Category Archives: Morgan

Another Kindergarten Grad

My baby girl graduated from kindergarten this morning.  I won’t bore you with the details, I’ll just show you the photos.  They aren’t the best, but at least I got a few.  So much for their seating chart – HA!


Posted by on June 15, 2009 in Kids, Life, Memories, Milestones, Morgan, Photos


D’s Birthday Party

Sunday started off as usual – kids waking us up way before we wanted and getting irritated at each other because neither of us wanted to be the one to get up with them. I should have been allowed to sleep for a variety of reasons, but I got up. Started a day filled with parenting, cleaning, laundry, etc.

In the afternoon I had to bring Ashley to a classmate’s birthday party in RP. Morgan was quite bummed, but not as hysterical as she had been on Thursday when Ashley received the invitation. The classmate’s sister is in Morgan’s class and told Morgan that she could come too. Well you know how little kids can be. She cried for 30 minutes when we explained that she couldn’t go blah, blah, blah.

After dropping Ashley off, Morgan and I went to a local store to buy Father’s Day cards and my mom’s birthday card. It’s her 73rd birthday today. We also went through the McDonald’s drive-thru for some McNuggets and milkshakes.

Two hours went by quickly and back we went to pick Ashley up. The party wasn’t finished when we got there. The hired clowns were making balloons and the kids were getting their faces painted. Morgan was included in this activity which thrilled her.

Yeah, I know, poor placement of the balloon in the following photo:

Cute faces, but washing it off, yeah, that didn’t thrill me.

Two happy kids, one ruined washcloth.


Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Ashley, Kids, Morgan, Parenting, Photos


Birthday Party & A Walk

Morgan had a classmate’s birthday party to attend today.  Dan wouldn’t switch his schedule, so I had to bring Ashley.  I decided to take advantage of the situation and make it a “special” day for Ashley. 

The party was held in a room adjacent to a local restaurant/deli.  Ashley and I had lunch together.  I also chatted with Rebecca for a little while (her daughter Emma also attended the party).  I’m sure Ashley wasn’t thrilled, but she wasn’t too pissy about it 🙂  She knows how I can go on and on and on.  So does everyone else for that matter.

After lunch, Ashley and I stopped off at the car and got some old buns to feed to the ducks at the local pier.  It was a really sunny and pretty day out, but it was still bitter and windy near the lake.  She didn’t get to feed any ducks, but the seagulls sure got fed.  Nasty creatures. 

After spending some time at the pier, we took a long walk around the Village of RP.  It was much warmer the further we got from the lake.  I made that kid walk forever.  Hopefully, I worked some of my lunch off.  I didn’t have a shake today, I shared a poutine with Ashley instead.  My guilty pleasure.  Ashley loves it too.  Bad, bad, bad.

Eventually we went back to the party and got Morgan. 

We’ve been back at home for about 40 minutes or so.  The fighting began as soon as we got inside.  Ashley just cannot help herself.  She loves to antagonize Morgan.  Morgan then hits her, she hits back.   The screaming escalates.  Ashley ended up with a 21-minute time out (7 minutes for the original offense, 7 minutes for sassing and another 7 minutes for making me physically place her in her room).

Goes to prove that nothing I do is ever good enough for that kid.

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Posted by on April 11, 2009 in Ashley, Family, Fitness, Kids, Life, Morgan, Photos


Horseback Riding Videos

I took these videos using my still camera.  The memory card read “full” just as I started taping Morgan so she got gypped.  I should have used my camcorder, but the upload process is longer – pain.

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Posted by on April 4, 2009 in Ashley, Kids, Morgan, Sports, Video


Wordless Wednesday – Smile Morgie

 I don’t think Dr. Foreman, DMD would be happy.

Oreo Truffles are good, but messy as can be.


Posted by on January 9, 2008 in Blogging, Kids, Morgan, Photos, Wordless Wednesday


Wordless Wednesday – First Day of School

Today Ashley started first grade and Morgan started PreK.  Big day for both girls.


Wordless Wednesday – Origin of My Avatar

My avatar was cropped from this photo taken last July on Lake Champlain.


Posted by on June 27, 2007 in Blogging, Family, Kids, Life, Morgan, Photos, Wordless Wednesday