Summer Is Near

Wow, it’s HOT once again in Phoenix! 109 yesterday… Alex and I went swimming last night, for the first time this season. The pool temperature had been hovering around 80 for a few weeks, but warmed up to 85 over the last 2 days.

Alex turned 16 on March 16th! He had a party at . . . → Read More: Summer Is Near

Maria & Alex

Well, Yesterday went well. Maria & I went shopping to Fashion Square Mall and Maria got some new work clothes. We both made it to see Alex’s tennis game. The other team only had six members show up, so the JV team didn’t get to play… but Alex got to play 6th man on the . . . → Read More: Maria & Alex

Update

So if a leap year or leap day (as in today) has been around since 45 BC, why does my watch read March 1st? Don’t you think Timex would have figured this out by now??? I have to say it’s only a $20 watch, but I thought my watches in the past adjusted themselves appropriately. . . . → Read More: Update

Tennis

Alex and I went to the tennis banquet last night. Alex received a certificate for participation in JV Tennis. We found out the men’s varsity team placed 6th at state and the women’s varsity team placed second at state. 4 members of the team are leaving/graduating, so Alex has a good shot at varsity, next . . . → Read More: Tennis

Update

We had a great time in Florida. The weather was mid 70′s with some rain. The humidity helped to heal my dry, cracked skin. I think I was looking five years younger, but I’m drying out again! Alex went to a St Louis Cardinals spring training game with Grandpa Larry, while I stayed home to . . . → Read More: Update

Alex Plays Tennis

My internet was down for 48 hours. I determined it was the cable modem, and after a trip to wal-mart, I’m back online. Alex had an away game on Tuesday. He won singles 8-0 and doubles (with Max) 8-1. Yesterday was a home game. The team won, but Alex won by default as his opponent . . . → Read More: Alex Plays Tennis

Alex Plays Tennis

Alex traveled to Scottsdale to play yesterday. His opponent no-showed, so he won by default. All the other team members lost their games. Alex and David played doubles and they lost 8-0.

Alex Plays Tennis

Alex got back at 10:30PM after a long day of travel and fast food. He played 6th on JV again today and won his single match 8-0. He and Max won doubles 8-2.

Alex Plays Tennis

Alex played 2nd on JV today. He beat his opponent 8 games to 1. The next match is Tuesday. They travel out of town… somewhere on the border of Mexico. Alex will miss the full day of school… he’s happy.

Alex Plays Tennis

The opposing tennis team no-showed yesterday. They had another match scheduled for today. Alex beat his opponent 8 games to 2 games. (They match players of the same rank on the opposing team and play first one to win 8 games, wins.) Alex is currently ranked 6th on JV. He feels he should be ranked . . . → Read More: Alex Plays Tennis