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Friday, October 29, 2010

Justin’s Happy Video

Here’s another (Spring-ish, 2010) video I found, entitled “Justin’s Happy Video”, taken by a a friend. This is one of the few I’m going to double-post: here (via YouTube) and Facebook, if you’re so inclined.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 3:47 pm  

Friday, October 29, 2010

Aaron Concert Band Spring 2010 Concert

Yes, you read right, spring. I found a bunch of videos sitting in a “sort” folder since earlier this year, and I’m going through them now. Sue me.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 3:31 pm  

Sunday, October 17, 2010

RIP Barbara Billingsley

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 12:21 am  

Friday, October 15, 2010

Final Soccer Tourney Pics and Symphonic Band Concert

Aaron’s last Varsity game for McCracken Middle School was last night, an exciting game but sadly they lost 2-1, but not for lack of effort, especially in the last two minutes.

Tourney Pictures are on the gallery site; bear in mind that I was using my Sony point-and-shoot and I had to take all the zoom it would give me, including the crappy digital zoom, in order to get anything.  So hopefully you can find Aaron in the pics – he’s the one in Purple!  A few of his brothers too.

It was also time for a Symphonic Band concert, and they sounded just great.  We didn’t record it, but took a few snaps (again, bear with the long zoom).

Things have calmed down a bit now.  Aaron was quite happy that he was able to come home from school right after school, for only the second time this school year, since he had band in the morning and no more soccer practice after school.  We still have AYSO, but that’s on Sundays and it’s over in three weeks and then things will start to really slow down before the holidays.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 5:00 pm  

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

McCracken Tourney Updates & Pics

McCracken lost last night to Park View, but they move on in the tournaments to play Lincoln Hall tonight at Niles West.

Updated brackets and pictures have been posted.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 8:33 am  

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Aaron Adventure Trip Videos

The post below has a link to pictures; here are some videos, all of Aaron zip lining in Wisconsin.  All on Youtube, so you gotta have some sort of browser add-in… After the jump…


posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 7:37 pm  

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Aaron’s Overnight Camping Trip

Back about a month ago, Aaron went on an overnight school field trip to Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin called the “8th Grade Adventure Trip”.  There, they did rock climbing, zip lining, and general spelunking plus they had to make a camp (and sleep in a tent) and make several of their own meals.  It was a great experience for them, and Aaron of course had a blast.  He took pictures, and I’ve finally gotten around to uploading them tonight.  So have a look at Aaron’s 8th Grade Field Trip Pictures, and enjoy!

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 6:46 pm  

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Very Busy Week…

Between Soccer, Band, and other activities this coming week shapes up to be our worst, as far as schedule overlaps.  A sampling:

– Today: Aaron has a 12:30-2:00 AYSO game in Glenview.  Ethan’s game starts at 1:20, in Skokie, and then he has a birthday party at 3:00 in Niles.  Which is also when Justin’s game starts, and Mike ref’s another game, in Skokie.

– Tuesday: Aaron has a Varsity tournament game, 4:30 to 6:00 in Skokie but Justin has practice from 5:00 to 6:00 and Ethan has practice from 6:00 to 7:00 in Skokie.  Oh, don’t forget about Aaron’s band practice from 2:10 to 3:30.

– Thursday: Aaron Tourney 4:30 to 6:00, or 6:00 to 7:30, depending on standings.  Aaron also has a concert from 7:00 to 8:30, and we have a “Transition to High School” parents meeting from 7:00 to 8:00, and Aaron has an AYSO practice from 5:30 to 7:00.  If he can manage to be in three places at once (and we can manage to get him to all three at once and still attend the parent’s meeting), he can relax and enjoy some cake later because it’s Marla’s birthday.

At least we all have Monday off.  Now I’m off to run kids around to their games (and ref a few…)

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 9:54 am  

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy 70th, John

I’ve posted it all over Facebook, so I might as well post it here too.  Happy 70th birthday, John Lennon.  I do truly miss you.

Hear them shouting all about love
While they treated you like a dog
When you were the one who had made it
so clear
All those years ago.

Hear them talking all about how to give
They don’t act with much honesty
But you point the way to the truth when you say
All you need is love.

Living with good and bad
I always looked up to you
Now we’re left cold and sad
By someone the devil’s best friend
Someone who offended all.

We’re living in a bad dream
They’ve forgotten all about mankind
And you were the one they backed up to
the wall
All those years ago
You were the one who Imagined it all
All those years ago.

Deep in the darkest night
I send out a prayer to you
Now in the world of light
Where the spirit free of the lies
And all else that we despised.

They’ve forgotten all about God
He’s the only reason we exist
Yet you were the one that they said was
so weird
All those years ago
You said it all though not many had ears
All those years ago
You had control of our smiles and our tears
All those years ago

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 10:46 pm  

Friday, October 8, 2010

McCracken Varsity Soccer Playoffs

Aaron’s McCracken Varsity Soccer team has made the playoffs.  The team is part of the “Little Nine Conference” in Northeastern Illinois.  They have tournament games next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon to determine the conference champion.

You can find team standings, and (scroll down a bit) playoff brackets at the Little Nine Conference web page.  I’ll update as well.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 8:42 am  

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