Sunday, August 26, 2007

Playing blocks

I had lots of fun today playing blocks with my 2 youngest girls. It is amazing what their imagination can conjure out of a few simple blocks. We built rockets, trains and of course towers to the sky. Mercedes at 3 has very good skills at balancing blocks, and also has some quite awesome conceptual ideas. She built a village of houses. I was awestruck. Erin played more with the results of her construction and made up stories also.
Blocks are lots of fun.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007


Today we went to a family picnic for a major client that I have been consulting on and off to for close to 2 years now.
It was a lot of fun including a bouncy castle, superslide, animal nursery, all food and drinks supplied, face painting and balloon animals.
Here are some pictures.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Things that mystify me

This is a writing project for the Blue Sloth, who has asked for contributions on a theme, things that mystify me.

TTMM posts that have been made so far by contributors

I am constantly amazed at my children. Just the other day Erin came out with "you are a freaky blue dad". Now freaky is not a word that we use in our house. Not that its banned or anything, just not used. Miranda does say "you're freaking me out" occasionally, though when I asked her she had no idea what that meant. I haven't heard the word freaky out of my wifes or my mouth that I can remember, yet here Erin is calling us all freaky.

Another example of things that mystify me is the unconditional love and aceptance from them. Tonight Miranda said "you are a fun Dad." Then she followed that up with "You will always be a fun Dad to me, Trust me!"
I was rocked - and amazed and very loved and it felt great.

Later on Mercedes came and gave me an unrequested hug, throwing herself onto me and looking up at me with her big puppy dog eyes and just hugging me tight - awesome!

On Monday I damaged my back, I hope its just a muscle strain. However I have been in pain for the last 3 days. Tonight Jadeen gave me an awesome massage. It mystifies me where she gets the strength in her hands. It was great - thanks Jade.

I am totally mystified by these humans that are my kids, I love them!

All the participants in TTMM

Jen Mathis
Alley Katt
Ziji Wangmo
Hooray For Saturday
Groanin' Jock
Blue Witch
ally bean
Rayne of Terror

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Freaky Blue Dad

Apparently I am a freaky blue Dad.
Jude is a freaky Green Mum.
Miranda is freaky purple, Jadeen freaky pink, Erin freaky Yellow and Mercedes freaky red.

This is Erin's description of us and our favorite colours.