Saturday, September 29, 2007

Red Sox clinch the AL East!!!

Last night the win by the Red Sox and loss by the Yankees helped the Red Sox clinch the AL East!!!! Playoffs here we come! Check out this picture, taken from The team went into the locker room to celebrate, but then took the champagne back out to the field and showered the crowd - how cool!!!!

Full photo credit goes to Elise Amendola/AP. <-- What a job, huh?!

In a related, but silly story, I'm in a nail biter contest against my husband in the Fantasy baseball league we are in. We both made it to the playoffs and the score has been back and forth for the whole time. Right now I believe we are tied, although he has many Red Sox players who did well last night, so we'll see. I think I can win it, though!!!!

Well, I'm off to go get ready for the wedding we are photographing this afternoon. What a gorgeous day for it!

Sunday, September 16, 2007


It's now MY turn to wish a wonderfully happy birthday to my "big" little sister. Last month she saw fit to post up some images of me for my birthday, which, in case you didn't see it, here it is.

I haven't had the chance to give her a call yet, but I will. And I certainly wish I could be there with her for her birthday. This one is extra special for her (isn't it??!). I do hope I can see you real soon. But in the meantime, as promised, here are some photos of her when she was little (actually, I picked out ones from the only time in our lives when I was actually taller than her!!!)

I love you!!! Happy HAPPY Birthday!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Maddy's First Day

With RJ's first week of school down, now it's Maddy's turn to have her first day of school.

She's attending a 3-day preschool a few houses up the street from us. She was so excited to go - she asked me every 10 minutes from 8:30 until 12:30 when we finally went!!! I'm glad she likes it so much.

Not to hijack her post, but RJ is loving school now, especially the new specialty classes he gets to go to - Art, Gym and Music.

Back to are a few choice images from her first day. Note: Another one of RJ's "smiles":
I have to share what went into this last image because it is just so cute and so indicative of the kids' personalities. Maddy wouldn't look at me so I could take her picture. What you can't see in the frame is all the other kids and teachers going into her school, so she was very preoccupied. So RJ decided to help and stepped right in front of me to try to get her to look in my direction. Of course, his shoulder is the blurry blob you see in the lower right corner, but I had to leave it in...he's just so sweet. Aren't they the BEST??!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

September = Start of Football!!!

It wasn't until I turned on the game today that I realized how much I missed footbal season. Sitting here watching the Patriots tromp all over the NY Jets (21 - 7 in the 3rd as I type this)....OH Wait!! it's 27-7....I am reminded of how much I love football.


Saturday, September 8, 2007

Day of Firsts

Thursday was RJ's first day of First Grade and the first time he was going to be away from home all day for school. He has been so apprehensive about this all summer. Luckily we were able to go to the school last week to see his classroom and meet his teacher. While there he found out that his friend who has been in his class every year for the past 3 years will be in his class again. That definitely made things better. So of course I had to grab a few images!! And for those wondering, I didn't cry. That day. I did however cry the night before as I was making lunch for him to take the very first time. :-)

Here's Maddy... being Maddy

RJ waiting for the bus. The second one is what happens when you ask him to smile.

RJ getting on the bus...and getting off