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Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Black Friday!

… And belated Thanksgiving!

We did the usual – driving around from house to house.  This year, the Humphries dinner was at the Kiesel’s, and the Dolnick dinner was at Marshall & Marcia’s.  Turkey and all the accompaniments was had by all, and we arrived home late and full (sans Aaron, who is sleeping over at Bubbe & Zaydie’s.)

Did all my “Black Friday” shopping online – much, much less than usual of course, given the circumstances this year.  But I did get a few things that Marla and the kids have been wanting, dirt cheap.  And I didn’t get up at 4:00 AM to do it – all online, last night, before I went to bed.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 1:08 pm  

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Aaron’s Scholastic Awards

This post is late – Aaron’s first quarter ended earlier this month, and I’m just now catching up on some of this stuff.

Aaron achieved High Honors and perfect attendance in the first scholastic quarter at his Jr. High school.   The awards pictured below may seem kinda cheesy, but what’s behind them is a lot of work – maintaining an A average, including taking two honors classes and second year spanish (without taking first year), while playing Junior Varsity Soccer, AYSO Soccer, Jr. Wildcats Basketball, plus playing first chair Trombone in their Concert Band.

So the awards below mean a lot more than a couple of ribbons pinned to a door. 🙂

Aaron's Scholastic Awards

Aaron's Scholastic Awards

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 3:21 pm  

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Aaron Concert Band

Aaron’s school Concert Band performed on Thursday night.  This band is really starting to sound good – great timing, music flow, and overall sound.  I would not be surprised if Aaron ends up in the Symphonic Band next year, and I predict that they will go to SuperState.  Well, anyway, HERE‘s Aaron performing!

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 1:58 pm  

Friday, November 13, 2009

Justin Goes to Lincoln Park Zoo

A class field trip was canceled three weeks ago, and rescheduled for today.  Justin’s kindergarten class went to Lincoln Park Zoo, and I – having mucho time on my hands – went with them, to chaperon the kids.  In my group was Justin, Noah (our next door neighbor), and Darren.  We saw most of the zoo, my feet are killing me.  Pictures are HERE.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 7:13 pm  

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day Outing – Field Museum

Today the kids had the day off for Veterans Day, and it also happened to be a “free day” at the Field Museum (everyone gets in free).  So, we took the kids there.  Checked out Sue, the nearly 100% complete dinosaur that was uncovered in an archeological dig, and some other fun stuff like a real Ancient Egyptian tomb and a bunch of (dead) animals.

Not a great deal of pictures, but here they are.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 8:01 pm  

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kids Swim Class

All three kids take a swimming class in the fall, winter, and spring at the park district.

Here they are swimming.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 7:49 pm  

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