Friday, November 30, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Two Months

I've been heading out to my 8:30 guitar lesson on Wednesday now or two months. I'm slowly learning how to play some chords and songs but have a ways to go. Sam and I have been practicing together this week. Sam has taken up the viola in his schools band. He can play Mary had a little lamb so I learned the chords and base line so we could play it together. It should be fun.

Monday, November 26, 2012

It Begins

The neighbors have started putting up the outside decorations which means I need to get started on my little light show. It's supposed to be warmer this weekend. Good time to string the lights.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Elmer Fudd

You must be very quiet when hunting rabbits. Dylan with his new flap ear Tottenham hat that Mo gave him. Mo gives those boys way too much stuff.

Cal Basketball

After thanksgiving basketball game with Adam and grandpa.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Stadium

We spent the afternoon touring the new and remodeled Cal football stadium with Mo and the coach of the rugby team. They did a fantastic job refurbishing and improving the old classic with a beautiful new suite level that has an unbelievable view of the Bay Area. You get a view of Marin all the way down to Palo Alto from up there.

The boys also saw the team locker rooms, weight room and of course the field. We brought a football and played for a while as they pretended to be Cal players. They didn't make any of the field goal attempts but were actually pretty close a couple times. 

Ride Home

The boys left it all on stage last night.


Great show last night in San Francisco. The boys were troopers and saw all three bands and did a late night after show party. They were bushed on the way home.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Who's the biggest Cal sports fan? Grandpa, Mo or Oski? The women's Volleyball team came back from being down two sets to beating Utah 3-2 (15-13) in an exciting match. Mo had the boys cheering like mad down the stretch.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Nicole and the boys did a little indoor sky diving this morning while I did a spa day. I needed the long workout and message but the indoor flying thing looks pretty cool. They are at the Cal Women's basketball game with grandpa now and I'm going to meet up with them for the Cal Women's volleyball game at 8. Non stop fun.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Spent the afternoon in the Oakland hills at the Chabot Space & Science Center and just got back from dinner at the Claremont. We saw a couple of show in the planetarium, Astronaut and Mayan Sky. I remember planetariums being all about looking at stars and constellations. These two shows were more movie than sky watching. They were both well done and it was a fun afternoon.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Who Are You

I saw the Who play their entire Quadrophenia album and some other classics last night at the big phone booth. Modean, Donkey and wacky Dave and I had a great time hearing all the old songs. I learned the chords to one of them tonight at my guitar lesson. Teenage wasteland, it's only teenage wasteland.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Triple Threat

We spent the warm weekend playing basketball, soccer and baseball but didn't have any official games of any sort. Basketball season is about to start so we made sure to shoot hoops for a while. Sam got some new goalie gloves for his birthday so we kicked the ball around and we spend almost 2 hours at the baseball field, hitting, pitching, taking infield and catching pop flies. Baseball season will be on us in no time and they both want to play well in the spring. Dylan also wanted to use his new first baseman's glove. Off to see the Who tonight with some of the boys.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Night Golf

A grown up night out at top golf. It's golf and bowling all in one.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Top of the W

Had a nice team retreat yesterday and finished the night at the lounge at the top of the W Hotel. I had never been up there after over 20 years in DC. Nice view of a Romney free city. I was pretty relieved that specimen didn't win the other day. It will be interesting to see how the Republican product changes over the next few years. I don't vote party, I vote for people and the choice was easy this year.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Birthday Boys

Happy 10th Birthday Boys!!

Little Browns

A great season that ended just shy of the goal. The party made up for it, kinda.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Birthday Putt Putt

The boys birthday party went over we'll last night. It was putt putt madness with 16 kids running over two mini golf courses for two hours. This week is already wearing me out. 

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Runner Up

The little Browns won their semi- final game against the steelers 18-0 and looked like they were in a great position going into the championship game against the other unbeaten team in the league but they fell short in their bid for the first place trophy. Both boys had a good games with Sam scoring three times in the two games and Dylan having some great runs. The little browns were having some issues with flag pulling in game two and suffered some lapses in execution on offense. It was a great season and everyone had fun. On to basketball.

Thursday, November 01, 2012


We realized last night that we didn't take any pictures of the boys in their halloween costumes. Too late now but Sam was a greaser and Dylan was the Grim Reaper. They got a bunch of candy last night and got to trick or treat with Ben and Rachel from across the street. It all went well.