Monday, August 29, 2011

Benjamin's First Day of Kindergarten

Today was Benjamin's first day of Kindergarten at his new school. He was anxious and excited, telling me to hurry up and get going. When we arrived, he told me he was a little scared and nervous. Once he saw his classmates, he warmed up and started talking. Business as usual.

Classic first day of school front door photos






At the school parking lot with Mommy


At his meeting spot. A little anxious here...


Meeting his favorite Priest, Father Jim


Ready to go!


Holy Water blessing. Benjamin made us proud by doing the sign of the cross.


To the classroom!



Saturday, August 13, 2011

More Toronto Trip Pictures

Canada's Wonderland




























Centre Island trip


















Park visits










Niagara Falls


















First visit to Niagara Falls, November 1964. Holding me is my God Father Bob while Dad is on the left.


47 years later I'm holding Benjamin with the Falls behind us.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Annual Trip To Redskins Training Camp

Washington Redskins Training Camp: Ashburn, VA
I live about five miles from Redskins Park so I always make an annual trip to training camp. Here is a photo essay from today's trip. I had an early appointment nearby and got there right as they started so I missed getting the choice midfield spot. The defense worked on the farther field so unfortunately I didn't get to see the drills from them but I got a lot of offense shots.

It's a fun outing to see how an NFL team practices. It's kid friendly and best of all, free!

Hope you enjoy the photo essay. To enlarge the photo, just click it.





Guard Corey O'Daniel gets his stretching in before practice


Linebacker Obi Ezeh


Offensive Linemen before practice


Tackle Clint Oldenburg




Quarterback Rex Grossman leads a drill


An assistant coach holds up the play that's to be run




Redskins kicking team doing what kickers do when not kicking


Offensive Line drill


Offensive Line practice a drill


Wide Receiver Brandon Banks going one on one


Quarterback John Beck works on a passing drill


Beck and the offensive line working on a passing drill


Wide Receivers taking in the instruction from assistant coach Keenan McCardell


Redskins Wide Receivers


Assistant Coach Keenan McCardell works on a contact drill with the receivers




Anthony Armstrong pulls in a reception


Brandon Banks


Donte Stallworth


Brandon Banks works with Keenan McCardell on a receiving drill




Wide Receiver Santana Moss




Donte Stallworth sequence


















Quarterback Ben Chappell gets in some work


Brandon Banks working hard




Quarterbacks and receivers working on patterns and timing


Santana Moss with the grab


QB's Rex Grossman and John Beck. Who gets the starting job?


Running Backs Tim Hightower, Darrel Young and Ryan Torain


Running backs working with the QB's


QB John Beck


QB Rex Grossman airs it out.


QB Kellen Clemens and RB Tim Hightower


QB Rex Grossman


QB John Beck and RB Evan Royster