Thursday, August 21, 2008


Welcome to the family blog. We look forward to reading about what is going on in the lives of our family.


edward kafka said...


This confirms our belief that living in the US is really dangerous. Can we take it that Steve went out with the weapons that your constitution entitles him to bear (assault rifle, machine pistol)?

Lisa if you lived here you would be even more worried about child thieves. There has been a torrent of publicity over the last year about a little girl, Madeleine McCann who disappeared in Portugal. Actually the risk is incredibly low, and has not changed over many years.

edward kafka said...

Sorry my comment was meant to relate to the racoon story, not to the welcoming message. I am not crazy yet.

Lisa said...

If we had one of those weapons, I am sure that I would have sent Steve out with it. I grew up in the mountains where raccoons killed small dogs on occasion if the dogs tried to protect their food, so I'm a little freaked out by them.

As for the child snatchers, we have similar infrequent but highly publicized cases here. I've never been one to worry about things like that, but you get a big dose of those mothering hormones, and you can find fears around every corner.

By the way, I was so excited to see your comment this morning! Yah!

Debbie and Aleksander said...

Hi there. Finally sussed how to get onto this thing and navigate around. I'm sure if Aleks were a bit older he would have worked it out before me. Dad is one step ahead but then he has a bit more time on his hands!

Think this site is a great idea as you are all so far away and the boys are growing up very fast. He'll be 2 by Thanks Giving. There will also be loads of competition on the cousin front over the next 6 months.

Aleksander has a pirate paddling pool at his other Grandma's. He hasn't used it much this year as the weather hasn't been that great, but it is good until he is 8 years old so it should get a reasonable amount of use over that period.

Does Samuel have that Bear Snores On book? Aleks got a copy from UT&AS and loves it. I read it too him every night. He loves all the animals and I do my "US" accent in parts like when they are talking about Yummy Yums.

grandmapa said...

Your dad's adventure with raccoons occurred in Michigan at Fern Nature Reserve when he was 2 years old. We were walking on a boardwalk over a bog when two young raccoons appeared and decided that the strings hanging from your dad's jacket were great toys and stood up on their hind legs and used their front paws to play with the cords.
Grandpa had to put your dad on his shoulders to keep the raccoons from climbing up on your dad.
The raccoons continued to follow up for the rest of the walk and when we got back to the car they tried to climb inside, so we threw a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at them which kept them busy while we got into the car.