Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chocolate Oak Penguin Crunchies

. Saturday, December 18, 2010
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Friday, July 23, 2010

March of the Stainless Steel Shower Stalls

. Friday, July 23, 2010
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Boo Jr's Weather Forecast

. Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Drugs Only!

. Friday, July 16, 2010
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Visit to a Sustainable Farm

. Monday, May 24, 2010
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Getting Dirty in the Crawl Space

. Friday, May 21, 2010
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Upcoming Field Trip

. Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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On Thursday, I get to crawl around in the following crawl space.













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Monday, March 08, 2010

Go Fly A Kite!

. Monday, March 08, 2010
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My son and I spent yesterday afternoon flying a kite for the very first time. The Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department held a kite flying event at a sports center a few miles down the road from us. Free kites were handed out to the kids or you were free to bring your own kite. We got one of the free kites, which inexpensive but pretty neat little kits made out of tyvek. They were already put together so all we had to do was decorate it. They had sheets of cardboard on the ground so the kids could lay out and color with markers. Boo Jr, in typical fashion, drew a watermellon slice on one side and an apple on the other side.

It was a beautiful day here yesterday. Temperatures got into the low 60s and the sun was out in full force. However, it wasn't all that windy out. That didn't stop well over 100 other people coming out to participate. Boo Jr and I took turns with one person holding the kite and the other person running to get the kite up in the air. We got the kite up in the air most times, but it would only stay up for a minute or so. Like I said, not much wind. But there were a handful of times that we got the kite up quite high in the sky for a good few minutes. It was really great. Boo Jr was so excited to see his "flying watermellon". I had a great time too trying my best to maneuver the kite and keep it afloat. It was challenging to judge the wind direction and to avoid getting tangled with other people's kites. The only real pain in the ass was the string. The string frequently got tangled and knotted up, especially if I had a lot of string let out. On a couple of occasions, I had to cut the string, take out the knotted up portion, and the retie the string together. We ended up staying at the kite festival for almost two hours.

We went to Friendly's afterwards to celebrate with some ice cream sundaes. It was a special day for everyone.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A Trip to the Dentist

. Wednesday, March 03, 2010
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Boo Jr had a routine cleaning at the dentist about a month ago. One of his x-rays showed a cavity. My wife and I felt devestated that our son would have a cavity at this early of an age. We have Boo Jr brush his teeth after every meal. He rarely drinks soda, and he probably eats a lot less junk than most kids. So today was the big day to get his cavity filled. I came home from work to accompany my son since my wife doesn't do well in situations like that. So they take another x-ray to confirm the exact location of the cavity and give him some laughing gas while they process the x-ray. It turned out that there wasn't a cavity after all. The first x-ray was a little blurry because Boo Jr must have wiggled a little bit. It created a little shadow that made it look just like a cavity. So, thankfully, there was no cavity and we were able to go home - no charge.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Stories From Walt Disney World - 2

. Thursday, February 04, 2010
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Fireworks are always a site to see at Disney. They didn't let me down this time around either. One nice thing about going to Disney this time of year is that it gets dark sooner so they hold the fireworks earlier. A couple of the most memorable moments was when we saw the fireworks at Magic Kingdom near the end of the week. We had heard that during the show, Tinkerbell flies from Cinderella's castle. Beforehand, my wife and I were discussing whether or not it would be a mechanical device or a real person. To our surprise, a real person attached to a zip line and all lit up with colorful LEDs "flew" from Cinderella's castle to Tomorrowland. Most kids seening this would exclaim, "WOW!" or "COOL!". But not my kid. Boo Jr exclaimed, "Oh my!"

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