Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Feeling Old

The Boy, as all children in their complete honesty, and I had a funny conversation that made me feel a bit older today:

Boy: "Daddy, what are those lines?"
Daddy: "What Lines?"
Boy: "Those lines."
Daddy: "Where are these lines?"
Boy: "On your face."

So now I know I am old.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Child Comparison

Well now that the Girl is one year old I thought I would do a quick compare of their stats. First off somehow we ended up with two blue-eyed kids with my wife and I both green and brown eyes, I am sure the odds are off the chart. But here is there One Year comparison:

The Boy:The Girl:
Birth7 lbs. 12 1/2 oz. 21 1/2 inches 6 lbs 13 oz. 21 1/4 inches
One Year22 lbs. 4 oz. 32 inches 20 lbs 4 oz. 29 inches

I realize comparing them is meaningless. Even though I think they have the same energy which will either make me crazy or insane, not sure which one I just know that that much energy between the two of them is going to keep me hopping.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Learning to Read

The Boy is actively learning to read. He is quite funny in this aspect as I believe he is better at it then he lets on. Recently we went to National Train Day at our local train station where they had all kinds of model trains among other fun train stuff. The Boy loved it and got a magazine on your first model train set. Well the other day on the way to a grandparents house he was looking through it for the 1000th time and asked us to read something to him. We told him not know while we were in the car and suddenly from the back seat we hear "Enter.... to..... win.... a.... train.... set." For which I respond, "Didn't need much help did you?" as my wife and I had a good laugh.

The Girl is on the verge of walking as when we got to the grandparents house and set her down she put her feet down and stood there for a good 20 or so seconds in the least. She currently zips around with her walker and has even learned to turn around with it. Today she found the joy of running into my legs as she thought it was pretty funny.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The New Seat

With The Girl being one now and 20 pounds she is a forward facing seat now. She seems to enjoy this new view on life, now she can see where she is going as opposed to where she has been. Although I have found this to be a bit troubling, she now can see me and for her that is great but for me not so much as she always wants attention. I have what they call a conversation mirror (kid mirror that pops down so I can see the people I am talking to do in the back or the kids I am scolding) and I am trying to ge there to look at that to see my face because now that she can see me she yells out for my attention. Either she wants my attention or her mommy has told her to be a backseat driver, I am not sure which is the case yet since she doesn't use words yet. I am sure we will all get used to it but for now I guess I will have to deal her telling me how to drive.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Girl is now One!

My Princess turned One!

It was recently The Girl's first birthday. She was very excited not to be "zero" any more. She took part in all the party festivities, and couldn't wait to get her hands on that cake. I am not sure who was more excited though, The Girl or my wife, after all it was a Pink Princess Party.

She received lots of nice gifts and can't decide which gift to give the most attention to, and her brother is a big help as he can't stop playing with her tea set. In addition, when she was opening presents he wanted to put one of the hair bows in his hair. I simply just shake my head and smile as I guess he needs more time playing sports.

Here are a couple of more pictures of The Girl enjoying the cake and in her party dress. You may also notice in a couple of the pictures you can see glimpses of the kitchen that I have been working on and now that the party is done maybe I will get the time to get it cleaned up and take some pictures for all to see.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Does it really mean something?

This post is more about me and my craziness and superstitions than anything. I realized some od facts about some numbers recently within my life. If you add up the important dates birthdays of my wife and children, then add in our wedding anniversary and it equals my birthday:

1 + 3 + 8 + 9 = 21

That to me is very interesting.

On the second part of this whole number thing, after discovering tha I started thinking about my favorite and important number, 43. Some ask why that is my number, well in short order it was on of the first numbers I wore playing football when I first could play sports in grade school. Also it has come up many times in good and bad times in my life. When I was diagnosed with diabetes I was in room 403 with IV machine number 43. I also did a random number generator once where it asked all these question and then picked your lucky number from 1 to 100 and it picked 43. So where this is all going is the fact that if you add up all the months of the above dates:

5 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 = 43

So right now I am excited and freaked out all at the same time by this discovery even though it goes right along with my superstitions.