Saturday, March 26, 2011

Weeee II.

Sorry it sounds like Garrison Keillor behind the camera. I have a cold so I'm mouth breathing. I'm also wearing my Darth Vadar mask today, so that is partly to blame.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

I Love the Internets

Garfield Minus Garfield is total genius. Here is how the creator describes it:

Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.

And a few samples to either get you hooked or to assure my removal from your Christmas card list. Enjoy!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Museumarium and Childrentorium

We visited a Children’s Museum. It was fun. Odd, but fun.

At a miniature Potbelly’s, Alexander waited for his plastic sandwich to come through the pretend oven.

There were also opportunities to try out more prestigious labcoat wearin’ jobs. Like Veterinarian:

“Diagnosis: Way Too Many Bones.”

Alexander even had the opportunity to see what it would be like to be on a daytime talk show. Alexander walked up on stage, sat down with his hands folded, and trusted the interviewer would soon turn and start asking him questions – possibly about his recently released book. Sadly, the interviewer was just a local grandma trying to get her granddaughter to behave. He never even had a chance to talk about his book.

OK, so this seemed like 90% Toddler Career Day. But the museum also reinforced basic scientific principals, such as “water is wet.”

It was a struggle to get Alexander to move past the “Getting Your Children Soaked” exhibit.

There were a few places where I could put Ava down and let her play with other babies. She is quite a social butterfly, and almost downright aggressive in her affections for other babies. For the most part, though, she was confined to the safety of her stroller so she didn’t get trampled by the herds of career-driven toddlers.

Micropress Publishes Microauthor

Alexander wrote a book. It’s called My Cats and it’s been published by a small local press! It’s sort of an independent micro-press, actually. It’s called HP LaserJet 1022. Have you heard of it? It’s located right next to our computer.

Alexander is very pleased.

He is available for private readings and book signings. Just contact his PR guy.

Best Birthday EVAH

We braved a trip to Iowa for my birthday because I really wanted to see my Grandma. I was prepared for the idea that the kids would be screaming/crying/pooping for the entire four hour trip. As it turned out, the kids were eerily good in the car.

Grandma was very happy to see her great grandkids. And they were very happy to see their great grandma. Alexander gave her about 900 hugs, and fortunately remembered “gentle touches” despite his excitement.

Alexander wanted to go to the park near GG’s house. He held his great grandma’s hand for most journey which yarred the livin’ daylights out of me.

There was a rather crumbly slide at the park that was a lot of fun. Hey, who wants snacks? Lead paint chips for everyone!

This “see-saw” is mis-learning our youth about basic physics.

It also teaches unrealistic expectations about the payload of pelicans. Oh well, they are having fun.

Good times all around.

"Neeeear! Faaaar!"

I can't get Grover's voice out of my head after watching this video.