Sunday, October 22, 2006

Catch a Tigger by the tail

The frightening part is that this video was shot before he consumed his weight in candy at a Halloween party.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Books. Is there anything they cant do?

With all that we have heard about the harm of carrying heavy backpacks, it is refreshing to hear that heavy textbooks are good for something -- protection from school shootings.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (AP) -- A candidate for state superintendent of schools said Thursday he wants thick used textbooks placed under every student's desk so they can use them for self-defense during school shootings.
"People might think it's kind of weird, crazy," said Republican Bill Crozier of Union City, Oklahoma, a teacher and former Air Force security officer. "It is a practical thing; it's something you can do. It might be a way to deflect those bullets until police go there."

Read the whole article here.

Before the Secret Service starts bolting books to the White House walls for protection, though, they may want to do some more ballistics tests. Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Pete Norwood noted that "There are some rifles not even Webster's Dictionary will stop."

Friday, October 20, 2006

Beautiful, Innocent Babies

I love babies.

Cute, huggable, honest babies.

Check out what Luke is saying to his dad.

Congratulations Ruiz family.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

My Haiku

I haven't posted anything like this in a while:

Haiku2 for warillever
one too but values like
kindness and penitence are
the most important
Created by Grahame

HT: Hello Kitty

Dance Tunes

Agent 002 has quite the itunes playlist going.

  • The Hampster Dance Song 3:32 Hampton the Hampster
  • Dragostea Din Tei 3:33 O-ZONE
  • Carnival de Paris 3:59 Various Artists
  • Shake Your Sillies Out 1:35 The Wiggles
  • The Chicken Dance 2:05 Fisher-Price Dance, Baby, Dance!
  • Dinosaur Dance 4:30 Fab-5
  • The Hoppity Song 2:26 John Ondrasik

Anybody know where I could find a version of I Like to Move it without the not-so-kid-friendly voiceover?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

You know you’re eating leftovers when...

the menu consists of egg drop soup, spaghetti squash, and potato salad.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Fall Fun

Since I last posted, we have:

apple-picking been apple picking,

made apple pie pie

ark learned about Noah's ark,

made rainbow cookies (see the Noah tie-in?)cookie
numbersjumped on numbers,
jumped on the bouncy castlebouncy castlewith our California friends
stepstoolbuilt a stepstool,
and watched an exciting pumpkin race.pumpkin-race

Monday, October 02, 2006

Wisdom of the Ages (2)

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

Pope John Paul II
from Happy Catholic

Did God make Grover?

We are slowly making our way through the Bible as a family. Or at least, we hope to. Inspired in part by the three-year old's "Bible and Rhyme" curriculum at Hubbard's Cupboard, Agents 002 and 004, Cousin F and I have been reading one Bible story a week and doing loosely related art projects. Today's project was "creating" things out of clay.

Then the questions started.

Agent 002: God made me?

me: yes!

Agent 002: God made 004?


Agent 002: God made F?


Agent 002: God made the toothbrush?

meGod made the people who made the toothbrush.

Agent 002: God made the toilet?

meGod made the people who made the toilet.

Agent 002: God made the cat?


Agent 002: God made Grammy?

meYes, He did.

Agent 002: Good.

Then a few minutes later,

Agent 002: Did God make Grover?

me: Hmmm.....