Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
It was a free for all and the penalties starting flying...
On Friday, Crawdaddy and I snuck in a round of golf...umm, I mean went to the doctor. I had a fever of 108 and Crawdaddy had a fever of 107. The doctor prescribed a couple of doses of Jim Beamadryl and some relaxation time at the heated hotel pool.
Saturday was cousin Jennifer's baby shower so the guys hit the Putt Putt Golf & Games...
I think this was one of Crawdaddy's hole-in-ones...
The high school kid working there tried to give Coan a giant plastic putter because he was under five years old. I explained that he was a professional and had never played with one of those before. He gave him the real putter and said, "Okay, today he can be five."
Coan was excited about this hole and like a good three-year-old he couldn't read that sign...
Thursday, November 23, 2006
The time of year has come again
To be thankful for the things in our lives
Our sons and daughters, mothers and fathers
Our husbands and our wives
Let’s not forget about the little things
We are thankful for on this day
Like the Dallas Cowboys playing this year
A losing team from Tampa Bay
While sitting around catching up with the family
Talk about life at your child’s preschool
But remember the times that were really funny
Not the times when they broke the golden rule
When your plate is clean and you go back for seconds
Don’t worry about the extra pounds
At this point thirds will be looking real good
Yep, that’s your stomach making those sounds
Take a break and relax on the couch
Your grandpa will already be there
Half asleep but nobody knows how
With all the kids running and screaming in here
If the game is a blowout; your favorite team winning
Go outside for a game of catch
You’ll find your uncles and cousins tossing the football
Getting ready for this year’s rematch
When your meal finally settles and you go back in
Looking for grandma’s chocolate cake
Think about eating the pie instead
Hmmm…maybe later if you are still awake
Another day of thanks will come to an end
As your aunt packs up food from the buffet
Some of the best leftovers to enjoy again later
A little bit of turkey…tofurkey…and PB&J.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
It's hard to find something more Quirkee than puppet videos. Speaking of Quirkee, check out today's new edition where I write...
"When I started a blog earlier this year it had been at least 8 years since I had written anything and it was writing assignments in English class at the local community college. I have always enjoyed writing so I decided to pick it up again with a blog about my life as a stay-at-home dad and the lives of my kids for them to read someday. A couple of months later my friend for many years asked if I would write a column for Quirkee about the same thing. Naturally I jumped on the chance and have enjoyed every minute."
Can't wait to read more? I know you have waited a whole week so I won't stop you from clicking on the link below.
Just kidding. Go ahead...
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I love thrift stores. One man's trash is definitely this man's treasure. You wish you had one, don't you? The little golf ball is the on/off knob! Coan wishes he could have it in his room instead of me keeping it on my desk. Too bad, my boy. You got the soccer ball lamp last year from Goodwill. It's Daddy's turn! I'll pass it down to you someday as it is now a family heirloom...like this awesome golfing monkey Nana painted for Papa many years ago...
that has been passed on (finally!) to us. I've always wanted a monkey.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
I know that I made the right decision when I decided to marry the woman I love and start a family. Having kids has been a wonderful experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world. You know you have made a good choice in life when you don't mind...
having to teach someone how to NOT pee on the back of a toilet and aim for the water. Over and over again. And you don't care if they miss as long as they try.
Life is good.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
This week has been full of surprises from our little
Another "your child" situation happened this morning when, at the snack table of course, Coan turned to the kid next to him and grabbed his Teddy Graham. He knows not to take food from other people's plates and swiping a Teddy Graham is a major no-no. So, the kid turned and bit his finger. OUCH! I told you Teddy Graham's are special and this kid was out to prove it. There was no blood but Coan cried a little bit. I guess he won't be wahooing food from other kids' plates anymore. I should have told him the crayon story from my days in kindergarten.
Stephanie claims these little troublemaker happenings with Coan only prove that he is my son. I sure hope so. That means they didn't accidentally mix up my sperm in the lab.
Now go on and get you some...
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
(p.s. click the music note on the player)
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Last weekend the whole family started to feel bad. Then Crawdaddy and Mitzi came for her birthday and Halloween festivities and we got them sick. At first I thought it was just allergies, but the clogged sinuses, cough and fever showed up. I spent most of the day yesterday doing nothing but lying on the couch, floor, bed, or wherever I could rest my head and still see the kids. Neither one of my little
When I'm sick I'm pretty worthless around the house. I think Coan picked up on that. I eventually threw in the towel on the whole time out situation then retired to the couch and watched him throw baby toys at his sister. They were soft toys and she was laughing, so I let it go. He dumped out the big toy bucket on the kitchen floor and she played in a pile of toys for about an hour. During that time, about 4 of the toys started playing sounds and music at the same time. It sounded like a toy orchestra warming up. It was torture, but I couldn't talk myself into rolling off the couch to go and turn them off. I was saving that energy for any crisis that may occur before Stephanie came home.
I did manage to create a new header for the blog. The leaf and turkey is art Coan made last year at school. He brings home tons of art from school and they sure do make good headers. Pretty soon Julia will be creating her own artful treasures!
Here's that fun pile of toys I was talking about...