Sunday, December 18, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Solid upgrade on the CCYH jerseys this year. Still not feelin' this #hockey thing though...😡 🏀


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Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Cooler Bandit


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Patrick is obsessed with going in to the cooler and grabbing ice to chew on like a Popsicle.  I have to keep an eye on this kid or he will just dump the whole thing out!  He's lucky he's cute. 

I feel like this is a preview to his future as a college bro!  Yikes.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2 Year Old Patrick Sit-Dancing to 21 Pilots' 'Ride'



I can't stop laughing every time I watch this. So glad I had my phone ready to capture this moment while we were eating dinner at the pool this weekend. Patrick just started randomly dancing to the song 'Ride' by 21 Pilots and did it perfectly.  That's exactly how you move to a song like that. No idea where he learned that from but I love it.


5 Year Old John Performs with The Red Trouser Show in Faneuil Hall (Boston)



I'm very proud of my oldest son John who raised his hand to be a helper in the Red Trouser Show in Faneuil Hall this past weekend.  I never thought he would want to do something like that in front of so many people but he performed like a champ and did a great job.  I thought it was pretty impressive at only 5 years old.

I actually missed a few minutes from the beginning because I was sitting at an outdoor restaurant waiting for our food while the rest of the family caught the show that had just started. I ended up sitting there for about 10 minutes with food getting cold before I got up to inform my wife that the food was at the table. She points to the "stage" and I see John in the middle of the show! Last thing I was expecting!

He definitely has the acting/performing/comedian gene. I might have to get him some lessons in the next few years. Maybe performing in some way is going to be his thing when he grows up!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dj RyB - Hit Pop Volume 18 (4th of July Mix)



TRACKLIST
1) Adventure Of A Lifetime (FREEJAK REMIX) - Coldplay
2) Company (Liam Keegan Remix) - Justin Bieber
3) Wild Things (NuKid Remix) - Alessia Cara
4) All My Friends (Majestic Audio Club Mix) - Snakehips ft. Tinashe And Chance The Rapper
5) Running Out (Sneaker Snob Extended Orignal) - Matoma and Astrid S
6) Cant Stop The Feeling (Serafin Club Mix) - Justin Timberlake
7) We All Fall Down (Joe Maz and Adam Foster Remix) - A-Trak ft Jamie Lidell
8) Lay It All On Me (Cash Cash Remix) - Rudimental Ft Ed Sheeran
9) Roses (Joe Maz Remix) - Chainsmokers
10) Like I Would (Tom Budin Remix) (Dj Rukus Intro Edit) - Zayn
11) Panda (AXB Remix) - Desiigner
12) Dont Let Me Down (Ephwurd Remix) - The Chainsmokers ft Daya
13) Powerful (Dj Cal Bootleg) - Major Lazer X Michael Calfan X Twoloud X Qulinez
14) Be Right There (Magtfuld Bootleg) - Diplo and Sleepy Tom
15) Stay High (Roben And Mike Vs Ido Keshet Echo Bootleg) - Tove Lo Ft Hippie Sabotage
16) Bang My Head (GLOWINTHEDARK Remix) - David Guetta ft Sia

Friday, May 13, 2016

On the Way to Get Stitches...


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On the way to get stitches after a rough fall this morning. Surprised this is the first one for any of the boys. Many more to come, I'm sure.

The hospital actually used the glue which I didn't even know existed and it worked really well. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Dj RyB - Hit Pop Volume 17 - Captiva Island - 4.20.16



TRACKLIST
1) Over And Over Again (Noodles Radio Mix) - Nathan Sykes
2) 7 Years (Night Moves Club Mix) - Lukas Graham
3) Youth (Wideboys Bounce Extended) - Troye Sivan
4) Stressed Out (Dave Winnel Remix) - Twenty One Pilots
5) Cake By The Ocean (Jump Smokers Remix) - DNCE
6) Something In The Way You Move (Nikki X and Marquee Club Mix) - Ellie Goulding
7) Sound Of Your Heart (Jump Smokers Extended Mix) - Shawn Hook
8) Sugar (Henri PFR Remix)
9) Make Me Like You (Chris Cox Remix) - Gwen Stefani
10) Pillowtalk (Andy Visceral Remix) - ZAYN
11) Me Myself and I (STROM Remix) - G-Eazy f. Bebe Rexha
12) My House (Djskillzmusic Buzzin Scndl Bootleg) - Flo Rida
13) If It Aint Love (Intro) - Jason Derulo
14) Light It Up (Blinkie Remix) - Major Lazer f. Nyla
15) Never Forget You (Dj Rukus Intro Edit) - Zara Larsson and MNEK

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Justin Bieber "Sorry" Parody | I'M 40 | The Holderness Family (FUNNY)

Check out this hysterical parody of Bieber's 'Sorry' from The Holderness Family called 'I'm 40'. Anyone with kids will appreciate this, even if you aren't 40 yet.

