Sunday, April 27, 2008
But I figured, he was going camping so it was no big deal. Alec's mom, was taking the boys camping. I would have gone along, except I had the monumental chore of cutting up the old broken down hot tub on our deck into arm sized pieces and schlepping them out to the curb. I
rented a sawzall, a reciprocating saw that can cut through fiberglass, plastic, nails, wood, pretty much anything, for the job and spent all of Saturday working on this.
Sam and Kathleen were down at 'the cow house' in the Shenandoah's this weekend. Anna was bouncing around between friends and on the trampoline, so she kept busy. Several hours and blisters later the hot tub was on the curb.
Anna had a sleepover at a friends house Saturday night. PJ and Alec came back around 2pm and hung out much of the day, then around 7PM or so, PJ went to sleep over at Alec's house, so I had a quiet house for a few hours that night.
Sometimes there is so much activity around you that you can't keep track of it all, and it feels like you are just part of a storm, and every once in a while you catch a glimpse of something.
Sunday morning, at around Ten AM, PJ comes in the door while I am repairing the screen on our porch. I ask him if he had a good time overnight.
"Dad, guess what?" He asks.
"I'm, still wearing two pairs of underwear!"
"Well, maybe you should take one, or both of them and go upstairs and put some clean clothes on?" I ask him.
"No, I'm alright." He says, and the goes to sit down in front of the computer.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
But a friend came over to help (thanks Neil!) and a short, painful, three hours later it was done. But the kids love it. They spent Saturday bouncing away into oblivion.
Another Sam quote: In the kitchen Sam walks past me, saying to no one in particular, "I need to have desert now! I can't take it any more!" It was about Three O'clock in the afternoon.
"Sam, what can't you take?" I ask him.
"All the guilt. I just can't take all the guilt." He says, shaking his five year old head as he walks out of the room.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
"So do you say 'Now I lay me down to sleep?'" Gagi asked Sam, wondering what prayer to say before bed.
"No, we say the one about the bread."
Sam ended his prayers with "...and thank you for Easter, and raising the dead."
Just before Gagi left to go home, Sam said to her, "I am sorry I have to tell you this Gagi, but I am afraid I really don't like you." Evidently he was unhappy with her rules.
Another random Sam quote: "There are no fairy god parents and that's why you wish on a star."
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Today we are in St. Thomas, and yesterday we were in St. Martin. For the most part though, are itinerary has consisted of something like eat, rest, eat, rest, drink, rest, drink, eat, rest, gamble, drink, gamble, gamble, drink, rest, rest, rest and repeat. What a fabulous way to spend the week!
I have only a few minutes left so I need to cut this short, I will be posting more photos and stuff in the days that follow. Cheers, and have a great week!