Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Fox

One night Dad, Pete, and Sam saw a rather unusual sight out the back door.  It almost looked like a fox.

Pete/Dad/Sam: "Whoa, look at that!!"
Mom: "Oh, right,  The fox."
Dad: "What do you mean, THE fox"?
Mom: "Yeah, apparently there's a fox that has been roaming around"

Well, Dad/Pete/Sam found it thoroughly amusing that Mom referred to it as "the fox".  This was the running gag for a few days, which was rather amusing (except for Mom).

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Sam Dad Day

Pete was feeling a little sick today, so Sam and Dad walked over to the playground behind Andrew's house.  It was quite a glorious day outside, and Pete had been out for several hours in the morning at his flag football game.  They threw the football around for a while.  The goal was to get 6 catches in a row, which was harder than you might think because after Dad caught the 5th one he seemed to give Sam a pretty tough throw to catch on the 6th one.  When Sam caught the 5th one, he always seemed to suffer a "panic frenzy" or "calm attack" that was severely impacting the quality of his throw.

Sam threw a pass over a high tree that Dad was able to catch.

They went on the swings.  Dad was giving Sam a safety lesson about never stand in front of someone swinging and talk to them.  Unfortunately, he was trying to demonstrate this concept by standing directly in front of Sam, which was causing a number of brutal collisions and minor injuries to Dad.

There was a slide race, and then it was time to head back home.  On the walk home, they reminisced about some other great Sam and Dad days from the past.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

First Day of School 2013 - Bus Stop

Pictured are Joseph, Sam, Ethan, and Jacob waiting for the bus on the first day of school.  Note: Dad did not take this picture, since Sam has wanted to walk to the bus by himself since the latter part of 2011.  You can see that collared shirts are no longer the official first day attire.

This year the bus is coming 10 minutes earlier than in 2012 (about 7:27am).  Sam is in 4th grade, and his primary teacher is Mrs. Staub.

Monday, September 02, 2013