Sunday, November 29, 2009


Thanksgiving day we tried to get a cute cousins picture together with the Drago kids. Needless to say taking a group picture of 8 kids under the ages of 7 doesn't always go so smooth!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving break!

All cuddley and cozy the kids got up early and snuggled up on the couch to watch cartoons. Love the holidays.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's Official!

That's right folks, I am a high school basketball official. I completed my training and passed my test with a 97%. I wanted to get back into coaching so I coached the school JV volleyball team. It took a lot of time away from my kids as much as I loved it. So I thought if I was a ref I could still participate, but not dedicate as much time. Unfortunately volleyball is the same season as soccer and with my kids in soccer there was no way that I could do both. So my friend who has been officiating basketball for 15 years talked me into basketball instead. It's been pretty fun, great exercise. It's just funny to think back on all the crowd chants we used to have, "Open your eyes ref, you're missing a good game" or "Nuts and bolts nuts and bolts we got screwed". We'll see how the season goes. I've done 6 games and like it so far.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Oops I did it again.

So almost exactly 2 years ago I had 13 inches of my hair chopped off and donated it to Locks of Love (an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients). Well my hair was getting pretty long again so I decided if I grew if a little longer I could donate it again. Well that's what I did. I had another 13 inches cut off and went short. It's the shortest I've ever had it. I like it, just have to get used to it. Glad I could give it to someone else.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lucky Ducky!

So Malachi got a Wii last year for Christmas. If you know Malachi he LOVES video games. Even though we limit him to playing 2 days a week he talks about his video games as if he's on them 24/7. So this year he starts saying that he wants an Xbox 360 for Christmas. I tell him that he needs to be grateful that he already has the Wii plus his old Xbox.
Well our school had a carnival and one of the booths you put tickets in to win an Xbox 360. So of course Malachi wants to keep putting his tickets in there. It was time to go so we let him put the rest of his tickets in the Xbox drawing where at the end of the day they would call the winner.
Well the day came and went and he didn't get a call and was a little disappointed, but we as parents knew odds were he wouldn't be the winner, and didn't really want him to win it.
Well Friday came and the school holds their morning assembly. So I called my girlfriend who's kids also attend the charter and she answers the phone congratulating me. I asked what for? She said Malachi won the Xbox 360.
They decided to do the drawing at school for fun in front of everyone. So they took the big bag of tickets and pulled a big handful out then the Principal pulled a ticket out which said "Malachi Drago". My girlfriend described it as: "Malachi ran up there like he was on the Price is Right."
So he got his Xbox 360 funny how things work out for that kid. It's almost like he willed it to happen.