Sunday, November 13, 2011
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 08, 2011
This past weekend we had on of those rainy weekends when you stay at home and nest. It was sort of nice after all the activity this summer, to actually sit around at home. Outside it was cold and rainy.
I had to go over some Cub Scout stuff with Sam. This proved quite entertaining, as he had to interview an “older person” and ask questions about what things were like way back when. I heard bits of conversation like “You grew up during World War II? Sweet!”.
Later, we had to move some furniture around and one of the mattresses had to be thrown out on the curb. PJ decided to go on a wild tear and went out to the mattress in his pajamas pants with no shirt, with an umbrella, a book, and a pillow, and to lie out on the mattress and read. Well, at least he is getting some fresh air.
Anna cleaned her room. She is going to be painting it this weekend along with her friends, it is a kind of late birthday party. I’ll try and get some pictures up later on. In the mean time, here are some photos of the kids, which were taken while getting passport photos of them. (We need photos for our upcoming cruise.)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
|This was taken at the Webelos-A-Ree last weekend, where PJ and his ilk got a chance to see some boy scouts in action, learn stuff, and have a lot of fun. The kids had a blast. And the weather rock helped us determine what kind of weather we were having! |
|From Family 2011|
Sunday, September 25, 2011
What else, I have been falling behind on my ever growing todo list. I have a project of remodeling my basement office, and at the rate I am going it will be done sometime before seeing Sam's third born child graduate from college.
September is a wonderful month. The kids are back in school, there are a lot of hang around town sort of weekends, which I like a lot. The weather starts to cool off. But what about all of this rain? Where is this raing coming from? Ah well, it all evens out in the long run.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
"Are you happy?"
"Well, I guess I am happy, why do you ask?"
"Umm, did you do the happy dance when we all left?"
"You know, the one where you say 'do do do, its my brithday, no ones' home, do do do' (we do sometimes refer to this in our family as the 'happy dance')."
"Yeah, I guess I did."
"We had a lot of fun here. We went to the beach, we went to the boardwalk. It was a lot of fun."
"Wow, it sounds like fun."
"I had to dial a one before your number."
"I had to press the number one before I dialed your number."
"Sure, that would make sense, it is long distance from the beach house."
And he hung up. I guess that was all he wanted to say.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Monday, August 08, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
in two years. Last year we never made it up, having widely decided
that mid to late July was the perfect time to visit Disneyworld, as it
is that magical time of the year that you get to enjoy both record
crowds and dangerously hot temperatures. But that was last year.
This year we returned to Schroon Lake. I already posted one photo from there, I'll put some more up shortly.
It was a great time, but it is a lot of work too. It is a long drive
up. We got back on Satuday the 8th. The following week, the boys were in
cub scout twilight camp, from 6 to 8:30 pm each night. The boys
really enjoyed this. This was a cub scout camp centered around one of
the most fun ways boys have to spend time without playing video games.
Yes, shooting stuff up. There were three stations at the twilight camp, and the boys rotated
through them each night. First there were BB Guns, then Archery, then
Slingshots. All very safe, all very well organized. But still, this
involved me hanging around the camp every night. This lasted Monday
until Thursday, July 14th. Then, the 15th, we moved onto the next
camping expedition. Anna Michener was a volunteer for the Potomac Appalachian trail club,
and they named this cabin for her up in the Micheaux State Forest
about an hour northwest of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was about a
one mile hike in on an easy trail. We spent the weekend there, eating
marchmallows and generally relaxing. So that was three sorts of camping, in a row and I am exhausted. I
think at this point I am ready to spend a little bit of time indoors.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHLEEN
My beautiful wife, after celebrating eleven consecutive 29th birthdays, has finally crossed into the 40's. All I can say, as a veteren of this elder decade is this:
Come on in - the water's fine!
Happy birthday baby. I love you and wish you oh so many more.
Friday, July 08, 2011
Going roughly clockwise from the bottom left, present was Peg, Loretta, Mom, Sam, Anna, Molly, Andrew, Sean, Mike, Connor, PJ, Me, Kathleen, and Sean.
|From Schroon Lake 201107|
Friday, April 22, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Sunday, January 02, 2011
The other people, the TV crowd kept on saying how unsocial we were being but actually it was kinda nice. Good times!