January 2016

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Another Saturday of basketball and the boys are ready to go. I can’t think of any better way to kick-off the weekend!

A fast break with Alex moving the ball down the court. You can tell he’s moving FAST because he’s blurry 😉 …

Alex Fast Break

The boys have never had a problem mixing it up on defense, either…

Adam Guards Alex Guards

Under the basket, Adam takes the shot…

Adam shoots

SCORE!

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So, I walk into the hallway and find Adam lying on the floor next to Charlie taking selfies with his iPod…

Adam and Charlie

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Today is the boys’ 100-day of school. To celebrate the kids were asked to imagine what they’d look like if they were 100-YEARS-old. To them, it would be something like this…

Adam insisted that he needed a cane, while Alex said the pipe would do the trick…

100 Years

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It’s an exciting weekend for the boys! The Upward Basketball season starts today, and we’re learning the basics…

Dribbling…

Alex Dribbles Adam Dribbles

and Shooting…

Alex Shoots Adam Shoots

Alex Shoots Adam Shoots

The boys did great for their day of basketball. Of course, Adam thinks he’s the greatest basketball player to ever grace the court, but Alex actually contained him pretty well…

Guarding

Can’t wait for next weekend!

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Can you believe it? We’re still opening Christmas presents. And after a day at Daytona, what better present to open than the Real FX Slotless Racing System with Artificial Intelligence???

Race Track

The cars are pretty cool! They have sensors that “read” the track over 200-times per second and communicate their positions to the hand-set. Now the boys can race at scale speeds of up to 180 mph and the AI assist actually helps them keep their car on the track! Still, with fully proportional steering control across the entire track, they have the ability to drive back on if they spin off. Just like real racing.

And they’re already pros…

Race Track

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To kick-off the new year, the boys’ Godfather, Chris, and I took the boys on a road trip to visit the Daytona International Raceway Museum.

Dale at Daytona

While we were waiting for our tour to begin, we looked around the museum a bit and these clowns in front of the cut-away “Drive Petty” car…

Clown Car

The tour was pretty comprehensive and took us all around the track and down pit road…

Tour

We stopped for a bit at the start-finish line and walked up the 18-percent grade track for a photo-op…

Dad and Boys

Back aboard the tram, I got a quick picture of the new Grand Stand as we headed to the garage area and Victory Lane!

Grand Stand

In the garage area, we visited the auditorium where the drivers receive their safety briefing prior to the race. They played the safety briefing for us, which was interesting, but even more interesting were the photos on the wall depicting some Daytona history. Like this one of Donny Allison in front of the Wood Brothers #21 Mercury Cyclone (even from across the room, I can pick-out my racing team!)…

Donnie Allison

Then it was on to Victory Lane…

Selfie

We had a blast!

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Happy New Year-2016

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