Tuesday, June 26, 2007

How terribly inconvenient...

We went to the Bear Rock Cafe for dinner tonight and were greeted by a sign on the door that read "Sorry for the invonvienence but we have ran out of salad mix and chicken." Invonvienence? We have ran out? There are two other doors into the place so on our way out Connor and I took the long way so I could see if they were all so poorly written. Door #2 said "Sorry for the inconvienence but we have ran out of salad greens and chicken." Door #3 said "Sorry for the inconvienience but we have ran out of salad and chicken."

All three looked like they were written by the same person in the same sloppy handwriting and with the same pink highlighter. Now, this person obviously didn't know how to spell inconvenience since they tried three different spellings trying to get it right, so wouldn't it have made sense to change the sentence so that word wouldn't have to be used? Of course, someone who would use grammar like "we have ran out" probably wouldn't think of that. I guess I should be thankful it didn't say "we ain't got no chicken, nope" or "tain't no salad mix in here, too bad" or perhaps "No pollo aqui." :) Actually these days I'm surprised it wasn't "no chckn, wtf? cul" in some sort of text-message speak.


Saturday, June 23, 2007

11 months old

Our little baby is 11 months old today! Only one more month of babyhood and then it's off to toddlerland...

The boys sitting in Logan's car seat together

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Shouldn't there be some sort of test?

I don't claim to be a perfect parent but there are some parents in the world that make me think there should be a test required before taking on the responsibility of parenthood. :)

Example 1: There are some wacky parents in New Zealand that are fighting for the right to name their child 4real. No, really. It's 4real. Read about it here. I'm not saying the government should be able to control what they name their child and I certainly wouldn't want to go the way of Denmark who publishes a list of 3000 approved boy and 4000 approved girl names, but come on. 4real? It's just about as bad as "Nevaeh" which is heaven spelled backwards and is the name 5,814 girls were given (ranked 43rd in popularity) in the US in 2006 alone. I guess it's not quite as bad as the 257 girls whose parents can't spell heaven backwards correctly so they ended up with the name Neveah. Hmmm.... As Connor would say, you've GOT to be kidding me! :)

Example 2: I was talking with an acquaintance recently (who hopefully doesn't know about this blog - lol) and she told me that she and her husband know the sex of their unborn child but they are keeping it to themselves. Huh? Ok, I get it that they made the child so if any two people should know it does make sense for it to be them, but what's the point? When I told people we weren't finding out the sex of our babies before the birth, many would be shocked and asked how we could possibly decorate a nursery or buy baby clothes without knowing. And how could they possibly buy a gift for us without knowing? I do see the other side and understand why you would want to know. But why would you want to know and not share? Isn't part of the fun being able to share while you're still well rested? :) They won't get any of those "planning" benefits that other peekers get like decorating the nursery in an over the top girl or boy style or buying cute little onesies with baseballs or bows on them. I guess they only have to think of one name...but they can't share that either unless it's a unisex name. Perhaps it'll be 4real? :) I tried to read her husband's reaction to Connor and Logan but...no dice. Good poker face!

Top 25 inventions of the last 25 years

USA Today is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is marking the occassion with several "top 25" lists. A few weeks ago they listed the top 25 inventions of the last 25 years - 5/6 of my lifetime, 5/7 of Jeremy's - haha. Here they are....

1. Cellphones
2. Laptops
3. Blackberrys
4. Debit cards
5. Caller ID
6. DVDs
7. Lithium rechargeable batteries
8. iPods
9. Pay at the pump
10. Lettuce in a bag
11. Digital cameras
12. Doppler radar
13. Flat-panel TV’s
14. Electronic tolls
15. PowerPoint
16. Microwave popcorn
17. High tech footwear
18. Online stock trading
19. Big Bertha golf clubs
20. Disposable contact lenses
21. StairMaster
22. Tivo
23. Purell
24. Home satellite TV
25. Karaoke

Big Bertha Golf Clubs? They haven't particularly changed my life! And Karaoke? I'm not sure why that made the list! The others make sense - I appreciate cell phones, laptops, debit cards, pay at the pump, lettuce in a bag (I actually appreciate the related prewashed and bagged carrots and apples more), digital cameras and Tivo. Jeremy's life would be very different without disposable, long wear contact lenses. And I'm not sure what middle managers everywhere would do without their blackberrys. :) Wait, they would probably do the same thing just without as much buzzing and beeping...

What's your favorite? What do you think is missing from the list? Were car keyless remotes around more than 25 years ago? That's what I would add to the list - I can't tell you the last time I used a key in a car door!

