Saturday, January 10, 2009

Another Sledding Injury

After the awesome Arsenal match today (1-0 thanks to a late winner from Bendtner), I took the kids to Highland Cemetery where they'd been too afraid to sled last month... not to be confused w/ St. John's Cemetery, the Cemetery across the street in which Solstice & I got locked over the summer. We had a great time, but the hill I assumed would be sweet was actually kind of shit. It was covered w/ large (maybe 10 inches in diameter) clumps of frozen dirt that made for a rather bumpy ride & didn't do my 2-hole a whole Hell of a lot of good. Of course, the quick stop @ the bottom didn't make things much better & I jammed my hand which didn't do my finger a whole Hell of a lot of good. Once that spot was nixed, we decided on a smaller area right by some tombstones which ended up being really cool. We even saw a grave of a dude who was born in 1788. Solstice was impressed that he was born before the Constitution & the French Revolution. Aiden was impressed that his grave was so close to a good sledding hill. They were also interested in the grave of the 2 year old kid from 1897 which meant we got to talk about infant mortality & scientific advances over the last 100 years.

9 comments:

dan said...

1788 before the Constitution?
The Bill of Rights--yes.
Not the Constitution bozo.

What the hell are you teaching those kids?

Stephanie said...

Love the pictures!!

Andre said...

Whoops. Why was I thinking the Constitution was 1789? I think I've thought that for a long time. Well, 1787 was close to 1789.

Elizabeth said...

Whatever. I didn't know the date of either.

peltierinator said...

My sled is still collecting dust because it is 45 degrees and sunny. Andre is an idiot, that is why he wrote that.

peltierinator said...

In other news, I began indoor soccer in evansville last week. goal and assist in a 5-2 win. how i missed soccer.

Andre said...

I was supposed to start playing on Friday but I was too tired and th roads were too bad so I skipped it.

I hate indoor anyway so it's really just a chance to start getting in shape for outdoor... and to look hot for the ladies.

dan said...

JP nice work my man. Dre-you always look hot for the ladies--that's why your lack of US History knowledge has never been a factor. Hotness trumps history baby.

Megan - from Duerr.com said...

I wish I could listen in on some of your conversations with your kids, like the infant mortality one. I can't wait to have kids so I can be frank as shit with them. No sugar coating anything...