Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hockey Schedule

For all my local readers who are interested in seeing a game.

Hopefully this link will work, some parts of the site you have to login. Let me know if it doesn't work.

Tommy's schedule.

Have a great Wednesday! Is it really mid-week already?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Austin!

This picture was taken this summer! Such a fun-loving guy!

Here is the half-life pic. 2 1/2 and always smiling bright.

Darker times ~ This is Austin before they air-lifted him to Ann Arbor less than a day old. I don't have any other pics of him on the computer until he was 6 months old when we got our new digital camera. I don't know how that one is there but I definitely teared up when I found it while looking for pics last night. He is truly our miracle baby. I didn't know whether to post it as it's so rough. Hard to believe but we have even rougher pics of the poor little guy. He's definitely put us through a few scares but overall we are SO lucky that he is only mildly disabled and also that he even survived. Joe and I both thought he wasn't going to make it, and look at him now. Super FIVE!

My beautiful boy is 5!! And what a joy and amazing blessing he is!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hockey Tourney

Back in the saddle. The boys (and 1 girl) won big time last night killing the competition 11-2. Everyone on the team had a point; either an assist or a goal. Tommy had an assist. So it was a good team effort. We had our one girl get her first goal of the season at the end of the game (buzzer beater) I was cheering and then turn to see Austin "cartwheeling" down the bleachers before landing on his head at the bottom. We were only in the third row thankfully but amazingly he only cried for a little bit and didn't even have a bump or scratch. Whew. The Mom's were certainly worried about him, he is one beloved little boy.

This afternoon they played a Canadian team and they had some older kids. We held with them through the whole game and were tied 3-3 with less than 3 minutes to go when an awesome kid busted in 2 goals within like 10 seconds to put them ahead. They then iced the game with an empty net goal.

We are playing a team that is 2-0 in the tourney tomorrow morning so our run may be over. But hey we are happy to get the one win last night.

The hotel has free breakfast and free drinks in the early evening so that is where Joe is. I'm sure you're shocked. I just read his twitter about hockey tourney's being rough with all the drinks. Oh boo.

I just got done with the boys swimming and now they are playing the Wii. Our room has been as Tommy calls it "party central." The Wii has made him pretty popular and last night Joe taped the game and had that on so that also made our room a hot spot. Fun Fun.

We have one family here that has the stomach flu. Oh Lord please don't let us get it. Of course they are right across the hall from us. The boy didn't play yesterday but did play today, his Dad is sick now. Ick. At least let us get home to Reese before it strikes! Puking is the worst!

We are staying by the Detroit airport and you can see the airplanes taking off and landing. It's pretty neat and the boys enjoy watching them.

Well hard to believe but I guess I've rambled enough. I'll let you know how tomorrow's thrashing goes. ;) 8:00 game, yawn.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hockey & Language Arts!!

This weekend started the official league games for Tommy's team. He had 3 exhibition games where they went 1-1-1 so we're looking to be a middle of the road team. This weekend in their first official games they got trounced 8-0 in Detroit (by a Catholic group no less, Orchard Lake St. Mary's) and were victorious 6-3 against Flint. Tommy got a goal yesterday too. Yeah! It's been exciting. Remember last year how we waited until February for him to get a goal? Now he's had 2 in his first month of games and he's still playing defense.

Tommy's coach was my coach in the spring and I just adore the man. He has two grown sons, one who was drafted by the New Jersey Devils and he also coached one kid who grew up to win the Stanley Cup. The man is seriously impressive but is also the funniest dude you will ever meet. I also think it's a positive that the kids are being coached by someone without a child on the team.

When Tommy heads out of the locker room he isn't usually chattering about something that happened in the game, he's talking about what swear words Coach Bill said that day. He's learned about the "oh shit zone" and yesterday's phrase was "if you see the other teams ass you're going the wrong way." Of course when Tommy repeats this stuff he'll say "OS zone" and "A Word." I'm glad it hasn't slipped out for real yet. I shouldn't laugh at the language but I told Joe I'm cool as long as no F bombs are dropped.

