Cub Scout Building

Today’s Cub Scout meeting featured birdhouse building.

You might notice from the group photo that most dads are helping their sons build the houses. The Negotiator wanted to be more independent.

In the end, it turned out okay!

Lunchtime Surprise

We stopped by to visit the Negotiator for lunch today. We didn’t have a particular agenda, but he was happy to see us!

Grocery Shopping

I went grocery shopping with the kids. The Negotiator wanted to push the cart. Even after we got a lot of things and the cart got heavier, he still wanted to keep going.

I offered to help out in pushing the cart, but some things can’t be negotiated.

Taekwondo Tournament

The Reader had his first major Taekwondo Tournament! He had participated in a smaller tournament once before, but this was his first big event.

Participating in the competition was educational. The Reader had hopes for a better result, but learned a lot!

8/29/22 – 9/4/22

The first day of school! We were so excited!

After more than two years of staying home together, the pets took a couple of days of adjusting (to a quiet home).

Week of 8/15/22 – 8/21/22

We went swimming a few times.

And the Negotiator created many things…


The Reader won the library’s summer reading program! He got a local toy store gift card as a prize.

We tried the new water gun too!