Friday, March 17, 2017

NIT Tournament

Monmouth University unfortunately did not make the NCAA tournament this year. They won their first game in the MAC tournament but lost their second game to Sienna which knocked them out. They did make the NIT tournament. We went to their first game on Tuesday since it was a home game. They played really well until the end when they fell apart and unfortunately lost. We did have fun seeing Justin Robinson play one last time. We also got to see him score his 2000th career point!

Last Basketball Game

Brandon had his last basketball game of the season the first weekend in March. After the game his coach gave out trophies to the kids. Brandon had a great basketball season. He had great coaches and really improved SO much with everything. He has really shown me that when you put your heart into something and give it your best you can succeed!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Monmouth Basketball With Our Friends

We went to the last Monmouth home basketball game last week with Wesley's best friend, Olivia, from Ivy Hedge and her parents. Monmouth beat Sienna but it was a very exciting game down to the last couple of seconds.
After the game they had a ceremony for the graduating seniors. This group of seniors has the record for the most amount of wins. They have been an unbelievable team. We are sad that they are losing so many of their great players, especially Justin Robinson.

Dr. Seuss Week

Brandon and Wesley had Dr. Seuss week at school in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Wesley, especially, was so excited for the different theme days that they had.

Dress Like a Seuss Character
Crazy Hair Day
Mismatched Sock Day
Clash Day
Pajama Day
At Book Bingo on Thursday night at school

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

First Time Skiing

Brandon and Wesley were off of school the Friday before President's Day. Stu and I took personal days from work and brought them skiing for the first time. We went to Camp Gaw in Mahwah which is a very beginner place. Brandon and Wesley had a semi private lesson. Unfortunately they wound up with an instructor who did not have much patience so Wesley wound up in tears halfway through and when the lesson was done both kids said they were never skiing again. After a snack in the lodge I convinced them to try again and they wound up liking it. I skied with Wesley in between my legs. His friend, Issy, from school was also there with her mom so her mom also took him a few times while I took Issy. Brandon set his mind to making it down the bunny hill and by the end of the day he was doing it himself without falling.

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.