Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Middle Child

Every family has one, and no one wants to be it.

That's right.....the middle child. 

Our middle child is Jacob Michael Brown. He is loud, goofy, tender, sneaky, smart, mischievous, and sweet. 

This year with all the other chaos that rules our home Jake decided to take up band and strings as well as lacrosse. 

Lacrosse is 3 practices a week and 2-3 games each Saturday, plus going up to the park and practicing his catching and throwing. I am wishing I had my sister Linda up here so she could pitch to him. My aim is sketchy at best when throwing. 

He really love the game though. He loves the shoving, pushing, boxing-out, stick wielding fun of it all.

He has a fun group of boys on his team. None of them have played lacrosse before so it is good they all get to start out together. His coaches do a great job working with them and make practices hard but fun by changing things up often. I must say he sleeps like a rock on those nights. 

Here is his "official" picture. Jake chose number 42 because as any good Hitch hikers Guide to the Galaxy fan could tell you, it is the answer to everything.

Now for Band and Strings. Jake is in the string section. He chose the bass, as many of you have seen before on this blog. Last night the Spokane School District had their Annual Band and Strings Concert. It is held at the arena. It is good they chose such a huge venue because there were 2,600 kids there!! Add in the friends and families there to watch and you have one packed house. 

Here is a small glimpse of the chaos on the floor. Jake is somewhere down there. Luckily we knew what section to sit in so we could find him easily. (click on the picture to get the full view, it is amazing)

Thank goodness for a good zoom lens on the camera or we never would have seen any more than a speck. 

Here is the master musician playing his favorite piece. 

Afterwards we took the clan up to Bluberrys for frozen yogurt. It was a  fun family activity and I am glad we were all able to be there to support our "Middle Child" in his activities. Our family would be very boring with out him. 

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