Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fwd: Le wine

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From: Marshall Kjar
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012
Subject: Le wine

It has been the allotted time for my kind Uncle Marks wine to mature. Really want to crack it open and taste it.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Le wine

It has been the allotted time for my kind Uncle Marks wine to mature. Really want to crack it open and taste it.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Johns Hopkins (Part 2)

We had to go to Johns Hopkins today to have Alex's adenoids assessed.  (Side note: this is labeled 'part 2' because we've been there before for Alex.  See here).  The doc said to just wait it out, at least until the end of the summer to see if he continues to get sick.  If so, the adenoids come out..
 Baltimore has some neat places; not all of it is a complete dump.

 We walked around and visited a bunch of stores after the doctor visit.  Since we had to wake up at some ungodly hour, and get there at 9, we had ample time afterwards.  Around lunch time we had lunch at Subway.

 We were down around Fells Point, which is kinda pretty.

Tired boy, waking up at O'dark early and all..

 Before we left, we made sure to obtain tourist cuisine, namely snow-cones.

We arrived home at about 4; just in time for us to unpack, get settled, and struggle to find some dinner food. Anyways, we actually had some fun, and made a day out of it.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The last member of my garden

And its nowhere near Halloween.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

First Derby Bout

Since Kim missed her bout last time (due to power outages), tonight will be her first bout!!  She is crazy nervous, but looks great in that mock uniform.  She gets her real one tonight directly before the game.
Me and the kids will be there cheering for Grim Shady (her derby name) tonight!!  I will also be recording as much as I can with my phone (high-def, of course).  More posts to come.


Dana has been a little forgetful of the house rules lately.  This gets irritating because it trickles down hill to Alex, who will misbehave right in front of us just to do what Dana is doing.  So we thought that putting some rules up where they are visible would be a great idea.
We ended up turning this into a family project.  An old picture frame would house a chalkboard backing on which would have the rules, written in chalk (making them editable as time goes on).
First, we broke out this crazy stuff (Kim uses this stuff all the time), Modge-Podge (sp?).

This coctail is basically glue.  We also wanted this to match out Buddha picture, plates, and other themed items in the house, so we grabbed some colored paper and had the kids shred it.

Then we covered the frame in shredded, colored paper fragments, and let it dry over night.  Then I grabbed the backboard and painted it with chalkboard paint that we had left-over from the kids' chalkboard walls.  I waited until that dried and put it back in the frame with the glass.

Once it was all put together, I tested it with some sidewalk chalk (that we have an abundance of, apparently, because the kids are addicted to chalk.  Chalk and bubbles).

Now, as soon as Kim decided where this monstrosity is going, I can mount the beast.

Anyways, hopefully this helps the kids to remember some rules.  And since they are descendants of mine, I fully expect this to be completely, and utterly, ignored..

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dana sporting her new earrings

Technically they're not new. She has just had the starter studs in there for the allotted time.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

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More stores

Why do I do this to myself

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I didn't buy one. But I did take him to the pet store. Mistake.

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I have made a terrible mistake

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Damn It..

Friday, July 6, 2012

Dana Skating

Apparently Blogger only allows you to embed one YouTube video per post so here is the other one of Dana skating from the previous post (below)..

Skating at Crown

Today, Bob had surgery on his heart.  He had a quadrupal bypass.  He is out of surgery and awake; everything went well and he is now on the road to recovery.
It really is scary that the surgeons actually stop your heart during this process.  So Bob, much like Dick Chaney, had no beating heart in his chest.  Science to the rescue!  But unlike Mr. Chaney, his heart resumed beating when hooked back up.
I thought Kim was going to be gone for a while so the kids and I went skating.  Alex basically walks with skates on and chases the lights from the 70's-style disco ball shinning on the 90's-rave-style walls that look like a motel carpet threw up on it.  He had a lot of fun though..

 Although Alex had fun, he lost interest after a short time.  Dana, on the other hand, had a blast and would not stop skating!  She did not even want Daddy to hold her hand; she just circled the rink over and over by herself.

About an hour before we left, Kim was able to join us and fun was had by all.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

2012 Independence Day

We weren't sure if we were going to make it home on time, due to the fact that the city closed off our road for a fireworks show.  They upped the time-frame in which this was to happen whilest we were out, so we came home early, so we thought.  We were wrong; the road closing started earlier than expected.
The sign displaying the information on the side of the road noted that closing was to happen at 8PM, and fireworks were at 9PM.  But while we were at the Barleys the sign changed to 6:30.  Thus we coasted to a stop in front of cones blocking our road on the foreground of multitudes of humans sitting in lawn chairs waiting a spectacle.  After some colorful tones with the traffic officer on duty at the event we were allowed to go home.
The show was about half-an-hour and the kids thought it was cool!  Afterwards we lit some of our own.  Nothing like celebrating our free country than blowing up a chunk of it...

Happy 4th!

We are going to the Barleys' house for dinner. However, the University will be hosting fireworks this eve' and will be closing our streets down, so after 7PM we will not be allowed to return home (not sure if that is legal, but whatever.) Happy INdependance day! And in light of recent events, politically, here is a video I demand that you watch. Have a great, 'free,' day!