It’s that time of year again. Of all the holiday I like this one the best. Not that its really a holiday and but we got married on Halloween, and its a nice time of the year. Truth be told we picked a few date for our wedding and just ended up on October 31th.
Hopefully the weather will be better this year. Last year we trick-r-treated in Cambridge as we lost power for a week and stayed in a hotel in Cambridge.
Every year we go pumpkin picking at a local farm. We do a hay (really straw) ride and wander around looking for a few good ones.
Jess and JMan on the hay ride
Jess and JMan in search of the perfect pumpkin
GMan in the thick of it.
JMan scores a good one.
The whole gang.
Lesser spotted pumpkin head boy.
Not sure if I can get this one in the Subi!
I brought GMan to Kids Day at work last Monday. In the morning he did an activity with a bunch of other 4th graders that involved a story board. This is a typical way of developing and refining a piece of software.
The words that made up the story board were Whale and Wizard. The kids took the words, made up a story, refined it and drew out the results. Below us a snap shot of what they came up with.
After lunch GMan played video games on a $10k PC I’m testing. It was the fastest processor Angry Birds was ever on! Zoom zoom!!
Out annual trip to MC home to celebrate Sukkot.
Jess, JMan and mysterious headless boy.
Hmmm not there all hiding!
While visiting Home Depot in Leominster last weekend we discovered their monthly activity. All kids big and small could build and paint wooden fire trucks.
Take me out to the ball game! Jess’ mom scored some great tickets to today’s game. Field box seats 8 rows from the grass.
Happy 85th b-day Mr. LM. Here’s to many more to come.
I’ll have my cake and eat it too!
Mrs LM serves the cake as M, B, GMan and JMan wait patiently.
Birthday wave from GMan and JMan
My better half and Mr. LM
Everybody and me.
We were heading for DeCordova Sculpture Park and ended up at candle pin bowling! Don’t ask it ended up being kids choice. In any event we all donned some sporting rental shoes and started bowling.
Recognize the socks?
The first game was GMan, JMan and myself. JMan’s one handed throw was more like an unrolled lob where the ball went out and up about four feet, then gravity took over, so it went straight down, with a bang, then slowly stipples its way toward the pins.
JMan in action. Note the stance….professionals all over the world can’t come close to reproducing it!
GMan also in action. Looking like a real pro.
JMan keeping a close eye on the game.
JMan choosing the perfect ball.
JMans Terminator impression!
Here’s the results of round one. I got a 70 out of a possible 300, but according to Wikipedia this only happened once. So I don’t feel that bad. However if you do the math and compare it to Bullseye Shooting the difference is striking. My best so far in shooting is 252 and my worst is 197. You can buy 500 rounds of ammo for $22, but I typically buy the good stuff at $32. We payed $27 for two strings of bowling. One string was $13.50 divided by 30 ball = .45 per ball. Do the same in target shooting (with the cheap stuff) its $22 divided by 500 = .044 by 30 = or $1.32 (per string).
So given my bad scores in each sport I’ll stick to Bullseye Shooting for the sake of economy.
Of course the best part of bowling is the arcade. I ended up bowling the last string by myself and yes my score was equally as bad. However it went up to 72.
JMan on a ski-do game.
Today our JMan turned five. Happy birthday JMan!
Click here for a happy birthday song.
JMan giving directions on what 1/2 he wants. One sugar high coming up.
Lay it on me ma….I can take it.
GMan digs in.
A tradition in our home is to hide the cards! Here’s JMan with a little assistance from GMan hunting for treasure.
Ya money. Dinner on you kid!
Chickensneck in another (go ahead and ask me)
Presents from L&L.
Stay tuned for our birthday trip to Davis Farm Land in a few weeks.
Groton MA 4th of July fireworks where tonight.
Jess and waiting for the first one.
GMan and JMan lounge on a blanket.
Opening folly was really good.
Jess and JMan enjoy the show.
The grand finale.