Sunday, September 27, 2009

September is almost over

September is almost over. Here are the big things for the month. Sampson was a blast as usual even though we were sick, Kathleen had surgery on her hand for carpal tunnel, the kids went back to school, and Anna is doing volleyball and PJ and Sam are doing cub scouts.

We did our chores today. Sunday is chore day. Anna cleans her room and the front office, and PJ and Sam gets the basement and their room. Kathleen cleans up around the house in general, and I get to herd the boys into actually accomplishing something. They will dissappear in to their room, and an hour will go by, and if you open the door they will be sitting on the floor in the middle of the room, just staring at each other. So I have to supervise. Lord knows what they were doing, but I bet you could come back in a month, and they would still be there, sitting on the floor in the middle of the room, kicking there feet.

Today I take the boys to sell popcorn, a painful ordeal designed to raise money for the cub scout pack. The key is to get out there early, before any of the other boys have canvassed the area. Oh what fun.

Other than that is has been a pretty quiet month so far. It has been nice to get back into the school year routine.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

back to school!


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they are always this blurry this time of year...

back to school!


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Monday, September 14, 2009

Summer Wrap up

Well, this summer came and went in flash.  Ending with Sampson of course.  this year Kathleen and I were both sick for the weekend.  Then on Saturday night I broke out in hives all over my body.  Very strange.  But Sampson was fun.   And then school was in session!

This year The boys catch the early bus and Anna takes the one after that, and hour later at 8 as opposed to 7.  This is also the first year that Sam is in full day school.  They are getting older in leaps and bounds.

Tomorrow Kathleen has surgery for Carpal Tunnel, for a second time.  

That is it for now.  C ya!  --Pete


Thursday, September 10, 2009

sampson state park 2009


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here the kids have a high stakes game of texas holdem going in the shade tent. I think andrew ended up with all of the candy.

Sampson State Park 2009


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here is a panorama of the campground. The weather was beautiful this year.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

flu and cold season approaches

well, our labor day weekend at Sampson State Park approaches, and Kathleen and I have succumbed to influenza.  Ugh, should b e a tough, yet fun weekend.