Hey, sorry about that… once again, we’ve been delinquint in keeping up with posts to this site. Not on purpose, of course. Obviously it’s not a high priority these days between everything that goes on in our lives but once in a while we like to drop in and say hello to all you beautiful people.
Well, we can’t start into this post without mentioning that the Red Sox are off to a hot start this season. How hot is it? As of this morning, Boston is 31-14 and has a 10-1/2 game lead in the American League East over second-place New York and Toronto. So far this month, they are 15-6 and have not lost consecutive games since late April. Being seasoned fans of the Boston nine, we need to remember that we are barely past the quarter-mark in the regular season but, at the same time, we can’t say that we aren’t enjoying the ride.
The kids are doing great. Lea has become quite the little daredevil, which is not surprising since her big brother loves to test his limits, too. She loves jumping around on our bed or the sofa and her latest trick is to climb onto one of the end tables in the new family room and dive into her old Pack ‘N Play. Of course, on occasion she misjudges and fails to stick the landing, which then requires a hug from Mom or Dad, and five seconds later she’s back at it. Meanwhile, Jakob is really enjoying school and we have him signed up to continue through early August so that he can continue to catch up with his language. He’s also becoming more adept at riding his new bike, especially now that the weather is a little warmer. Another few weeks and it will be time to get out the sprinklers so they can run through them in the backyard – always a summertime favorite!
Our plans for the summer are already being set. We have one longtime friend of Jeff’s who is getting married in early July and that promises to be a memorable event. We also have tickets for several concerts, including the Boston Pops this week, Rush in late June, and the Police in late July at Fenway Park. Between that, we’re hoping to make a few trips down to the Cape and out to New York to visit family. It’s amazing to think that summer “officially” begins this weekend with Memorial Day – it should be great fun.
I guess our last comment is that, again, thanks to Netflix, we’ve seen some great movies recently. Out of all of them, Million Dollar Baby (2004) was probably the best. Clint Eastwood directed and starred in this film along with Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. Beyond that, Tiffany enjoyed Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Jeff thought highly of A History of Violence (2005) and Blade Runner (1982). We have 46 more movies in our queue so expect more recommendations in the near future – or when we get around to writing another post!
Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!