night you went with Nana, Papa Sy and Cousin Josh to the Nats v. Red Sox game. Your seats were the first row behind the National's dugout. You came back with autographs and baseballs - and a present for me. A National's license plate. Not exactly sure where I'll put it, but I am very touched you thought to get me something.

It was a great game and very dramatic. You got to see Big Papi stroke a 3-run shots. Sad that the Nat's couldn't come back, but they played well.

I've said this a hundred times - I am worried about the possible let-down for you when it comes time to join the rest of humanity and sit in normal seats. You and Jack have been so incredibly fortunate through the years to sit in some of the best seats in the house for all types of sporting events. Well, I guess the best thing to do is enjoy it while it lasts.

Love you.


Monday, June 22, 2009


You just got an iTouch yesterday (I am very jealous) and Jack and I have been loading it with fun things for you to play with and watch. I put a whole bunch of pictures of you on it. Basically I took my "Joe" folder of photos and transferred them to your iTouch. We were sitting on the couch and you were flipping through them when you came up to this one -

You asked what this picture is and I explained that it was you and Henry when Henry was sick. Actually it is right before he died. I asked if you wanted me to take it off. You said, no. You said that you like that Henry was always happy and never scared. You said that twice. "Dad, Henry was never scared."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Complete Player

Joe, I am incredibly proud of you. What Seth said, that this is your first - of many - championships, is true. You and your team did great coming from behind to win the Capitol City Little League American Division Spring 2009 title.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Truth Fairy?

Hey, you lost your first tooth. Actually teeth. In your true overachiever fashion, you lost two teeth at once. You were chewing on a chocolate milk box and out they came. You didn't like that story and started fashioning a more dramatic one. When Mom came home you explained how you fell and then your teeth came out. You omitted the milk box part.

I explained the tooth fairy would be visiting you. You said that you "weren't that stupid" and knew it was me and Mom. I said "don't be so sure."

You want to bring the teeth in to "share" at school tomorrow.

Joe in his First Grade class at JPDS