Thursday, June 29, 2006

What's Up?

Well, no new pictures today but just an update on Parker. His vocabulary is growing.

  • Just about everyone is "Daddy" -- Chris, me, the dog -- but occasionally, he'll surprise me with a "Mommy"
  • Or is he just talking about his favorite cartoon mouse, "Maimy" -- translation, Maisy.
  • He does pretty well with "bye-bye" and will even blow you a kiss good-bye. Hello is another story.
And, even though he can't say it, there's definite understanding when we say things like
  • "Bath Time" -- His face brightens and he waddles over to the bathroom
  • "Story Time" -- His face brightens and he waddles over to the recliner in the bedroom where we read bedtime stories
  • "Cookie" -- His face brightens and he waddles over to you to grab a cookie out of the box of cookies
As you can guess, lots of things make Parker happy, which is a good thing.

I guess that's it for today's update. If you need something else to keep you busy, why don't you printout this. Nothing like a one-hit-wonder wordsearch to brighten one's day...Especially if you don't have your own waddling Parker.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Watch Out Ladies!

Ladies Man Here He Comes
We went to a wedding this weekend, which gave me an opportunity to dress Parker up in preppy clothes. We didn't last long in the church. We got to see the bride walk down the aisle and a cookie helped Parker get through the initial psalms. But, it soon became evident that Parker and I would be waiting outside for the ceremony to end. But that's fine. It gave us a chance to explore.

Tuba Duba Under Your Spell
The reception was an even larger space that gave Parker plenty of room to run around. However, the most captivating part of the evening was the zydeco band. Parker was absolutely mesmerized.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos

Okay, I'm sure many of you have heard about the explosive reaction between Mentos and Diet Coke. But this video takes it to a whole new level.

I love it!

If you want to know more about the science behind this effect, check out the creators' site.

There also seems to be an interesting debate brewing between YouTube and Revver springing from this video's popularity.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.

My little man is growning up! He graduated from the Infant Room at day care and will be moving on to the toddler room. That's right...he's not a baby anymore. :o(
They grow up so quickly!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.

Yup, Parker's appetite is growing and he's discovered the joy of noodles. The question, though, is whether to use a spoon or his hands. In the end, he went for the direct solution...hands.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Wake up, you sleepyhead!

You can sleep when you are dead!

This is like a car wreck. Painful. Horrifying. And yet, I can't seem to take my eyes off of it.

Friday, June 16, 2006

10 Commandments Bill Sponsor Only Knows Three

I love that the guy who wants to put the 10 Commandments in our schools and courtrooms can't recite all ten. Maybe they should just be displayed in his office, rather than everywhere else. Even cheaper, I can write one on each of his fingers with a Sharpie and they'll be with him where ever he is.

Bush Apologizes

When we first saw this on the Daily Show, Chris and I couldn't tell for sure if it was for real or a joke -- Bush commenting about a reporter's sunglasses -- "You gonna ask your question with shades on?" -- unaware that the reporter's legally blind. But, I guess it's true.

Why am I not surprised.

Here's a copy of the transcript...

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?

REPORTER: I can take them off.

THE PRESIDENT: I’m interested in the shade look, seriously.

REPORTER: All right, I’ll keep it, then.

THE PRESIDENT: For the viewers, there’s no sun. (Laughter.)

REPORTER: I guess it depends on your perspective. (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: Touche. (Laughter.)

REPORTER: Following up on the other Peter’s question about Karl Rove…

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Polling Place

Polling Place
Originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
When I'm not sent to the local U-haul to vote, I'm sent I like to call it, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre House. If you could do a 180, you'd see a large barn and a bunch of rusted farm equipment. Once inside, you realize the person who lives there must LOVE frogs. They're every where. Not live one (that I can see) but stuffed ones, one on hats and shirts, and knick-knacks.

I guess this is just another example of country livin'.

Here's Parker, proudly wiggling the "I Voted" sticker on his finger. Within a couple minutes, the sticker became an indistinguishable, red, white, and blue ball.

I Voted
Originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Can you hear me now?

Well, not sure what to make of this. Here's a series of photos that Parker took when he went in for his myringotomy. I guess, he was a bit upset so Chris let him play with his (camera)phone. I think the first one was taken on Chris' lap but after that not sure about the specific where or when's. I do know that when Parker went into the operation room (without Chris) he was really upset so Chris let him take the phone. Who know, one of these may have been taken during the procuedure. Werid, huh?

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Okay, I'm finally up-to-date with all my Tivo'd episodes of Lost but checking out this map I've realized that I'm going to have to rewatch Season 1 and Season 2 all over again!

  • Jack is Claire's brother?!
  • Rose is Walt's grandmother?!
  • "Real" Henry is Rose's brother?!
  • "Fake" Henry is Aaron's grandfather?!
  • Bernard works for Hanso and "fake" Henry?!

Holy smokes! I feel like I must have been watching the show with my eyes closed.

The good thing, though, is that the show (both season!) is so awesome that I won't mind watching it again (and again, if necessary). I don't think I've enjoyed a show this much since...hmmm...well, I guess since X-files. Can't wait until Season 3.