Saturday, November 05, 2005

SuperNanny kicks Ass

I don't know if Jo Frost is really as good as the TV program makes her out to be, but she's definitely making my wife cry, that's for sure.

There was a bunch of things i was going to post about, but of course, they've all fallen out of my pretty little head now that I've got my fingers on the keyboard.

Anyway, we had a super sweetie day today, and went to the Seattle Aquarium to go see the fishies. Of course, I made it more interesting and volunteered to work at 6 am to 10 am, so i was extra tired for good measure. We used two of the coupons in the Entertainment book and spend most of the time lifting, chasing, and repeating the phrase, "look at the fishies!" over and over again. Zoe found the carpet infinitely more interesting, and Alex just enjoyed the octopus too much. They both had their moments of running around being rampant, as my wife and I wondered if we would ever have a normal date, ever again.

But when we got home, there was rumbly tummies with Alex and my wife, and we determined that the probable cause was not the seafood that we had, but the seafood that we touched. We all went to the touch tank. Some of us didn't wash our hands afterwards... My wife indirectly ingested some starfish cooties. Ha ha.

I seriously don't remember what I was going to write about. This sucks.

Oh well, maybe more later.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!

As you can see in the photos, Zoe was what Alex was last year, and Alex was Tigger this year. We hit Redmond Town Center because I figured the little ones were too pipsqueak to go door to door, and it would actually be more fun at the mall. Funny enough, this was actually my mom's first time Trick or Treating, like ever. So she had fun pushing the Zoe around in the stroller, and the kids had fun going around, collecting candy from the stores. Alex got the hang of it after a while and once he walked into a store, put his bucket down, stood there and stared at the lady. She put a piece of candy in, he picked up his bucket, and left. Like he was collecting protection candy or something. The lady had a pretty good laugh at that.

Another vendor handed Zoe a piece of candy and asked, "What kind of candy does your mom want?" and my mom answered, "I'm her GRANDMA!" Well, I suppose that's a compliment if anything.

Overall the kids had fun, although we anticipated a storm of Trick or Treaters and only got a flurry. Now we're stuck with a buttload of sweets. Diabetes, Cha Cha Cha.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

One of Those Text Posts

Yes, due to Dansen's dare, I started a little big of vlogging, though I have to say that it isn't as easy as I'd like it to be. Quite a few steps to make it look presentable and whatnot.

There's oodles to catch up on, but since I have to wake up in five hours and I'm not anywhere close to being asleep yet, I'll have to summerize for the most part.

So with Halloween around the corner, we're finding out that poor Alex is afraid of bats. Not just a general dislike, but shuddering, whimpering, crying type of fear. You'd think he was Bruce Wayne or something. We don't really know how it happened, but he's even spread that phobia to black paper. We used black paper to cut out some bats for decoration, and we weren't traumatizing anyone with it, but I think the first few times he saw it, it tended to be a suprise, like it came out of nowhere. So now whenever we open the door, we have to mention "bats" a bunch of times, and then molest the paper bats excessively to show him that it's okay. Even then he still won't touch it. But that's okay, it's not like we'll be coming across a lot of bats. At least he knows the word now.

As for my personal front, I got my first wedding booked for next February, and I'm damn skippy about the thing. It was a great shot in the arm, and it was ironically from the ad that cost $44 bucks a year. The $365 ad? Nothing. Tumbleweeds rolling through that sucka. I'm really stoked for it because I've gotten so much better at it. I always give myself hell, thinking, well, that's crap. I wished I shot better, edited better, had better authoring... And the other day I was looking at it, and I couldn't stop smiling through my last two weddings because I had captured the essence of it. It was very watchable, enjoyable, and skipping through at a leisurely pace. It was almost as good as having two cameras there.
Plus now I have more dependable equipment, so I should be kicking ass by Feb.

The kids are doing great, should have some Halloweeny photos for tomorrow.

Well, bedtime for me. More about Halloween tomorrow. I'll be going to work as a zombie tomorrow, no makeup necessary.

Zoe plays Dressup!