Did You Ever Pet a Penguin?

That sounds like the title of a children’s book, doesn’t it? Amanda was kind enough to let us borrow Milly this morning in lieu of her going to church, despite the fact that she hasn’t been since her baptism a couple weeks ago. (For the record, I did ask her if she wanted to go last week, but she said she got kinda bored outside of reading and drawing. I found that hard to believe since Treasure Island, the church service she goes to at Port City Comunity Church, is like a kid’s show on TV, or at least the service part is.) Anyway, Tristen and I picked Milly up at Lifepoint Church, where Amanda goes on the weeks she …

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 …

July 4 Weekend, 2015

Just about every Fourth of July was spent in Lexington, Kentucky when I was growing up.  Mom and Dad would pack us up and we’d drive eight hours to my grandparents’ house.  It was convenient because Baba was born on the Fourth of July and all my cousins were out of school, so it was a god excuse to all get together and it was generally the only time my extended family got together.  I’ve got countless wonderful memories of summers spent in Lexington. That house was torn down a couple years ago.  Pap died six years ago and Baba died just a couple months ago.  Sadly, the number of times I’ll go back to the city of my birth …

2012 Derby Party

It was a bit warm today, but I mowed the lawn anyway.  Last time I mowed was two weeks ago, but it looked like  a month. I learned something new about Milly after I finished, and that’s what she won’t give me a kiss while I’m all sweaty from working in the yard. Anyway, after mowing and getting some water I Went back out and swept up a bunch of leaves and clippings from the porch, the driveway, the sidewalk and the back patio.  We may mostly grow weeds and sand, but our weeds and sand look much better now. After Milly got up from her nap we went to Brilliant Sky so she could pick out things for her …