POD: First Day of School

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Today a new school year started, the kids headed out the door both excited and nervous.  Jacob wasn’t sure if his best friend would be in his class again this year. And Violet is facing school with a broken collar-bone and shoulder.  By the time the bell rang they were both off with their friends excited to be starting a new year. Jacob is once again in a split class, this year it’s a 3/4 split with lots of his friends including his best friend Daniel. Violet was thrilled to see all her friends from last year, but also a little boy from her last summer camp.  Since I already know that this picture of the two of them before school will be today’s picture of the day, why wait till tonight to post.


POD: Climbing Nate

Today we celebrated the end of Summer with some friends. While there I captured these pictures of little night climbing up the bunk bed.

POD: Jacobs new chore

image Every morning Melissa or I get up early to walk Ruby, usually we find Jacob already awake entertaining himself. This morning I came down to walk ruby and found Jacob taking her out of the door for her morning bathroom break. He insisted on doing it himself, evening picking up the poo. The only problem he had, was when Ruby saw me and wanted to run to me.

POD: Library Time with Nan


Today the kids headed on an adventure with Nan. They started the adventure at a local library where I captured the pictures I used for today’s picture of the day collage. It amazing how hard Violet tries to act as if nothing is wrong,  even though she has to be in a lot of pain.

POD: A Coke Just for Me


With everything going on for our little family over the last few days we take time to relax when we can. Then we get back to getting everything we need to do done. So today when Melissa handed me a Coke with my name on it, it made me smile. Of course the break didn’t last long as we continued checking off items from our before school checklist.

POD: Unexpected Visit



This evening we find ourselves at the St. Joes ER, waiting to see how serious Violet is injured. She has hurt her shoulder, we are hoping its not broken, but we’ll have to wait to see what the docotor and/or XRays say before we know for sure.

POD: Somebody Watching Me


While I was waiting for my busthis mooning I noticed somebody watching me from our yard.I tried to cature it but I was petty far away. Still it was a cute moment that seemed perfect for my picture of the day.

POD: Tuesday Night Baseball


I didn’t want to use another Blue Jays game shot for my picture of the day but something happened in tonight’s 11 inning game that I wanted to capture. The Jays bullpen ran out of gas in the 11th. Giving up 7 runs and only recording one out. So Gibbons turned to Tolleson, who had come into the game as a pitch runner and was hitting in the DH position to get the final 2 outs. He struck out the first batter he faced and cause the second to fly out. An impressive pitching performance by a position player. It also means we saw the pitcher hit in the home half of the 11.

POD: Relaxing Ruby

Today we have a picture of Ruby relaxing after a long day, that included a visit with her sister Porscha .

POD: Getting ready for Hockey


Today was hockey prep day for our little family. We pulled out the hockey bags and tried on all the equipment seeing what fit and what didn’t.  It seems it mostly fits, we might have to get one or to things but nothing major. After we were done, Violet was all about hockey. Begging me to get out the net and play hockey with her. So I spent most of the afternoon outside with her playing hockey.