Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Scrimmage 2

They played a little better this time around but still lost. Lots of mistakes that will have to be corrected before the next game.

Monday, August 28, 2017


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Coach Carpenter

The boys are officially coaching their very own flag football team this Fall. Last spring they guest coached a team, but this little Giants team is all theirs. They held there first practice this morning and from all accounts they think they have a pretty good team. I'm happy they wanted do this and I think it will be really good for them.

It Begins

An early sign of fall appeared on the driveway. The temps this week are more in line with mid-September which feels great but I'm sure we have some steamy days between now and our first fire.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Post Practice

Dylan has a smile on his face after another practice. That's a good sign. The boys are getting extremely lucky with the weather lately. It's 10 degrees cooler than normal with low dew points and it looks to stay that way for the next week. They could be dealing with jungle heat and humidity this time of year.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Guest dog went back home last night. We hope he visits again.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Football First

The boys both started on offense and defense in their first tackle football game ( scrimmage). They played well but the team was not firing on all cylinders. More practice and another scrimmage next week. They will get there.

Sunday, August 20, 2017


I don't remember these coming up in this spot before. Could be the extremely wet August we are having. A fan motor burned out on our 7 year old HVAC system on Friday. The service company got here fast, but.... the part won't be here till Monday. It's been a warm couple nights with hopefully just one to go.

Saturday, August 19, 2017


The boys are impressing the coaching staff. Big, strong, fast and smart. Who wouldn't want them on your team?

Friday, August 18, 2017


The boys have graduated to helmets on Tuesday and shoulder pads on Thursday. Full contact this weekend and a scrimmage next week will get them fully indoctrinated in tackle football. They both seem to love it and aren't that concerned about the coming bumps and bruises that come with high speed collisions.


Flyer doesn't like letting go of his toys which creates a great opportunity to work on your arm strength.

Guest Dog Returns

We get flyer again for 6 nights. He's still as spunky as ever.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Second practice with helmets, on to full pads by Thursday.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Fun Visit

We kept pretty busy during Mae and Mom's visit despite a drenching rain on Monday. Mt Vernon, laser tag, Dunkirk, Freedom House and Top Golf were all good even if we weren't able to get the African American Museum.

Friday, August 04, 2017


Dylan continues to recover from eye surgery and while his eyes are pretty red, he's in good spirits. Heading out to see the doctor for the follow up in a few minutes.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Happy Drugs

Dylan seems to be enjoying the Valium before his eye surgery. Nicole is rocking a sexy white jump suit. I got nothin..
He should be done by now, we are waiting for the doctor to come out and update us.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Extra Work

The boys did some extra work under the direction of Cory tonight. Freshman football is still only a couple times a week right now so Cory got a half dozen kids together for an extra workout. They need it after doing a bunch of nothing all day.