Monday, November 30, 2009


Kathleen wanted me to find a cute old picture of PJ too.


Thursday, November 26, 2009


I am going through all of my old blog posts and fixing the photo links, which is a generally slow and tedious thing to do. However, the payoff is that I get to rediscover cute old photos. Here are a couple.


HEY! how come I can't go to school!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scouting for food November 14, 2009

Originally uploaded by bkale
Sam is right in front of the flag, PJ is in the back blowing a bubble. All told, we collected some 4000 pounds of food, and had a lot of fun, too.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

home from the hospital!

And not a moment too soon, Kathleen came home from the hospital today at 4PM.  Some antibiotics and rest and she'll be a good as new.  Happy times!

Kathleen is Sick - putting the kids on the bus

Kathleen was sick at home yesterday, with stomach pains, and I spent the day at home watching her and trying to get her into the doctor.  Finally at 4PM we had an appointment.  The doctor prescribed a CT Scan, so from there we had to swing home, make sure that the kids were all taken care of, and then go back to the hospital and wait for a scan.  This turned out to involve hours of waiting, so I picked up the kids and went home.  Sometime later on Kathleen was admitted to the hospital for observation, and that is where we are now.  I'll try and post updates here and to facebook, its so much easier than actually *talking* to people LOL!

On a lighter note, I am playing Mr. Mom at home now.  This morning, I had to get the boy's ready for school.  Sam had after school gym class, and he needed to put on socks and sneakers.  I said "Okay Sam, you need to put your socks on now."

"I don't want to dad."

"Why not."

"I have sock issues."

I pause, and mull that over for a second.  "Okay fine, Sam, no socks."

Sam then wants to put on his red sneakers, which have laces, so I had to tie them for him.  After I did that, he said, "Dad, you tied these way to tight, but its okay, I'll just deal with it."  :^)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wow this is november?

Originally uploaded by peteshaw
My mom visited this weekend, and we had a beautiful Sunday afternoon, which the kids and some friends got a chance to enjoy. It was nice to be outside.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

my favorite frank zappa quote

"The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents — because they have a tame child-creature in their house."
--"Ben Watson interviews Frank Zappa" October 1993 (Mojo Magazine)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009

Originally uploaded by peteshaw

Halloween this year was cold and rainy, but luckily we dodged the worst parts of the weather.  We all made it to the Leesburg Halloween parade, and after everyone went trick-or reating and got lots of candy.  This year everyone sported home made costume's courtesy of mom.  Anna was Cleopatra, PJ was a mummy, and Sam was count Dracula! 

Happy Halloween 2009

Originally uploaded by peteshaw

Happy Halloween 2009

Originally uploaded by peteshaw