Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday To You!

Nathan's 1st birthday! Wow, I can't believe this day has already come. Prepare yourself for some expected parental "where has the time gone" soliloquy. Because, seriously, we just brought the little guy home. See:

Little guy

And now he is a year old! And weirdly, it seems like forever since last year, but at the same time, I was just there. I'm sure I could go on, so I'll stop before I get carried away. Back to the part-tay!

There was so much for all the little guys to do. We had wagon rides and everyone's favorite- BUBBLES!!! Plus a few of Nathan's favorite activities including: pull everything out of the laundry basket; and doing something with a parachute. I really don't know what the parachute thing is called, but it is always a hit with the kiddos. I'm sure you remember doing this in PE back in the day, but basically it's holding on to the edge and waving the 'chute up and down (advanced users can add a ball to the top to watch it roll around). Definitely amusing.

Anyhoo, here are some photos (unfortunately, Laura and I were busy most of the time, so our photo selection is limited, so if you have any good shots, shoot them our way. Thanks.)

Wagon Rides!

The Boys
Notice how cool Nathan is in the wagon? Arm on the side, chillin' like, "Yeah, ladies, this is my ride."

"What's under here?"

Birthday Boy

16 kids. Sitting. Still. What's up!?!?!

Yeah, 16 kids sitting still...for .00003 seconds. Just enough time for a lucky picture.

I still need to find time to edit the video, but it is on its way.

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Post, No Lion

Zoo trip!!! I took a little reimbursement day and hit up the zoo. What's that? What's reimbursement day? Well it's kind of like a vacation/personal day without all of the baggage. You see, my boss is so awesome that she reimburses me a little family time for business trips; hence, reimbursement day. Anyhoo...The Zoo!

"Hey, Simba, what do you want for dinner?"
"We haven't had tourist in a while..."

Well apparently there was a lion. You'd think I would have noticed that. Good thing they are locked up.

Animals...and there are giraffes in there too

Gary explaining Giraffe 101

It was a beautiful day for a zoo day: mid 70s with a cool, gentle breeze. And there was plenty of shade throughout.

"Um, Nathan, the elephant is over here. He's kinda hard to miss."

Joining us on our trip was our personal photographer.

Self-portrait of Lisa taking a picture of a Giant Tortoise. Man she's good!

She just bought a fancy new camera and was excited to do some more practicing. Actually, she was really excited about spending time with Nathan, but he's so cute, can you blame her?

My favorite shot

"Look! A Monkey!"

"Look! A Monkey!"

Connecting with the past

The end!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm tha B.O.M.B.

Back On My Bloggin' that is. Yes, after a 2 month hiatus, I am back. I know, exciting right? So why the hiatus, well, since you asked. Well I was busy trying to get healthcare reform passed. No, actually, I was dual-rolling it at work as I transitioned into a new joint (hmmm, that kind of sounds like a drug reference in hindsight, but no drugs, druhhgs er bahd, mmkay). On top of that, I was working a little consulting side action and planning for the teenie guy's b-day. Needless to say, blogging was moved to the back burner (as was sleep).

But I'm back now.

Well don't get too excited as this is just a welcome me back post, but don't sweat it, real stuff is coming. Such as Nathan's birthday party in minute detail, including photos for all you picture-book people out there who don't like the words so much. Plus a few wine reviews as I hit up Bevmo's 5-cent wine deal to stock up our wine cooler.

So until next time - which will be sooner than the last time...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nathan's First Year

Here is the slideshow from Nathan's birthday party.