Addy’s Seventh Birthday Weekend

Most Milly weekends start out when I pick her up from school on a Friday afternoon.  This Milly weekend started out at about 7 AM when I picked her up from Amanda’s and took her to school.  I was a WatchDOG dad today, meaning I got to hang out at her school and help out around there. WatchDOGS I love doing WatchDOGS.  DOGS stands for Dads of Great Students.  It’s a volunteer program where a dad (or father figure) helps out around school for a day.  This was my fourth time or so and I signed up to do it once every month this school year.  Milly really likes it too, which of course makes me feel good. First we …

Clothes Rack Discovery

You know how you start on one project and that leads to another and then you end up spending a lot more time doing something than you intended?  Well, I mowed the lawn this morning, then I swept the hardscapes, then I decided to cut back some of the overgrown bushes and such in the back of our yard, which was a pretty big undertaking.  I’ve still got a good bit to do with it, but it looks so much better than it did before.  What I did do required a good bit of sawing and hacking.  I felt pretty good about it when I was done.  Amanda pulled some weeds and planted a few things in the front, including …

Amanda’s Night Out

We started the morning by going to check out a pre-school near our house that I think we’ve pretty much decided we’ll be taking Milly to in the fall.  After that we went to Lewis Farm to pick strawberries.  Milly doesn’t like them as much as she used to though, and she wouldn’t try any out in the field, so I didn’t get any pictures of that this year.  It set me back with work a little, but going out to Lewis Farm is a bit of a tradition. For her birthday, Amanda and some girls went to a winery.  They were going to come back to the house and play Just Dance, but instead they went to Rio Bravo’s …

Wings Contest Runner-up

I suppose it’s one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. There was a leaders meeting at Port City Community Church tonight, and before it got started Paul Klouse came around and asked if Amanda or I would volunteer for a hot wing eating competition.  I said I didn’t even really like wings all that much and I didn’t like hot food, but Amanda did so she reluctantly agreed. When they were asking for volunteers Amanda raised her hand.  I pointed her out in order to make sure she’d be seen, but the person on stage took it as me volunteering her, so I got called up too.  Given what I already said, I didn’t think I’d do well. The …

I Won’t Give Up

Amanda told me today that Milly was singing a song in the car (either to or on the way back from dance class) and wanted to teach it to me.  It was I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz.  Milly didn’t feel like singing it to me for a while, but she eventually did, and even though she didn’t know most of the words, it was very sweet.  I love hearing her sing.  I didn’t get a video of her doing it, but here’s the song. Amy dropped Max off this afternoon.  They’re going out of town to see their new nephew, so we’re watching him until they come back.  We kept him and Harvey outside for the majority of …