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If I Could be a Fly On that Bus

May 28, 2014 Leave a comment

schoolbusThis is a short one, but a good one that I’d like to carve in stone here to remember for all time.

A couple of weeks ago, the boys were talking about something that happened on the school bus, which caused Andrea to ask, “What the heck happens on that bus?”

Matthew, without skipping a beat, responds in a semi-ominous and mysterious tone, “You can’t even imagine!”

Now I need to know what happens on that bus!

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The News

May 24, 2014 Leave a comment

When Benjamin got the stitches on his arm, Andrea was on her way home from Mexico for the first time in seven weeks. Once I told her what was going on, she decided to have her car service bring her directly to the hospital.

After arriving, a nurse informed us that Andrea was in the waiting room so Matthew and I decided to go get her. Matthew was obviously was caught up in the excitement of the hospital trip and must have been pretty anxious to talk about it. So, as we go through the doors into the waiting room, Matthew sees Andrea and right away says, in a super excited voice, “Hi Mommy! Did ya hear the news?”

Maybe he’ll grow up to be a reporter.


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Meeting a Yankee

July 3, 2013 Leave a comment

sparkyThose of you who know me, know that I am a big Mets fan. In recent years, I have playfully “trained” Benjamin and Matthew to boo whenever they hear “Phillies” or “Yankees” (“Eagles”, as well). Well, recently, I had the opportunity to meet Sparky Lyle and get his autograph. Having just finished their little league season, I told my sons that Sparky played Major League Baseball. Sparky responded that he had played for the Yankees.

Without missing a beat, Matthew yells out “Boooo Yankees!”

I had never been so mortified and proud at the same time.

Sparky was really cool though and laughed. He turned to Matt and said, “Well, I played for the Red Sox, also, is that okay?”

We then talked a little bit about my sons’ baseball season and he mentioned having been to his grandson’s baseball game the day before. Really nice guy…for a former Yankee and Phillie.

Returning to Church

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

We hadn’t been to church for a while…In fact, it might have been well over a year since we last went (I know, I know).  We decided that advent was as good of a time as any to return, so we went this past Sunday.  With the Catholic school rubbing off on them, both Ben and Matt were perfectly behaved.  They paid attention and there was barely a peep out of them.

On the drive home, Matthew asked if we could go back to church some time.  I told him that, yes, absolutely.  I asked him why he liked church so much and he said, “The candles and because of the quiet time.”

There is a reason we call him our angel.

Fixing Home

March 13, 2012 Leave a comment

This evening, after work, I was out playing tee ball with Benjamin and Matthew, trying to get a head start on practice for both them and me.  At one point Matthew insisted on batting without the tee, with me pitching to him.  So, I lined him up at the rubber home plate and explained where his feet needed to be in relationship to the plate. I explained that the pointy part always pointed away from the pitcher and that his back foot should be sort of inline with it.  He did well with it his first at bat and came back to the plate after Ben took his turn.  Matt started to line up his feet in a way that had him facing me straight on, with the point of the plate between his feet.  Without me saying anything, he realized something was wrong and proceeded to fix his stance…by keeping his feet in place, and turning home plate around so that they were lined up correctly in relationship to the plate.  Laughing, and instead of trying to explain it, I moved and we got everything in order.

It’s going to be a long season.

Teen Times Twenty

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Somehow, during dinner, we got into a conversation about how big each of us are.  Matthew guessed that Andrea was as big as a teenager.  Ben agreed and said, “Yeah, I think you are as big as a teenager.”

Andrea smiled and was about to respond when Ben finished, “One that has been left back 20 times.”


Kisses and Hugs

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

The other day, we received our catalog from “Oriental Trading”, a company from which Andrea has ordered candy and other little gifts for the boys to bring in to school for their friends for different holidays.  Benjamin and Matthew love looking through it and picking out what they want to give their classmates.  The most recent catalog, of course, was geared for Valentines Day.

So, Matthew picked it up and started excitedly talking about what he wanted.  At one point, he saw something with “XO” on it and said he wanted that.  Then he asked what the “XO” meant.  So, Andrea told him that it meant kisses and hugs and jokingly mentioned that if he gave them out to the girls in his preschool, he would get kisses and hugs from them.

Matthews enthusiasm quickly subsided and then told Andrea, “No, I don’t think we should get those”, before thumbing throught the catalog looking for something else.

Smart boy.