Friday, June 24, 2011

Father's Day

 On Sunday we celebrated Father's Day with all the kids except Jim. After dinner they all did some target shooting which is their favorite thing to do. Since Jim couldn't be here we were able to include him in the "father and kids" photo anyway.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jennifer's First Triathlon-June 11th 2011

Today Jennifer did her very first Triathlon held at Green Lakes State Park in Dewitt, NY and she did great! Her total time was a little over 2 hours and in that time she swam 0.5 miles, rode her bike 12.4 miles and ran 3.1 miles. We are so proud of her. After the race we went back to her house for a bit ( there was a good sized Snapping Turtle resting in her driveway) and then she treated us to lunch at the Outback Steak House. Jack was a good brother and went with her early this morning to tend to her gear and take pictures. Jim and I arrived in time to see her finish the running portion of the event.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Josh's Concert-May 26th

Josh has become quite an accomplished trumpet player. His school band held their Spring concert on May 26th and they played a number of pieces including some rather complicated ones. Good going Josh! Keep up the good work!

Cathy's Flowers

Cathy was born with two green thumbs. Her flowers are so beautiful and she has an artist's eye when arranging her plantings. I think she should register for the Garden Tour ( does Hiram have a Garden Tour?)

My Birthday

We celebrated my Birthday on Sunday, June 5th, even though it was actually the next Tuesday. Jim did sausages with green peppers and onions, salt potatoes, carrots and  pasta salad. Jennifer made my favorite cake , half ice cream and half yellow cake. I received some money towards my flower purchases, an MP3 Player so I can listen to my favorite oldies while I mow the lawn since the local radio station has quit playing the 50's and 60's music I like, and a soaker hose to keep my roses watered without getting their leaves wet ( roses don't like to be wet).All in all it was a very nice day. Jim topped it off by taking me to lunch on Thursday. We went to "The Steak House" at Sandy Pond ( formally the Wigwam).

Chris's 8th Grade Formal and 14th Birthday

Chris's 8th grade class had their formal dance on Friday, June 3rd and the theme was "Hollywood". He looks quite dapper in his purple jacket.

On Sunday , June 5th, Chris celebrated his 14th Birthday. Where has the time gone. I told him he needed to slow down-he's making me feel old.

Josh's Baseball

Josh is playing baseball this spring and summer and is a member of "The Cannons". They are doing very well having won over half of their games and Josh is becomming quite a good fielder. He really enjoys playing and looks forwrd to every game.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Flowers

Today I took pictures of some of the flowers that are in bloom. The warm weather and abundant rain have helped them come on really strong.