Sunday, October 27, 2013

Our First Camp out

With our Aunt 'Reen and Uncle Pete we were in South Jersey camping out. Eileen didn't show because Katie was sick but she arrive just in time for some breakfast.

All of us had a great time especially at night when we went to sleep. Uncle Pete and I didn't sleep well and we were often cold and stiff from the ground. It didn't matter because it was one night of a ton of fun.

This fun includes the following: teaching Molly how to put a nice charcoal crisp to the exterior of marshmallows, eating breakfast and dinner from a fire, making a fire and exploring the woods (Quentin had a blast with that one).

Bass State Park was where we had our first camp out and it was an experience that I will never forget.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I like oatmeal now

When Molly was about 7 years old she  started changing her eating habits. She was hesitant to try a lot of new things mainly because of the consistency and texture. The day has finally come when she's branching out into trying and liking other foods.

She likes a specific type of blue cheese dressing that me mom provides. She loves peanut butter and jelly (which hasn't changed) but is open to trying difference lunch meats like ham and turkey, most recently.

I am happy to say that just this morning on my way to work she called me. Eileen and I are often frantic when our children call us early in the morning but I was pleased to hear that she was inquiring where the oatmeal was located.

Houston we have landed!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happy birthday Molly!

It was our girls 10th birthday on the 7th and she had a ball!

On her birthday I got her all her favorite food via Eileen. She had pizza and ice cream instead of her original request of a cheeseburger. Nonetheless she enjoyed it and had a great day in school.

We celebrated her birthday and invited all her friends and some of her family to the house last Saturday. We purchased the DVD Croods and had our homemade movie theater in the backyard yard projecting the movie on our shed. There were approximately 20 people in total and we had fun.

We feasted on hot dogs Bagel Bites mac and cheese potato salad Buffalo bites chips candy and popcorn. Shout out to Eileen because she got the movie theater type popcorn bags and the kids loved it. We had plenty of soda and water to go around so no one was hungry or thirsty.
Molly misses her friends from Chestnut Hill and this was a great time to invite them have them come out and kick it like they used to a little less than six months ago. Unfortunately Eileen and Molly experienced how much they missed Chestnut Hill again.

It was great to see the family and the friends from that area are sorely missed. I look forward to the next event (Gabriella's birthday?). I wonder who will come out for her that?

Sunday, October 13, 2013


I love you! However it is time to vent. Over the course of this year you did the best job of using pull-ups. For that I am grateful. But lately things are different.

It seems that your learning due to your new circumstances (i.e going to a new school) and you're so mature and I'm so proud of you! We had a good week last week when you were not wetting the bed. This week we've taken a turn for the worse.

You wet the bed Sunday and Monday night and I have a feeling that tonight's not looking any better. On top of all of this you're in a mode where you whine and persist at the things that you desire until you get your way. I think this comes from me because I used to act just like this and in fact I did get my way. However your mom and I are part of a new generation where we're not having it!

This is just a note in my time capsule for the Hasty kids. I love you! Try to do better because you can and you'll reap the rewards in the future. The near future would be increased video game time playing. The medium future would be better learning, quicker learning and better results academically. The distant future is an approved success for your future mate, career and your relationship with God.

Ultimately, please stop wetting the bed.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Flash Cards Are Cool!

Gabriella prepared flash cards the other day to study words that I thought she ought to know. Whether she reads now or later I want to have more of an influence on the decision and that is why I suggested making the cards.

She loves the idea and (for almost a week) was actively studying them. Now how do I get her back on that train? The initial reason for the flash card movement was to increase her vocabulary and edge her closer to ready but it also provided for good Daddy & Daughter time. I am lost without this necessity because she lost her cards.

Lord help me get back on track with the flash cards and other activities to enhance our relationship. Gabriella, if you read this you are very smart for your age. As soon as you learn the benefits of discipline and routine (and then practice both) you will be on your way to success. I love you!