Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Game On - Back 2 School 2016

Well, its the most wonderful time of the year......Back to school day.  It's the last one in Duxbury for Caz.  It is really hard to believe.  How did that happen so fast?  Where did he time go? (Input your personal favorite cliche here). It's true though.  My little boy is all grown up.
     Caz is driving his sophomore brother to school.  They got up on time.  They got dressed, brushed their teeth, took a picture for mom, and rode off to school early.  All was well with the world.....until....Demi gets a call.  It is Caz.  He has forgotten his backpack, laptop and lunch.  Doh!  Well....they are back to school.  And they both went to XC practice.  That is a big day for Coco.
     Demi and I were on pins and needles.  Today was the moment of the truth.  We had hig hopes.  We want Coco to set the bar high and go over.  He certainly did that today.  We are very proud of him.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

XC x 2

Coco had a big day.  A milestone day.  He went to his first XC captains practice.  Why is a captain's practice a big deal?  Coco was out with others.  He was physically active.  He was participating in a DHS sport.  And he ran 3.2 miles.  That is nothing to a big something.  His time is unimportant.  He should be very proud of himself.  I know Demi and I are.  Way to go K-Train!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hammer Time - It's Your Birthday

Happy Birthday to the Hammer.  The little guy turns 4 today.  How the time has flown.  Simply amazing.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Suicide Squad

Caz took our recommendation and went to see Suicide Squad.  And he came home with a poster of Harley Quinn.  Naturally.  His mom knew as soon as he came home.  He was searching hi and low for push pins.  He was on a mission to get the poster up.  This kid's got taste....

Sunday, August 7, 2016

BBQ Shower

Today was a Jack and Jill BBQ Shower for my sister in laws sister.  We are close, so the whole clan is actually invited.  What was really special about today was Caz drove his grandmother over to the party.  He played Uber driver Friday night, getting his Aunt and bringing her to our house for pick up to Pearl Jam.  Amah said he drove well.  Both Amah and Anut Polly said the car was clean.  They both lie.  Just about the cleanliness.  I have no doubt he drove well.  He is doing a good job.  He is getting a little too comfortable.  He needs to slow it down on the back roads a bit.  And he needs to give more space to the car in front.  That will all come with time.  But yes, I do remind him of it.  

Friday, August 5, 2016

Father/Son Concert Night Part Duex

Caz's birthday present was tonight.  Pearl Jam at Fenway.  What a great show.  The crowd was amazing.  The sound system was perfect.  The band was amped up and performing great.  They trotted out a few familiar faces.  Bronson Arroyo came out to play on Black.  Youk brought out a ukulele.  Peter Gammons came out on stage.  Caz said it was the best show he's seen.  And that is really all that mattered.  My son is enjoying he concert going experience.  And he's spending time with your truly.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Careless Whisper

For some unknown reason, Caz kept singing the same three lines of George Michael's Careless Whispher, over and over and over at dinner tonight.  I have no idea how he even knows the song.  Completely random.
     While we were eating dinner, Caz's friends came to the front door.  Beast and AD had walked over from the other neighborhood, as usual.  They came in and sat at the dinner table while we finished eating.  They both politely declined repeated invitation to eat with us.  I had a really nice conversation with them.  We covered Beast's current lifeguard job, his desire to be an EMT and Fire Fighter, and his recent tattoo.  We talked about AD's sister, her health problems, her emotional problems and his attempts to help her.  When Caz ready to leave, they both got up, shook my hand and commented that it was a great talk.  Quite an evening.