Be sure to check out their other top 25 lists via the links at the top of the page mentioned above. They include lists of Top TV moments, stocks you should have bought, memorable quotes and books, and 25 highlights and lowlights of the NFL draft. Pretty interesting!

Happy Summer!

It's officially summer! Happy Summer Solstice :) Now go outside and enjoy it! Don't come back until your feet are grass stained and your nose in sunburned. Well, ok, put some sunscreen on first :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Celebrating Father's Day

It was a HOT Father's Day so we grilled shishkabobs and corn and played outside!

Connor on the slip 'n slide

My Dad getting ready to recreate the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment

It worked!

Connor playing baseball - if you click on it to make it larger you can see he really did have his eye on the ball!

Logan trying to drink the leftover Diet Coke

Monday, June 11, 2007

Playing outside

It was a really nice day today! Two boys I know certainly enoyed the summer weather...

By the way, this post is #100 for this little blog of ours. Can you believe it? It's a mini "blogiversary"! Here's to the next 100...

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Connor's half birthday

Connor is officially 3 1/2 today! He's very excited to add the 1/2 when telling people his age! We celebrated with some ice cream from Cold Stone. Connor chose bubble gum ice cream (because it's pink, of course) with gummy bears mixed in...

We always tell him that he can't ride in the front seat until he's a big boy, which apparently means 3 1/2 to him :) He climbed in, closed the door, and buckled his seat belt all by himself! Don't worry, we told him he's still not big enough and still needs to ride in his car seat...

A shot of the boys in matching shirts last Sunday - aren't they cute??

We finally bought an outdoor table and chairs for our deck so we've been eating outside as much as possible!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

#1 songs

While browsing another mom blog, I read about this site where you can look up what song was #1 on the Billboard charts the day you were born. The #1 song on my birthday was - yikes - "Disco Duck (Part 1)" by Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots. Lovely, huh? Jeremy's seems much more fitting - "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers. Topping the charts on Connor's birthday was "Hey Ya!" by OutKast and poor Logan is stuck with "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - eek! Worst yet is the #1 song on our wedding anniversary - "Unpretty" by TLC! What was #1 on your birthdate?

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Itsy bitsy bottom

I took Connor to a trial Gymnastics class this afternoon at Airborne Gymnastics. He had a blast! He got to hop, jump, flip, flop, hang, swing, crawl, somersault and do headstands on very padded surfaces! He says his favorite part was the trampoline but he also liked swinging on the uneven bars, doing backward somersaults and crawling through the foam pit. We signed up for the class so he'll get to go 8 more times this summer! Woo hoo!

The dress code for boys for this class is a t-shirt and "snug fitting gym shorts" so yesterday we went to Wal-mart to buy some shorts. Most of the shorts he wears now are size 3T and are nowhere near snug fitting - in fact several of them (the ones that have elastic only in the back) are so loose that he's frequently pulling them up. So instead of just buying the next smaller size, I made him try on the shorts right there in the middle of the aisle. First we tried 2T - too big. Then 18 months - nope still too loose. 12 months? Surely those would be too small, right? They were perfect. Our 3 1/2 year old son fits perfectly into 12 month size shorts! Logan and Connor might be wearing the same size shorts later this summer...haha!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Fire Station Tour!

We went on a tour of Longmont Fire Station #3 today with a bunch of other families from the Moms of Longmont group. It was so much fun! We got a tour of the firefighters' living area, kitchen and office and then got to hear a test tone to hear what the firefighters hear when they're needed on a call. It actually didn't seem very loud in a room with about 25 kids and 40 adults! Connor was interested to hear about how they work for a full day and have to eat and sleep at the fire station too, but was disappointed that we didn't get to see their beds!

Climbing on the trucks was the best part, of course!

Cute boys on the front of a fire truck!

Listening to the firefighter talk about the trucks and all the equipment...

Firefighter Ethan put on all his bunker gear so the kids could see what he would look like and not be afraid of him if there was ever a fire in their home. They learned how to crouch down in a smoky room and how we shouldn't hide from firefighters - they're there to help us! They also got to touch his equipment while it was on him so they would realize it was still just Ethan in there - not a scary guy even though he had on a mask.

Logan absolutely loved sitting on the front of the fire truck. He spent nearly the whole time there as every time Jeremy tried to move him he would cry until he was sitting on it again!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Sick of being sick!

Actually, I'm sick of the boys being sick! Logan was sick for nearly two weeks with one thing or another and as soon as he started feeling better Connor got sick! He's back in school today but it's been a loooong week for us all! Here are some pics from last weekend and a couple from yesterday...

With flags for Memorial Day

Adapting his crawling method to the terrain :)

We're hoping to join some friends for a fire station tour tomorrow! I'll post pics if we're able to go :)