Friday, December 25, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS- From Channing Hall

Joey's first graders at Channing Hall sing "Silent Night" for you all.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TRIPLE CAKE BIRTHDAY(S)

Joey turned 7 this weekend. Yes it took all weekend and three cakes.


Friday, he had the kids party and wanted a "wedding type" cake. So Dot obliged.
Saturday he wanted a stack of pancakes with a candle on it "like on TV"- Has anyone seen this on TV?Sunday, he shared his birthday with Cassidy and Whitney. Thanks for sharing you guys!

Then on Sunday night he cried to Dot in bed, "I cried all three days!" ...... He did . But it's all good-he's 7........

Saturday, December 5, 2009

I THOUGHT I'D BE BRAVE TODAY


and go ride outside. Nothing was going to stop me, even when the clouds started rolling in. Due to family scheduling I didn't get out until 2:30ish. I headed up CC thinking that it's been dry for a while and the trails would be clear. They were until I started climbing Ghost then it was ice. Then it was suddenly a blizzard. Then I realized it is damn cold going downhill in a blizzard. Then I got home and jumped into the hottub with the boys (no picture for a reason). Oh well, I tried.

Friday, December 4, 2009

THEY LIFT MY HEART THEN THEY CRUSH IT

WHO? The kids of course! Joey, this time.
He came home with the above drawing a few weeks ago when he was told to write a story in class. Translation: "I learned how to ride my bike with my dad holding me up" . How cool is that. I'm famous in first grade. He remembered and appreciated what I had done!
BUT THEN....
We presented this to him today for his birthday. You could just see it on his face...."It's just a bike" I even heard him say that later to his brother who was drooling all over it!

Dad's perspective is: That spooled brat!
Son's perspective is: Oh man I wanted a DS. That means I am going to have to race it. It's too hard to race. I'd rather play video games and eat candy.

The trials of rearing a child and being one.......