Friday, February 17, 2017

Valentine's Day, 100th Day, and More

This week was a busy week.

Last weekend Brandon had a basketball game and a soccer game. He scored another basket in his basketball game. He played great in his soccer game. He had several shots on goal but did not actually score.
When Brandon was at futsal on Saturday, Stu, Wesley, and I went to Toys R Us for a lego batman building event. Wesley got to build a little bat car and got to bring it home.
Wesley celebrated the 100th day of school on Monday. Brandon has also been in school that many days but I guess once you are in 3rd grade you don't actually celebrate it.
Wesley was so excited that I bought him new one piece super soft pajamas.
Brandon and Wesley celebrated Valentine's Day at school on Tuesday.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Snow Day

On Thursday, we all had a snow day. Wesley, Brandon, and I got our call from our schools the night before saying we would have no school. It had not started snowing yet but the prediction was for a lot of snow and the timing was that it was going to start right before school. Stu found out in the morning when he was getting ready for work that he also did not have to go in to work.

Stu wound up going to the firehouse for stand by. When the snow finally stopped he came home and we went sledding. Brandon and Wesley had a lot of fun playing in the snow and sledding as usual.

Monday, February 6, 2017

What We Have Been Up To

We have been really busy the past few weeks between school, work, and sport practices and games. Here are some of the things we have been doing.

Brandon and Wesley celebrated the Chinese New Year at Project Extend.
We went to another Monmouth basketball game. We had really good seats for it. They beat Quinnipiac!
We went ice skating. Brandon has been several times over the years but it was Wesley's first time going. We rented something for him to hold onto which was a great idea but partway through he was able to let go and skate. He surprised us with how well he did with no lessons.
The 100th day of school is coming up soon. Wesley had to glue 100 of something onto poster board to show what 100 looks like. I searched on pinterest and we decided to make a gumball machine with little fuzz balls.
Brandon and Wesley had spirit day at their school. They had to wear their favorite sports shirt.
Brandon and Wesley got haircuts.
Brandon started indoor soccer. He has been having practices with the trainer since December and has been playing futsal (Brazilian soccer) scrimmages on Saturdays. His first indoor soccer game was last Sunday. He had his second one yesterday. He played SO well. He scored a goal which he was so excited about and had two assists. He also did a great job getting the ball away from some of the players.
He is also still playing rec basketball. He has scored one basket each game which he is really happy about. He told us his goal is to get a basket each game.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Kennedy's Birthday Party

Wesley and Brandon went to Wesley's friend, Kennedy's, birthday party on Sunday. The party was at Bounce U. Several kids who went to Ivy Hedge with Wesley were at the party so he was happy to see them again now that he is not in school with most of them.

Silly Boys at the Monmouth Game

On Friday night we went to the Monmouth basketball game. They played Manhatten. One of Stu's co-workers had tickets that he gave us. It was a fun game and Monmouth won.

Friday, January 20, 2017

3 day weekend

Last weekend we had a 3 day weekend.

Brandon had his first basketball game of the season on Saturday morning. His first game was supposed to be the weekend before but was cancelled due to the snow. This year he is playing on a 3rd grade/4th grade team. He has improved so much. He did a great job dribbling, passing, getting rebounds, taking shots that were close, and scored a basket! The basket is 9 feet now so higher than the past two years. He was really excited.
Later that night we had Stu's 40th birthday party that was rescheduled from when he was sick. It was at Otto's. Debbie, Rich, and Zack came for the night to go to his party along with some of our other friends. Wesley picked out the birthday cake that we had.
On Sunday we went to Stu's parents for breakfast. Brandon, Wesley, and Zack were all in their Steelers jerseys for the big game later that night.
On Sunday afternoon we went to the Titans ice hockey game. They play in Middletown. They won by a lot of points.
On Monday we were all off from school. I brought Brandon and Wesley to the Fort Monmouth gym for open gym time with some of our friends.