This is literally how my wife and I plan our nights out on the weekends. We purposely have the babysitter come early enough so we don't have to give the kids dinner or tubs, and don't have to deal with the hell that is bedtime.

We get some dinner and drinks in, maybe a movie, and we are still home early enough to get a good night's sleep and be ready for the torturous 6 AM wake up call that is our kids. It might sound lame to some, but it's definitely how you have a good night out when you get old. Funny stuff.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Interview for DIY Daddy's "Brilliant Dad Feature"


Check out my recent interview with Nige Higgins from DIYDaddyBlog.com for his "Brilliant Dad Feature". Every week or so, he asks Dad bloggers from around the world to answer a few questions about being a Dad and raising a family. I thought it came out pretty good. Let me know what you think!

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1. Have you always wanted to be a dad?

Yes. I'm not sure why, but I always thought at a young age that it would be fun to be a dad when I was older. I think it was because I had a good relationship with my dad and we always had a lot of fun playing sports, going to games, and joking around. I just always pictured myself with a bunch of kids and having fun with them like we did together. I had no idea how difficult it would be but I wouldn't change it for the world.  

2. How did you feel when your children were born?

Other than marrying my wife, it was the greatest experience of my life. It was a crazy combination of excitement, happiness and some sadness when my first was born. My father passed away in 2007 and was sick for a few years prior to that. He would always ask "when are you going to have kids" because he wanted grandkids so badly.

When my first was born, it really hit me hard knowing that my dad would never meet them in person but at the same time, I feel him watching over us all the time. So in a way, I know he has met them. I always wanted to have at least one boy and I think he heard my wishes from up above and helped me out a little bit. It looks like he over corrected because now I have three!  

3. What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a Dad?

There are too many to list because there is something new every day. Since they are young, it's more about seeing their everyday development and how they respond to our parenting and direction. It's great when something you put in place clicks and they react in a positive way.

Not everything is positive but we are all learning together. Seeing my boys showing love for each other and just being good kids feels great. They might fight at times but they also have each others backs which is great to see and will be helpful as they grow older together.  

4. What are some of funniest moments to have happened to you as a dad?

There have been plenty of peeing incidents when they were all little babies. It sucks at the time but there is nothing funnier than a baby peeing straight up into the air and all over you because you forgot to cover them up after a bath. My wife always thought it was hysterical until it happened to her!

Also, my middle boy was in the process of being potty trained and my wife forgot to tell me that he didn't have a diaper on under his shorts. Not sure how that happened but we won't tackle that now. He ended up pooping in the middle of the room and it came right out onto the ground through his shorts. I thought I picked it all up but the next day when the baby was crawling around, I saw him put something in his mouth and start to eat it. It wasn't food or a toy. I quickly realized what it was and before I puked, I was able to clean out his mouth and get myself together.

Gross at the time but hysterical in retrospect. A lot of our life revolves around pee and poop with three little animals in the house and we don't have pets...  

5. Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with? 
Most of my frustrations revolve around whining, crying, screaming, and not listening. My wife tends to be the hands off, happy type of parent, whereas I tend to be the disciplinarian. I try not to yell because it doesn't seem to work well with young kids but sometimes I just get so frustrated and don't know what to do because no one is listening or is having a tantrum for no rational reason. When one starts, the other two tend to copycat that behavior and then it all spirals out of control.

It's tough to handle at times, and can really stress me out. I think we are starting to figure out a good strategy to keep this stuff to a minimum but it can be tough with daycare and a nanny in the mix since we both work full time. We can do everything possible to keep them from acting out but it can all be cancelled out if other caretakers don't follow the same strategies. It's a struggle to say the least.  

6. What are your dreams and hopes for your children? 

I want them to be the best people that they can, no matter what they choose to do as they grow older. I want them all to do well in school, sports, activities, and eventually their professional careers, but I really just want them to be good people that contribute positively to society, and be liked by their peers and friends. Hopefully we are helping lead them in the right direction and they will eventually be able to make the right decisions on their own, later in life.

The Preschool Magician and His Toddler Assistant


John learned his first magic trick recently and was excited to share it with the family. Do they teach this in preschool?  I have no idea where he learned this but it was pretty creative and funny.

He had some help from his little brother and assistant, James, who luckily cooperated this time around.  Surprisingly, they only needed one take!