Sunday, March 30, 2008

Happy Weester

Yes, that's right. Happy Weester. To ease the wounds being scratched into your heads right now from your frustrated fingers, Weester is a holiday. It has absolutely nothing to do with false claims of global warming. Nothing to do with commercialism. Nothing to do with made up late-night visitors who never really visit your children at night. Weester is just the Sunday one week after Easter. Today is the inaugural Weester Holiday, and it's gaining popularity really fast. It's predicted that within the next ten years it will be a federal holiday, which means commercialism and a made up late night visitor who never really visits your children. This also means in ten years I'll have to make up a new holiday called St Watricks Day.
I never said this post was worth your time.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Silly Faces

This is Lily's new favorite thing. I always find her making this face. Her hair is being a little bit silly too.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

More pics from days of Yore

What is yore anyways?
So, most of you probably don't remember this, but Kat used to have a condition where she had to wear cucumbers over her eyes for several hours a day. Her roommates tried to make her feel better about it, but they just ended up all looking kind of silly.

And it was contagious, as you can see here.
Kat and I also used to kiss a lot. We still do, but we used to, too.

Sometimes, when we got bored, Kat would change her hair color. I almost became a hairdresser because of this, but when I started classes all the girls in my class wanted to go shopping with me. Weird...
And sometimes we wait until it's sundown, and then we go outside and just stare at each other. Someone with a camera caught us doing this once and took picture.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Lily Walks and Runs

These are a couple of videos Kat took of Lily running away from her in fright. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Ah, the days when we were young ....

I am always getting after Kat for not posting pictures of us. I like our family blog to be about our family not just one member of it. Some of you are probably thinking "When was the last time you put pictures up, Jacob?" Yeah, yeah. When was the last time I was allowed to touch the camera would be the more appropriate question. Anywho, I thought I'd post some pictures of Kat and I from days long ago.
Yes, Lily, your dad was skinny once. This picture was taken back when Kat and I were dating. And finger painting. I think I still have that sweater, too.
This one was taken right before I interviewed at Case. I'd forgotten that I needed to bring a small photo of myself, so we snapped this one at Kat's parents' house right before I left. I think the shirt and tie are both Steve's but and I don't know why I look so tan here. Must be my naturally good complexion.

This was taken on the day I proposed to Kat. We had a Subway picnic and obviously many Pringles died that day. It was a delicious massacre.
This is where I proposed, a few minutes after I did it. Kat was totally surprised as I'd been carrying the ring box in my sock which was hidden by those awesome jeans.

This is actually one of my favorite Kat pictures. It was taken at my grandparents' house. She's totally showing off the ring here. But you gotta admit, she has an amazing smile. I'll post some more later.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Let's Talk Twilight

My whole point in re-bringing up the Twilight thing is just to find SOMEONE out there who agrees with me. I tried reading the book. I got through 300 hundred pages, and I guess what did me in was the 300th description of Edward's weird eye color and perfect skin and perfect teeth and amazing smell and sparkly color COMPOUNDED with the fact that Bella learns that he watches her while she sleeps and she doesn't care. What girl out there actually LIKES being stalked?

In the end I found it too much to suspend my disbelief that (while vampires exist) a girl can be superficial enough to love a guy who 1. totally ignores for the first six weeks they know each other, 2. stalks her, 3. tries to read her mind, 4. sucks other creatures' blood, 5. will never die, and 6. really knows nothing about her for the first while just because he looks (and smells) "sooooo good." --- Teen Girl Squad voice.

What don't I get? Am I just jealous that she's selling books and has a sweet movie deal and I'm not /don't? Is it a girl thing, because my brother likes them . . . I don't know. I'm not even against vampire novels. I'm not against romance. I don't even think I'm against vampire romance. But there's something about Twilight . . . that really gets under my non-sparkly skin. I hope that when the day comes that I do get published, all these girls who go ga-ga over Twilight will jump on my bandwagon, because DANG. I could finally drop out of dental school.

Monday, March 17, 2008

When WILL James Marsden Get The Girl?

You probably don't know what I'm talking about ... but you will.

James Marsden.

You've seen him in The Notebook, X-Men, Superman Returns, and most recently, Enchanted. He loses the girl in every movie except Superman, and he probably will lose Lois Lane when they make the sequel, and you have to ask yourself: What is the deal with this guy? Is he cursed with a career in Hollywood as the guy who doesn't get the girl? Has anyone ever seen him in a film where this doesn't happen? How does he sleep at night, knowing that the next time his agent calls it's going to be for a film in which he gets to lose another girl?

