January 26, 2015

The kid's funny!

This weekend Z and I went to the local toy store to get birthday presents for two of his buddies.  In the store they had one of these indoor pogo stick toys out for kids to try.  He hopped around the entire store the whole time we were there.  This is one of those cutesy shops where they wrap the gifts for you.  So dreamy!  Ok I'm going to stand here and let my kid destroy your store while you wrap my presents... Thanks... yes you have a nice day too :)  Fortunately, the pogo stick thingy kept him from destroying the store this time.

Shout out to Snapdoodle Toy Store

Toy online

Z is a crazy kid.  I've met kids that are mellow and ease into activities, they admit when they are tired, they settle in with a toy for hours on end.  Not Z.  He's high energy with two modes: crazy and asleep.  That's it.  Unless the TV is on.

So naturally we bought this awesome toy!  He's boinging all over the house and having a blast.  Bubbe comes over to watch him Saturday night.  Thanks Bubbe!  Z is bouncing every which way and says, "Bubbe, you want to try it?  It has a 250 lb weight limit so you can."  She quickly replies no thanks.  He says, "well, how much do you weigh"  Pause.  I say, "Z it is an unwritten rule that we don't ask women what they weigh.  It isn't nice. You can ask men what they weigh.  Men don't mind telling you."  He bounces a couple times and replies, "Ok, I'll ask Daddy what Bubbe weighs!"  and bounces off.  The kid's funny!

January 22, 2015

Happy 2015

Picture an old cheesy movie where you cut to a clock and watch the hands spin and spin and spin... 2.5 years later.

Happy 2015!  Just wanted to pop in and drop a quick update.

Z-man is in Kindergarten and pretty much the best kid ever... except when he's a little stinker.  :)
C has a new gig this school year as a part-time principal and part-time teacher in an alternative school.  Good experience but quite challenging at times to say the least.
I'm still a db developer.  My team has gone through lots of changes but we're all trying our best to roll with it.

Our dog Abbey is 12 and seems to be slowing down in that oh shit I've got an old dog, when did this happen kind of way.

We went gluten free in 2014 (or was it 2013). C was on a real hard cider kick for a good long while.  Then slowly but surely we got back on the wheat train and C back on the IPA.

My dad was diagnosed with a slow growing leukemia called CLL Jan 2014.  He had months and months of treatment and is now in remission!  Lots of family and friend support there. Cancer is a bitch and a half.

We OD'd on pizza making.  Just couldn't gear up to make pizza.  Let's be real our oven sucks.  It barely gets to 450 degrees.  So we took a LONG break.  Now a days we are in a happy medium.  Some Sunday mornings or Sat nights I'll make a batch of dough.  Then Sunday afternoon I'll bake up the sausage and grate the cheese and we'll invite Mom, Dad, or some friends over.  Or just make pizza for us.  No biggie. No fan fare.  We use store bought pizza sauce.  (Lucini Pizza Sauce is the best!!!)  Z will top his own pizza but C stretches out the dough for him.

I hope you are all doing well!!!