Monday, October 31, 2005
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Or, now that its not Sunday anymore, click here to see it. I still chuckle when I see it. Its like the people caught the statue doing something bad.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
Lastly, uncle Jim is on Claire's mind today. When asked, "Who loves you Claire?" she signs uncle Jim and says, "Untle This is her response even if she is asked one hundred times!
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I got an urgent call from Adam Sutter today reporting new developments for my Milwaukee Bucks. Turns out that Jamal is now a Milwaukee Buck! The deal sends Desmon Mason and a big first round draft pick to Charlotte (or wherever the Hornets are this year). I think this will be a big season for the Bucks and I am sick of watching Jamal rip apart the Bucks, so this is great news for me.
Just so you know, I am buying a package of tickets for this season and they are all $28 tickets for just $10. Let me know if you want to go to a game and want a couple tickets (2 seats).
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
So. Would You Rather...
Have 11 outfielders or 4 outs?
Have to play in full winter gear (snow suit, hat, gloves, moon boots etc.) or in speedos and nothing else (including shoes)?
On offence, be instantly blindfolded as soon as you've hit the ball for the duration of your base running, or, when on defense, only be allowed to play with one arm?
Not have a single pitcher on your team, or a team made up of only pitchers?
Have a team made up of people older than 85 years, or a team made up of kids under ten?
Have one strike be a strike out and one ball be a walk, or normal play?
Play in uniforms five sizes too big, or five sizes too small (including shoes and jock strap)?
Mr. Leavitt of the CDC says in reference to the flu: "It kills an average of 36,000 Americans a year, leads 200,000 Americans to be hospitalized and causes countless lost school and work days," he said. "Much of this can be prevented by simply getting a flu shot."
Monday, October 24, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
We ran around, jumped around, and Claire even learned how to do pull-ups. It was a great time.
Mike: Oh boy. This is tough. I think I'm stuck.
Claire: (laughing) Mom look! Silly Daddy!
Thursday, October 20, 2005
This is the coolest apple slicer I've ever seen. Its kind of expensive, for an apple slicer, but it definitely looks like fun to use, and I imagine eating the sliced apple would be fun too.
This is a fun idea. Its definitely marketed to kids (I would think that after Christmas, Teresa's sixth graders will all have them, if they are cool, that is). Basically its a pen with a computer in it, and it looks like fun.
This game isn't really a gadget, but it made me think of Jim. He probably has a bunch of friends who would love to sit around and play this on a friday night!!
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Thus concludes another episode of Claire the cutie!
I hope that everyone is enjoying this unseasonably warm weather we are having. Sheela and I are using it to get our family photo taken tomorrow. Thanks to Jim and Monnie for the gift certificate to Kaminski Photography! It looks like the perfect day, and we will be down by the lake at the beautiful lake park bistro.
I also have a cute story I will post next.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
2. Earlier this morning she told me she had poop in her pocket, and then laughed like it was the funniest joke that was ever told.
3. Last weekend at Nana's house Claire found a sucker in the diaper bag and was eating it. She didn't eat lunch, so I took the sucker away and gave her a celery stick instead. She was completely fine with this trade.
4. Claire will wear a favorite shirt for days at time if I let her, no matter how much food is layered on it. Mike will too.
Friday, October 14, 2005
Now at home, Mike just put Claire down. She laid with him on the couch happily watching the Angels vs. White Sox game three, and he just couldn't break the moment and put her to bed. I don't blame him. She can be so sweet and cuddly.
We do have some pumpkin patch pictures, and after I get them all uploaded, I'll post some.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
And now, as I type, Claire is in bed. Mike is playing around with our video camera, putting movies on DVDs and trying to figure out a way to send a video clip by email. I am going to end this post and go drink a glass of Door County wine.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Thursday, October 06, 2005
"Ya Mom", and Claire runs off to find a book. She comes back with The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear.
"Oh, I really like that book."
"Mom favorite book."
"You are right. Are you going to read it to me?"
Claire opens the book.
"Hi Mouse. Wah Doing? Strawberry. Pick Strawberry. Up. Uh oh. Scary. Strawberry nose! Funny! Share me. Eat. The end".
That pretty much sums it up. Mom impressed!
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
One of Claire's first words ever was "sa." We initially thought that as she got older we would either figure out what it meant or she would stop using it. Alas, this word "sa" has remained a vital word in her vocabulary. In context:
1. When asked what she would like on the table she will point at something and say "sa" if it is an unfamiliar object.
2. If Claire sees something cool that she can't identify she with say excitedly "sa!"
3. When asked where her baby doll is she will shrug her shoulders, through her hands in the air and say "sa."
Any ideas what this mystery work could mean? Did your children have mystery words?
Monday, October 03, 2005
I am reading a book on Google and how to use it most efficiently. One nice feature is googletalk. This is a program that takes maybe a minute for my computer to download and allows me to talk long distance for free using my computer headset! Sheela and I used it last month while I was studying like crazy for the fourth year Emergency Medicine test. Really great feature and if we all get it, no more paying for a landline phone (a bit of a stretch I know, but it will work great while I am in Maine during November).
Also, Google has an online phonebook. You can look people up by just typing them in first name, last name, state, or you can type exactly this: rphonebook: gerald smith, mi which leads you to your long lost friend in Battle Creek! Unfortunately the information on Sheela and I is out of date so I'm not sure how current the other stuff is.