Monday, December 17, 2007

East Central Illinois Dads

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I just started a new dad's group called ECI Dads!
I am very excited to be a part of this new group,
and so is Noah! If you would like to learn more about
ECI Dads go to this web site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ecidads/.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Family Christmas Photo


OK, it's about time to do another blog....it's been a while since I posted one! Here is a Christmas photo of my family. This will be Noah's first Christmas so we thought we'd dress him up in a stylish and cute outfit! He looks thrilled can't you tell!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

K.C. SAHD's Convention Photos


This photo was taken at the 12th Annual At Home Dad's Convention in Kansas City on November 3rd! Seated from left (clockwise): David (Michigan), Nate (Kansas City), Chuck (Kansas City), Phillip (Ohio), and another dad (Louisiana), sorry can't remember his name! I really enjoyed getting to know David, Nate, and Chuck really well. I look forward to seeing these guys at next year's convention, which will take place in Sacramento, California.








Tuesday, October 30, 2007

At Home Dad's Convention

Well, I tried to add a video to this blog, but it didn't work, so I'll write today's blog instead and add a photo. I am really looking forward to this weekend's 12th annual at home dad convention in Kansas City. I'll meet dads from around the United States and attend interesting sessions on various topics about being a SAHD!

I've already met several SAHD's online and two in the area. I look forward to meeting them in person at the convention. I will drive to K.C. Friday morning in time for the Meet and Greet Dinner.

Today, Sonia, Noah, and I ran some errands and I decided I would run 6 miles in the running club I joined couple months ago. We will be running 6 miles every Tuesday throughout the fall and winter. I want to start training for a 1/2 marathon and be ready for my first race this coming spring! Then, I may try to train for a marathon, we'll see!

We finally got IL license plates, but I tried putting them on the Honda but the screw broke and then I think the front screws are ripped, so I need to go to plan B on putting them on. They are on the Toyota though already. I'm picking up my computer tomorrow morning it's been not working now for several months, I'm reading to get a new computer sometime in the next couple of years.

I helped clean out the gutters at my grandparents' house yesterday. That was fun! I like to help them any way I can...they are in their 90s!

It was my 31st birtday yesterday, Sonia and Noah took me out for dinner at Olive Garden. It was a treat. Then we came home and watched a movie.

For Halloween tomorrow, we'll dress Noah up in a clown outfit to greet the trick or treaters. Sonia and I have already gotten a head start on the candy! We've gone through 1 1/2 bags already, but there is plenty left!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Harvest

I helped on the Springer family farm today. I mowed the Cundiff property and disced the field west of mom and dad's house. Dad helped show me how to disc. I've enjoyed working with Dad and helping them with harvest. I plan on helping out this week mowing and with harvest as well, maybe discing again if Dad needs help again with that.

I am excited about attending the At Home Dad's Convention on November 3rd in Kansas City. I found out about the event at a web site athomedad.org. I want to start a dad's group here in Champaign. I have communicated with another dad and am asking for support from a service organization in town to help start an at home dad's group. The other dad's name is Dan Gutoy and invited me to carve pumpkins and play ultimate frisbee with him sometime.

Sonia and Noah are doing great. Sonia got to spend some quality time with Noah today while I was on the farm. She and Noah went grocery shopping at Meijer. Sonia did a wonderful job makind an eggplant and potato curry soup for dinner and she also cooked chili for tomorrow's lunch when dad is coming over. Right now she is baking an apple pie!

Dad is coming over for lunch tomorrow. Mom is in Indiana spending quality time with the grandkids and Ryan and Nisha. Dad and I were planning on watching the Cubs in the NLDS but they got eliminated tonight in game 3 in Chicago. Maybe next year!