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Sleeping and Fighting

This week, I recorded Skyler sleeping and the proof of his violence during our scuffles. Below is a video of him sleeping on a lazy afternoon, where it's so quiet you can hear the motor of the camera zoom. It is followed by a photo that I may just have to submit to Judge Judy for a future trial against him.



Swimming, Haircut, and Making Cookies

Today, we went to swim lessons, got a haircut, played in the yard with the dogs, and made cookies. I can smell them right now (the cookies, that is). Skyler is swimming so well. I haven't been to a lesson in a while, so it was good to see him in action. On the way back, we put the top down on daddy's car and had a great time listening to rock music and feeling the "windy wind". He was very comfortable for his haircut and got a sucker at the end. We played with Storm and Gambit in the backyard for a long time and finally came inside so Skyler could make cookies with mommy. The cookies are about finished, so I will taste test them.

Check out the photos.

Still Gonna Carpool!

Yesterday, we decided, spur-of-the-moment, to check out some vehicles, including the one shown below. Renea was great at haggling and we believe we saved quite a bit on this 2006 Ford Mustang convertible. With both of us taking some classes, we needed another car . . . and I missed my Lebaron convertible from long ago.

Renea and I will still carpool as much as possible and I need to get back to riding my bike home a couple days a week.



Late this afternoon, I took Skyler for a spin with the top down. We went slowly around the neighborhood and then revved it up on the main road. He loved the wind and the view! He started to cry when I said we would be returning to see mommy, so we drove for a few miles more. It was a lot of fun.

Coincidentally, I recently discovered our house (and neighborhood) was photographed by the Google Van. You can actually see a street-level view of our house if you search for our address in Google Maps. In the driveway is a white Ford Mustang convertible that I rented for a day last summer for a short father and sons trip.

Fire Truck Lunch

Renea's mom and Jon invited some family members to an event at a fire station not far from her house last Saturday. Free food, sitting in a fire truck, and participating in some fire safety activities were offered. Skyler loved the big trucks!

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Happy New Year 2009

It’s been a few days since I added anything new. I put up a new section for 2009 photos and have a new album. The photos were taken during the final week of 2008 and New Year’s Day. Coincidentally, I proposed to Renea on January 1st on top of a local hill and hope to make the same trek with her and Skyler soon.

The two weeks we had off from work/school was a roller coaster ride. Last year was a tremendous learning experience for me and I am looking forward to 2009. I haven’t made any resolutions, but I plan on making a lot of changes this year.

This song, Learning to Fly, by one of my favorite bands, Pink Floyd, is a good welcome to the new year. It mentions being an “earth-bound misfit”, which is what I am right now! I think it’s about making changes and starting over. Sounds good to me.

Listen to Learning to Fly