Crazy British Soccer Camp Blanca had the flu this morning so I stayed home and took the boys to soccer camp. It was hot our there and those crazy British guys ran them hard. Nicole is home now and I'm heading to work for the afternoon. It was good to see the boys running around and getting the general idea of how to play soccer. They are going to be on team Ireland for the last day of camp tomorrow. It's the world cup.
Here's a fun little video with some funky music to brighten your day. I did just realize that I need to re-submit the picture for my last post about Baywood Greens. It's a lovely shot of the 18th tee box, fairway and clubhouse that got axed somehow. I'll do that later.
Baywood Greens One of the nicest courses down the shore hon. We had never played it before because it's up near Rohobeth and Dewey which is further then the dozen courses about 5 miles from Steve's place in OC. I had a pretty good round going then threw my back out on the 11th hole and hobbled my way thru the last 7 holes. We proceeded to the Jam Session at the Bottle and Cork that night in Dewey and relived a typical Saturday night of 1o years ago. That was a good time but we were pretty much all done by the time we got back to OC. Bad back and unable to muster the energy to go out on a Saturday night. Sad.
Made it home yesterday around 2 after deciding I couldn't play another round of golf. I missed Nicole and the boys anyway.
Nicole got back tonight to a couple of happy little boys but the last couple nights of me allowing them to lay in bed with me and watch TV till 10 or 11 are over. They really liked the whole gig and I enjoyed their company as I read my kindle but it's really not sustainable to allow two 60 pound kids sleep with us. Just not enough room in a king bed.
I had a happy hour with the old WSO crew from AARP tonight and had a great time talking about days gone by. A lot of the crew has moved on but their are still a few people calling AARP home. We had some good times there and I will probably see these folks for years to come I hope.
I've recently noticed my blogging has slowed down a bit over the past few months and I need to do something about that. I'm finding that I'm not stopping enough to notice something stupid and taking a quick picture with my phone as often as I used to. I hate to think I'm always busy trying to get somewhere to bother to look around but I'm afraid that's what's happening. I'm going to try to change that in the next few weeks so prepare for pure stupidity. Good times...
The Pirate Oath Sam, Dylan and their friend Charlie in the red hat took the pirate oath with these other kids and a really hot pirate dude. It was 90 and really humid today at the Alexandria Waterfront Festival. This was their sixth trip which includes the first one when they were in Mama's belly. We met Charlies parent there and watched the kids ride a bunch of carnival rides and get all sweaty. We've been mostly indoors since getting back and staying cool.
First Karate Class Well, the Korean flavored version of the matial arts anyway. Taekwondo is the Korean National Sport and the boys were pretty good today. A couple kids got there first belt and one boy got an upgrade which made Sam all pouty because he wanted a belt too but I think he understands that it will take a few classes and some listening before he gets his first belt. An air conditioned karate studio was a good place to be for an hour on a hot day like today. 105 heat index, good times....
Sam asked me to come upstairs with him tonight when I got home to get some fashion advice. He got down in front of his dresser and dug around a bit to find a red polo shirt with a Ralph Lauren logo on it and then asked me what shorts he should wear with that shirt. I said that I thought either jean or kaki shorts would probably work well so he laid the shirt out on the bed and grabbed two pair of shorts and compared them. We decided together that the kaki shorts were and red shirt were a much hotter combination and high fived on the decision. He made his underwear decision by himself but bunched the whole combo together and put them on his night stand.
This behavior and his desire to pick out my clothes in the morning shows a certain flare for fashion. Dylan likes to dress well too but doesn't seem to have a need to plan a day in advance. I have to admit, I think about what I'm going to where the night before but don't lay it out. Just some ramblings of an ever surprised papa.
Ace of Cakes We went to dinner at Steve and Patty's on Saturday to enjoy a chef prepared meal and a wine barrel themed cake, complete with bunghole (the thing on the top) created by the people at Charm City Cakes. Yes, the Ace of Cakes for you food channel people. It was a nice night with lots of good food. We got home that night and found the 3 year old refrigerator had stopped working and ice was leaking on the floor. We moved everything downstairs and had a repair guy out tonight. It will be Saturday before he and the part can come back to fix it. It's tough to run to the basement to get what you want to eat. Could be worse.
I spent Sunday scheduling repairs for that, buying then installing a new cable model and battling with Cox Cable for three hours to get it back on the network. Fios can't arrive fast enough. But then again, Verizon sucks too. I'm going to build my own internet. I need some cable, lots and lots of cable....