Friday, February 23, 2007

From the SammyCam: February 23rd, 2007

Originally uploaded by peteshaw.
Grandparents gave sam a wonderful fisher price camera for Christmas, which Sam has taken hundreds of photos with. Unfortunately, he deletes most of them as soon as he takes them. I managed to scavenge a few up and I'll be occasionally posting them as "Photos from the SammyCam".

Happy Birthday Sam! February 23rd, 2007

Originally uploaded by peteshaw.
Happy Birthday Sam! Samuel Owen Shaw turns 4 today, although he does not seem to be mellowing with age.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Some bad new - February 22nd, 2007

On Monday Kathleen went into the hospital for a minor procedure, which turned out to be more of a major minor procedure than we were led to believe.  The really really good news is that there were no traces of cancer found.  The bad news is Kathleen is still recovering, and it will be a week or so before she is really on her feet again.  I have been trying to play 'Mister Mom' as much as I can during the evenings, and they have been very tolerant of my situation at work, so all things considered I feel we have been very fortunate.  Of course, by the end of the evening I am saying things like "Please just go to bed now, children, Daddy's about ready to 'wig out' and we don't want to see that happen now, do we?"
The second piece of news is that Kathleen's Uncle Bill passed on this week.  His health had been failing of late, and now he isn't suffering any more.  Bill was a kind and funny man.  He was always willing to help and I always enjoyed speaking with him.  I will miss him a great deal.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sam likes girls! February 21st, 2007

I had this conversation with Sam yesterday. We were in the car.


"Yes. Sam?"

"I like girls."

"You do?"

"Why, do you like girls, Sam?"

"I like kissing them."

"Well, I think you are onto something there, Sam."

"What do you mean - I am onna something?"

"Never mind"

Monday, February 12, 2007

New! Anna Shaw SubWebLog 2.12.2007

Anna has been bugging me to help her make a web page, and she insists that "all the other third graders have web pages." So I am very proud to bring to you Anna's Blog!

Anyway, its sort of a a sub web log, or slog. Cheers!

The Golden Rule - February 12th, 2007

On the way to church yesterday, the kids were fighting in the back.  So I started to explain to them how you should treat people the way you would like to be treated, even when they weren't so nice to you. 

"Its called the golden rule, " I said, trying to sound helpful.

"Its like sometimes when I hit Sam, and he doesn't do anything."  PJ said.

"Well, yeah, PJ, that's right.  You should try and be more like Sam.  Good example."