Monday, December 29, 2008

Video from Christmas and Beyond

My parents got me a small Flip Video camcorder for Christmas, which is awesome. I'm not big on video, mostly because it seems like the technology is always changing and so those old videos can never be watched again because you don't have the film projector/beta vcr/vhs vcr to play them back on. I didn't even hire a videographer for our wedding, preferring instead to spend more money on great pictures, because you don't need any technology to look at pictures again. (And as a sidenote: For my parents present this Christmas, I converted their old filmstrip from their wedding into a DVD, allowing us to watch their wedding video for the first time since the Reagan administration!). Anyways, even though I'm not big on video, I do enjoy having this small camcorder. It's small enough to throw in my bag and it has the usb connector as part of the camcorder, so you can plug it in anytime--no searching for your usb wires. Here's a short video taken from Christmas, along with some taken the couple days after. In the background is a Harry Connick Jr song playing.

Friday, December 26, 2008


Here are a few pictures from our Christmas. Jack got a new tricycle that he seems to like, even though he is still a bit too small for it. His feet barely reach the pedals, so Terry or I have to stand in the back and push him. Or he likes to push it around (and crash it into stuff). He also got some great bath toys from Aunt Gigi, his own laptop from Grandpa, a grocery cart from his grandparents in Cape Cod and a whole lot of dinosaur books from Daddy. Jack made out like a bandit.

We enjoyed the children's service at Floris Methodist church on Christmas Eve and followed it with a dinner at the same Italian restaurant that we went to last year. It was strange to think about how little he was last year and how much he has grown. Everyone at the table had to take turns walking Jack around the restaurant to prevent any obnoxious toddler tantrums. Luckily, we were one of the few people eating there (we got there early), so I didn't feel like we were ruining people's night by walking all around. On Christmas morning, we opened presents at our house, followed by a nap and then dinner at my parent's house. It was a wonderful Christmas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

For Grandma and Grandpa

Please note how Jack strategically covered his boy bits for the pictures. I guess he knows that mom posts pictures of him on the web and he wanted to maintain his modesty.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Trip to Disney World

Last week we went down to Disney World where Jack got to experience a little bit of Disney magic. Unfortunately, we were hit hard by a stomach bug during our trip and so it didn't turn out the way we had imagined. In fact, my parents are still down there, after taking a detour in the hospital. I'm trying to focus on the positive aspects of the trip, like Jack's excitement over seeing the parades and riding on It's a Small World. I know that one day we will be back and he will get to experience it again. And hopefully, the next time will be a little happier and healthier.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Say Cheese!

Jack is fascinated by the small camera that I have, so we have started a new game in the morning called, "Say Cheese!" It's basically me holding the camera and taking a picture of both of us while saying Cheeeeeeese! And then we get to look at the picture! And do it again! And again! For me, it's mostly just funny that he gets the idea of smiling for the camera and will imitate my cheese sound. But it does end up with some awful pictures (of me, not him--can't take a bad picture of him, of course). Above is one of the not so terrible pictures.