Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hockey at Aidan's House

Liam's friend, and teammate, Aidan (No 21), invited the team over for a hockey game in his backyard. They have an amazing rink, as you will see from the photos.

Needless to say, the boys had a blast! Aidan's dad picked names out of a hat -- first six boys wore white, second six wore blue. The parents had no clue who won the scrimmage, but if you ask any of the boys, they knew. White team won 18 - 16. By the score, can you tell it was a long game?

The above photo is the boys at the end of the game. (Don't know what happened, meant for this to be toward the end. Oh well.)


Getting instructions from Aidan's dad, Coach Stu. The boys played two minute shifts in a three on three game. An older brother of one of the boys acted as the ref (and ice cleaner.)


Boys waiting for their shift.

Doesn't get any better, pizza and video games to complete the perfect afternoon.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dinner Inspired by a Giant Squash

This squash is from our garden. It was our inspiration for dinner this evening.

We had so much fun making dinner. Liam's skills in the kitchen have come a long way. He prepped, and cleaned the squash. He then helped to prepare the filling -- which was a totally creative, fake-it-till-you-make-it concoction. Liam actually did almost everything for dinner, except brown the meat (he was cleaning the squash), and pour the wine in the sauce.







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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Time on the Hudson

Last weekend we went out for a couple nights on our new boat. We enjoyed fishing, taking in the sights, watching sunsets and moonrise, catching a fireworks show, reading, relaxing, and chatting...and loved every minute of it.

It was so nice to spend some serious chill-time with the family. We are looking forward to getting back on the water this coming weekend. This time we plan to swim as well!



View of West Point from the Hudson.


We had to pull the boat for a repair.


Liam washing the boat.



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Monday, August 16, 2010

West Point Triathlon for Kids

Liam completed his second triathlon this weekend. He was so excited to race at West Point's Camp Buckner. When they asked the kids who wanted to go to West Point one day, Liam shot his hand up and held it high.

Didn't get many good photos, because my camera is not great at catching action shots. Below are a few of the less blurry.
Not surprised to see him standing between two nine-year-old girls chatting before the race.


Family & Fun in Colorado

Lots of pictures from Colorado, in no special order.

Estes Park:




































Breckenridge:














Saturday, April 17, 2010

Art and Gardening

Liam started an art class this week. They experimented with water colors. Above is one of his pieces.


The boys also started on the garden after school/work. I couldn't believe how many rocks they dug up this year.



Liam created a rock garden with what he dug out of the veggie garden.