Monday, June 23, 2008

54 BABY!!!

Hot dog! The 2 youngest have finally grown to 54". Woo Hoo! This may sound trivial to some of you folks, but not to those of you who share our love of thrill rides. We are off to Cedar Point at the end of this week to meet the cousins. We have been looking forward to this for several months now, but were slightly apprehensive because of the lack of height. I have encouraged good eating habit, ie. spinach, brocolli, brussle sprouts (not really), etc......Hubby and I have even taken turns grabbing arms and leg and running in opposite directions..... I measured today and they have both grown that last 1/4 of an inch in the last month. I'm not sure if it was our remedies listed above or maybe, just maybe it may be the tennis shoes. Whatever it is, they (I) can't wait to go and ride the rides with the kiddos.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Breakfast Conversations...

Youngest: You know, in Africa, there's those girls who put the loops around their necks so they can make their necks longer?
Me: Yeah, the oldest wouldn't need anything like that. The oldest already has a neck like a giraffe.
Wife: (defending her cub) Well, if we're discussing being like, your father is like a big ape, with his shape, the belly...and flinging poo everywhere...
Me: And what do you think you just did?
Wife: Are you calling me an ape? Flinging poo? Hmmm....
Me: Yeah, well its either that...or a jackass.

Such is the mood in our household this morning...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads.
We thank you for all you do everyday of our lives. From working long hours, tickle wars, reaching the top shelf, killing the icky bugs that make your wife scream, hugs and kisses, snuggles, etc.....

Today we started with a bike ride, which was lots of fun even though we've realized we need to get out and do it more often. Our friends Kelly, Tom, and baby Maya were in town for a wedding and spent some time with us. We enjoyed good friends, conversation, cocktails, good food and best of all, we got to play with 2 year old Maya! It's been a long time since we had this opportunity. She is so cute. All the kids and Darcy and I had so much fun playing with her. The 2 year old perspective on life is so sweet, innocent and adorable.

I hope all you Dad's had a great day.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Boys Came Through!!!

I've not failed to blog on this before, but felt that it was not wise to ruin the sanctity of quietness when it comes to the cup. My boys, the Red Wings clinched the cup tonight and boy, was it ever a ride. From game 5, triple OT loss to tonight's win (but with some last second heroics almost converting to ruin it), it has been simply an amazing year. The Pens were an amazing team, but simply ran into a better, healthier team at the time. And boy, did the Pens never give up. Their time will definitely come.

I will say, I'm sad Ozzy didn't get the Conn Smythe, as he surely deserved it. I know Zetterberg played well, but, frankly he did what was expected. Ozzy was expected to sit on the bench, and instead, came in to win 14 games with 4 losses and never had a bad goal against. His numbers were myopic and he surely ranked up there with the best on the ice. He routinely outplayed the other goalies in every round. Rarely did he have a poorly placed rebound. Without him, they don't win. The same can be said of Hank or Liddy I know, but again, they were EXPECTED to play - Ozzy wasn't.

Anyway, the cup comes back to Hockeytown. It'll make the travels around the world as expected with this team, but it is back where it belongs. My biggest regret: Living here, I only got to see the immediate aftermath. No team picture (posted on ESPN) or the raucous locker room drinking from the cup and what not.

Congrats to the Cup Winners!!!!