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a busy end to the summer

well, it's only 6 more days until the 1st day of school, but who's counting? oh yeah, beth is. it's so hard to believe oscar & elizabeth will be starting kindergarten. it seems like just the other day that beth was holed up in the hospital for a few weeks waiting to deliver them.

the summer has come and gone, but not without some late fun. oscar & elizabeth went to a soccer camp two weeks ago and then michael went to a baseball camp last week. this was his first exposure to organized baseball, that is if you don't count playing with the teenagers in the cul-de-sac.

beth took michael to Six Flags in late july. michael just loves roller coasters and he probably would have stayed all night (like they did at disney) if his mom would have let him. it was a good day for he and his mom to spend together. he apparently refuses to hold on to anything while on the rides; he must have his hand up in the air. here are some pics.

this past weekend we decided to go on a short hike on kennesaw mountain. as expected, we ended up carrying oscar most of the way. he wanted to wear his favorite play shoes, which are way too small, and he ended up with blisters. it sure was a relief to get him off my shoulders after going up that mountain. here are some pics.

after the hike, i took michael to play golf. i knew of this little 9 whole course that is basically on someone's farm. it's not the nicest by any stretch of the imagination, but it's perfect for michael. we were the only ones there and i think he loved that i caddied for him. he really loves playing and has a pretty decent swing for a 6 year old. he hit 3 or 4 tee shots about 85 yards (he made me walk them off). par was 34 on the course and michael shot 72, so not too bad. he didn't have any 10s. he really stayed into it the whole time, i think part of that was because i told he he would play double par. so he was excited when he would make a 7 for a birdie on a par 4. i'm sure big daddy is real disappointed that michael wants to play golf. here are some pics from the golf outing. the last two pictures are my favorites; perfect form at the top and perfect form at impact keeping his head down.

here's something really funny about michael. he absolutely hates shirts with buttons, but when we tell him that he has to wear a button shirt to play golf, he has absolutely no problem with it. the boy's got some quirks i tell ya.

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  1. Great pix. What's up w/ your wife's blog? Thank goodness you're keeping me in the loop! Love S

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