Friday, July 18, 2008

Liar, Liar...

...Pants on Fire!

I made fleece shorties (they work like a diaper cover and also take the place of shorts, for those of you not in the know). It's just a first try, and I didn't have a pattern or anything, so they're less spectacular than they could be, but I learned a lot and think that they'll be better next time. I know I want to put another layer of fleece into the crotch region next time around, but it was fun to just bust out a pair during naptime. I'm working with fleece for now, wanting to perfect my pattern/method before finding some nice recycled wool to play with.

I'll put them on Isaac when he wakes up from his nap and hopefully post a pic of him wearing them at some point.

Friday, July 11, 2008

REALLY, REALLY, REALLY Random Non-Baby-Related Thought

I really, really, really get annoyed when people use unnecessary big words.

I pride myself on having a pretty decent vocabulary; I'm not annoyed because I don't understand you. You think you sound smart just because you use big words. NO. You sound smart if you have good ideas. There are no bonus points for extra syllables.

I'm speaking to a general "you," not to anyone specific. Well, someone specific, but it's not someone I actually know... just someone whose writing I happened to read.

And now back to our regularly scheduled mundane crap...

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

It Starts

Mobility, that is. Isaac rolled over today, front-to-back, on his adorable puppy blanket.

This kid is an animal. :D

Monday, July 07, 2008

We're not Laughing AT Him...

Well, yeah, we're laughing at him, but I don't feel too bad because (a) he's a dog, and (b) he was having a whole lot of fun.

My sister has two Weimaraners, named Cosmo and Wyatt. Like Loki, they both love swimming. Like Loki, Cosmo is quite skilled at it. Wyatt, on the other hand... well... he gets an A for effort, an A for enthusiasm, and we'll just leave the little "achievement" box blank because I can't give a failing grade to someone trying THIS hard.

(Edited to add: Kudos to Shaun for splicing the videos together, and for taking the video itself. No, there was no earthquake in Northern Wisconsin, the shaking was a result of cameraman laughing fits.)