He probably sleeps well, knowing that he'll receive a huge paycheck at the end of filming, but when he watches the film's screening, in the back of his mind he wonders when that lucky moment is going to be.
OK, actually, to be fair, he was the male lead in 27 Dresses, but who saw it?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Angry Face

This is Lily's angry face. It usually happens when she is tired. She starts to get a little demanding. Maybe I shouldn't be laughing but I just thought it was funny.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

No More Snow

I thought it was finally going to start getting warm because we had some really nice days and then all the sudden we had a big whopper of a snowstorm. All the fun things we had going on were all canceled. I hope this is the last of it.
I wish I would have taken a picture before the street was plowed
because it was aweful.
Jacob shoveling at midnight so we could get in the driveway. The
snowplow was kind enough to plow the driveway but then he left a huge
pile at the end.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Signing Time

Lily loves her Signing Time video. I wish she wouldn't sit so close. I always have to pull her away. I left the room for a second and when I came back I found her sitting on a ball in her basket. At least she is not quite so close to the TV.

Bobblehead Dancer

Yesterday I was watching Signing Time with Lily and I noticed for the first time that she has a little bit of rhythm in her. I couldn't stop laughing.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Blogging = Sanity

Why you might ask? I think this picture pretty much explains it. This is what my house looks like at the end of every day.
Yikes! And that's just one child.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Does Blogging = Addiction for Women?

I'm probably going to offend a lot of people on this one. Oh well...
I want to start with a letter I received from a woman living in Mesa, AZ a few weeks ago. See if you can identify with her. I've changed the names in the letter to protect her anonymity:

Dear Bella,

Since we began corresponding over the Reduce Blogging Support site, I've really begun to notice just how much blogging has taken over my life. My husband, Lucius, has, too. I first started blogging out of curiosity. I'd heard about it from friends at work and old roommates, and looked into it late at night, after my husband went to bed. I couldn't believe how many blogs there are out there! It seemed like almost everyone I knew was blogging. So, I started up my own just to try it.
After I got my first few comments, I was hooked. I emailed all my friends to tell them, and started blogging fairly regularly. The comments began to ebb after the first few posts, and I got depressed, so I started posting more regularly. It got to the point where I was posting at least once a day, taking pictures of any cute or attractive or hilarious thing I saw just to try and get more comments than my best friends' blogs. It worked. My blog became more and more popular, and I was finally featured on a website.
It was then that I noticed that blogging was always on my mind. When I went to bed, when I woke up, the first thing I wanted to do was check for comments. If I wasn't checking for comments I was pouring over countless other friends' blogs, and their friends, and their friends, people I didn't even know! The house became a mess and and my kids complained they weren't spending any time with me. My husband started noticing how possessive I was over the computer, and sometimes I got so mad it scared him. That was when I knew I needed to get help.
I wish I could find a way to warn more women to limit blogging before it takes over their lives as it did mine. I never knew it could be so entrapping. Even now, after going through Blogger Reduction, I still have moments where I feel if I don't blog immediately, I will go crazy. I want to scream when I post and don't get any comments. It's been one of the toughest battles of my life. That's why I'm grateful for friends and family who are supporting me through this.
Nissa Bimmy

I'd love to have your comments about this. Many of you may be affected by this and not yet realize it. Feel free to share your feelings and thoughts about how blogging misuse has changed your life and what you are doing to overcome it.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Laugh Attack

I have been wanting to get a video of her laughing for a long time because she has such a funny laugh, but she is so serious all the time that it was hard to do. One night she just had the giggles for now reason at all so I hurried and grabbed the camera to catch the last part of it. This video also shows what a snuggle bug she is. I love it.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

So Sad

A few days ago I noticed that Lily was crawling without using her left arm. We took her in and sure enough she has a buckle fracture in her wrist. It is so sad to see her with a cast on her arm.

She was having a hard time pulling all the toys out of the basket with only one arm, so she decided to climb in and get them.
This is the first cast they put on in the ER.

This is the second cast they put on when she went to see the specialist. She hates it because she can't suck her thumb. She hasn't figured out yet that she has one on her other hand.

Here are two videos back to back of how she crawls with her cast on. The first one is how she was crawling the day we took her in.