Entries from October 2007

Halloween 2007 – A Recap

Date October 31, 2007

Halloween has finally arrived and a fun time was had by all. Last night, Benton worked to cut out his Jack O’Lantern – a bat on top of a pumpkin. Carson was pretty concerned about getting his carved, so we made it happen this morning before school. His is a bat. Here is what they [...]

"Daddy… Daddy… Daddy… Daddy…"

Date October 31, 2007

For reasons that are unclear to me, Julie took Carson to school this afternoon rather than having him ride the bus. 20 minutes round trip. She left Alana playing in her room, which she will do quietly for an hour easily. Her room is directly over my office. It’s not uncommon to hear things thumping [...]

Back in Ohio…but Barely at Home

Date October 28, 2007

I flew back from Austin late Friday night. From the airport in Columbus, I called to check in, and Julie said she was feeling very, very ill. Luckily, the kids had already gone to bed, so she was able to bundle up and crawl into bed herself. By the time I got home at 11:30, [...]

Public Service: RSS Feeds

Date October 25, 2007

If you’re reading this via the RSS feed, then move on — there’s nothing new here. If you’re reading this via e-mail or on the web site, then this might be interesting. There’s nothing really pertinent to the Wilson Family, but it’s cool stuff nonetheless. Do you have a handful (or two handfuls) of web [...]

Carson’s Special Lunch

Date October 21, 2007

Today, Carson and I got to enjoy a beautiful day at the zoo. We headed over to have lunch with Spiderman. Yes – you heard me – that red and blue superhero who Carson likes to pretend to be. Well, he was at the zoo and we had tickets to join him, and 298 other [...]

MY Dresser – It’s Mine, Mine, Mine!!!

Date October 17, 2007

Today marks a new milestone in my life, the return of 4 of my 8 dresser drawers. I finished moving Alana’s clothes out of my dresser into her newly acquired dresser, so that I no longer have to hang ALL my long sleeved shirts and put overflow items in plastic tubs in the closet. Here [...]

Turns out it WAS strep throat

Date October 17, 2007

Julie just got the call that her culture turned up that she does indeed have strep. But, the antibiotics have been working their magic, so she’s on the mend. I figure I’m due to think that I’ve gotten out unscathed just in time to head to Austin on Sunday and find out I was wrong. [...]

When Julie Talks, the PTO Listens!

Date October 16, 2007

Last week, I made a brief entry about the night that Julie attended her first Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting. She was going out of curiousity — curious as to whether that would be a good place for her to invest her time and energy. The two pieces of information about the meeting that she relayed [...]

The Princess Ninja Wand

Date October 16, 2007

Ah….today was the day Carson had been waiting for ALL week. Last week, he decided on a ninja costume for Halloween and it got ordered. Everyday, starting with the day we placed the order, he asked if the costume was here. When I told him it was not here, he asked me to tell him [...]

Cheap nail polish and date nights

Date October 14, 2007

A brief and rambling update… Alana was long overdue for having her fingers and toes redone. “I want BLUE!” Blue was the $2 bottle we bought when we also bought purple several weeks ago. It turns out…$2 buys you approximately 2 hours on the fingers of an active 2-year-old. It was good and dry by [...]