Monday, June 30, 2008
We haven't had the Internet at my work office since last Tuesday. We moved our bottom-floor-office to the top-floor-office in the same building. And even though we didn't travel too far, the move sure caused a lot of headaches. The biggest migraine being the lack of Internet access. Which is a pain because so much of the work I do is on the Internet. We are a remote office and must link to the network at our main office, via the Internet.
Needless to say, it has been a very frustrating few days, which made me try to think about life before the Internet. Back when I was in college was the first time I ever tried this crazy thing called the Internet. It was okay, I thought, at least I could email people from home instead of using snail-mail.
But slowly and surely, my life began to change. Not only could I email, but I could also chat online, research papers became easier, phone books were no longer necessary, didn't even have to drive to a store very often (handy when you're a Freshman in college without a car).
Just a couple of months ago, Phil and I were driving from a church in DC to the wedding reception. We were unfamiliar with the area, and my brother-in-law asked if we had used a GPS to find the place. "Nope", I replied, "I got directions the old-fashioned way". Then I realized that this so-called "old fashioned way" was going online and map-questing the locations! Since when did going online at a computer become old-fashioned? I can hardly remember what people used to do when they needed directions...stop and ask a stranger (gasp!), call ahead and ask someone (no way!), or even pull out a map to figure it out by themselves (say it ain't so!).
On a similar note, I caught myself saying just the other day to Andrew, who couldn't find the remote: "When I was a little girl, we actually had to walk across the room to turn on the TV, change the channels, or adjust the volume". To which he replied, "huh?". Yup, it's that unbelievable!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
There were many memorable moments, but the one that stands out the most was when we were on the hot-air-balloon-ferris-wheel-ride and Andrew said he had to pee. So I told him he had to hold it since we were in a ferris wheel, and he said he couldn't. He started to get really freaked out, saying he was gonna have an accident, so I told him to just pee on the floor of the ride. I know, it is soooo disgusting, but we really had no choice. It was a rainy day, so I hoped the rain would wash it out. Anyway, as I was telling him to pull down his pants, he looks at me funny and just starts peeing, right in his shorts...aaarghhh! Like I said, it was rainy, so nobody else noticed, and I swore John-Paul and Andrew to secrecy. We were almost done for that day in Storyland anyway, so it wasn't really all that bad!?!?
Oh man, what memories. View the pictures from our trip, or not, it's up to you!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Here are some of the family waiting for Mass to start.
Fr. Cook and John-Paul prepare for Mass. J-P was the altar server, and he did a wonderful job. Andrew helped out as well; he brought up the gifts.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
John-Paul proudly displays his bucket of berries.
Eamon's hand at the end, stained from all the strawberry juices.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Me: "Boys, you guys really need to make sure you are acting nicely to each other."
Me: "Because Eamon and Maggie are learning to do whatever you do, so we need to be sure we are well-behaved and that we say nice things."
Andrew: "Nice things!"
Well, at least he's listening...
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
(Not the real Maggie, just a baby imposter!)
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Holy Family-Holy Name is a Christ centered academic community instilling Catholic beliefs and gospel values; nurturing students' gifts of faith and intellect by surrounding them with a family of faculty, staff, and volunteers whose vocation it is to serve.
Next year, he'll be off to Kindergarten, and wearing a uniform. Yippee!
Friday, June 6, 2008
On Thursday, June 5th, Andrew had his preschool class celebration. His 3-year-old class took the stage to show all of us proud parents what they have learned this past school year. They said prayers, pledged allegiance to the flag, sang a bunch of adorable songs, and performed a play.
Andrew was responsible for pointing out the days on the calendar when they sang the calendar song. Now, he's the youngest kid in his class, and the song is pretty confusing ("Monday follows Sunday, Tuesday follows Monday, Wednesday follows Tuesday, and Thursday comes along", etc.) But he was able to keep up perfectly and point out all of the days when they were sung. It was wonderful to watch!
Then in the play, which was an endearing rendition of "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?", he played the role of the Red Bird. So cute! He did great with his red shirt on, big yellow beak, and crazy huge red glasses. I wish I had a picture of that, but it wasn't very good lighting.
His favorite part was at the end, when he received his "ploma" and gave the principal a gigantic hug. What a sweetheart.
Too bad he has to do it all over again because he will still be 3 by the time next school year starts!