Monday, October 29, 2007


Here's some pictures of the kids playing in the leaves this morning :)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Patterson Fruit Farm

Today we went to a family fall festival at Patterson Fruit Farm. There was a ton of stuff to do for the kids and we all enjoyed the day. Jacob said his favorite part was getting the kettle corn. We got to see it being popped in the huge kettle so that was pretty neat and it was fresh out of the popper.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Bumper Bowling

Tonight we took the kids bumper bowling for the first time. We all had a great time. Normal things to us like bowling are so much more exciting now because we get to experience these everyday things again for the first time through our kids eyes. They were hilarious because every time one of them were up to bowl, after they would roll the ball they would immediately look back to watch us cheer for them. I think they enjoyed watching us get excited for them more than they cared about seeing how many pins went down. We will forever treasure these memories that we are making as a family.

Cleveland Children's Museum

We recently bought a membership to the Children's Museum in Cleveland. The kids love going and learn a lot while playing. Since the snow will be here in no time, we thought it would be a good weekly outing for the kids (and mommy) since we all start to get cabin fever in the winter. Here are a few shots of the kids today.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kevin Curtis provided the game's only touchdown on a 75-yard catch-and-run, and the defense stopped the Jets on a fourth-down play late as the Eagles held on for a 16-9 win. Brian Westbrook rushed for 120 yards and David Akers kicked three field goals as Philadelphia improved to 2-3.
I'll take it. I'm happy when the Birds win, but I'm even happier when McNabb and Curtis play well because they are on my fantasy football team... The Cheesesteaks!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Playoff Update

The Phillies are out unfortunately. They got swept by the Rockies 3-0. The Indians however are in the ALCS against Boston. They play tomorrow night with C.C. Sabathia facing off against Josh Beckett. It should be a great series. The Indians and Red Sox tied for the best record in baseball, but with the Indians being my second favorite team, I think they have the edge. My prediction is the Indians pull out the victory in 7 games.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Bugs Galore!

If anybody is paying attention, the Yankees are on the verge of elimination in the American League playoffs. The Indians have a 2-0 lead going into tomorrow's game 3 in the best of 5 series. Last night's game was a classic.
Fausto Carmona pitched an absolute gem for the Tribe, while Andy Pettite pitched well enough to keep the Indian's off the scoreboard. The Indians stranded 13 runners in scoring position. Carmona pitched a 3 hitter through 9 innings.
In the bottom of the 11th, Travis Hafner singled in Kenny Lofton to score the winning run. Tribe-2 Yankees-1. Oh yeah, there was a swarm of bugs that got into the stadium. Unseasonably warm weather attracted the bugs off of Lake Erie and into the Jake. The Yankees seemed to struggle more with the bugs than the Indians did. It was pretty crazy.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


We have been enjoying these last few days as it feels like Fall is finally here. It has been in the low 70's and just perfect to spend time outside. Last night we went and picked out some pumpkins for the front porch and the kids each picked one for their bedrooms. They thought it was pretty neat. Here's a few pictures that I snapped of the kids taking a break from playing outside today.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sweet and Sour

Well, it was a bitter sweet day on Sunday for Philly fans. The Phillies won the NL East with a 6-1 win over the Nationals, and a record-setting collapse of the Mets. That was the sweet part...
The sour part was the Eagles loss to the Giants 16-3. With 5 starters on the bench with injuries, the Birds were depleted to say the least. Their stud running back Brian Westbrook was out and their team leader Brian Dawkins was out for a second straight game. But I think the biggest loss was William Thomas their left tackle. Winston Justice filled in for him and was completely OWNED by Osi Umenyiora, the Giants defensive end (6 sacks). But honestly, I was not impressed at all with the Giants. They should have handled the Eagles easily, but it ended up being a closer game than the score showed. The Eagles have a much needed bye week to heal their wounds.
The Phillies on the other hand are primed and ready for a playoff run. They won the NL East and face off against the Rockies on Wednesday. Jimmy Rollins made a strong push for the NL MVP with his performance. Even though my dad doesn't like Charlie Manuel, he's obviously done something right with the team's performance over the last several months. Wouldn't it be interesting if the Phillies met the Indians in the World Series? Oh, yeah I forgot I live in Cleveland... the Indians have the best record in baseball and face off against the Yankees in the first round on Thursday. It should be a fun playoff series!