Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween from Connecticut.

Well we just finished our first Halloween here in Connecticut. It was a gorgeous Fall day here in New England at 61 degrees. The highlight of our day of course was watching Victoria yell "Trick or Treat" for herself and Reed. She really scored like a bandit in the candy department however, judging from her basket it seemed like she double-dipped  a few times. She was so cute as a Bumble Bee this year and her younger brother was, in her words, a "baby chick." We later met up with their friends for a Trunk or Treat. It was a fun night to see the Bumble Bee and her Baby Chick trick or treat. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Mommy, you better hide.  I'm going to seek you.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Reed is ready for SPURS Basketball

As we are preparing for a fun UCONN basketball season, we cannot forget about the NBA season starting on Tuesday. Th 2008 -2009 season is an odd year and is time for the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA championship again. As I am excited for the season, No one is more excited than Reed for his first NBA season. I came downstairs one evening to find Reed watching a Spurs preseason game with his buddy and wearing his Spurs gear. Although we live in Boston Celtics territory, he is smart and true to his colors. That's my boy! Go Spurs Go!
 - Richard II

Victoria loves UCONN Basketball

One of the benefits of living in UCONN country is their awesome sports teams. The Mens & Womens  basketball teams are predicted to be awesome once again this year. The Women's team is ranked #1 in the preseason polls and the Mens team in the top ten! Aside from basketball, both the soccer teams are nationally ranked as well as the field hockey and ice hockey teams. We have been to a couple of football games and soccer games, which Victoria really enjoys but most of all she loves going into Gample Pavillion to watch basketball practice. Gample is right across the street from the business school so every time she visits daddy at school she wants to go over and "check out basketball." We are excited about the upcoming basketball season.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


This picture just doesn't do Fall in Connecticut justice!
If you can't make it to the grocery store here in Ashford, you might do your veggie shopping in this trailer parked along the road.  They leave the corn, tomatoes, etc. and you leave the money. 
We had a fun walk around the Mansfield Hollow Dam just down the street.
It was a beautiful warm October day.