Today Currier got his first ever wiffle haircut.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Our neighbor gave us free tickets to the Riverdogs game for Family Sunday. It was Kid's Opening Day so Currier and Rya got free t-shirts, hotdogs, chips and a drink.
And we got to see the comedic classic and Riverdogs owner Bill Murray. It was a good day!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
We escaped for a quick weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach right after work on Friday. About an hour into the drive, we stopped at Litchfield Beach Fish House for dinner and couldn't have scored a better place to eat. The owner, Bob, excitingly showed the kids around his restaurant filled with sharks, prized fish and gators. He gave the kids toys to play with during dinner (which was delicious) and then gave them t-shirts to take home. Currier hasn't stopped talking about Bob and his awesome restaurant!
We stayed at the Breakers Resort which was a HUGE hit with the kids. It had a pirate ship pool, a heated lazy river, several Jacuzzis, and a heated pool.
We spent the majority of the weekend being carried away.
And relaxing in the hot tub.
The only time we left the resort was for lunch at Joe's Crab Shack at Barefoot Landing where we sucked down some beers and ate a whole lot of crab. It was a lovey and much needed mini family vacation.
My dad has been fighting multiple myeloma (blood cancer) for two years now and was just diagnosed with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or ITP which is much easier to pronounce, a bleeding disorder in which his immune system destroys platelets that are necessary for normal blood clotting. The doctors are confident that they can control this with medication and my dad assured me that he's fine and in good spirits; Alas, I still felt compelled to go home and be with him. With the help of Trent's sister getting me a plane ticket home (Thanks Tracy!) and my cousin picking me up from the airport, white-knuckleing the steering wheel in a snow storm and putting me up/putting up with me for the weekend (Thanks Cheryl!), I surprised my dad on April Fools Day! Our first stop was of course the Park Lunch where we enjoyed some chowdaahh and exchanged jokes and laughs.
My dad took me by the Commonwealth Newburyport Cancer Center where it was a pleasure to finally meet all the wonderful nurses who have been putting up with my father's bullshit and sexual harassment for the past two years.
After an evening of take-out Chinese and the Red Sox game at Dad's house, my brother PJ and I hit the Winner's Circle for some beers.
And we shared some laughs with Cheryl and Eliza until we got kicked out of the Winner's Circle for being losers.
Of course it wouldn't be a proper visit with my dad without a couple rounds of Scrabble coupled with Christy's Beach Pizza, Moxie and verbal abuse.
I rounded up the girls on my last evening home and hit downtown Newburyport for drinks, giggles, catching up and more drinks! It was a good visit home and I'm thankful for the time spent with my dad, my brother and my friends.