Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I say I'm prepared for this stuff, but I'm sure the gear we had back home for "winter play" is not gonna come close to what's needed for every day play here. Remember, the schools back home didn't send you out for recess if it was below 32. Here they don't send you out if it's below zero. So I'm hoping to learn as we go. For now we have the basics.....
...long underwear, decent gloves, and ear covering hats. Thanks to a wonderful place called "Once Upon a Child" I was able to update all of their snowpants to their new size - used and cheap.
She wore those a whole Saturday, the same Saturday the kids and I decided we would talk in English accents the entire weekend. We had a few people at the park and in the grocery store convinced anyway.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I have moved to Minnesota with the lady and the three kids. I have heard that you have moved in with the Grandma and Pop Pop and you all will be coming too as soon as the house sells.
Here is my favorite picture of you, I keep it on the fridge.
Friday, November 13, 2009
It turns sad and fearful at night
What I could not photograph (for fear of those pics surfacing later to destroy their future careers) was her big brothers performing some kind of ritualistic dance they planned while wearing moms clothes to scare those spooky nighttime thoughts away. It worked, because now when she wakes in the middle of the night she giggles remembering her brothers disco dancing in moms bra and shoes. Yep, sometimes ya just gotta take action.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
DESPERATELY NEEDED TO FIX THE MANY ANNOYING THINGS THAT HAVE BROKEN AROUND THE RENTAL IN THE LAST FEW DAYS........AND PROVIDE COMEDIC RELIEF
SOON TO ARRIVE PERMANENTLY IN ABOUT A WEEK OR SO, GOD IS GOOD!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Oh, and a bayonet with scabbard and a gum blanket. All issued or approved by the 1st Minnesota Regiment.
On our quick trip back to MD about a month ago we made sure to head down to Antietam again, knowing it would be quite awhile till we return. While others were excited to run wildly up and down bloody lane; this one's content to take his time and soak it all in.
He's serious about all this I'm tellin' ya. Don't even think about underestimating him.
I mean, this past Tuesday night at our second meeting with the 1st Minnesota I overheard him discussing "The Last Full Measure" with two other members quadruple his age.
Yep, he's serious alright. But at the rate his feet are growin', those $120 wartime contract Jefferson square toed sewn soles Bootees with leather laces are gonna have to wait.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
.......a black-eyed pea, and a lovely young lady who happens to be the kids very first real baby-sitter who wasn't a grandparent. (more about her later in another post)
There really weren't any animals out, it was more about the costumed characters that were passing out candy. The boys were thinking it was a little too young for their tastes........