October 31, 2005

The month has flown by...  many visitors and events have transpired, and we are all a bit run down.  We have each taken a turn with this viral bug that gives about a week of fevers and cough.  Jack and mom are the last two to get it (hopefully). 

We had 2 sets of visitors to come see us from out of town.  Dave, Courtenay, Milo and Cole were the first to come all the way from Hawaii.  It was good to see them again.  Milo has much howlie blood in him, as he is taller than Xander, despite being a year younger.  All the women mooned over Cole, who just stared back at them with a suave look.  Jay, Jill and Jordan came next from Colorado.  They pretty much spent the entire time eating and playing Settlers of Catan (well, at least Jay).

Bowling parties, Halloween parties, golf lessons.  We need some down time (and when I say we, I mean me)

Anyway, the family page is where the action is

October 4, 2005

Mini update.  Got a pic of Jacky on the potty- next stop- wiping her own butt.

Been spending a lot of time on this puzzle website lately: deathball.net/notpron

October 2nd, 2005

Happy birthday Jacky!  1 year old 9/30/05.  Several birthdays occurred in this period, as uncle Bill had a party, and Grandma also had a birthday.  Janet has finished training and is settling in to her new job.  Jacky loves her walker, and will play with anyone who is willing to help her with it.  Xander finished his golf lessons, and is better than when he started (he still has trouble, though)

Many visitors coming in the 2 weeks!

Here are a few pics and vids from the weekend (I welcome all submission)

September 25, 2005

Went to see Xander's golf lesson today.  He is doing better, but still getting discouraged.  Jacky is trying to make us laugh, I think.

Well, I recently ran across our old video camera.  Now the battery is totally dead, and we don't even have a VCR anymore.  However, with my tech toys (DVD recorder, video capture card) I was able to retrieve some old footage and make a dvd and encode it to view on the net.

So click here to see some old footage of Xander when he was much younger (and some crazy stuff from dark Yee Yee)

September 22, 2005

September is flying by.  Xander has about 1 hour's worth of homework every night, and Jacky is soon going to be 1 year old.  We recently went to my cousin's wedding in New Jersey.  It was quite nice.  Jack is just now getting over a viral illness which has left her super cranky, and with a gross rash all over her body. 

Anyway, look here for some pictures from the wedding, as well as for Jack's first steps.

September 10, 2005

School has started, and Xander has adjusted without too much difficulty.  Jacky is standing quite well nowadays, although still not quite able to do it consistently.  Janet started her new job as a karate instructor for kids.  Some new pictures up on the family page.

August 26, 2005

Well, finally got some new content on the family page, including some old stuff from July.  Xander just passed his test and received his blue belt yesterday!  He wound up doing 45 pushups and 50 sit-ups (in one minute)!  Jacky is pulling herself up with regularity.  Next stop- Cruising!  Janet has started training to become a karate instructor for 3-4 year olds, and has started teaching already.  School is almost here!

As usual, check here for all the pictures and videos

August 21, 2005

Started running again.  6 am.  So tired.  Last week, half asleep, ran out of the house.  Got about 100 feet when I realized I wasn't wearing any pants  :(

August 16, 2005

Well, the summer is rapidly drawing to a close.  Jacky is starting to pull herself up, and she bear crawls around everywhere.  Xander is about ready to start up first grade.  Janet is going to be a karate teacher for kids.

A recent conversation between Xander and a boy from upstate NY.

Xander " do you have any pokemon cards?"

boy "yeah, but they're in Buffalo"

Xander "a buffalo ate your pokemon cards!?"

August 5, 2005

Finally got around to putting up at least some of the pictures from the recent visit up.  It is crazy hot.  Janet is happy to have finally gotten her blue belt.  Xander is on his way, having done 26 (!) push-ups during his progress report at karate.  Jacky is crawling around like a champ and is getting funnier by the day.  The hair is still growing very slowly, though.

As usual, here are the pictures.