Title: Play Ball
Tags: Landon
Blog Entry: It seems like ball season never ends around here.  John Michael is done until the end of August.  School starts in August and they go right into after school workouts and ball practice.  The season starts in February, 2019.  John Michael gets the month of July off.  Landon is still at it.  I mentioned his team were champs of the season here at the ballpark.  Then it was on to sub-district, winning that they moved on the District.  Champs again they moved on to State.  They arrived in Dothan, Alabama for the State Championship since this past Thursday, July 5th.    Starting from the left, my daughter in law, Tammy.  Landon on her knee.  My son, Michael behind Landon and John Michael standing on the right.   First game.  Thursday.  Great game but could not hold the lead.  They lost 8 to 7.  Landon's reaction, "Can we do get some ice cream now?" Second game.  Friday - won 5 to 3.  Go Hueytown Third game:  Saturday - won 19 to 6.  Go Hueytown Fourth game: Sunday - OMG are you kidding me.  Both teams were equally good.  Game went into overtime over and over.  The game took over 3 hours.  The other team had the bases loaded but Hueytown held them.  Hueytown came into bat - bing - there it goes.  Game Over!  Landon Pickens hits grand slam - Hueytown wins 12 to 8!  Whoo Hoo..... Fifth game:  Being played as I write this.  Down to 2 teams now.  We shall see but Michael said the other team is very good.  Landon's reaction, "Dad did you remember to turn in my upward basketball slip?"     I wonder sometimes just what color the sky is in Landon's world.  He is all sports and everything else is background noise.  He turns 8 in August, I think he is good for a few more years. I love this sweet little man.  He is extra special because he was born on my Birthday.  When he is here there is never a dull moment and he keeps me smiling.  Life rolls off his back so easy and that is one thing that I am in awe of.  I  know when he gets home the conversation will be quick and moving right along.  Mimi - so proud of you guys, you did good.  Landon - thanks Mimi, can I get in the pool?"  Just another day on his life journey.  My favorite pic of Landon this year.  For me it says it all.