Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Payton!

Mom made a great Ssssnake birthday cake for Payton.
Today is Payton's 7th birthday, but he had his party yesterday. A few of his friends came over for some fun, games and of course, cake and ice cream. Payton received a much needed new bicycle. A 20" 6-speeder. He was way to big for his old bike. It was kind of funny watching him ride it. His new bike fits him well. He likes switching gears and the hand brakes. He also got a huge Transformer Bumblebee wall decal and some smaller ones as well. We put these up in his closet since his closet is his private little playroom.

Seven years old. I read a phrase somewhere, "The days are long, but the years are short." Oh how true this is. Happy birthday son.

Payton, his friends and of course his little brother - his best friend.

Bumblebee keeps an protective eye on Payton. Prime eyes all who enter the playroom.

Payton was just plain tuckered out by the end of the day.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Improvised swimming pool

The other night Kathleen filled a small tub with water so the boys could light some floating candles. The candles didn't work out so well, but no matter to Parker. He saw an opportunity. He stripped down and went swimming.Earlier in the day we we loaded up our bicycles and took them to Stockton, NJ. This isn't far from home. From there we road down the Delaware Canal trail to Lambertville. We took in some refreshments at Lambertville Station. The picture above of Payton was taken there.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Parker!

Parker turned 3 today! We have a happy active little 3 year old. We celebrated with a Lightning McQueen cake.
Later in the evening we set up our new car camping tent. It was going to be a nice night and was as good a time as any to test it out. Our cots with pads were very comfortable. We went to sleep around ten o'clock. Payton slept like a rock in his sleeping bag. Parker bothered Mommy all night by sleeping on top of her. I slept pretty good too - waking up around 8:30.

Lawn stripe

A while back I installed a TruStripe kit on my mower. It does a really good job striping the lawn. It is essentially a wide mud flap - much like you see on a semi - that just drags behind the mower bending over the grass. I like a good stripe in our yard.