It was that time of year once again- West Michigan Miracle League baseball! This fall season, Cameron and Brody were assigned to the West Michigan Broncos team with their favorite coach, Mr. Mark. The Hope College Women's Softball team arrived as the designated helpers. The sun shone brightly for the WMML Opening Day of the fall season.
Auntie Jo was our Cam Fan in attendance and loudly cheered for her godson. When Cameron's name is announced, we always hear "Cam the Man Weatherford!" which consistently brings that awesome Cam grin into the forefront.
The League has honored our request to keep Cam and his best bud, Brody on the same team, season after season. Once again, this September was no exception. These two definitely cheer the loudest for each other.
After finishing the early game by 11am, we headed northwest, taking a different way to the cottage since we were traveling from Rockford. We made a quick stop at Jimmy John's to pick up two loaves of bread for our BLT dinner with the cousins.
Although it wasn't a hot, sizzling beach day, we still had time by Lake Michigan. None of us went swimming but it is always good to hang out by the water. It was discovered in the late afternoon that one of the dogs confiscated a loaf of the bread we had picked up earlier, so we improvised and used sliced bread in addition to the remaining Jimmy John's for our BLT meal.
Jane and Coco had been eager to try a s'mores recipe all summer and they determined it was time. In a greased cast iron skillet, a layer of hershey's chocolate was placed followed by spaced out marshmallows. In a preheated 400 degree oven, the mixture baked for 5 minutes. The gooey marshmallows spread out and turned a golden brown. After depositing the delectable dessert in a bowl with graham crackers, we made our way to the lower deck. We all agreed that the s'mores dip was truly divine, easy to eat, and the perfect treat to pass around. With an earlier sunset, we all watched sun disappear into the water.
As is now the tradition, Cam's younger cousin insists on helping him into the van and makes certain he is safe and buckled in for the trip home. It is always bittersweet to leave, but devouring a sweet dessert before departure definitely makes the trip more bearable!
At dinner one night, we were all talking about communication and how you keep you in touch with each other. Cam was telling Chris that he may not be the best at letting his family if he's going to be late...
"I seem to recall that you did not text Mom about when you were going to be home."
"You think I should text your mom every day when I leave the office, Cam?
"No...not every day, just when you are picking up dinner for me!"