Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Miracle Twin Drive-In













































Just wanted to get some of the photos from our trip last week to the Miracle Twin Drive-In posted. The kids had a great time. No need to try to keep them quiet like at the theatre. The movie didn't start until 9:45pm. The kids were crushed we couldn't stay for the second feature that started around 11:30pm...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Declan Tossing


Fun is where you make it. We picked up a slip n slide yesterday and the kids are having a good time with it.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Father's Day

There's a great article in the Wall Street Journal today by Tony Woodlief, the author of Raising Wild Boys Into Men: A Modern Dad's Survival Guide. Here are a few excerpts:

Judging by the greeting cards, Father's Day is like a Sabbath for many men, a
day Dad puts his feet up. I think the Almighty was able to rest one day a week
because he had just the two kids, only one of whom was male. I could really use
a restful Father's Day, but recently I found my sons huddled over a book on
traps, which makes me fear that they're planning for my gift to be something
live. Already this spring they've captured a snake, a bullfrog and at least one
deadly spider. While other men think about golfing or napping tomorrow, I'm
praying I can weather the day without getting bitten.

*****
Not only do I believe that trying to take the wildness out of boys is a
doomed social experiment, but I'm certain that genetic scientists will
eventually discover that males carry the Cowboy Gene. That's my name for
whatever is responsible for all the wrestling in my house, and the dunking
during bath time, and my 5-year-old's insistence on wearing his silver
six-shooters to Wal-Mart in order to protect our grocery cart. I only pray
that when the Cowboy Gene is discovered, some well-meaning utopian doesn't
try to transform it into a Tea Party Gene.
Be sure to also check out The Dangerous Book for Boys. A podcast of an interview with author Conn Iggulden can be found here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Prince Ollie















Unlike Aladdin, he doesn't enjoy the desert-like heat we've had the past few days.

Jobs Americans Won't Do Part 2

Doing Jobs Americans Won't Do















Declan and Reagan doing a little roof work on their house.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Kids Update















Reagan was excited to wear her cherry dress to our friend's birthday party the other day. Unfortunately we found that juice and trampoline hopping don't mix. We think all the stains came out of it. Declan was crushed seeing a bunch of toys being sold at the garage sale last week so we cheered him up by purchasing a set of lacrosse sticks and a ball. He's pretty good at it, but his game quickly devolves into his turning into Peter Pan and swordfighting against Captain Hook.