Saturday, May 30, 2009


I'm sorry, but I stumbled across this blog entry and just had to post this picture. It's supposed to be a fun way of combining spaghetti noodles and hot dogs for kids. Isn't it gross? I'm all about doing fun crafts and trying new ways of cooking familiar foods, but this one has gone a little too far in my book! I promise, my next post will be more uplifting :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Our city boy

We were at my parents' a few weekends ago for Mother's Day and had a great time, as usual. One of the fun things for Ethan is being exposed to "country life". For example, on the way to church we drive past a dairy with lots of cows eating and mooing. We get to run around my parent's yard which has no fence because they have no neighbors and it backs up to an orchard so we get to pick and eat apples in the fall. Recently my Dad has added to the country appeal by purchasing several baby chicks and ducks for the grandkids which are kept in a pen in their backyard. There have been a few fatalities, but so far Ethan isn't guilty :) Nate took this video of Ethan with my dad and cousin Kate who are trying to help him get better acquainted with a baby chick :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Google recently released trends gadgets, where you can embed Google trends graphs in your web page (or blog in this case). Google trends is a tool which graphs the relative frequency of different search queries (the stuff you type in the box at Marilee and I have recently been discussing a few things and so I thought it would be interesting to see how they fared on Google trends:

What do people want? Power tools. What are they actually getting? You can't see this from the data, but yep, you guessed it, strollers.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

When you can't find a phone booth...

Just so you know, Superman doesn't necessarily need a phone booth to make his transformation, sometimes a closet will suffice :) This video is mostly for Ethan's Grandma's, so we hope the rest of you don't mind!