Monday, December 21, 2009

Violet decorating the tree

We got a new little camera the other day, since my big one was in the shop. I have been messing around with videos on it, so I hope you guys can see this.

We decorated the tree last week, and here is a little video of Violet helping.

I also wrote a column about the tree, which isn't online yet, but when it is, I will post a link.

Here's to looking forward to the holidays!


Sunday, December 20, 2009


Lilly's birthday is a low-key affair, since we had a half birthday party for her in June. She was born five days before Christmas, which sucks for her.

So today we had some cake and candles, but no presents -- we are saving those for Christmas.

Of course for the third time since October, Cindy and Violet are both sick. I am feeling fine, and who knows about Lilly. Little fever and sore throats. Ick.

All of our anniversary plans were put on hold and so over the Christmas break Cindy and I will probably steal a date somewhere -- maybe to see Avatar or dinner. I dare to dream about a coast weekend, without kids, but that probably isn't in the cards this year.

Well, time to get back to laundry and football!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Intel Engineers Shot Out of Cannon, Recreate

And my wife works for that company... I wonder when they are shooting her out of a cannon. :)

I have to make sure she doesn't get transferred to Finland. :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh sure, NOW want your picture taken... heh

This morning as we were getting ready for our day -- Violet off to school, Cindy to work, and Lilly and I to hang out and do laundry -- the girls were sharing the same chair at the breakfast nook. Of course NOW, just 12 hours later, are all wanting their pictures taken.

I didn't dare put them in front of the Christmas tree, because then there would have been a meltdown again. I just know it.

I may take some time today and Photoshop them in front of the Christmas tree... now there is an idea!

Today is nice because it's just Lilly and I hanging out. I didn't take any freelance for the rest of the year, so I'm going to be helping when my boss goes on vacation next week. I am also trying to line up a bunch of stories so I can take some time off around Christmas and the New Year. Cindy is taking two weeks, I think, so I want to spend some time with the family.

Thursday is my 14th wedding anniversary and we are considering doing a date night Friday. Of course there is a Parent Teacher Organization meeting that Cindy needs to attend Thursday night.

Well, off to chase Lilly today!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas meets Terrible Twos

Here are some out takes of our Christmas photo shoot from Hell this afternoon. Lilly is two.
She didn't want to have her picture taken, was sick of it, and threw a fit. Wouldn't be talked into it, bribed, asked nicely, coaxed or even tricked into having her picture taken.

So, our Christmas photos are going to be very interesting this year. Maybe next year we will do this professionally, instead of having me do it.

The twos are soo much fun!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ballet Practice

This week was a busy one. Violet had her Christmas program at school and a ballet recital in the afternoon.

I have had a head cold the last week, so I am a bit off my game. I should be updating this more often in the coming year. Going to use Facebook less and this more.

Well, I am waiting for my first Zune Movie on the Xbox to download -- Terminator Salvation. Hope it downloads quickly because that is not a kid-appropriate movie and I would like to see it tonight.

Gotta run, other stuff to do.