Passing of the torch

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Posted by Tom | Posted in Misc | Posted on 29-09-2008

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With all the rush and hustle of life these days, Jamie has taken over much of the night-time reading. He and Cassie snuggle up in a bed and he reads pretty much whatever she picks. He has come such a long way, and makes Candy and I so proud! He even does voices and you can hear emotion in his voice while he reads through the story.

He is (usually) such a great big brother!

My biggest complaint about the kid’s school….

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Posted by Candy | Posted in Misc | Posted on 25-09-2008

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I know that they want to get kids to get their parents to take them to this, but seriously, stop pimping it at my kid. CiCi’s gives a portion of sales to the school a few times per year. I KNOW they need to tell us about it, but I hate that my kid comes home with this sticker on them and jumping up and down screaming with excitement. I HATE that. Anyway. It’s probably because I’m not a big fan of CiCi’s Pizza. I’d rather order in GOOD pizza. *laugh*

Anyway… here’s Cassie with her first pimp mission.

Pimping CiCis

School Supply Drop Off

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Posted by Candy | Posted in Misc | Posted on 26-08-2008

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I’ll post about their first days tomorrow… yesterday we had supply drop off. No problems, Cassie seems fine with the whole school thing. Jamie is excited that he knows quite a few kids in his class. And he got to see one of his best buddies from last year. You’d think they were 12 year old girls that hadn’t seen each other in months they way they prattled on.

When did Cassie get so big? She was just a baby yesterday. What happened? Where was I? Such a big kid now.

One last hug before we left. Note: I am no longer allowed to hug or kiss Jamie in public. It is, apparently, embarrassing.
Sibling Hugs

I made them sit on the bench and take some pictures. Rather than chase them around the first day of school with the camera, I thought this would better. Jamie was being difficult and Cassie silly, but it’s all good. This is who they are, people! I should have threatened to hug him, huh?
Supply Drop Off Day
Supply Drop Off - Fooling Around

I also made them sit at their chair so I could get a picture. They humored me so I would not bring the camera to school. I have a big old telephoto lens, kids. Don’t tempt me to stand across the street and stalk your butts. Ummm… maybe not, don’t they arrest you for that stuff? I also took the easy way out this year (again) and bought the school supplies from the PTA. $35 and they supply everything and I don’t have to run around looking for a purple folder with 2 brads and only one pocket (or whatever the wild goose chase of the year is).
Cassie at her desk
Jamie at his desk

Pic of kids and I goofing off

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Posted by Candy | Posted in Misc | Posted on 20-05-2008

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Homework Time.. so studious

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Posted by Candy | Posted in Misc | Posted on 20-05-2008

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Trying to make the Mindstorms car go

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Posted by Candy | Posted in Misc | Posted on 20-05-2008

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Getting Ready For The Pool….

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Posted by Candy | Posted in Misc | Posted on 12-05-2008

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Over the weekend, the kids were getting ready to go swimming Jamie wanted me to take his picture with the whale…

Everyone sing, Laurie Berkner style with me now.. “Jamie’s got a whale on his head, Jamie’s got a whale on his head, Jamie’s got a whale on his head, and it likes to stay all day”

Jamies Got A Whale On His Head

Cassie was being a brat, so I stole this picture… LOL

Cassie Hair Flair

Jamie and Mind Storms

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Posted by Tom | Posted in Misc | Posted on 22-04-2008

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For those of you that don’t know (BTW: Where have you been?) Lego makes a robotics kit called Mind Storms. It is really pretty awesome. We signed Jamie up for a class in them at the YMCA. He did AWESOME. They do not get to start programming them until they are at least 8, but they do get to build their own contraptions.

Here is Jamie and his first creation:

Sorry for the crappy pictures, Candy is out of town and all I have is my cellphone. Ok, ok…AND I take crappy pictures anyways.

Way to go Jamie!

Cassie Pouting

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Posted by Candy | Posted in Misc | Posted on 22-04-2008

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… At airport because I told her to stop asking how many more minutes every 20 seconds… She is way excited.

Heard from the backseat

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Posted by Candy | Posted in Misc | Posted on 07-04-2008

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Jamie: I'm not actually going to get married. I'll just get a dog.