Friday, January 30, 2009

Cash Box

Pete and Sam each got a different cash box last week from Dad.  These were among the ancient treasures discovered as the basement organization project continues.

Above is Sam with his cash box.  He likes to open and close it a lot.  For a few hours it had a 2-dollar bill in it, which Sam declared ownership of after finding it.  ("It's mine because I licked it.")  But he later gave the Bill to Pete for a piece of gum.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Night Out

Mom and Dad took a rare dinner out in January.  

One should not be surprised to see Pete wearing his basketball uniform and Sam with his recorder.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


We had a spirited 4-player game of Scrabble on Sunday evening.

On Sam's final turn, he had the letters O-S and was determined to make a 4-letter word.  Examine the board and see if you can figure out the two illegal things he did to make his word.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

White Board

Sometimes Sam will disappear for a few minutes and later mysterious activities will show up on the family white board.  Looks like Saturday will be game night!

Monday, January 26, 2009


The sauna is the place that Pete and Dad go to get away and focus on an important activity, such as completing a cub scout achievement.

Eventually, Sam finds them in there and chaos resumes.   Hopefully they have completed their work before then.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Favorite Movie

What is Sam's favorite movie in the world?

a. Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace
b. Pete's Dragon
c. Big Top Pee-Wee
d. Generally, the last movie he has seen (which at the moment is "RV")

Friday, January 23, 2009

Clothing Quiz

Which item of clothing will you rarely see on Sam?

a) Socks
b) Jeans
c) Shoelaces
d) Jacket
e) All of the above

(Hint: answer is the same if you replace "Sam" with "the monkey")

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Making Movies

Click here to watch a movie that Pete made on, with some help from Sam and Dad.  It is called "Pete and Sam's Trip to Busch Gardens".

Also, click here to see the first movie in the series, that Dad made a few weeks ago.  It is called "Sam Wants To Play DS"

Friday, January 16, 2009

Christmas Presents

Pictured above are a few of Pete and Sam's Christmas presents.
1. Eagles shirts from Grandma
2. Snap Circuits Jr.
3. green Puzzle cube

By the way, the Eagles will be in the Super Bowl this year if they can defeat the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Spongebob Sweatshirts

Pete and Sam like their Spongebob hooded sweatshirts that they got for Christmas.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Spongebob Party - Activities

See if you can match the following activities from Sam's Spongebob party to the pictures below.

Pin the Tie on Spongebob
Krabby Patty Race
Beanbag Toss
Eating Spongebob Cake
Hot Potato


Friday, January 02, 2009

Nothing To Worry About

Dad: What does that "T" mean on the outside of the Guitar Hero box?

Pete: Don't worry, that just means it's rated "T" for "Toddler"

Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year's Eve

Dad got a call at 12:01 AM from Sam.  He had stayed up until midnight with Pete and Sarah in Virginia Beach.  Sam was insisting that it was not midnight yet, so Mom rewound the TV to show the ball drop again.  Pete said their plan was to stay up a bit longer, then sleep until 11 PM.