Earlier this month, I traveled to St. Louis Area to visit with my daughters and their families; I also attended a family reunion. I arrived late Thursday, and stayed at my daughter Whitney's house in Edwardsville, Illinois. On Friday while the adults worked I took Jack over to visit his cousins Tyler and Clayton in Ofallon, Missouri. The plan was to go to a nearby playground and have some fun. We stopped for donuts on the way to the park, but by the time we got to the park it had started to rain. So we enjoyed the donuts in a pavilion at the park - and this picture captures their interest in opening the box of donuts. The rain stopped, and they were able to play a little, but the equipment was still wet - and they got wet going down the slides.
On Saturday and Sunday, Jack was playing in a baseball tournament. It was his first game after being selected out of 92 other boys trying to get on the team. His old team disbanded a month earlier when the coach quit suddenly. Both Saturday and Sunday were sunny and hot. While I watched both games on Saturday, I was only able to watch part of the first game on Sunday since I was expected at the Bersett Family Reunion.
Here is Jack getting ready to hit the ball. Jack's team won 3 out of 4 games, and came out in 2nd Place. All members of his team got trophies for winning 2nd place. This was his first win trophy and sits proudly on the shelf in his bedroom - surrounded by previous participation trophies.