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It’s now one of my favorite songs…

Brayden absolutely loves Elmo!  What 2 year old doesn’t right?  But he loves watching this video the most…and it cracks me up!!!

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You know that kid from the movie “The Christmas Story” that can’t put his arms down when his mom dresses him up to go outside?

I think Brayden is that kid.  Or more exactly, I think my wife is becoming that Mom.  Check out these pics…too funny!!!

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Yet another reason I love my wife.

In a relationship, you need moments that just make you laugh uncontrollably.   Some times in a relationship, you get the chance to laugh at each other.  I know I do things to make Andrea laugh and sometimes she returns the favor.  A lot of the time it is accidental that you make your spouse laugh with what you say, what you do, or whatever.  This was one of those times.

So we were getting ready for bed last night, talking about life, our relationship (always good to keep that talk going), and just stuff parents want to talk about when their kids are in bed….grown up stuff.  We have a routine of getting in bed and watching the Jay Leno Show (tivo’d, of course…who has time for commercials) before we go to sleep.  Anyway, Sandra Bullock was on last night and she was talking about her two dogs, one of which has just 3 legs and one that has 2 legs.  So Jay Leno asked her how the dog goes to the bathroom.  I believe the question was “so what leg does the dog raise?  I mean is it like a flamingo thing?”  Sandra Bullock was like “Jay she is a girl…the squat.”  This is where it got really funny to me!

Andrea turns to me and says (now understand she had spent much of the day beginning the process of potty training with my son, Brayden), “Isn’t it amazing that no one has to teach a boy dog to lift their leg, or a girl dog to squat?  I mean, God just put that in their DNA to know to do that.  You don’t have to train a dog to do that, they just know. YOu have to teach humans how to use the bathroom, but dogs just know that boy dogs raise their leg and girl dogs squat.  I find that fascinating!”

I may have cried myself to sleep, I don’t remember.  All I know is I laughed at the pure honesty of the moment…And knew it would wind up on my blog!

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Teenager Jeans

torn-jeans-2So I come home from the church today early to spend time with my daughter. We play in the basement for a little while and then we start watching Ice Age.  We were laying on the couch, cuddling and I noticed she had a hole in the leg of her khaki pants.  Upon further investigation, I discovered that it wasn’t a tear or a hole that got caught on something.  And there were two holes in her pants. So I asked what happened?!

Apparently earlier in the day, Addison needed to cut something (yeah, it’s what you’re thinking!) so Andrea gave her the scissors.  I guess she thought she could cut her pants and not get in trouble.

So here is the kicker.  I asked Addison what she was thinking?!  She looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Daddy I wanted pants like the teenagers!”

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Done with the Dish

Today is a great day in my house.  When we moved into our home, we got set up with a DirecTV deal because they had an internet/tv bundle that was going to save us a bunch of money….

Wrong!  Apparently the internet they wanted to give us was designed for people who live in places where you have no other options for internet.  It involved putting a satellite dish on our roof…and it was crazy slow…like etch a sketch downloads.

We have been unhappy with DirecTV ever since we got it (No offense to anyone who works at DirecTV- I am sure there are some great highly qualified people there- we just didn’t get to talk to any of them!). 

And today, we are having AT&T Install U-Verse which is the fiber optic internet and cable…the same thing as Verizon Fios (in fact, they have a competitor agreement where they split up the country and AT&T does some parts and Verizon does others).  We loved the FIOS when we lived in VA so I am looking forward to watching a little TV when I get home!

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Look what the Easter Bunny brought…

So I waited a week to post this because I figured every other post had something about Easter and family and all that. 

We decided to have the Easter Bunny visit on Saturday since I had to pick up bagels for the Easter morning breakfast at 6:45am.  Pretty sure neither the kids or wifey would want to get up before then!  So, I made a few phone calls, and since me and The Easter Bunny are tight like that, he promised to swing by early!

Here is the video of my kids finding what the Easter bunny brought them….

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