Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
In our initial discover of Thomas videos at the library, it was also revealed to us that each Thomas video contains not one, but two really annoying kiddy sing alongs. you can't help but get that kind of stuff stuck in your head, especially when Noah wants to watch it everyday. Well, Noah heard mom and dad sing along once or twice and he decided that he wanted to do the same. Below is just a sample of what Kim and I see almost everytime a Thomas video is played.
If you can't understand the words, that's okay, Kim and I can translate.
Friday, August 22, 2008
In an attempt to be "grown-ups" Kim and I were able to attend a concert featuring one of our favorite bands this last weekend. It was great. Def Leppard was in Omaha with special guest Billy Idol. After dropping the kids off with Grandma and Grandpa, we cruised up to Omaha getting pumped up by listening to the album Adrenalize. After catching up with brother John, who has to take full responsibility for introducing me to and feeding my 80's hair band addicition, the three of us caught a quick bite to eat and then walked through the Old Market to the Qwest Center. Apparently our dinner was too quick as we showed up before doors even opened. Eventually we were let in, and we easily found our very spectacular seats. To make things even better, Kim and I decided that concert Tee's were in order, so we made our way to the concession stand. If only we had thought to buy the shirts online we could have saved Noah's college fund, but then again, the shirts would be real concert tee's if the UPS man dropped them off.
Right after returning to our seats Mr. Billy Idol with his buddy Steve Stevens came out on stage. No seriously, Mr. and Mrs. Stevens decided their son had to have a first name that matched his last name, I'm not making this up.
The opening act was great, and lasted over an hour. Sad to say, but it was so good we almost forgot that there would be a main course.
Def Leppard was amazing, and the stage was filled with non-stop action. These guys started performing together 30 years ago and showed no signs of aging. It was truly great to see these guys in action. I still maintain, that they have got to be one of history's greatest bands, if for no other reason than their drummer has one arm. How does someone do that?
Alas the evening had to end, and we parted ways with brother John so that he could go to work the next day (sucker) and we could head back to Lincoln for a little sleep. When I say "a little" that's exactly what I mean. We were up bright and early monday morning to pick the boys up and return to normalcy at home.
I think it's safe to say that we're anxiously awaiting Def Leppards next album so that we can see them on tour again.
Harry's first attempt at baby food. A little different flavor than the bottles he was use too, but he seemed to get over the reluctance pretty quick, as now there's no stopping this eating machine.
For those of you who don't know what your looking at, that's Noah playing with a Semi-truck...or is it? You see that toy is more than meets the eye (pause for laughter while only a few people catch the joke) it is in fact one of my 1980's Transformers. Power Master Optimus Prime to be exact.
Noah loves this toy, because it's one really cool truck. He's always asking "Dadda, Momma truck?". He could care less about the super cool robot mode that he could be playing with. Instead, he drives the truck around the house, making the hissing sound of the brakes, or the beep beep of the truck backing up, and if for some reason (like a little manipulation from dad) the truck finds itself in robot mode, Noah gets mad. There have been more than one occassion where the kid has woken up to discover a giant robot in the living room. "DADDA NO! TRUCK!" is the usual response.
This crawling thing is new to us. Noah learned to crawl when he was 10 months old. Once he figured how to move on his knees, he started rolling around on his butt. Then one day, he just stood up and started walking. Okay, it wasn't exactly like that. But pretty close. So, having Harrison bolting around our house on all fours is a new experience. I guess what they say is true, every child is different.
So here it is a blog that Kim and I created so that we could post a video of Harrison crawling. Of course this little site now offers limitless potential for us to record the daily anecdotes of our family, and frankly, to do whatever we want with. Enjoy!!