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Sunshine   Leave a comment

Shortly after we put him to bed tonight George came back out.  He said he wanted to sing “Sunshine.”  Bridget started singing “You are My Sunshine,” but George stopped her and said he wanted to sing.  So he sang the song, and sang, “You’ll never know, Mommy, Daddy, Baby Glen, how much I love you, oh please don’t take my sunshine away.”  It was really sweet.


Posted December 1, 2012 by darthphilburt in Journaling

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Bowling!   Leave a comment

A couple of days ago Bridget suggested that we go bowling.  Neither of us had been bowling for years, even though we’d been talking about going since before we were married.  So we put the kids in the van and drove to the bowling alley.

George loved bowling!  We had the bumpers up for him and got him a ramp, and he rolled his ball down the ramp.  He also “helped” Bridget bowl.  Out of the three of us (Bridget, George and me) George got the highest score.

After we bowled we played pool, air hockey and a few arcade games.  George loved pool – his version consists of rolling the balls into the pockets by hand.

When we were finished playing we ate dinner at the diner inside the bowling alley.  While we were there we put Glen in a high chair and propped him with blankets, which he seemed to enjoy.

George rolling his ball down the ramp

George helping Mommy bowl

George and Mommy bowling together

Glen 'sitting' in a high chair

Posted August 1, 2012 by darthphilburt in Journaling

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Pioneer Day Fireworks   Leave a comment

Today (July 24th) was Pioneer Day, a Utah state holiday celebrating the arrival of the pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley.  The closest city to us where there were going to be fireworks was Fairview, so we drove there and watched the fireworks.  Last year George was scared to death of fireworks, but this year he seems to mostly be okay with them.  He got scared at first because of the noise and said, “Let’s go home!”  But pretty soon he calmed down and enjoyed the show, and when we got home he was disappointed we weren’t going to see more fireworks.


Bridget and George watching the fireworks

Posted July 25, 2012 by darthphilburt in Journaling, Trips

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This is bat country.   1 comment

Bridget, George, Glen and I were just outside watching bats come out of the attic of the house next door.  We counted past fifty, and I’m sure there were a lot more we didn’t count.  It was cool to watch, but I’m glad we don’t live in that house!

Posted July 20, 2012 by darthphilburt in Journaling

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Balloon Festival   1 comment

This weekend is the Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival in Salina.  Yesterday we went to Richfield to do some shopping and have dinner, then we went to Salina for the Balloon Glow.  Several block of Salina’s Main Street were blocked off and the balloon owners brought their balloons and set them up in the street for people to look at.  We were originally going to go to the balloon launch, but at 5:00am Bridget and I decided we were both too tired to drive to Salina, mostly because some little baby kept us up late the night before.  Oh well, maybe next year…

George looking at the balloons

Big flame

Rainbow zigzag balloon

White ballon with square geometric pattern

White ballon with multicolored pattern

Fire   Leave a comment

Yesterday Bridget took George swimming, then they came home and we all got ready to go see Brave at the South Towne theater.  The movie was sold out, so we went to Cavalier Pizza in Mount Pleasant for lunch, then we drove to Fountain Green so George could play at the “Shady Park,” as Bridget likes to call it.

There was a fire on the mountain to the east of the town, and while we were there it grew at an alaming rate.  At one point what sounded like an air raid siren went off for at least a full minute.  We weren’t at the park long before George needed a change of clothes, which we hadn’t brought.  I was actually pretty glad for an excuse to leave.  I don’t think there was any immediate danger, but I was happy to leave voluntarily rather than being evacuated.

I hope and pray that the fire is put out soon, that no one is hurt and no one’s property is damaged.  I know it was a stressful situation for me just being there, I can only imagine what it must be like to have such a large fire so close to your home.

New vehicle (part two)   Leave a comment

On Saturday, June 16 my mom and Mary came down to visit, then they took me back to Salt Lake to pick up our new minivan, a white 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Our new minivan

George really likes it, Bridget thinks it’s “a smooth ride,” and I think it’s pretty nice too.  The only real problem we’ve had so far is that it has a coolant leak  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s just a bad hose.