Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lake Jackson This Weekend

There's more to this photo than meets the eye.
Jacob was a little out of control,
so Papa Ben and I tended him and brother Nathan
while everyone else went to a pool party.
It's not so bad staying home with us.
I let him watch the movies I brought.
Ben bought him a hamburger.
Nathan truly loves his mother,
but he tolerated us.
He exceeded my abilities as a diaper changer.
I had to ask for help.
After the party, and after Matt had mowed his share of the lawn,
he and I played chess.
Matt and I are about at the same skill level,
so he had to think hard.
But I had to think hard when I played Will.
In my defense, playing chess with Star Wars pieces
puts me at a disadvantage.
I thought Han Solo was a rook instead of a knight,
a fatal error.
Melanie and I enjoyed a calm, quiet game
of Chinese checkers.
Dave has the most interesting things in his coral tank.
This is a tiny starfish which came out from his
hiding place among the corals.
He even turned around for us.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Graduation

Corinne picked Ben up at BWI on Friday.
They drove to Pennsylvania for Sam's graduation.
All those years of my nagging him about grades
finally paid off.
Ya, let's make this all about me.
I'm still in Dallas, btw.