Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cameron "backstage" event

Cameron got to meet an LA Galaxy player and get an autograph after the game!   He met player Ignacio Maganto.  Very cool!

Soccer collage

While we were gone we missed Cameron's game.  I put this together of the photos taken at the game.  He is so expressive when he plays!

Puerto Rico - heading home

View from our hotel room
We headed out after breakfast on Sunday.  No delays, just a long day of traveling.  It was fun!  I'm so glad we got to go!


Sad to leave but excited to see the fam!

Puerto Rico - Final Dinner

Our last gathering in Puerto Rico was Saturday night in the outer part of the hotel.  Live music, great food and fun!

Puerto Rico - Day 4

We chose to take a day off on our last day and enjoy the beach!

The cool drill the hotel staff used to drill holes for umbrellas!

Puerto Rico - Day 3 Dinner

Our day 3 ended with a fabulous dinner!

Puerto Rico - Day 3

I spent the morning at the pool with a friend while Derrik and the other advisors had to attend a meeting - blah!  After lunch, we got on the bus to go on a scenic tour of old San Juan.  We saw the capitol building and visited the Castillo de San Cristobal, which was a fort built by Spain in 1783 to protect the city against land based attacks.
We finished the outing off by doing some shopping in downtown San Juan.

Statue of John the Baptist
Capitol ceiling
Fort Castillo de San Cristobal
Derrik and a new friend?

Downtown San Juan


Puerto Rico - Day 2

After breakfast, we headed out on the bus to where the boat was docked.  We traveled to a secluded island and snorkeled there and had lunch.  Then we did some deep water snorkeling on the way back.  Dinner was at an authentic Puerto Rican restaurant.

Puerto Rico - Day 1

Derrik earned a trip to Puerto Rico through work so he and I packed up and went!  We left the boys and dog with the grandparents, who did a great job handling everything.  We had a great trip!  I will do my best to summarize each day to show you what we saw.

The first day was simply getting there.  We didn't make our first flight out of LAX because our bag didn't make the 45 minute cut-off prior to takeoff.  So we hung out at the airport to catch the next flight to Miami and then on to San Juan.  We didn't arrive at our hotel until midnight Eastern time and we hadn't eaten dinner so we ordered room service and went to bed.  On the agenda tomorrow: catamaran trip and snorkeling!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Dad and Suzanne Visit (1st Soccer Game and Marching Band Performance)


Dad and Suzanne stopped by this week to hang out with us!  It was so fun having them here!  Lots of eating out, driving around to pick up kids from school and we topped it off with a soccer game starring Cameron and a marching halftime show starring Ethan! 

Double-checking some homework :)


Cheering squad


Go Saugus!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Sadie, Sadie, Sadie...

She's fitting in with us quite nicely.  Maybe it's just the "honeymoon" period, but we're very happy with her!