Archive for April 2012

A Birthday and a Bear

Sam recently had a birthday and turned 10 years old. He and Diana have birthdays fairly close together so they got to jointly select the location for their birthday dinner. Their choice? Golden Corral.

It was the first time any of us had ever been to Golden Corral and I think the kids were influenced in their choice by the chocolate waterfall advertisements on TV. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that advertising works – especially on kids. Golden Corral turned out to be a bit more blue collar than the Chuck-A-Rama. Fortunately for me, that meant the people-watching entertainment value was high. Unfortunately for the kids, their expectation of a buffet is based on the buffet we went to in Vegas recently so they were a bit disappointed that the Golden Corral didn’t have the same selection and quality as the bigger Vegas buffets.

10 years old

Fortunately, a chocolate waterfall covers up a lot of shortcomings and the kids seemed to enjoy themselves and ate as much chocolate covered stuff as they could hold. Life is good when you’re 10 years old and there is a chocolate waterfall around.

Sam getting his bear award and a hug from Mom

Tonight was Pack Meeting and Sam received his Bear award along with a gold arrow point and 4 silver arrow points. Now he’s on to the Webelos den. Before you know it we’ll be going on Scout campouts together.

Easter 2012

Easter 2012

Easter 2012

Catching Up

I’ve been remiss in updating this blog. In fact, I’m two years behind on accumulated posts. In the past I used the fact I was in school as an excuse to let the blog lapse. Then I got a new job right after graduation so that was a distraction. But it’s finally time to stop the excuses and get started updating the blog regularly. We’ve been taking pictures and videos for the past two years but I just haven’t taken the step of writing up posts and putting the pictures on the blog.

The following are some catch-up posts:

March 2010 – Road Trip
April 2010 – It’s Great to Be Six
April 2010 – A New Cub Scout
May 2010 – Sam’s Baptism
May 2010 – Memorial Day Fun
June 2010 – Pinewood Derby
July 2010 – New Shelves
October 2010 – My Startup Adventure
October 2010 We’ll Miss You Barrel Man – But Not Much
November 2010 – Halloween

Also, I’m not very big on social networks and such but I decided to experiment with linking the blog posts in Facebook. We’ll see how it goes.