Friday, September 23, 2016

Giuseppe update

I am now the exhausted mother of a teenager. I'm still in denial.

Giuseppe is currently the MOST active of all my boys. He has football practice each day after school plus hockey 2-4 times a week.

7th grade at the Middle School. Giuseppe continues his straight A streak which includes advanced math courses.

First year playing for his school. He plays various positions including QB, Running Back, Left Tackle, Middle Linebacker etc.

Giuseppe returned from Cooperstown over the summer as a Home Run Derby Finalist. His team made it to the Sweet 16.

This year Giuseppe is playing for Little Caesars Black out of Farmington Hills.

Giuseppe is the official junior coach for Rocco & Vincenzo's 10U boy's soccer team.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Vincenzo update

Oh Vincenzo!!! What an amazing young man you are becoming. Vincenzo doesn't like to let on how much he cares and how big his heart is, but we know.... we know.

Vincenzo still loves his electronics. Nothing new. He's been a 'gamer' since he started playing wii at around age of 3. He also has a growing passion for baseball. He's strong and a leftie.

3rd grade with Mr. Perry.

Vincenzo's second year on the Ann Arbor A's team.  U9 A's Green travel baseball. He has weekly fall practice.

Vincenzo's second year playing on the Saline Rec team in the 10U boy's soccer team.

Special note: Vincenzo cut his hair yesterday. He was letting it grown out for the past year. It's hard to recognize him without his golden wave.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Rocco update

I can't believe it, my youngest son is finding his way... on his own!!!

He currently is the MOST busy of all my boys. School, hockey, football, soccer and baseball. Rocco is a 7-year-old very social goof who always makes a funny smile for the camera. He hardly ever causes any trouble outside of the house but knows how to play rough with his older brothers.

1st grade with Mrs. Marl.

Yesterday at his first football game of the season he scored 2 touchdowns.

Rocco made the the U8 travel baseball. We had the kick-off team pool party yesterday at our house.

Still with Chelsea Mites, after a spring season at Compuware.

Rocco is playing up with Vincenzo in the 10U boy's soccer team.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Giuseppe scoring in hockey

It's embarrassing to admit, but I have never gotten a clip of Giuseppe score. Never. Not as a mini-mite and not as a Bantam. Don't be fooled, I didn't get this footage either. Thankfully another hockey mom was filming and graciously cut her video to show this short clip of Giuseppe (red #6 Defense) score.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tuesday, March 15

With the six hour difference from Michigan, we got a lot accomplished. We woke up at 6 a.m. for breakfast and hit the beach at the hotel shortly afterwards. It didn't take long before the boys were in the water. There were no other people in the ocean at this time. None!

We went back to the hotel where the boys got to be first in at the pool at exactly 9 a.m.  

Eventually Andy and I decided we needed to get our vacation on track and start making memories. We popped in the jeep and headed to Kailua Beach. 

Kailua Town and Pub for lunch. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Travel day

Although, Andy and I worried about how well the boys would do on the long flight to Hawaii, our initial intake has been fine. The boys have flown before but each time serves up its own adventure.
When we announced the trip to the boys last month Vincenzo instinctively said, "I'm not taking a plane to an island surrounded by sharks with volcanos." That was a bit unexpected coming from a 2nd grader. Thank goodness his nerves are more calm now.
First stop is a short layover in L.A. 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Hockey Win!!!

Click here to see the final seconds of the '03 Peewee Chelsea Chief's tournament win.
What an amazing and exciting weekend. The boys played hard and demonstrated solid teamwork skills. Giuseppe played hard and had a few sniper shots that resulted in goals and assists. 
The game of hockey will change for Giuseppe in just a few weeks when they introduce checking at the Bantam level.

Here is Giuseppe accepting his award for winning!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Vincenzo playing board games in Marion

Vincenzo was excited to play Balderdash with Carmino, Kathy, Dante and Giuseppe over the Christmas 2015 holiday.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Halloween

The boys had a successful trick or treating evening. 

FYI: Giuseppe was suppose to be Rick Grimes, but his costume was too tight. He couldn't return the costume even though he was told to try it on before purchase.