Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stardate 63302.14 - Alison's Birthday Party

A few weekends ago we traveled upstate to attend Alison's 4th Birthday Party at Gymboree. As the kids get older everyone seems to be moving the venue for birthday parties from people's homes to facilities like Gymboree--a pretty good idea, and one we subscribed to for Loren's 3rd birthday party. They kids get a lot of space to run around in, and best of all we don't have to clean up!

Here Cheryl carries Kate around the play area.

Loren walks across the bridge.

The birthday girl poses in what I called "My First Prison".

Once Kate fell asleep I took over carry duty for a while.

Loren really enjoyed the music portion of the program.

And of course, she enjoyed eating all the icing off of the cupcake.

But the most favorite activity of all was probably the bubble chase at the end of the event.

Afterwards we went back to Denise and Greg's place for Alison, Max, and Loren to play some more and so we could all catch up. It made for a late return home, but we all had a great time.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Stardate 63299.45 - Easter

Wow, we've gotten really bad about updating the blog. Now that I'm no longer working from home I cannot just take 15 minutes in the middle of the day to put up a blog post every couple of days. And by the time I get home, eat dinner, get Loren to bed, I've got about an hour or so before bedtime (especially now that I'm trying to get back to the gym in the mornings).

Loren and I just had a funny exchange:

L - I have a present for you!

C - I have a present for you! Lots and lots of love!

L - That's not a present! A present comes in wrapping paper!

So while Loren plays with wrapping paper, wrapping me a birthday present, I'm trying to quickly put up some pictures from Easter weekend in NJ.

Here Loren and Kate pose in their dresses. I prefer the natural light to the flash, but the natural light photos frequently come out a little fuzzy.

Here the entire family attempts a pose.

Kate snuggles with Daddy.

Uncle Andy and Aunt Jen helped Loren to hide and find Easter Eggs after church on Sunday.

Loren just handed me a present, by the way, and said, "I have a present for you to open, Dad! I wrapped a key chain for you! Surprise!" This keychain, by the way, is one that came free in some solicitation for money and I'd given it to her 2 days ago.


Monday, April 06, 2009

Stardate 63261.45 - Wingmen Video Featured on YouTube

The Artemis Eternal Wingman Video was featured on YouTube. If you haven't seen it yet, please check it out.

Although I was not able to be in this one (wasn't in Virginia when it was being shot there), I am nevertheless, a Wingman.