Trick or Treat
Originally uploaded by homerclees.
Nice night for roaming the neighborhood and begging for candy. What ever happened to tricks?
The boys had book character day at school today. Basically, your costume needs to be based on a character in a book or history. I guess these are a couple of the band of brothers. Stephen Ambrose would be proud. Big party this weekend, the weather looks way better this year. Last year was extremely wet and cold. This year about 60 and clear. More pictures tomorrow.
Its been a busy work week but I was able to get the kids to football practice yesterday. I'm really looking forward to the end of the day tomorrow and the halloween party on saturday. Cool air is on the way and I'm itching to open a bottle of wine, but it needs to wait till tomorrow.
Just played a round of mini golf with the boys. They are much better football players at this point. Nice day to be outside anyway, very summer like. Nicole ran the Army 10 mile race this morning and is getting her nails done as a reward.
Dylan and Sam both scored on long runs to lead the little Broncos to a 14-0 victory over the Cardinals. They actually successfully ran a reverse that we practice over 40 times in the front yard this week. Sam as QB throws to Dylan, who is lined up right and then they run at each other and Dylan gives the ball to back to Sam, fooling the cornerback, resulting in a 40 yard TD for Sam. I get to take some credit for that play.
Dylan's TD was and inside handoff and 40 yard end run where he actually changed directions a couple of times to fool tacklers. They also made some key tackles in a shutout effort on D.
I wish I could play that game again. I could take those 7 year olds easy.
I took my team to a cooking class yesterday after a morning strategic planning meeting. It was a ton of fun and quite delicious. It turns out that twenty people cooking together and a little wine can really position a team to accomplish great things.
The boys had a good football game today but ended up with a loss to the Chiefs. Dylan ran for two touchdowns and looked pretty good with some solid moves to avoid being taken down. He was actually eyeing the the defenders and making speed and direction adjustments to get away. Both boys were grabbing flags on defense really well and chasing down anyone from the other team that got out in the open field. It was fun to watch and I think they will get even better as the season goes on.
I got back from a meeting in San Francisco last night and am happily watching Dylan play Xbox and same with the electric train right now. We are starting to get the Halloween decorations out now and will spend some of the night getting ready for our favorite holiday. Too bad it's too hot for a fire but the days are getting shorter and the nights colder. Many logs will be burned soon...
Here's some photos from disney last week.
I'm staying at a nice place right down off the San Francisco bay, across the street from the Ferry building. My trip west was pretty quick this morning and I was pleasantly surprised to see Randy Moss back in purple when I switched on my phone and went to Facebook. The football season just got interesting again.
An exhausting but fun day at the other Disney park. Of course their are like 6 or 7 now but this one has been around the second longest amount of time. My knee is killing me but the martinis at Tommy Bahama are making things better. Back home in the morning.
We hit the pool the minute we got here this morning, then a little lunch and a stroll thru the AARP exhibit hall. The boys learned about NASA, NASCAR and took a golf lesson. Off to downtown Disney in a bit for dinner.