Friday, August 30, 2013
"On his cartoon blog Zen Pencils, Gavin Aung Than turns inspirational quotes into comic strips. For his newest strip, he illustrated a quote from Bill Watterson’s 1990 speech at Kenyon College in the style of Calvin and Hobbes, which Than considers “the greatest comic strip of all time.” The comic strip below “is basically the story of my life,” Than writes, “except I’m a stay-at-home-dad to two dogs.” You can read more at Zen Pencils, where this comic originally appeared."
Monday, August 26, 2013
Sailor will also be attending this year. We are happy that the girls will both be going to the same school. Sailor will only be going 2 days a week for three hours per day but the socialization will be good for her. In an interesting twist, this will give me a couple weekdays where I have a few hours to myself. The lack of socialization for those hours will be really good for me.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Its crazy, the attachments children can build with things like this. Whether it is a stuffed animal or a blanket or a plastic toy, these girls seem to really connect emotionally to some of their things. I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering my childhood blanket and favorite bear are both still under my roof. To add to the attachment part, I'm still a little weary of letting the girls play with the latter unsupervised.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Before I had even left the room, Ru decided when she woke up she would draw a motorcycle and put it into the book for me. Chalking this up to the pre-nap grandiose ramblings of a groggy 4 year old, I honestly didn't think much about it. I finished tucking them in and I left the room.
When I got back later in the evening, I saw the book on my desk. Thinking maybe she got bored with it and didn't know where to return it to, I grabbed it to put back on the shelf. That was when I noticed the paper peeking out from the cover. Apparently, Ru had enlisted olivia's help to do exactly what she had said she would. According to the wife, she did all the work, taping included. I'm a lucky man with an awesome family. Hopefully her interest in bikes will continue.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Occasionally, the marker will get on other things. Nothing major, just the couch, the walls, skin, food, etc. My how far we have come. Anyways, olivia was home with them when she noticed a pair of yellow rain boots had received the marker treatment. It was pretty clear to see who the culprit was.
olivia got onto Ruby and told her to keep the coloring on the paper. Her quick response was that Sailor had done it, not her. Unless we missed a quick advance in Sailor's writing skills and her ability to spell her sister's name, I feel there must be a little fibbing here. I guess its never to early to learn that if you are going to do something against the rules, make sure you don't leave a trace that it was you. At least she has someone to blame things on. As an only child, there were only so many times I could blame the dog before my folks got wise.
Friday, August 9, 2013
It seems the renovations are almost complete so I won't update about this again. Soon, Forever 21 will move out of the food court to the old bottom floor of the old McRae's. Sometime before Black Friday, Old Navy will take that spot and in the same time frame (presumably) Von Maur will open. There are still parts of the mall that are dirty looking, even with new paint and facades applied. My hope is that they are waiting until all the construction is done to give it a good shine and polish. I might be looking a little closer than most but there are some places that really, really need it.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Happy Birthday Babe!
Mom was kind enough (thank you!!!) to take the kids last night so we started early with dinner at Ruth Chris', dessert at Steak and Shake and beer and DVDs at the house.
Today she'll get to unwrap her gifts and get a breakfast at IHOP.
If she ever wakes up that is...