RFA Homecoming Dance

Eric and Ally dressed up for the Rome Free Academy Home Coming dance.

Eric’s Fractured Fibula

So after all the hiking and climbing during our vacation, Eric goes to the NYS Fair with his buddy Jack and falls coming down some bleachers. Jack and Eric make it to the infirmary who want to send him by ambulance to a Syracuse hospital. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed as Eric got to the car. […]

Ponds, Canoe Camping, Garden, Tendonitis

To celebrate graduation from middle school Eric hosted a small party with 8 or nine of his buddies. After much waffling about the possibility of rain and alternative rain dates we went ahead and had the party on Friday night with a bonfire and pizza. We had a lot of fire wood from cleaning out […]

Dad Joke

Kathryn and I gave Eric and Austin a ride to HCCC for a basketball tournament. Eric was in the back seat with Austin playing Rap music and telling us his latest favorite artists. I asked him how the rap artists came up with their nicknames and why they always seemed to have initials like Jay […]

Packing Up For Crown Point

Kathryn spent 3 days in Rochester attending a conference to gain continuing education credits. Eric finished out his spring AAU season with Mohawk Valley Elite. His tournament experience consisted of mostly losses with the recent exception of a sudden death win over Tri-Valley Players. Eric started doing face offs during lacrosse games.

Kathryn packed […]

HP Lacrosse @ VVS

It was windy and rainy; very windy as HP played VVS to 11-5 win.

Mohawk Valley Elite Shootout

MVE played in three games this past weekend; losing by 2 points to a 9th grade/JV team from Waterville with 8 seconds left; losing by 6 points to Rome Select in a game that had MVE trailing, but threatening the entire game and finally to Amsterdam when the team missed many, many easy shots.


HP 8th Grade Basketball vs Remsen

It has been a rough week for the HP Middle School. Eric’s 1st 8th grade basketball game, scheduled for last weekend, was canceled by Little Falls due to threat of snow or missing school bus or something. This Thursday he had a 2 hour delay, but managed to play their 1st game vs Remsen and […]

Eric’s 14th Birthday

Eric turned 14 on Saturday January 7th. Eric and I went to an SU game vs Pittsburgh. SU basketball has been a roller coaster this early season, with proclamations by Coach Boeheim of the talent and depth of the team; early blowouts vs non-conference foes and losses against good teams (South Carolina and Wisconsin) and […]

Twisted Ankles

Eric Fall Accelerate League ended with his team being in the 2nd seed. They beat the RFA team on the final game of the season and ended up playing vs Frankfort in the finals and winning. Eric with him suffered a sprained ankle in the last regular season game. On the opening play he got […]