Monday, November 30, 2015

Tree Lighting

We were able to pick up the tree and get it all set up on Sunday evening. The house smells like pine again and the it just makes me happy to look at the decorated bush. The boys helped decorate some but they are getting less interested in the whole concept. Maybe I'll make them take everything off the tree in January and them give them the option of decorating or de-decorating next year. Decorating is way easier.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tree Time

Sam won't get in the reindeer sleigh but Dylan is a trooper. Got our tree at the usual place today and have it all lit up next to the fire.

Friday, November 27, 2015

NIT Basketball

We took in the championship game of the NIT tournament a the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn today. Villanova beat Georgia Tech pretty good but it was fun to see this newish stadium. It has a real nice, open feel to it.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Something Rotten

We saw Something Rotten at the St. James Theater on 44th street Yesterday afternoon. It was pretty funny and good for 13 year old boys. Not real complicated but fun. We are all stuffed from dinner tonight and laying around like overstuffed geese.

St. Marks

A busy St. Marks Place on Thanksgiving 2015.

Look to the Cookie

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sidewalk Art

As seen on 22nd and 9th Avenue, New York City.

Washington Square

We started the morning sorta late but had a nice walk through the village and up to the High Line for 10 blocks. We walked to Chelsea Pier and then stopped for something to drink before heading to Niketown for more shoes for the boys. Katz Deli for dinner and some Warriors basketball before I pass out.

Monday, November 23, 2015


We made great time this morning from DC to NY. A little over 4 hours with a stop for pizza. Had a nice dinner at Balthazar in Soho with everyone, now some rest.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

First Game

The boys won their first regular season game tonight against Herndon. It took overtime but we won 47-39. Sam had a good day with 12 points and 21 rebounds. Dylan had to play with an ACE bandage because his wrist brace had metal in it and the refs didn't like it. He had a really nice steal and 3 rebounds.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A/B Honor Students

Now, my school didn't have quarterly honor roll, or an A/B honor roll but I to ably wouldn't have made it anyway. I learned different things in school. I'm very proud of these two.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Tis the Season

Nice fall weekend.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday Night Lights

Lucas, Scott and Melvin's team lost the championship game tonight but played well. It was a chilly game and I'm happy to be in front of the fire at home now.

Friday, November 13, 2015


Sam got his braces off this morning. Dylan got his cast off on Wednesday. We are losing lots of medical devices this week.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fancy Boys

We have successfully completed the third cotillion last night and we had our third dinner with the Lorenger's and Brody's. Those have been really fun too. It also turns out that the Brody's know and live near Pete Davidson, who was Jeff's best friend in high school. Small world.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Paul VI Tournament

We've played this tournament the last three years and didn't win a game the first year. We were 2-1 again this year but we only lost by a few points to an eighth grade division 3 team. It was the third game in five hours and the boys ran out of juice. Sam played 3 really good games with a ton of points, rebounds and blocks. I don't think I've seen him play as well as he did against Burke. They a truly classless team, kids and parents both. Dylan is still sporting a cast but gets it off in a few days. He's looking forward getting back n the game.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Late Cake

We've been so busy the last couple days we didn't make time for cake. We finally got that taken care of.

Birthday Boys

The last soccer game was a 5-0 win against the Red squad. Dylan and Sam played well and had a couple of wicked shots on goals but didn't put one in the net. Sam is going to play in and Dylan is going to watch 3 basketball game tomorrow.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Happy Birthday Boys

We took this crew to a movie and dinner for the boys birthday celebration tonight. The movie theater was nearly empty which was good for squirrelly kids and we had a whole hibachi table to ourselves which is preferable to sharing with strangers. Good times.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Great Falls

It was raining early today but got nicer so we went on a fall foliage hike along the Potomac in Great Falls. We followed that up a late brunch and a trip to Lowe's for some planting and pruning supplies.