Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Posted by a at 9/27/2006 09:06:00 PM
Here's Tom racing his buddy Jacob. They go to the same school, both are in 1st grade and Tiger cubs, but not in the same class. But they did seem to know each other. Anyway, they seemed pleased to see each other. The boys had fun with the boats.
Posted by a at 9/27/2006 09:04:00 PM
Thomas got 2nd place, and Jacob got 3rd. I really liked the way that they pack did it. They timed all of the races, 3 in total I think, then added the times. The 2 people with the fastest times got first, next 2 got 2nd, next 2 got 3rd. All 6 boys got a medal. Really smart. My boys were pleased. Especially concidering that we didn't know it was the raingutter regatta (our first meeting), and they let Tom and Jake borrow a little sisters boat. Pretty spiffy.
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Thursday, September 21, 2006
Posted by a at 9/21/2006 03:09:00 PM
Posted by a at 9/21/2006 03:07:00 PM
Jimmy and Jacob were outside playing last Friday, and Jimmy fell and cut his head on a big rock. Jacob brought him back inside, and there was blood everywhere! We took him to the ER at 3pm, and at 8pm, we were home and Jim had 8 stitches. What a day! We took the stitches out on Wednesday night, and it looked fine.
Posted by a at 9/21/2006 03:04:00 PM
Monday, September 11, 2006
He was such a little old man with a walker here! It was a kick. He instantly wanted down from the couch after opening this present, and he just started walking with it. And fast. And when he fell down, he whinned and complained until someone helped him up, and he was off like a flash again. What a riot. He was so serious. Funny kid!
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Here's a pic of Jim blowing (ok, so i blew it out) out his candle. Unfortunately, Brent forgot to put on the flash, so all of the pics are blury. He had brownines with ice cream and magic shell topping. Pretty tasty. Actually, he'd just woken up from his nap, and we'd already eaten dinner. We gave him his ice cream first, and he played in it, but really wanted his spaghetti. Poor kid.
Posted by a at 9/11/2006 09:30:00 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Posted by a at 9/10/2006 11:21:00 AM
Can you say, Laura and Pa? Little house on the prarie-ish, aren't we. But I think that they look just adorable! Eme loved her new outfit, and thinks that she's all that!
She's in this picture too, but you can't see her face. The little girl with the bonnett is her. The other little girl is one of the many "instant best friends" that Eme makes where ever she goes!
Posted by a at 9/10/2006 11:17:00 AM
Posted by a at 9/10/2006 11:14:00 AM
As if a picture with Abraham Lincoln is not cool enough, this is the second picture of Jim and Abraham Lincoln. Last year, at the Minooka event, when Jim was only 4 weeks old or so, we had ole Abe hold Jimmy for a picture. Now we have 2 pics, 1 year apart!
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And here's the Union troops marching out to the battle field. There were sure a lot of them. The marched nicely and crisply to the battle.
And here's Brent's unit, chuckling at the Union officers. I wonder if it's a chuckle of fear :)
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And here's the rest of the kids. Well, not Jimmy, but he was safely buckeled into the stroller. Poor Jimmy. I guess though, the few times we did let him out, he crawled stright to the fire, and then again, straight for the dog poop.
Posted by a at 9/10/2006 10:49:00 AM
Here's some of my boys! Brent left the house at about 10:00, and we followed behind at around 12:30. He was already in camp getting ready. The kids and I walked around the Suttlers village, through the Union camp, past the ampitheater where President Lincoln was giving a speech, and finally found the Confederate camp.
Posted by a at 9/10/2006 10:46:00 AM