Monday, February 27, 2006

The Weekend Update

Friday night we (well most of us – I caught a little cat nap) watched Kermit’s Swamp Years for family movie night.

Saturday Kelly spent a good portion of the morning pulling chicken breasts apart so she could make her famous chicken rice burritos. We spent the evening at Kelly’s parents house, celebrating their anniversary with a Mexican themed family dinner. One of the highlights of the night had to be Kaden screaming at Uncle B when he got too close to him. It was quite funny to us but probably scary to Kaden. We got Kaden a new antibiotic to help with his ear infection because he refused to take the other one. Seems funny to say that an infant can refuse anything, but if he didn’t spit it out while we were giving it to him he threw it up right after pretending to take it.

We all attended church although Kade and I didn’t do much but wander the halls during the 2nd and 3rd hour. He just wanted to be held or play in the water at the drinking fountain. My parents came over in the afternoon and we spent some time visiting with them, well the girls spent a lot of time climbing all over Grandpa. Kaden starting getting a diaper rash on Saturday that started getting worse on Sunday. I feel bad for the little guy.

Can we get a weekend where no one is sick, please?

Monday, February 20, 2006

The Weekend Update

Friday night we attended an "It's Great to be Eight" party for Megan. This party is for kids who will be turning eight in the current year and gives the kids an opportunity to hear from a few people at our church about their upcoming baptism. It was a pot luck dinner and then three very short talks. Megan was a little too antsy and loud for my liking during the talks but I guess she is only seven and sometimes I expect a little too much from her. Kaden and Mattey stayed with Nana and Papa while we were away. It seemed strange while we were driving in the car to realize that it had been almost 5 years since Kelly and I went somewhere alone with Megan. How time flies!

Saturday morning we attended a theatrical production (and I use that term loosely) of the Ugly Duckling at IUSB. I had seen the advertisement for it while I was in class and thought it would something different that we could do as a family. It was enjoyable and best of all short (only lasting about 45 minutes). Megan said she liked it but she got quite restless after about 15 minutes so I know it wasn't that gripping. Mattey seemed to like it and Kade, well he and Kelly spent a lot of time NOT in their seats. Not really surprising. Saturday night ended in a foul way. Megan mentioned that her stomach hurt and the next thing you know she lost a large portion of what was in her, all over the floor. Poor thing! She quickly fell asleep after that while I was left to a night of carpet scrubbing. Not exactly what I had planned but just one of those wonderful blessings of being a parent.

Sunday Megan, Kaden and I stayed home while Kelly and Mattey went to church. Megan was scheduled to give a talk in Primary so Mattey pinch hit for her. Way to go Mattey! By the end of the day Megan seemed to be fine. She had a hot dog (not my first choice but she kept it down) and then a PB&J later before bed.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

First Art Project Added to the Photo Gallery

I've finally added my first Computer Art & Design homework assignment to the photo gallery.  The assignment was to "create a computer image based on the culture of South Bend."  Creatively I struggled with this one for a while before finally coming up with the final design.

The background for this picture is from a picture I took of the St. Joe River from the bridge behind my work.  That picture itself turned out really nice.  I also drove around and captured a few other pictures, like the orange structure that sits outside of Century Center, the Morris, and the Golden Dome (with Meg's help).  Some of the other pictures came from Kelly and her trips to the zoo and some are pictures collected from the Internet.  All in all I think this turned out pretty good.

Stay tuned for other priceless works of art.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day today. I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to share my love with my best friend and with our children. My life is blessed everyday by all the things that my wonderful wife does for our family.

Happy Valentine’s Day Sweetheart and Kids!