Chess Lessons

The D-Man has been really getting into chess lately and has surpassed Dad’s knowledge base, so we decided to try official lessons from a Grand Master, this was Deric’s first one, seemed to enjoy it and hammered through his homework with no problems.

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Rain, Rain go away

We have been getting hammered lately with rain, and the Boys just couldn’t take it anymore, so we decided to just make the best of it!

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First Red Wings Tournament

What a blast we had, players and parents really bonded and came together.  We had a strong showing, but didn’t come away with a trophy.  The little guys (Deric and Will) were so good, had to grab a few pics of them.  We failed at getting actual game pictures, but we’ll get better next time!

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Happy Birthday Bradley

We had a pretty cool birthday for Bradley, we celebrated quickly at home on Saturday and then we were off to Cleveland for the weekend for a Red Wings tournament where the team celebrated with him.  Love how excited he was when he opened up his KD’s.  We love you so much buddy!!

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Sneaking in some BP

It has been so wet this Spring, that we had to sneak in some BP in the driveway, and found a Scanlan ball in our bucket from last year.  I really love this picture!

 

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Deric’s first fishing license

We have been terribly remiss in posting on here, that I feel like we’re cheating the Boys from memories many years from now.  Going to try to get better.

Here is Deric getting his first ever fishing license!!

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EVERYONE in on the hunt

We were able to get both boys out with Nonno for a recent squirrel hunt.  Don’t remember if we got anything and don’t care!  It was a great day followed by a great lunch out.

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Playing with Noel

The Boys got to spend some fun time with their cousin Noel.

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Castle visit

We visited a (sort of) castle while we were in Philly, if you ignore the Philly hats (!), it was a pretty cool visit.

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Last All-Star Games of 2014

What an awesome way to end the season!  Bradley’s best buddy Jack got to play with us (he’s a year older) due to some kids being on vacation.  We lost this one pretty bad, but we had a phenomenal team with great players, coaches and parents – and that is a tough combination to put together.

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Nanna and Nonno Visit

Nanna and Nonno spent the night to help out Daddy while Mommy was away at Katie’s funeral and we had a blast at Benihana’s.

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