Monday, March 30, 2009

The Many Toots of Tooty McGee

AKA Gassy Gasserson
AKA Cecilia James

the stretch toot

the cough toot

the sneeze toot

the burp n toot

the tummy time toot

the bottle suck n toot

the giggle toot, not to be confused with...

the toot n giggle

the machine gun giggle toots

the startle awake toot

the deep thinker toot

the toot of some substance

the where did that come from toot


the make the sisters laugh toot

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Baptism Pictures

If you haven't already voted on which character Cecilia resembles, use the poll on the left side of the blog. It's a close race, with mogwai just edging out Campbell's Soup Kid and Ewok.

Here are some more pictures from Cecilia's and Ryan Etter's baptism. These are just a few of the best. To see many more, click here.

Getting Cecilia dressed

Kate and Justin being affectionate

The ladies on their way into the church

Suit or no suit, I'm a stay-at-home dad

Cecilia doesn't appreciate Ryan eating her dress

Father Tom is either still baptizing Cecilia a half hour after the service, or he's fixing her hair

What a wonderful family

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Poll: Which does Cecilia most closely resemble?

People tell me Cecilia looks like various things. Help us settle the debate by looking at the following picture of Cecilia and then using the poll on the left side of the screen to vote on which character or animal she most closely resembles.

1. A Mogwai from Gremlins

2. An Ewok

3. An Otter

4. The Campbell's Soup Kid

5. The Gerber Baby

6. The Michelin Man

(see picture in the previous post for a hint of her rolls)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Two Beautiful Bittles

Megan getting Cecilia ready for her baptism

Saturday, March 07, 2009

I'm just not that into you, daylight savings time

I think it's about time we call it quits, daylight savings time. You've been around my whole life, and I've never had much of a problem with you. Sure, I missed that hour in the Spring, but the extra hour I got in the Fall more than made up for it, especially in college, where I filled that hour with, uh, studying. And then there were those random clocks in everyone's house that were always an hour off because no one knew how to change them. People didn't leave their VCR clocks on the blink because they didn't want to learn how to set them, but because they didn't want to relearn how to set them every six months. And don't get me started about traveling through Arizona.But now I have kids, and I can't tell you how frustrating it is to have finally achieved the impossible by training all three girls to sleep in long enough in the morning so that they're not waking up at the crack of dawn or sleeping too long and missing school, only to have to change the clocks every six months and start over (Oops! Thanks to the anonymous commenter who corrected me. Daylight savings lasts 8 months.) In the Fall I've got toddlers waking up before 6am, and in the Spring they're still asleep in the back seat on the way to school. Yes, I know it's no different than flying to a different time zone, but that's a temporary shift that is easy to bounce back from.

I know some parents (she knows who she is) who use the weeks leading up to a time change to gradually change the bedtime so little adjustment is necessary, but I'm thinking it's time to get rid of you altogether. Actually, I don't mind if you stick around permanently. But we don't need you and standard time. I'm fine with having more sunshine later in the evening, so if you win out, great. Can we just pick a way to tell time that works the whole year?

I'm sorry to say it but changing the time every six months is archaic, unnecessary, and annoying. Now, I've got to go break some bad news to the Electoral College.