Saturday, October 29, 2005

It's COLD here - so, we needed some new hats!

The weather is getting really darn COLD here in Florida. I think it dipped down into the 60s...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

So, the girls needed some new hats to help them brave the cold. I was up in Calgary this week, so I picked up some cool Canada Maple Leaf scarf hats that I thought they would love. Sure enough, they haven't taken them off yet. They wear them everywhere now...

Here are some more pics in their cool hats.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

New House Painting

We painted the bedroom and Jen also painted the living room (which turned out amazing!!):

Nick's 4th Birthday Party

We had a great time at Nick's 4th Birthday Party today. Nick had his party at the girl's favorite, A Play Patch. All of their best friends were there. Donuts, cheese, juice, cake...could you have any more of their favorite foods?? The kids had a blast and ran around with smiles on their faces the whole time.

Here are some pics from the party

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Garrett's Birthday Party

Anna and Ellie were invited to a great Abrakadoodle party at Garrett's house today. They had a wonderful time doing their water-color resistance painting. All the kids had an awesome time and of course got to eat corndogs, dino-chicken and lots of cake. Happy Birthday G-man!

Here are some pics from the party

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Street Rods with the Girls

Dad and I took the girls to the Souteast Nationals at the fairgrounds and they actually had a great time. They entered a coloring contest and braved the October heat to check out the beautiful cars with Papa and Daddy.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

USF at Miami 2005

Jer and I went down to Miami to witness history in the making. The first time that USF faced one of the big Florida schools and we were there to witness it at the Orange Bowl in Miami. We had a great time. Even though USF gave the game away, we really did enjoy ourselves. Just to see the Bulls in a major venue playing a major powerhouse like Miami was fantastic!

We rented a nice Lincoln LS on Hertz points and headed down on Saturday afternoon. We got down there at about 4 and checked into the free hotel that Jer got (once again, on points). We then headed over to the stadium at around 5 just to walk around and check stuff out. It turns out that we happened upon a big USF Alumni gathering. They had a huge tent, awesome food, kegs and kegs of beer and live entertainment. Leroy Selmon was there, Betty Castor, Judy Genshaft, Tom Veit, the band, the cheerleaders, and about 600 of our closest friends. What a nice surprise...

We went into the decrepit old stadium and found our amazing seats (provided by my wonderful boss - Thanks Ed !). It turns out we had unbelievable seats on the 40 yrd line smack dab in the middle of the Miami fans. I thought I had been to some loud venues before, but damn, my hears are still ringing. C - A - N - E - S - CANES ! Ugggggh. How many times did we have to hear that ?!?!? 3 or 4 too many times, thats how many.

It rained, in fact, we had to move up into the cover of the upper deck to stay dry one time. We then were able to move down for kickoff and enjoy the fun.

USF just gave it away - we turned the ball over on STUPID mistakes. We basically included the Miami D in our routes. Ah, look, there is an open Canes safety, and wow, he's open ! Well, we were happy just to be there. The Bulls got an idea of what it is like to play a top team in their house, which was 58K strong with fans by the way. All in all, we had a FANSTASTIC time and wouldn't have traded it for the world. It is was a great father-son weekend, of which we will have to repeat again next year.


Here are the pics