Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
Other times, you get a situation like the one in this video.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Friday, January 27, 2006
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Me: Hi Sam
Sam: Daddy, mine blanket is lellow
Me: Yes, your blanket is yellow. Good night
Sam: Night night
Another crisis resolved.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
Pete: Hey, Sam wants to listen to Eric B and Rakim
Dad: No, he likes Children's Favorites
Sam: Eric B Rakim
Pete: See, he said Eric B and Rakim
Dad: He doesn't even know what he's saying half of the time
Pete: Well, this is one of the half where he knows
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Now that Pete doesn't get so frustrated, maybe he is ready to try some other activities that we have given up on in previous years.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Thursday, January 19, 2006
We don't worry so much about who wins the game, it is more about developing the appropriate cash liquidity in each of our transactions.
Sometimes, Pete likes to get all of the 1's. So, for example, if a property costs 1 dollar, he will give you 2 5's and ask for 9 1's back. Other times, he decides that he prefers the larger denominations. So if something costs 2 dollars, he will give you 6 2's and ask for 2 5's back. Sometimes he puts in 3 or 4 consecutive transaction requests, and I find myself aggressively working to meet his demands while maintaining the integrity of the bank.
Maybe some day Pete will be a banker, or one of those guys who asks for change at the counter and they somehow end up with less money than they had before.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
"When you peel that, if it doesn't hurt, it's glue. If it hurts, it's skin."
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Monday, January 09, 2006
Here is Pete fighting against Green Goblin in his Spider Man Triple Threat game that he got for Christmas. It is one of those virtual games where you put on gloves and a chest plate and punch the air. Pete has defeated all of the enemies.
Sam puts on the gloves sometimes to try. But he is not very good. Which is bad for Pete, since he is usually wearing the chest plate so he gets to feel all of the damage when Sam gets hit by the enemies. But he does not seem to mind.
Sam is also happy just to read through the instruction booklet.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Thursday, January 05, 2006
On Monday after Christmas, we went to the new Smithsonian Air and Space Annex which is just a few miles from our house.
This picture is from waiting in line to go up to the control tower. The tower is pretty cool - you can see planes making their final approach and landing at Dulles airport.
The line was only about 20 minutes wait, but it was right around naptime so you can see we had to pull out all the stops to keep Sam happy:
Level 1 - binky
Level 2 - sit on shoulders
Level 3 - gouge dad's eyes
Overall, Sam had a good time at the museum. His favorite things were McDonalds, elevator, and looking for our car in the parking lot from the control tower.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
He is the King of entropy.
His goal in life is to quietly
sneak away, locate an ordered
system of objects, and reduce
the system to a state of disorder.
Here he is holding one of those
locks that prevents opening
a cabinet containing household
chemicals. The device apparently
works by allowing the child to
rip it off and then play with
the device instead of the chemicals.
It was fun to have Skyler visit
us for Christmas. He left behind
lots of gifts for us, in the form
of little toy people spread
randomly throughout the house.