Wednesday, May 31, 2017


The boys were invited to work out with the High School JV team tonight. They were a little intimidated at first but seemed to do quite well. The coach gave them a taste of what high school practice will look like with a ton of running. The are doing a track workout with them tomorrow. Games next week.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


We didn't do much this weekend but did manage to spend a fortune on suits for the boys. They look good in them and I'm hoping they last a few years. Besides all the consuming, it was a very quiet weekend with some extra sleep and good workouts for everyone.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pyramid Concert Night

Middle school and high school together. They sound brilliant.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Boxed Out

Dylan doing a great job keeping the defender out of the play. The Mean Green Machine lost 4-3 after leading late in the game. Dylan had a really good game.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Another Win

The little (big) Vikings won another close one today. We had to think hard about the best way to beat the Bears 28-20.


Dylan played up front in the soccer game today. They ended up losing 3-1 but Dylan had a couple nice shots on goal but no pay day.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Great Show

Go see this before Ben Platt leaves the show in November. You will thank yourself later. I would see it again but I only see three or four shows a year so maybe Groundhog Day or Hello Dolly instead.

All Star

Sam was chosen for the Raising Freshman All Star team. The game was Wednesday and fun to watch. It was pretty wide open basketball for the fun of it. Sam played well. I think dylan is an all star too but only two were chosen from the Twain team. Sammy looks thrilled in this picture.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

One World Trade Center


This is the Santiago Calatrava World Trade Center transportation hub. It replace the Path station and subway terminal that used to be under twin towers. It took 12 years to build but it is pretty impressive. Not as cool as the Milwaukee Art Museum and it's moving wings. We visited this and the 911 Memorial on Saturday.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

New York Weekend

Sent from my iPad

Friday, May 12, 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Darth Conductor

Mr. Helm conducted the bands rendition of Star Wars at tonight's concert with a Vader mask and light saber. Dylan played saxophone brilliantly.

Saturday, May 06, 2017


Dylan's team ended up drawing 1-1 today. Lots of good defense on each side. Good sports day for the boys. They played a great football game, coached a 3rd/4th team and then dylan played a solid soccer game. All in the rain.

A Soaker

The boys played a near perfect game against the Falcons this morning in a driving rain. The final was 36-14. Dylan ran for three touchdowns and Sam threw for a TD and anchored the defense that didn't allow a score until late in the game when we started slacking off a bit. Dylan has a soccer game at 6 so a fire was necessary to dry his shoes. That and I wanted one last blaze before summer.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017


The boys won a tight game against a close school rival West Potomac. Their future high school coach was on the bench with them which made it even more intense. One more game on Wednesday, then payoffs next week.