Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Holden's typical appearance when in the van

Holden with his bup (that's not a typo, it's Holdenspeak for "cup"). He's taken his Daddy's habit of having a drink within arms reach at any given moment and made it his own. A car ride that doesn't include a bup becomes unpleasant in short order.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Leah battles "a large creature"

So I get a call at work this afternoon. It's my wife. The conversation is fairly routine. She tells me about her day a little bit, I ask if I need to drop by the store to pick up milk or anything on my way home, etc. Nothing too exciting.
Until her tone suddenly changes and she begins talking much faster. The only thing I can really make out is "Lowell...(indecipherable)...large creature".
I am instantly amused so I hit the record button on my phone as I was encouraging her to take a picture of it with her cell phone to send to me. I now have a recording of the end of her battle against the large creature as well as an image of it saved for posterity.

My brave wife - click to play audio.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thomas Jefferson quote

"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious."
--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper, 29 November 1802

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Holden sleeps like his father...

Unfortunately, that means not well.  I was up five times between 1:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.  The reasons, in order of getting me up:
  1. "Daddy, I pee peed" (Understandable on this one.  Happens to the best of us little man)
  2. "I want Daddy" (I'll never, ever complain about hearing this.  Even if it's at 2 in the morning.)
  3. "Daddy, acky kiki" (translation: Father, I find that my pacifier has an unacceptable taste and/or texture)
  4. "I want Tuck" (translation: It is my wish that you give me my stuffed Tuck the Tutle from the Wonder Pets.  Note to Holden - you would have had it at bed time had you not puked on it which required me washing it and drying it before reissuing it to you)
  5. "Daddy, I'm sleepy" (Seriously?  You woke me up to tell me you're sleepy?  That's fantastic.  Thanks son.)