Have I mentioned that Brody loves holding babies? Well....he does. He was very sad when he found out that today is the day Ben & Julie are leaving Texas. He wanted to hold Sylvia extra long because he said he was gonna miss her!!!
"Mikayla...this is MY water bottle!"
Their leaving wasn't without incident though.....
Brody and Malachi decided to play catch in the front yard. I was sitting out there watching all the kids (holding Sylvia and trying to keep Barrett & Mikayla out of the street). Ben & Julie were walking to and from the house loading their van. Julie was walking one time from the van to the house when she just happened to be in the line of fire of Malachi's pitch to Brody. When the ball struck the side of her head it sounded like the crack of a bat! She immediately hit the ground face down! I ran to her (Sylvia in my arms) and asked if she was ok. It was a minute or so before she began to cry and then asked what happened. Her head had a huge knot on it (a good sign) and she had a splitting head ache. She had blacked out for a few seconds and had no idea that she'd been hit in the head by a baseball! Malachi felt awful and we tried to comfort him...telling him it was an accident and that she was going to be ok. She finally got up and went inside to get some Tylenol before climbing in their van (with 3 children) and driving to Oklahoma. What a time to get a headache! I'm just so thankful that she is ok!
When the van was loaded, we all hugged goodbye and then the boys and I stood in the yard waving "bye" until we couldn't see them any more. What a FUN week!!!!