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Tech meets Toys

January 12, 2008 1 comment

I thought this was a great comparison of the current market forces behind competitive high definition DVD standards Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.  KC is a HUGE Thomas fan.  🙂

HD DVD vs blu-ray

http://gadgets.fosfor.se/the-death-of-hd-dvd/

Categories: Kaitlyn, technology

Kaitlyn says…

December 31, 2007 Comments off

Kaitlyn is TOTALLY into princess mode at this point in her life, and has been for a couple months.  Every nice dress someone has on (be it a baby or a grown woman) is a princess dress.  She even asked Santa for a “Princess Christmas”, which he delivered.

Kaitlyn is also in question mode.  Most things we say to her usually get sent right back to us with her cute little questioning voice inflexion. 

“Time to get in the car Kaitlyn.” -> “Time to get in the car?”

KC from time to time will ask if I’m a princess, or if Mommy is a princess – both answers are no.  We’re king and queen of course!  [Which inevitably leads to a question from her inquiring if I’m a queen – but I digress.]

This morning when we were packing into the car for the family commute into Bellevue KC asked if Alicea was a princess, to which Mommy replied that she was a queen.  I piped in that Mommy is in fact a domestic goddess.

KC: “Mommy’s a messed up goddess?”

🙂  Had to share.  Enjoy your day!

Categories: Kaitlyn

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2007 Comments off

“Merry Christmas, everyone.”

I hope each one of you (that’s right, all three of you that read my blog) had an awesome Christmas.  Here at our place we’ve been completely overwhelmed with family, food, and fantastic gifts!

Kaitlyn’s been bouncing off the walls, almost literally, with all the “princess Christmas” gifts she got from Santa and all our relatives.  Favorites include a Cinderella doll and a fairy princess dress, complete with wings.  I’ve never seen Kaitlyn so happy, jumping and spinning and yelling with each gift she got to open.  Too fun.

The highlight of non-Kaitlyn presents has to be the video conferencing system I got so my folks can see Kaitlyn (and she can see them) during our weekly calls.  I think my mom flipped over that one.  🙂

But the best gift for everyone this year is that my parents are here for the holidays.  Kaitlyn totally latched on to my dad, aka Poppy, and they’ve been spending most of their days in the play room together.  It’s awesome to have them here, and they’re in town through Saturday to boot!  YAY!

Coming up this afternoon and evening is a great meal (Honey Baked Ham – oh yeah) and some SNOW!  WOOHOO!

Categories: Christmas, family, Kaitlyn

The lows … and the highs

June 22, 2007 Comments off

Yesterday was a very … long … day.

I woke up at 4:30a to the sound of Kaitlyn calling for “maaameeeeeeee” over the monitor.  I’m usually pretty bad about not waking up when Kaitlyn calls out or cries, so I got up and took my turn.  [Thanks Alicea for being such a great mom!]

I go into her room and she’s standing up in her crib.  I ask her if she needs a diaper change … “yesssssss”.  We get that done and I set her back in her crib and make my way out of the door.  Kaitlyn is content. 

15 seconds later she’s at a full roar cry.  I know where this is headed so I go downstairs, fill a sippy cup with milk, microwave it for 20 seconds, head back upstairs and go into her room.  I retrieve the mumbling ball of tears and give her a big hug.  “I’ve got some milk for a very special little girl.”  BIG SMILE.

So we sit in the glider/recliner and she starts drinking.  And then stops and just sits there.  It’s then I realize she’s very awake.  Great .. I sure ain’t!

I sit for a second and pondering my options.  Do I want to go downstairs and do a full breakfast with her?  Do I want to put on a movie?  Do we play for a while?

“Kaitlyn, do you want to go lie down in a big bed with daddy?”

“YESSSSS!”

So across the hall to the guest room.  I’m SO glad we’ve got a new mattress on the futon … it’s actually comfortable to sleep on now.  [Thanks Alicea for being such a great wife!]  Amazingly Kaitlyn seems pretty content to lie down beside me.  She fidgets and turns and tosses for about 30+ minutes and then finally falls back asleep.  So do I.

About an hour later Alicea comes it and gives us a big hug.  I feel like I just pulled an all-nighter.  I never recover from that feeling all day.  It’s not a good day.

In the evening we get home (I drifted off to sleep a couple times as Alicea drove home) and Kaitlyn is filthy from a hard day’s play at daycare.  Off to take a shower with mom, but as we were getting ready Kaitlyn announces that she wants to use the “big potty”.

Now you need to know that Kaitlyn has been deathly afraid of a regular sized toilet up to now.  Alicea asked Kaitlyn about 5 times “are you sure?”  Oh yeah … here we go.

And she does.  And the look of pride and joy on her face as she looked at Alicea and I made me forget for a moment how tired I was.  What a moment.

And then I fell asleep.

Categories: Alicea, Kaitlyn, parenting

Happy Fathers Day!

June 17, 2007 Comments off

 
Kaitlyn and I had matching outfits for the day from Maui.  🙂

Categories: family, Kaitlyn, pictures