Monday, July 27, 2009

Shelby Star Photo of the Day

Hey! I'm published!... in the Shelby Star. : ) We sent this in to the local paper in Western NC where my family lives. Guess they liked it (or don't get a lot of submissions). All due respect to that strawberry... it was perfect.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

BopPy DirDay!

Weekend in review...3 birthday parties, 2 days, 1 nap and lots of great pictures.

Ellie turned 3 and had a Fabulous Fun in the Sun pool party!
and the cutest CUPCAKES!

Linus had a great Construction Zone party outfitted with
hard hats and tool belts with the kiddos names on them.
Perfect for a 2 year old!

Wyatt turned 2 with a Wet and Wild party with kiddie pools and slides and a huge beach ball that shoots water!
and of course a CAKE!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

A local firehouse just got a new woo-woo truck (22month old speak) and
they let everyone in on the fun. We took Cadence over there to see all the trucks,
play with the fire hose, and climb into the trucks. Here are some pictures for ya.
It was a fun time for all.

take 2...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Work is Tough

out like a light, but still clutching a matchbox car

Monday's are the day that I miss my little girl the most. After being spoiled with a full weekend, that first day back is always the loneliest. This past Monday, Corrina and Cadence had a surprise drop-in, and it was fantastic! Now that I'm on campus and parking is such a hassle, I don't get to see them at work nearly as often as I did in my previous job. I talked Corrina into letting Cadence stay the rest of the afternoon (90 minutes or so) with me. Cadence didn't need convincing... clinic toys and a bus ride home, "I'm definitely staying with Dad." Coco had to run-off to avoid getting a parking ticket. She actually returned to find a warning. I've NEVER heard of anyone getting a warning at UNC.

For the next hour or so, I finished up some revisions while Cadence sat and played with a bunch of freshly opened toys. We then locked-up and went out to catch our bus. As we waited outside, every time one came up, Cadence would yell, "My bus!" The other folks were highly amused by this, as was I. She wasn't actually claiming that she owned the bus as she normally does with any object in the house, but was so excited to get on. Finally, it did arrive. We got a seat in the back where the window starts at the bottom of the seat and reaches to the ceiling. I plopped her down there, and she pretty much kept an OMG face the entire ride. Every once in a while, she'd yell "BUMPY!," which is great because there are never any kids on these busses, and it catches riders by surprise. We rode our 10 minutes or so, and needless to say, Cadence didn't want to get off. As my stop is the final stop, everyone gets off, but she wasn't convinced. Ultimately, I said we'd talk to the driver, so we walked up to the front and exchanged pleasantries. Cadence delivered a very sweet, "thank you," and we were on our way to my truck. The picture (above) shows what happened next... and she never falls asleep in the car. All in a days work, I suppose. Cadence, you can come and toil with me anyday.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Father's Day 2009
father's day 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hey Local NC'ers! Find Michael!

SEEK: Frank was just found in NYC

A good friend of ours, Duane Fernandez, has an international scavenger hunt/social experiment going on that he has dubbed SEEK. Anyway, he has placed a box in our (figurative) backyard. It has yet to be found. You locals shouldn't have too much trouble here. Check his blog and twitter for clues!

my cuff designed by mr. fernandez & handcrafted by spexton

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