Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I now reveal to you the depth of my vanity

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Video

Those Wacky Willmanns posted the video:

When Isaac started saying "Please, no" I almost cried. I felt like a horrible father . . . but it's still a funny video.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Force is strong with this one

Craig and Isaac got their hands on inflatable lightsabers and it was on.

For the recored Craig put the smack down on Isaac.

Potty Time

Isaac has used the potty all by himself three times now. That's awesome. It actually takes more work for me to help him get undressed, clean up the potty, and get him dressed again, but it is totally worth it. And he's only 20months. We aren't even trying to teach him how to use the potty yet, he just wants to. Sweet!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pictures from the trip

Home at Last

The trip went well. After my wife dropped my son and me off at the airport we found out the flight was delayed, so he ran around the airport for a couple hours and then passed out on the plane. Perfect!

The house we stayed at wasn’t baby-proofed at all, so I haven’t sat down for more than 10 minutes straight all weekend. But one amazing thing happened because of that; my son and I somehow bonded even more than we already were. I always try to give him a couple hours each day, and I thought we had a great relationship, but spending every minute with him (minus the time I had best-man duties during the wedding) has taken us to a whole new level. He smiles a little bigger at me, and he likes to hold my hand a little more. He even seems calmer now. . .

My wife stays at home, so the bond she has with our kids must feel amazing. I believe staying home with our kids is hard work, but I can’t help being a little jealous of the relationship they have. I’m glad the three of them get to share that much love.

My family is amazing.

Thanks for your prayers.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Death Star, Star Projector

Here's a couple pictures of the star projector I made that looks like a death star.

The Story: Sometime in December, we were snowed in, Gina and the new baby were taking a nap, Isaac and I were bored, so I decided to set up our tent in our living room. That was a ridiculous amount of fun all by itself, but when I was done I started thinking of ways to make indoor camping more fun . . . fire? Maybe not. Stars . . . doable. That night I poked some holes through a sheet of black construction paper and that was good enough, but I couldn't quit there, so I build the awesome star projector. It took me two months (because I have a family and a full-time job) but it works great so it was totally worth it. Now I can find 5 constellations, and I know why Sirius Black (from Harry Potter) turned into a big dog.

Check out this fun freeware:

It will show you an image of the sky (day or night) where you are at. You can turn on or off lines and pictures that help you find the constellations, and you can zoom in on anything, such as the surface Pluto's moon.