Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sam Field Trip

Sam's pre-school class at Celebration had a field trip last week to Temple Hall Farm Park, which is one of the 718 local pumpkin patches that is open in October.

The names of his classmates in the picture (l-r) are:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dad's Office

Pete, Sam, and Mom met Dad for a picnic on Columbus Day at the playground near his office.  This marked their first picnic on playground equipment, as they laid the blanket down in an open area at the top of some steps near the slides.

They then proceeded to Dad's office for a brief soccer game in an empty office, and some cookies from the vending machine.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Campout

Pete and Sam had fun at the cub scouts fall campout last weekend in Boyce, Va.  Activities they participated in included kickball, 2 nature hikes, Scout's Own, bonfire skits and sing-alongs, playing in "the pit" (which they cited as the best activity), and survival skills training.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Pete: Dad, what song are you whistling?

Dad: It's called Clementine. It's about a guy who works in a cave, and his daughter drowns and he never sees her again.

Pete: Cool!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Family Crest

Sam's homework assignment last week was to create a family crest with some of his favorite things.

Unfortunately, the orange pencil does not stand out too well.  But at least you can see that his favorite food is pizza, and his favorite family activity is Village Fest.

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Foods

Sam tried several new foods this week:
  • Apple (pictured)
  • Strawberry bagel
  • Yogurt thing at Wendy's
This brings the total number of foods he will eat to about 6.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Double Rainbow

This is one of those pictures where there is a lot going on.

Bright sunshine
Pouring Rain
Double Rainbow
Mom retrieving skateboard
Lots of wet kids
Truck just washed (see bucket)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Sam's Latest MP3s

Here is Sam listening to some MP3s in his new booster seat in the gold car.

Conveniently, Sam and Pete both play soccer 9:30 on Saturday mornings at Cedar Lane.  Sam is enjoying some songs after his game, while waiting for Pete to finish.

These are the latest new songs on Sam's MP3 player:

Beast And The Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold
Hangar 18 - Megadeth
The Light That Blinds - Shadows Fall
Handlebars - Flobots
Cherry Pie - Warrant
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
Woman - Wolfmother
Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns 'n Roses
YYZ - Rush
Tattooed_Love_Boys - The Pretenders

Note: All of the above songs, except one, have something in common.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Skate Jumps

Pete has been getting bolder with his roller blade jumps from ramp to curb.

On a somewhat-related note, here is one of our recent attempts at a bandage.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Great Expectations

Sam:  Where are we going to dinner?

Dad:  Tonight we are going to Dairy Queen for dinner.

Sam:  That's the best dinner I ever had!