The Stuff Great Moms Are Made Of

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Fefe, Tre | Posted on 31-08-2009

Well I had a nice funny post about something that happened this weekend lined up for you guys today, but I’ll have to save it for another time.  After witnessing the events that took place in my home this morning, I have an even greater love and appreciation for Fefe.  We are both great parents, but I definitely think she deserves the ‘parent of the year’ award, no make that ‘parent of a lifetime’ award.  If winning means dealing with some of the things that she has to deal with, I’m happy being runner-up. 

The following video took place this weekend.  I must warn you, it’s freakin disgusting, but it goes to show the lengths that real Moms go to for their kids.  If you’re eating lunch, just skip the video and come back and watch it an hour after you’ve finished your food.  Okay, it’s not that bad, but still.

 

How a Cartoon Character Influenced the Deodorant Debate

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Activities, Ty | Posted on 28-08-2009

Most elderly people are set in their ways and feel that they’ve seen and done enough throughout their lifetime to know everything about, well, EVERYTHING.  Sometimes when I think about Ty, I compare him to the elderly.  Tricking this kid is like trying to fool your Grandmother.  If you told your Grandmother (or Ty) that the sky was going to fall, you’ll probably hear something along the lines of “child please, you ain’t fooling nobody”.  Tell the average kid the same thing and they would believe you.  I was that average kid; anything my parents said was gospel.  I mean seriously, I didn’t even try Chinese food until college because I knew in my heart that it was dog or cat meat.  Why did I know this?  Because my parents said so!  Ty on the other hand isn’t so gullible; you’ll have to answer 21 questions before your statement is even considered to be truthful.

Pet Cemetery

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Activities, Ty | Posted on 27-08-2009

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccccckkkkkkkkkk, did you guys miss me yesterday? Of course you did, how did you ever make it through that horrible work day without the joy of Daddy’s Fish Bowl?  I’m sorry about yesterday guys, just couldn’t muster up the strength to write anything with this stupid cold kicking my butt.  I’m still under the weather, but feeling a bit better today & I couldn’t leave you guys hanging for another day.  Enjoy!

Swimmy The Frog

Swimmy The Frog

Meet “Swimmy the Frog”, I’ll explain the origins of his name later.  Swimmy, is the latest addition to our family and more than likely soon to be the latest addition to our pet cemetery, which is located in our back yard.  Ty loves pets, but for some reason, he doesn’t love taking care of them.  During his short time on this earth the boy has had more critters, creatures, and four legged friends that the average person has in their lifetime.  I mean seriously, he’s had everything from turtles to grasshoppers and just about everything in between.  No matter the animal, insect, or rodent, they all have one thing in common: death, and an untimely one at that.

Copycat Syndrome

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Tre | Posted on 25-08-2009

I’m not feeling the best; this cold has really taken me out of commission these past few days.  Therefore, this post will be pretty short.  I’m sorry for the inconvenience; I know how much you all depend on me to get you through the very difficult work day. I kid, I kid, but I did put up a vid to make up for the short post.  Take a look at Tre telling a knock knock joke.

The “Bad Dream” Scheme

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Ty | Posted on 24-08-2009

What is it with the fascination between children and their parent’s beds?  I don’t know what it is, but there’s something that entices a child to want to sleep in the big bed with Mommy & Daddy.  I’ve been there, and have made some pretty outlandish excuses to make my way into my parent’s bed in the past.  But now being on the other end of the table, I’d just like the game to end.

Site Changes – Share Your Thoughts

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Feedback | Posted on 21-08-2009

So I’ve made a few changes around the site recently and want to get your feedback on them, as well as how things are going in general.  Read on to find out what’s new and share you thoughts, concerns, questions, etc.

Attack of the 21lb Baby

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Fefe, Tre | Posted on 21-08-2009

The Stare of Death

The Stare of Death

Tre has recently gotten meaner, point blank, period!  I didn’t think it was possible for someone so young to be so vindictive, but believe me our family has learned first hand that it is indeed quite possible after all.  Tre’s latest victim is one of the last people you would expect.  He has turned his back on his mom.  The world’s biggest momma’s boy has finally risen up, rebelled, & taken a stab at independence.  Secretly, I’m smiling inside, but don’t tell Fefe that. 

Getting All The Bank’s Money

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Ty | Posted on 20-08-2009

Financial Advisor

Financial Advisor

Sometimes children have the strangest perspective on things. The way that they go about formulating ideas regarding certain subjects has always fascinated me. I often find myself asking Ty questions along the lines of: how in the world did you come to that conclusion? Where did you get that idea from? What made you think that? His answer is always a short and simple one: “Because I just know”. He thinks he knows everything (kinda reminds me of myself in that regard), but the topics that he swears to be a subject matter expert on are so off base that you can’t help but laugh.

Learn & Groove Musical Table

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Tre’s Thursday Toy Review | Posted on 20-08-2009

Tre’s Thursday Toy Review 8-20-09
Learn & Groove Musical Table

Name: LeapFrog® Learn & Groove Musical Table

Manufacturer: LeapFrog

Price: $35.96

Length of Ownership: 8 months

Rating: 4 stars

This is an awesome toy, especially for younger toddlers.  It helps in providing motivation for standing and eventually walking, since the table is a bit too tall to play with while sitting on the ground.  Tre used to love playing with the toy for long periods of time, and would get a kick out of all the different musical instruments as well as the singing and counting.  Once they get a little older and adventurous things change up a bit.  They may become less interested in the lights and sounds and more intrigued by the thought of an in house jungle gym, and as Tre demonstrates in the video, his own personal push me toy.  I’m hoping that as he grows a little older and begins actually learning colors, numbers, and letters that he will regain interest in the true functionality of the toy.

Kid On The Rise – Climbing To The Top

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Tre | Posted on 19-08-2009

The Insurmountable Object

The Insurmountable Object

I’m going to throw out a few adjectives to describe a person and I want you to try and guess who I’m talking about.  Would you like to play along?  Sure you do, why else would you be here if you didn’t.  Okay, ready, here we go: tricky, sneaky, deceptive, and let’s see, one more, uh, devious, yeah that’ll work.  So based on those four adjectives, who am I talking about?  Could it be a criminal, your local con-artist, your significant other?  Those are all good guesses but they’re wrong.  Those words describe non other than my 19 month old baby boy, Tre!