Archive for August, 2009


Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

August 31, 2009

Mobility is tricky.  Going where I decide when I decide is quite a privilege.  Well it was a privilege.  I have been caged!  The Man is keeping me down!

IMG_4200The house used to have a nice flow to it, open spaces and it was most importantly barrier free.  I now risk a pulled hammy every time I want a glass of water.  Those gates are tall man. Alice can stand up all on her own now.  It is really funny – when she doesn’t have anything to hold on to she looks like she is standing on a surfboard.  Knees bent and arms parallel to the ground.  I will try to get a photo of that for the next entry.  For now here is one more example of parent on child oppression.

IMG_4198Oh, a life behind bars.

Next post coming soon!


More coming soon

August 31, 2009

Serious neglect on the blog scene, busy weekend, busy baby, excuses, excuses, excuses.  New post will be up soon.


What up Dog?

August 19, 2009

Alice is already getting “too cool for school”.  She refuses to wear her hat with the bill forward.  “Daddy, thats not cool”.

IMG_4189I have decieded to let it ride.  Maybe find someone that specializes in speaking Jive to give the A-monster dialect lessons.  Like the wise men always said, “Chump don’t want no help, Chump don’t get no help”.  True that, true that.



I grew them, I will eat them.

August 13, 2009

Amazing baby.  Alice and I have been growing tomatoes. Everyday we go outside with Deacon to water the plants and hang out in the yard.  Now that the tomatoes are ready to eat, Alice can’t get enough!   We rip a little hole in the skin of a cherry tomato and Alice squeezes out the juice, Delicious!  

IMG_4182IMG_4181IMG_4179The garden is going nuts.  We have things growing that we didn’t even plant.  Like these corn stalks.

IMG_4093And just for good measure lets put up one picture of super cute bathtime.



Internet FAIL

August 6, 2009

So I’m not a twitterholic or anything, but I check it throughout the day for random news flashes or other interesting articles. I have actually found a lot of work-related information using twitter, so don’t judge. Anyway, it’s been super slow to load today so I just figured it was West throwing up the firewall. Turns out there was a “denial of service” attack that basically broke twitter and sent its addicts to bed early for the day. Mashable had an update on the whole situation as well as some funny comments. This one is my favorite.


Social media is such a fascinating phenomenon that I should probably spend hours researching so I can figure it all out. People get paid to do that, so I’m doing job research as well. Padding the old resume.

I’ll leave you with the likely culprit behind the twitter FAIL and get back to editing PowerPoint presentations. Yay work!



Pageant Mom

August 6, 2009

Just a quick update and some photos.  Alice prefers to stand now, sitting is for babies!  She isn’t even crawling yet and she can pull herself up and stand for minutes at a time.  Sarah has become a total pageant mom! I think she has secretly been entering Alice in cute baby photo contests!  Bout’ time she started bringing home the bacon!