Tuesday, August 30, 2005
However, he was disappointed to learn
that he has to go back each day,
with a few vacations mixed in,
until the year 2022.
Here is Pete with his teacher, Miss Kirsch:
Here is a picture of Pete at his desk:
His name card actually says his whole name, since there are two Peter B's in his class. So much for our idea of picking what we thought would be a less common name.
Monday, August 29, 2005
1. Here are Pete and Sam waiting for the bus:
2. Here is Pete in line to get on the bus:
Note: I have not included the photo of Pete driving the bus. The police have asked that we don't post any more photos until they have concluded their investigation.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Unpacking moving boxes is similar to unpacking Birthday gifts from my mom. First, there is the anticipation. You get really excited, because you don't remember what is in the box -- all you know is that it has an intriguing label like "Playroom". So you're thinking it is perhaps some board games, or maybe something cool like a dartboard. You daydream about inviting some friends over for some Pictionary, a little darts, maybe some Daiquiris. Then, there's the letdown. You open the box, and it just has some extension cords and a few manilla folders with old utility bills.
I had a dream last night that I was unpacking some boxes that I found in a corner of the basement. Then I find Pete in one of them.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Pete is getting ready to start
Kindergarten on Monday.
He got a new Spongebob
backpack from grandma.
In the picture, he is trying
it on and Sam sees Spongebob
and is chasing him around the
room. I'm a little worried that
Pete will get on the bus and Sam
will say "Spongebob" and get
on behind him and before we
realize what happened they'll
both be off to school.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
What will Pete say when you ask him what he wants for dinner?
a. surprise me
c. I've had pizza every night this month, so let's try something else tonight
d. anything you spend your valuable time and effort preparing for me would be fine
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
The other day, Sam's object of the evening was a large piece of exercise equipment. He sat with it for an entire 30-minute episode of Wiggles. Then he wanted to take it into his crib, but we managed to pry it out of his hands in exchange for a tennis ball.
Monday, August 22, 2005
1. Invented his own language called Craimosho. If you have any questions about this, you will have to ask Pete. I don't speak Craimotian.
2. Taught Sam how to chew juice
3. Learned to climb the plum tree in the front yard, and make the tree talk.
Friday, August 19, 2005
Pete decided on Chuck E Cheese's for his
We did the booth where it takes your
picture for 1 token (even cheaper than
Wal-Mart!). When I brought it in to the
office, I found the same photo that we took
on his birthday two years ago. Here are
the two photos. It makes for an interesting
comparison. I'm just glad I'm not wearing the same shirt.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
So Pete gave Steve his list of choices, got Steve's selection, and took the money. He did a good job working the machine but, unfortunately, he somehow managed to drop the soda two or three times on the way back to Steve's office.
He gave Steve the soda and said "Here's your soda. Don't open it right away."
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Last night we went to Tom's house to watch the Eagles game. Here is a picture of the last time he wore his Eagles shirt, during last season's NFC Championship Game. It's hard to see the shirt, since he found a pile of Mardi Gras necklaces and decided that the Eagles would win if he could put on all of them.
Monday, August 15, 2005
The last 28 videos we have of Sam are all as follows:
1. Sam has just stopped doing something wonderful and interesting, like stacking 14 blocks to spell verisimilitude while singing Ave Maria
2. Sam senses something, looks around, spots video camera
3. Sam runs toward video camera
4. Super close-up of Sam's eyeball
5. The inside of Sam's mouth
Friday, August 12, 2005
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Little Ground with Mustache
If you are really bored, you can try to match the names up with the dogs in the picture.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
1: left hand - fork; right hand - case for Casper DVD
2: left hand - TV remote; right hand - Pete's swim shoe
3: left hand - ATM card; right hand - tube from paper towel roll
Monday, August 08, 2005
I said to Christy "why did you create a new folder of favorites called Mr. Folder?". She said "I thought you created it". Then we look over at Pete and he has that mischievous grin.
Friday, August 05, 2005
Thursday, August 04, 2005
This morning I'm in the shower and he runs in to the bathroom.
Pete: "Dad, dad, emergency".
I turn the water off.
"What is it?".
Pete: "Can the rook move multiple directions like the knight?"
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Monday, August 01, 2005
Pete gets very annoyed when you do not know the names of the characters on his TV shows. Not just the main characters, but also the monkey, the monkey's robot, the monkey's robot's cousin who is visiting for the weekend, etc. So I like to annoy him by saying stuff like "hey, that yellow dog is being mean to that guy". Then he pauses the show, slowly turns to me, and says "hel-LO, the dog is Corneil and the guy is Bernie". I can make smoke come out of his ears by saying "hey, that yellow Sponge guy isn't listening to the pink starfish" or "wow, that red dog is bigger than that house".
Of course, Pete inherited the ability to remember names from Christy. If she could harness this ability for remembering military targets, we could make a fortune from the US government. Example, I'll walk into the room during Law and Order and say "hey, that bailiff looks oddly familiar" and she'll say "it's Blake Clark. Don't you remember, he played Wally in St. Elmo's Fire and the security guard in Corky Romano".