Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Captain Morgan

Tristan's got a little Captain in him! Here he is posing in some dead sexy waders for the upcoming "Toddlers 2009" calendar (the diaper edition). He's been wearing these boots to daycare everyday. The sitter says he is destined to work at the chicken plant, but I'm thinking more along the lines of professional wrestler or Coyote Ugly bouncer.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Am I Blue?

Julius got a recycled paper factory kit for Christmas and we spent part of tonight making paper with dryer lint and used gift wrap. It's not all it's cracked up to be and I'm considering writing a stern letter to Bill Nye the Science Guy. Howerver with some modifications we made it work and these are a few of the sheets waiting around drying.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tristan Talks to YouTube

I found this adorable video on a blog I follow.

I was playing it for Tristan who loves anything with animals. Watch the video below and then scroll down for the rest of the story.

The whole time the video was running and the guy was asking "Do you want to go for a walk" Tristan was sitting on my lap with a huge smile on his face saying "yeah!" Sometimes he'd nod yes, sometimes he'd say "yeah, gock!" (yeah, walk!) then he kept saying "ride ride ride ride" about 800 times. Every time the video ended he'd say "more". We watched it a dozen times til I began to feel sorry for him since he obviously didn't understand that he was NOT actually being invited to go on an excursion with these juicy little morsels.

Monday, December 22, 2008

RRP Story on CNN

Someone sent me this nice article about RRP and a great speech language pathologist who helped this boy get his voice back. Such great news! (Julius's speech quality is not as severe as the young gentleman's in this video. Julius only sounds more like someone who has a very bad cold.)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Julius Eats Sour Candy

Here is the first in a series of Public Service Announcements that Julius is making. He's considering his options about starting his own show. We're still kicking around a few ideas.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Another View

This is from a corner office and we have a wrap around view. So many interesting things to look at.

My View

I am in a meeting in Little Rock. This is the view from the room I'm in. I could stay here all day (except that I'm really hungry).

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Tristan loves powdered donuts. His mouth loves them, his nose loves them. We have donut everywhere! Next time I will put down a tarp. We need a dog just for doing some pre-cleaning. Whoa... I hope Martha Stewart does not read my blog.

Cowboy Tristan

Tristan rides his stick horse around the kitchen. He wants a cowboy hat, he says.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ooh, Squishy!

There is some really cool stuff at the doctor's office!

Waiting for Shots

Tristan and I are at the doctor waiting for shots. He has moved much of the furniture around and is now jumping on the ottomans and couches yelling, "Bup!" (jump)

Typically this is not behavior I condone, but figure if the doctor is gonna keep me waiting with a two year old maniac then they get what they deserve.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Daredevil Cowboy

Tristan is one crazy cowboy!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sitting. Waiting.

I'm sitting in the car while my mom buys a storage building. As I look at this little house shell I think how strange the price is compared to other things. This is a 600+ sq ft house (dried in) for less than $13,000.

Compare that with a car or a year in college or a foreign adoption.

A whole house!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Rotary Ukraine

Sitting in a Rotary club meeting listening to a talk about Ukraine. Interesting stuff! (No really!)