I feel like one of those commercials...
Leaving the kids with In-laws while on a date....$0.00
Wanting to walk out, but you can't because she lost her wallet....PRICELESS
We had a great Thanksgiving with Shari's parents. However, while we were there Shari wanted to go see a movie. Our babysitter said that Twilight was great (I'm going to fire her), and since Shari loves the books, we were off.
I admit I have read the books. They are just okay, for me there was too much melodrama, "does he love me, wheres he at, I can't live without him, I want a bloodshake, blah, blah, cry, cry, calculated emotional response". Not worth reading again. It could be condensed to about 200 pages total.
The movie......HORRIBLE, it was so slow, I almost fell asleep, we were about to walk out when Shari said, "I lost my wallet!", so here I am 40 min into the movie scrambling to find her wallet so we can leave, I'm crawling on the floor desperately grabbing at shadows. Bumping seats, sorry, grabbing feet, sorry again.
Here it is!.. no, just some old popcorn.
Wait!, here's something...puddle of pop.
Whats this!....I think I'm going to vomit. Oh wait somebody already did, awesome!!!
Without luck I searched, without hope we stayed. Its bad enough to watch a movie you don't like, but to have to wait for the credits to finish so they can turn on the lights, miserable.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I feel like one of those commercials...
Posted by Aaron at 11:30 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
Make sure you thank a veteran today. Because of them we have the freedoms we enjoy every day.
Our military is a funny thing, it is both a proud, and sad display. Proud to see these couragous people who protect our home and others. Sad to see just how young they are. We pray for peace. We pray for your safety.
Thanks Uncle Richard
Thanks Grampa Micheal
Thanks Uncle Kipp (tecnically not a veteran, but your working towards it.)
Thanks to all the veterans, servicemen and women.
Our family appreciates all that you did (and do) for our country.
Posted by Aaron at 11:47 PM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
So the kids voted today in their classes. What a great concept, getting kids involved early in life. They might have done that when I was young and I just don't remember. It's interesting to hear their opinions on who should be President and why. Now I'm not a very political person, but I vote and try to stay current on the issues. So to have my kids come to me and want to talk about politics was new territory. I also felt that alot of their opinions might have been formed by their teachers, so I was geared up to objectively answer their questions and share my feelings.
Meagan approached me and said, "I like Obama because he plays basketball."
Alex said, "McCain likes hamburgers."
Apperently I'm not as current on the issues as I thought.
Get out and vote!
Posted by Aaron at 6:39 PM
Thursday, October 30, 2008
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Sunday, October 19, 2008
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We went to Kingston for a harvest party on Saturday. It was great, there were activities for the kids, and adults, dinner, and treats.
Posted by smw & aaw at 10:04 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
We had a great time at our niece's b-day party. There were cupcakes, and root beer. Isaac really wanted some so we pulled the ol' switcharoo, and put water in a bottle. He didn't notice, and it seems he's a natural at bottle drinking.
Posted by smw & aaw at 11:14 PM
Monday, October 13, 2008
We had a wonderful fast and testimony mtg this last Sunday. One Sister, who is from South America and speaks in a thick accent, got up and apologized to her husband for "eeting deelicious food en front of my husband". Shari didn't understand a word she said until I "translated" on our way home, at which point Shari, a nursing mother, looks at me and laughs.
My wife supports me so much, without her I wouldn't be half the man I am, I would be a little heavier.
Posted by smw & aaw at 9:47 PM
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Thursday, October 9, 2008
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
We went to Walla Walla to bury Grandmas ashes. It was a nice little service, some great things were shared and we enjoyed being with family that we don't see enough. And like usual the kids had fun.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I recently saw a web article by Gever Tulley on 6 dangerous things your child should do. Although the speaker seemed to repeat himself a lot, and had to look at his notes constantly for such a brief topic, the meat of the article was great. Gever is the co-founder of the Tinkering School, a camp where kids get to play with their very own power tools. He wants to help kids learn how to build, solve problems, use new materials and hack old ones for new purposes. He talks about how today’s society has tried to create such a safe environment that kids are not allowed to explore and learn basic skills and logic patterns. There are more stringent safety rules for kids all the time, from warning labels on marshmallows stating that the mallows need to be cut into bite sized pieces and children should be sitting and supervised while eating, to anything sharper than a golf ball being to dangerous for kids under the age of ten. Where does it stop? Kids need to experience things while they are young and still have the curiosity and a desire to explore the world around them, (and can heal fast). He focused on a few things that kids don’t get to do, but should.
1. Play with fire. Teaches how to control your environment. A basic element that has been used for generations.
2. Get a pocketknife. A great “empowerment” tool. (Not to be confused with empowerment weapon)
3. Throw a spear. Our brains are wired for throwing things, if you don’t believe me hand something to your baby/child. If not used, those “wires” will atrophy, creating a weakened system. Throwing stimulates the frontal and parietal parts of the brain.
4.Take apart appliances. What a great way to find out how things work.
5.Break the digital millennium copyright act. They need to learn that there are laws beyond safety regulations that attempt to limit how we can interact with our own property. Download a song off ITunes, burn it to a disk, then download it to your MP3 player and you’ve broken this law. Some laws get broken by accident, and they need to be interpreted. Which leads to #6.
6. Drive a car. Find a safe, empty lot and let them drive, this shows your confidence in them and who doesn’t want to drive a car at a young age.
Okay so he went into more detail and reasons why we should allow these activities, and even encourage them. I just thought it was an interesting concept.
Posted by Aaron at 10:12 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Isaac found Mr. Potato Head the other day, he really enjoys playing with it and he's a blast to watch as he creates. Here is just a little vid of him in action.
Posted by Aaron at 9:52 PM
Friday, September 5, 2008
So if any of you have seen the Discovery channel lately, you know about this show "Deadliest Catch", a bunch of crabbing ships up in Alaska. Edgar, from the Northwestern, happens to live here in Lynnwood and came in for a tour of the station with his kid. To show his appreciation he gave us a private tour of their boat, the Northwestern. There is no way I could be on that little ship in third foot waves. The kids actually didn't have a good time, but all the grown ups did, and thats what counts right?
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Monday, September 1, 2008
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Friday, August 22, 2008
So I worked on it for almost a week, then we left to the canal for a family reunion on Shari's' side. When we got home we moved it back in from the garage, and had our first meal. Alex ate with a screwdriver,
Posted by smw & aaw at 12:54 PM
Monday, August 11, 2008
Our friends, the Cutlers, had a baby last month, congratulations, so Joe had a month off paternity leave, lucky devil. Being the great Dads we are, we took our kids camping.
Posted by smw & aaw at 2:13 AM