Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Weird fun with Photobooth

Photo 247
Originally uploaded by rdcaden
Look at the size of this boy's head! And many people think Autumn has big eyes, so...

Gavin Created

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Potty Trained

Driving home from Brampton the other day, mom and Autumn had a discussion about the potty. Autumn needed to go peepee. Mommy was on the QEW, and needed to get home.

Autumn was wearing a diaper, so she could have just gone peepee in the diaper.

Nope. not gonna do it, she said. And pleaded with mom to stop on the side of the QEW so she could pee in a bush.

She's potty trained.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Stairs index

Approximate age of the house: 98 years
1: estimated number of coats added to stairs every 20 years.
2: number of people who took said paint off stairs.
3: days to finish
7: estimated # of days it should take
17: tools used
1: tools (a power drill) borrowed from next door
3: meals we got out of the Chinese Food we ordered.
6: new tools purchased
1: tools taken back after being used and returned for a brand new one (shhh)
2: tools broken
1: bandages needed to repair injuries

16 stairs with almost 100 years worth of paint on them, finished. They aren't stained yet, but they are now wood. if there was iron in the paint, then it's gone. Why people painted these is a question I'll wonder for a long time, but it's nice to know it's all done.

Thanks Granddad. I couldn't have done it without you. Note, look at the paint behind Autumn. that's all gone. :)

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Monday, December 08, 2008

Top six gifts people buy to send a message

Does your dad have too much nose hair? Want Aunt Sally to stop dressing like the cast of Designing Women? You’re not alone. According to a new survey by Remington Products, more than two-thirds of Americans think people use gifts to send a message. 46% all women admit to buying a “message gift” for a friend or loved one. Check them out.

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Ban Left Handed Marriage

Left Handers' Day, August 13 2002Image via WikipediaVoters in California banned gay marriage on the same day that they elected the first Black President.

Well, marriage isn't saved yet. There's another group that could destroy marriage.

"I know there are some who say that being left-handed is not a choice…
That people are “born” that way.
That’s ridiculous.
We all know we choose which hand to write with and feed ourselves.
And this disgusting abnormal perversion of this radical minority cannot be the will of God.
Right is “right”! It says so in every language. Left is sinister, evil, gauche, maladroit.

Right is “droit”, right, correct, the Law!"

Don't let these Sinister people destroy marriage. Well, except me, a lefty. Let me stay married.

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Gavin has a penis

Says Autumn.

"And I don't have a penis."

She continues.

"And mommmy doesn't have a penis, but daddy does."

She fumbles a little on whether Romeo has one (unsure), or Lucy has one ("Yes"0, but overall, she gets the whole boy/girl thing.

And it's not like we walk around every day going "Dad's have a penis, and you don't". This is one of those things that she picked up since we've been giving them baths together.

And part of us wonders if we shouldn't have gone with another word. Like Johnson, Little Gavin, wee-wee. It's somewhat jarring to hear a two-year old say "You have a penis daddy."

On the other hand, it's called a penis. Not a wee-wee, or a knob, so it seems better that it should be called a penis.

It's really just a little jarring to hear the little princess say it.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

On gavin

We've been remiss about updating Gavin. The second born, and all that.

What can we say about the little dude? He's bigger than Autumn ever was, but he's still little. He loves to be tickled, and he loves, more than most things, to be in his jolly jumper. He's got a good grip, a heart-melting smile, and a sensitive side.

If you're holding him, and he's relaxed, don't start a conversation with someone in the next room. He'll freak out.

All of this is normal baby stuff. He'll cry a little, but if we pick him up, he'll stop. He's not currently sleeping thought the night in any meaningful way, but that will change. Autumn's a champion sleeper.

We'll try to do better. Sorry Gavin.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Autumn and Gavin

PB304562, originally uploaded by MRHames.

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Fun with Photobooth

Photo 234, originally uploaded by MRHames.

it's a little dark. But you get the point. With the amount her eats, it's like there's two of him.