Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.
Monday, December 29, 2008
They LOVE helping/watching us cook. They also helped me cook breakfast Christmas morning using it and a step stool. Only two can fit in the tower at a time:)
If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Then I woke up feeling like I did after a Fraternity party in College. But unfortunately I did not have any fond memories of the night before to reminisce about through the pain. Turns out I was in the middle of a 24hr flu but that I then gave to the CFO. She recovered Saturday afternoon.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
One of the problems we have in this country is that too many adults believe in Santa Claus, and too many children don't
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Oh, well, there are worse things. If nothing else it will do wonders for your self esteem. I mean who really is popular enough to have 3 "people" want to be there everytime you go to the bathroom:)
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
On the one hand you only get one shot at raising them and they are only this (that) age once. Add to that all the "advice" from "experts" and you could feel more guilt than is healthy. Don't get me wrong, a little guilt is good. It keeps you on your toes:)
My guilt comes from finding the balance between being with the kids/CFO and getting things done. On the one hand I could let everything go you know where in a hand basket and spend all my time with them. But I would quickly become a basket case in a messy/dirty house:) On the other I could have everything done and run a VERY tight ship but the kids/CFO would spend more time with the TV than me. I know, I know, there is a happy medium and that is what I am shooting for. I try to get the kids to "help" while I am doing things around the house. Right now I am wearing by referee shirt a lot. The Triplets LOVE antagonizing each other. Can't wait till they are teenagers:)
A few pictures from the weekend with the in-laws.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sure we had to help direct them on where to hang the ornaments but everyone had a good time. Only one or two timeouts:)
But William might have gained some weight since last time:)
Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
Monday, December 15, 2008
We warned everyone that we did not expect this to go well. They all said, you may be surprised. Right, and maybe monkeys will fly out of my... well, let's just say I was hoping for the best but prepared for the worst.
The twins went first and they LOVED Santa. They were, however, disappointed that Santa did not have the kitty that they want for Christmas with him:) While we were "on deck" I could see, hear, and feel the trepidation of the Triplets. It was go time....
Jackson locked on to me like he was waiting for the 8 second horn to sound when riding a bull, William was OK and standing with Santa. Not sure what happened with Addison and the CFO's Mom but I heard the screaming. I got Jackson on his knee and the CFO snapped the pictures...
Jackson immediately fell off his knee and pandemonium ensued!
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
So I just made a batch of these babies this week and we are "indulging" over the weekend. Leftovers go to work with the CFO on Monday:)
On a side note we had a friend that was visiting say something VERY funny a while back about pomegranates... She said "Pomegranates... there is not much to eat, they are full of seeds!"
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Friday, December 12, 2008
At breakfast yesterday the kids decided they wanted hold their bananas rather than have me cut them up - "I hold it" was the chorus they were singing. VERY similar to the seagulls in Finding Nemo saying "mine." So hold them they did....
Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.
Dave Barry (1947 - ), "The Taming of the Screw"
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)
Monday, December 8, 2008
I got a reality check this weekend. See, since 1996 the only moves I have made have been "company" moves. That is that either I or the CFO got promoted and the company paid for us to move. No packing, no moving boxes, nada..... My Mom was not so blessed:) She had two friends drive a self-moving truck from NC to Birmingham Friday night with all of her stuff (and some of mine). Another friend helped us unload Saturday. Good thing I had been going to the YMCA or I probably would not have been able to get out of bed Sunday:)
If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
Vince Lombardi (1913 - 1970)
Friday, December 5, 2008
After lunch I decided to try again. They were beat! They all stayed in their beds to my amazement. About an hour into their normal two hour+ nap I heard a loud thump! I ran up stairs to find Addison sitting next to her bed looking VERY confused. I asked her if she wanted me to put her rails back on the bed and she said no. William, on the other hand, wanted his back on after falling out of bed that night. Poor fella, first he gets sick, then he falls out of bed.
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled
Thursday, December 4, 2008