everything is possible... the impossible just takes a little longer

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Creature Feature

Well it has been awhile since our last Creature Feature.  Andrew is still quit the lego-maniac and is always building.  We have put a baby gate up in front of his bedroom door so that he can work to his heart's content without being disturbed by his brothers.  Sam and Sean don't yet appreciate the fine art of lego creature construction.  Sam would rather throw the pieces in every directions and Sean grabs whatever he can gets his hands on and either puts it into his mouth or runs off with it.  I think Andrew likes this little bit of privacy ... or perhaps protection... so that he can build something to completion before his brothers destroy it.  As always... these projects are well thought out and each part has a purpose (ie flame thrower, wings, rocket launchers, flotation devices and the like).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kickin' For A Cause

Saturday was  the second annual Kickin' For A Cause Kickball Tournament (a Special Olympics fundraiser). Although we had some new people this year, most of the people on the team are veterans from last year's team.  Originally I had tried to put together a kids team too but that sort of fizzled out so the kids played on our team.... this I think actually gave us an advantage since last year we got our butts kicked by a bunch of 11 year olds (they even taunted us and called us names!). This year all the teams were really fun and were good sports about letting the kids play. Sam even rounded the bases (with Pat's help) a few times and played a little in left field.  Our team YOUNG AT HEART took 4th place and we won the "chicken dance" team spirit contest!  I think everyone really had a great time and I am sure I won't have to twist too many arms to get them to all come back and play again.  

Thursday, October 2, 2008


This is Andrew's First Grade school picture.  This is classic Andrew... the raised eye brows...the "I'm smiling so hard it hurts" smile... that's my boy.  Although I briefly considered having him do re-takes, I quickly decided that I really like this picture because it really does capture who Andrew is right now.  A 6 year old little boys with tons of personality! Andrew told me that he likes this shot and does not want re-takes because he thinks it looks like he is about to fall out of the picture.

Andrew age 6
Ms. Mitchell's First Grade Class