You know, we were just saying that it has been a while since our last update but we were shocked to see that it has been more than a month. Wow! Where did a month go? Since we can barely remember the details from a few days ago, maybe we will just hit the highlights over this last month to kind of catch up and we will do our best to try not to fall so far behind in the future. Promise!
At the end of our last post, the boys were just starting their Spring Break. Since we are planning to travel back to the East Coast this summer, we decided to stay at home and have some fun around here. Besides the boys doing typical spring break things like staying up late and sleeping late, they also used the time to do some kid things like build some crazy Lego robots and battle-bots. Sometimes with the daily grind of homework and activities, they just don’t have the free time to play, so they definitely took advantage of the free time.
Right around that same time, we invested in the “Bond 50: Celebrating 5 Decades of Bond 007” DVD set (23 movies). Thanks Amazon/Prime! The boys have seen a few of the more recent Bond movies like “Skyfall” and occasionally we catch an older movie on TV like “Goldeneye.” But we started out going all the way back to the beginning which is “Dr. No” with Sean Connery. Although the stories are still good and action packed, the boys realized how much the movie making has changed since the 1960s. We were able to watch 6 or 7 of the movies but they can’t wait until we get into the 1990s and 2000s!
We attended the Easter celebration masses at our church. On Holy Thursday, Travis was selected to participate in the Washing of the Feet ceremony and on Good Friday, Tyler was an Altar Server with Olivia, both of which were great honors at this very special time of year for us. On Easter Sunday, we decided to go to the 8:30am mass to try and beat the crowd but the service was packed and we felt very lucky to have seats. We celebrated the day and then had a great Easter Dinner at our house with Martine, Tiernan and Olivia. We always have such a good time when we get together and can’t wait for our next round of Apples to Apples.
We were able to do one of our service projects at the Escondido Humane Society with our Faith and Works group. It was a hot day and we did some work cleaning out a bunch of pens and moving many wheelbarrows full of decomposed granite to cover the pen areas. But, we always have fun putting in time together and getting dirty for a good cause.
During the last month, we were able to go out and see some of the UCSD Men’s Soccer practice and games. We traveled up to Riverside to see them play UC Riverside and also saw them play at home a week ago where Tyler, Travis and some of his soccer buddies were able to be ball-boys. Travis really likes going to see the guys (and we all do too). They are really such great young men and they always go out of their way to make Travis feel special. And it is some good soccer to watch so it is a win-win for us.
On the medical front, we had to go in for Travis’ annual Lumbar Puncture (aka Spinal Tap) which is no fun but necessary. Luckily they put Travis to sleep so he doesn’t feel anything during the procedure which is a good thing. Also luckily, his spinal fluid came back negative for any cancer cells which is a great thing. So we are good to go for another year on Lumbar Punctures. Yeah! We had an annual Endocrinology appointment and his Counts are good!
Before you know it, everyone was back to school and back to work. Time really does fly when you are having fun!
Tony and Lynne