Monday, May 12, 2014

Do we need caffeine Daddy?

Benjamin has been bugging me for a couple of weeks to fire up the barbecue.  I have been hesitant to do so because it has been too cold and I thought I didn't have any propane.  Saturday I decided that I was going to cook some hot dogs for lunch.  I wasn't going to be able to get the propane tank filled because the one place in town that fills up propane tanks is only open Monday to Friday from 8 to 5.  There are a couple of places that you can get trader tanks in town but I normally don 't like doing that because it is more expensive than having a tank filled and the tanks I get are usually in rougher shape than the one that I traded. I finally decided that I was going to test to see if I had propane before I went and got a tank trader.  I lifted the tank and it felt fairly heavy.  There was propane so I didn't need to go get a trader.  Before lunch we had to go do some errands.  That took about half and hour.  For some reason Benjamin thought that what was in the tank is caffeine, so the whole we were out he kept asking me if we needed caffeine.  I told him that we had propane and that we didn't need caffeine.  The hot dogs were made with propane.  They tasted good but I wonder if they would have better if they had been made with caffeine.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Social Media

I told Michelle that I sent out a tweet this morning.  She said that she did know I had twitter.  I said that I do but I don't tweet often.  Her response was something like "yeah just like your blog."  I decided to write a blog post with the links to my social media accounts.  Here they are:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Who is in charge?

We had our branch conference today and last night at dinner we were telling Benjamin that he had to be super good today because there would be a lot of people from the stake there.  I also tried to explain what a stake is.  I failed to explain well, so Kara compared the branch to his class and the stake to the whole school.  She then asked Benjamin who is in charge of his teacher, trying to get him to say the principle.  He said the mayor.   He is kind of right because his teacher is the mayor's wife.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

What Country am I from?

With the Olympics upon us I thought I would take a moment to tell you which countries the people of the Atwood house will be cheering for. I of course will be cheering for Canada and Kara probably will cheer for the US. I think I can swing Benjamin to my side (thanks to cbc kids). Kaleb, however will not be cheering for either of the two countries in which he holds citizenship. He will be cheering for, wait for it…The Netherlands. The Netherlands you say, how do you know? Well a few weeks ago Kaleb spent a good portion of the day walking around saying “I’m Dutch, I’m Dutch, I’m Dutch.” He said it not once, not twice, but multiple times throughout the day. All I could think of was where did he come up with that? At one point I said “Kaleb, as far as I know you are not Dutch. You are Canadian and American and British and German and if you go back far enough maybe there is some Russian and Polish in there as well.” Well Kaleb did not like me telling him that. He looked and me and yelled “I’M DUTCH!!” as loud as he possibly could. I thought well he does like the colour orange which is a Dutch colour. I don’t know maybe there is some Dutch in there somewhere. I guess I’ll need to look. I let you know what I found out. In the meantime...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

What are they thinking?

It has been a while since I have written so here I am.  We went on trip a couple of weeks ago and discovered that our van needed major repairs so we have a rental right now.  We don't when we get our van back as the parts have to come from Mexico.  The rental van is ok but it does not have a dvd player which meant we had to drive all the way from Lethbridge to Edmonton and back to Hanna without movies.  As we were listening to the radio the announcer said something about Facebook.  Benjamin noticed the the gas gage was showing about half full.  He said "Daddy we need gas, we should stop by facebook and get some."  Later that night we were swimming at our hotel he said that we were swimming in the CBC.

Over the last couple of days Kaleb has been carrying a couple of pieces of toy race track saying that it is his computer and says that he is skyping with his friends.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Just Wait Until he is a Teenager

So Mandy told me on Facebook that I need to write on my blog more often so here goes.  Another Benjamin quote:Last week were walking to the park and one of the neighbour kids came up to Benjamin and asked if he knew something (although I can't remember exactly what it was).  Benjamin's response was "Yeah I knew that, I know everything."

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I Guess I am not a Super Hero

Conversation between Benjamin and I:

Benjamin: Daddy do you want to be a Super Hero?
Me: I am a Super Hero already.
Benjamin: Daddy, you are not a Super Hero.  Super Heroes fly and you can't fly so you are not a Super Hero.
Me:  What about Spiderman, he doesn't fly?
Ben: But Spiderman has a web.
Me:  I guess that is sort of like flying.  But what about Batman, he doesn't fly either?
Ben:  Yeah but Batman has Robin and they have a plane.