Archive for July, 2007
Did you remember to buckle the baby Dear?Â Lol… No, I didn’t leave the room and find him like this.Â Â I stood there and watched him to see how far he would get.Â If you place him in the chair and walk out of his view, you can guarantee he will start to wiggle his way over and out the front of the chair.Â Unfortunately, he just can’t quite figure out the last step.Â He pauses as if to ponder the next course of action, sighs deeply, and madly kicks his legs and whimpers until you flip him back over.Â He then looks at you with this wide-mouthed smile as if to say, “My Hero!”Â Â Straighten him out, walk away, and repeat.Â It’s one way to get exercise I guess!Â Lol
It’s a good thing we’ve never tried out for one of those home improvement/interior design TV shows….Â Â They would probably take away Gavin’s new best friends.Â He seems to have developed a love interest with all of our ceiling fans.Â Lol-Â Â The boy practically breaks his neck trying to bend around to keep the spinning blades within view.Â He will lay on the floor, wave all four limbs, and coo away talking to the fan.Â His eyes just get huge when one suddenly appears within sight.
Louie and I both hit a total mental block when it came to dinnertime tonight.Â It was one of those evenings where you just stand in front of the open pantry and blankly stare at the shelves.Â If there hadn’t been two kids to feed, I would have probably just skipped dinner because it hurt too much to think about it.Â *laugh*Â Louie finally broke down and confidently said “Well, I’m going to make something.”Â Â I beamed and said, “Ooooh!Â It sounds yummy!”Â We both laughed and were soon enjoying a homemade pizza with ham, bacon, and “giant” pepperoni (as we explained the deli pepperoni to the girls).Â It WAS yummy.
I’ve had Akismet for quite some time on my own blog and it’s worked wonders. Seems that our family blog has been found by spammers so it has just been implemented here as well.
It’s amazing what you can do for free/extremely cheap these days. Thanks to Linux (specifically CentOS) we can have our own web server at home that runs an very reliable and well-supported operating system. Thanks to WordPress we can put this wonderful site out there easily. Those are just the major players among many who have contributed to what you see here.
The good folks in the Open Source and Free Software communities are the ‘hippies’ of this age. They are a part of a larger movement that believes knowledge should be free, transparent, and easily accessible. Without them there would be no internet as it exists today. Our little family web log is the product of at least hundreds of thousands – perhaps millions – of these individuals who have contributed their efforts toward the cause of making knowledge free to humanity. Not all have done this for purely humanitarian reasons, but the underlying cause is one that I believe is very noble.
If there is one fundamental positive change to humanity that is the least noticed by the average person, this has to be it. The internet can be disturbing. Technology can be painful. It’s so easy to miss what’s going on underneath it all!
As a glass-half-full person with many friends who have directly involved themselves in this change (and involved me to a small extent) I hope I can help people think about it for a moment.
Okay.. so today was Kaitrinn’s first day of school. We just spent the past hour talking about her day and calling family to tell them about the new First-Grader. I then got an email from a friend to tell us Kaitrinn is in the news! Excuse me? Lol… Check out the link
Edit on July 11- There is a second picture of her here.Â It’s #8 in the slideshow.Â Silly Girl!
I’ve finished working on our photo gallery! (See the link to the right.) Pictures are up for April, May, and June of this year.
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