It was the night after our annual softball game. Usually both Sean and Van play the part of umpires, but in 2011 it was just Sean while Van watched on. We gathered after the game at their house for our celebration, where "awards" were handed out: the best player, the one who dropped the most balls, funniest play of the day, etc. And then a final award (a Baby Ruth candy bar) was presented to Van for the best reason for NOT participating in the annual softball game. The group of us were momentarily puzzled. Then Sean turned up the song he'd cued on the radio: "She's having my baby..."
And the room exploded into celebratory noise and commotion as we all rushed to the two of them with congratulatory hugs and squeals of joy.
Surrounded by friends and family, this couple made it through the pregnancy and was presented with the greatest gift of all... baby Ethan.
We could not stop laughing as this next picture was taken. I think Ethan might have been born a rockstar, because he struck the perfect little guitarrist pose and then held it for the longest time.
I smile to see the three of them together as a loving family unit, and look forward to getting to know Ethan even better in the years that follow.
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