October 26th, 2023

Today we bullied you into skipping basketball practice.  There's no tournament this weekend.  Daddy is making veal, and we all started chanting, "Skip it! Skip it!"  You said we were bad influences, but I think you secretly liked it.

October 21st, 2023

Yesterday you were accepted into college for the first time - Seton Hall.  You had Daddy and Nonna on Facetime while you clicked on the email, letting you know that you got in.  I cried.  I think Daddy did too.  I'm just so proud of you, Magoo.  None of us were expecting to hear from colleges this early, so this was a pleasant surprise.  After you found out you called Papa, then Zio and Goggy and the same time, then Titi, then Uncle Josh, then Michaela, Jules, Auntie Susan, and everyone else we could think of who had some hand in helping you become who you are today.  Everyone was smiling through the phone - you could hear it.  Now we wait for financial aid offers to come through to see where you'll end up this fall.  No matter what, you worked hard for this and we can't wait to see what you do with the opportunities before you.

August 20th, 2023

We’ve just gotten back from a week in Florida looking at colleges. First UT and then UF, which you liked better between the two. I’m hoping that you kick butt this first quarter and that your grades thus far, plus a killer essay, will be enough to get you where you want to go. Although I may not love the school like you do, if it’s what you want, it’s what I want. 

May 5th, 2023

“ROTC stands for Reserved Officer Training Corps.” Except you pronounced corps “corpse”. 

June 17th, 2023

“Quiet bigotry is better than loud bigotry. Put that in the blog.”

June 23rd, 2021

"Kittens can maul you alive."

April 5th, 2021

Today we got your Confirmation suit - a beautiful deep navy blue three piece from Men's Wearhouse, with a yellow tie and new leather brown shoes. You absolutely love it.