Monthly Archives: April 2009

Fake Albums

The Make Magazine blog had an article recently about making up fake albums in a fun way. The gist of it is this (quoted straight from their site):

1. Go to Wikipedia and hit “random” and the first article you get is the name of your band.

2. Go to “Random Quotations”. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page will be the title of your new album.

3. Go to Flickr and click on “Explore the Last Seven Days”. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Here's the one that I came up with when I tried it: The new album from Innocent Venus, titled "Sane Beyond a Reasonable Doubt". Eerily believable, isn't it?

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Lori has often talked about wishing that we could send one or both of the kids to gymnastics, but it's always been out of budget. But she recently found out that a local gymnastics studio has an "open gym" once a week, where the kids can go for an hour, at a pretty cheap cost. The kids LOVE it. They've got a huge trampoline, uneven bars, a pommel horse, a huge pit full of foam blocks - the kids start talking about it days before they can actually go. We're going again on Monday - this will be my first time, so I can't wait to see it in person.

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Pics with Mommy

Lori has been saying for a while that she wanted to get a picture of herself with the kids. On Easter Sunday, before we headed to Mom's for dinner, we got our chance. The kids were dressed up, and in a very cooperative mood.
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Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, we went to my Mom's house for dinner. The ham was phenomenal. I don't know if she's just getting better and better at it every year, or if it's just the fact that Easter Sunday is the only day all year I eat any ham that wasn't sliced at the deli. Either way - kudos, Mom! On another note, doesn't Carter look adorable in her Easter dress? Normally, she dresses like a little tomboy, so it was a real treat to see her looking especially girly.

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Silly Eyes

Here's another thing Carter has been doing a lot lately. She calls it her "silly eyes" - and it never fails to crack us up. She opens her eyes as far as they can physically go, and raises her eyebrows way up. Her grin stretches ear to ear - honestly, how can you not smile when you see such a face? Unfortunately, she is well aware of the power of this technique, and has starting trying to employ it when she gets in trouble.

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Just a cute photo of Carter we took recently, when we went to our nearest decent playground, in Amesbury. The kids have been cooped up all winter, and were almost beside themselves with excitement when it finally warmed up enough to start going again.

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Sit On It!

I'm not ashamed to let you all know that I've taught yet one more thing that is acceptable from a toddler, but probably not from anyone else. I've taught her to make dual thumbs-up, and to say, in a deep Fonzi voice, "Ey! Sit on it!". It's hilarious when she tries to do the deep voice. She ends up pursing her lips up big, like you see in the photo.

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Still Alive

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Our webhost was migrating to newer servers, and our blog got all screwed up in the migration. It's taken me until just this past weekend to get all of the back-end stuff working again. Don't worry though - the camera is swollen with lots of photographic goodness, and I expect to start putting new posts up again within the next day or so.
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