This weekend we have our first tournament action in Southgate. You're always guaranteed a good time at a tournament even if your team does terrible.

In other news...

*We had an awesome wedding to go to this weekend. It was fun to watch the drunkies.

*I got an A on my paper in Astronomy. The class is very interesting but it's hard. I worked hard on that paper and it feels good to be rewarded with a good grade.

*Austin is still doing well in Kindergarten.

*I went to bed at 7:30 last night. Isn't that pathetic?

Hope all is well in your realm. I can't believe we are in the last half of October already!

***Edited to add*** One more thing about Tommy's coach. He told him his only homework was to work on his "goal celebration" before bedtime. Joe and I are trying to teach humility and Bill wants him to work on his celebrations. Aye Carumba! See why I love this guy?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Humor Me

The ladies on BBC were playing this. What was the #1 song on the day you were born? Go to this site to find out #1 Song Link

June 11, 1978 Mine was "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb - Kind of a let down for me.

January 21, 1976 Joe's was "Theme from 'Mahogany' (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" by Diana Ross ~ Never heard this song.

February 4, 2001 Tommy's was "It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent ~ Lord do I remember this, driving in our Grand Am and Joe going over and over, "it wasn't me." Stupid song, poor Tommy.

October 26, 2003 Austin's was "Baby Boy" by Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul, now that is a decent one. At least the title fits.

So indulge me, what was the #1 song when you were born? And I promise not to laugh at the age unless as one lady said your song is the Star Spangled Banner or something. ;)

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Reese Homecoming Parade

We had the local parade tonight. Every year our school has a little float and I get to walk along and get some exercise. It's fun. Sunday is another parade, much longer long but we won't be able to make it. So I dodged that bullet. I was a little tired by the end and Austin had to pee about 1/2 way through it. Thankfully he made it and went behind the elementary school.

The boys had a great time waving their flags and throwing candy. Sometimes I think it's super dangerous for the crowds. Our kids throw some line drives at people. Someone is going to lose an eye from a sucker stick one day. ;)

Just another sign that fall is here. Another Homecoming come and gone. You know Joe and I kind of hit it off on Homecoming. At the dance after the football game I remember dancing with many guys during slow songs and finally after finishing a dance and the fast dances starting back up Joe approaches me and says something along the lines of, "you know you are the hardest person to get a dance with, next slow song will you dance with me?" And so I did and it was "November Rain" the longest song ever. I remember locking eyes with him. It was certainly magical. I know there had been a little flirting before that moment between us in the first month of school but that was when I really decided, I like Joe Papesh and I wanted him to be my boyfriend. And lucky for me he still is. 16 years together! Oy vey! Sorry if I already told you that story, I don't think I have though.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Defunked by the Simpsons

Hello all, it's been a rough couple days. I've just been in a funk it seems. In fact I've just been blobbing on the couch doing nothing and feeling blue for the past couple hours. But the Simpson's have raised my spirits.

It's the episode where Nelson and Lisa kind of start liking each other. (Nelson is the bully) Well I wasn't really watching but at some point Lisa asks Nelson to play her a song on the guitar. He ended up singing my all-time favorite teacher dissing songs.

Joy to the World
the teacher's dead.
We barbequed her head!
What happened to the body?
We flushed it down the potty
and round and round it goes.

I think I remember years ago my 3rd/4th graders singing this and it just cracked me up.

Life isn't so bad around here or anything but the economic crisis, impending election, my astronomy class, oh everything is just kind of taking a little toll on my psyche.

I know I'm emotionally tender and all right now, but it's just silly how one person can say something that just sets you over an emotional cliff. I think I need to stop talking politics or reading politics or listening to political talk, I need to stop watching the news, I need to stop reading the newspaper, and I need to stop reading BabyCenter.

So with that I am getting off the couch and going to play guitar hero with Tommy. Co-op career, maybe Santa will bring us a 2nd guitar so Tommy doesn't have to play the game with the Wii remote.