Monday, October 12, 2009


I have so much to be thankful for. I have good health , a roof over my had, a job I like, food on my table. I live in a country that is basically at peace and where I am free to express my own thoughts.Where I can vote for whom I wish without fear of reprisals.

Most of all, I have been truly blessed with the most important people in my life.

My Daughter Kristin,my son-in-law Mark and of course, my grandson Owen

My son Craig
My daughter Erin and son James
And of course the love of my life, my wife June

Happy Thanksgiving to All
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Three Short Years

It' s been a while since I last posted. The time has gone by so quickly.
We have been through more than a year of recession and comeback. Up here in "The North Country" we have survived pretty well. Business ahs been good at work, construction and renovations have continued and the family is all healthy and working.

As i look back ont he last year, I alsolook back on the last three and cannot help but be amazed. Owen has gone from this tiny little bundle of nine minute old blank slate to an amazing smart life-loving three year old.

He has learned how to crawl , walk, run and climb. He has gone from being silent (except for crying) to being able to carry on an intelligent conversation.
He has learned how to charm people, how to manipulate people and most importantly--- how to think for himself.

He can dress himself completely from head to toe. He no longer wears diapers and thinks only babies need them. Wait until he gets old.
He can get into his car seat by himself and do up the straps tightly enough so he is safe.
He can ride a tricycle like a bat out of hell and has a battery-operated jeep that can go REAL fast.
He loves the hot tub( ours is better than his parents) or so he says. He goes to preschool and does Gymmasticks. He loves peanut butter and bread.

His favorite movies are Finding Nemo, A Bugs Life, Wall-E , and Transformers. That is his favourite. He understands that Optimus Prime, BumbleBee and Hot Rod are the good guys and Megatron and Unicron are the bad guys.

He loves going to the park and expects me to take him there everytime he comes over in the summer. When he is here for a sleepover, we go in the hot tub and have a fire afterwards
He loves to climb on the playground equipment and thinks his old decrepit body of mine should keep up.

He doeslearn bad things from his uncles however. Since he loves the Transformers so much and Hot Rods old friend is an old Pickup truck/autobot named Kup. Hot rod refers to him as "old timer" and that is Owepulls his face real close and lokking straight into my eyes says" You're Old Tmer". Then he laugh and laughs and laughs. He has a wicked sense of humour

His uncle Craig has taught him a trick in the hot tub. They call it the floating head. He moves around saying"Where's my body, where's my body?"

He loves to help out. Today he helped me change a tire, go buy some new shoes do some grocery shopping, find a new movie: "Monsters vs Aliens",helped make scrambled eggs for breakfast, drain the hot tub to put in fresh water, pooper scoop, watch the new movie and then nap for three hours.

All in all I would say it has been a great three years. It can only get better.
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