Tuesday, February 26, 2008

How You Like Them Apples?

...and Jimmy Kimmel strikes back to Sarah Silverman f*cking Matt Damon. Boo-yah!

(I think the Josh Groban part is the best!)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gabriel Has Started Daycare!

Originally uploaded by xosunnydaysxo.
Well, finally after a year of waiting, Northwood Academy has finally made room for Gabriel to begin his daycare there.

I know that normally parents are anxious and nervous about this sort of thing, but I suppose that because Gabriel is already accustomed to the teachers and the classroom from childcare services when we attend our Sunday church, I didn't have the slightest bit of anxiety. In fact, I've been quite excited for him.

I have really been fortunate to have both sets of grandparents living nearby to split babysitting duties, and after 2 years, I felt they had done more than their share. Initially as an infant, I really wouldn't have wanted him in daycare anyhow, but now that he's a toddler, I feel that it's important for his social development. Also, I felt it was important for him to have a structured environment where the world didn't revolve around him, and him alone.

Gabriel has taken very quickly to the routine change. He is excited as soon as we near his classroom, and fits right in. The teacher has even commented that he is the most well-adjusted child she has had yet. When I pick him up in the afternoon, he is always playing with the other children and excited to greet me, and show me whatever toys and/or friends he is playing with at that time. His teachers describe him as friendly, affectionate, well-adjusted, eager to participate, and very intelligent. That's my boy!

So, I am very pleased so far with this new change to our routine. I think with the exception of the grandparents missing him, we are all benefititng from this. Of course with daycare, comes the other joys that come with it. Like that fact that I am home today from work with Gabriel who has seem to have caught a bit of a stomach virus. Oh joy! It all comes with the territory, I suppose!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


No wonder I had mixed feelings about my job. It's called E.S.P.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Happy Birthday, Gabriel!!


Has another year really flown by so quickly? Gabriel celebrated his official birthday this past Saturday. The party was a lot smaller than last year's-by 75% or so. Pretty much it was simply our parents and siblings, which on my side it was only my parents and Jen able to attend. Even Kevin's side was a little sparse.

Jen bought him the cutest Sesame Street icecream cake for his birthday present from her.

...and Gabriel thanked her with a great big hug!

Even Kevin gave a hand getting things together for the party...

Some of the presents were pretty large, so Cody helped Gabriel out.

This one was a task.

...so much that he laid down and pretended to nap on his presents. "Zzzzzzzzz...."

You little clown...Happy Birthday, Gabriel!! You've brought another year of joy to me....

Friday, February 01, 2008

Funny As Hell

Oh my goodness....this is funny as hell! First, a little background:

And here is a little gift from Jimmy Kimmel's girlfriend on his show's 5th Anniversary. Jimmy's reaction is priceless. Happy Anniversary!!

...And Let Me Add...

...oh, and one more thing...

I once thought that those "kid harnesses" were mean, and treated children like dogs. Now I say, "Buy them!" They really help with those toddlers that like to run off away from you.

But, you need to consider getting the little strap protectors so that it doesn't dig into their necks.