Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm a slacker

I haven't posted anything decent in a while and I am going to use the Christmas is busy excuse. My slacktuitiveness is due largely to not being able to find my digital camera card uploader thing-a-ma-bob. Great photos within. Also, I will post the Fleming Family newsletter on the blog this year. Most likely before the actual cards arrive. Should be interesting, putting the final touches on it now.

Also, I added Google Analytics to my blog. Very cool to see what areas of the country are visiting, what they are reading, how long they are staying. If you blog, I highly recommend checking this out. And yeah, its free.

Be back with some actual content shortly.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A busy night, and a busy week to come

The Tors came into town last night. For those of you who don't know, "The Tor's" are my wife's parents. I would spell their names but I would spell them wrong and that would get me in trouble.

So anyway, the Tors are here. Tor was disappointed that he didn't have ample time to spend with the computer when he first arrived. I told him there is nothing wrong with it. He didn't believe me. He wanted to sleep in the basement but changed his mind when I suggested the computer was his mistress.

Got home from work and went to Isabella's first grade singing show at the school with the Tors and Drew. It was only 2 degrees or something yesterday, walking on ice, good times.

To say this was the most politically correct school show I have ever seen is an understatement. No Christmas songs, no songs about playing with a draddle. Just a bunch of folk songs and Raffi covers - although Down by the Bay is one of my favorites. Bella rocked. Regardless, it felt more like a blue grass festival than a school performance in December. Give me some Silent Night, Jingle Bells, I'd even encourage songs from other religions, Kwanza, Festivus.

Meanwhile, Caroline was at a dress rehearsal for her upcoming performance as a mouse in the Nutcracker on Saturday, hence part of the reason the Tors are here. We will also have the Wolf's coming into town on Friday. The Wolf's are Daina's sister's family affectionately named after Uncle Wolfgang. Life is never dull.

Caroline came home with her face painted in all its mousy glory. She was pretty proud of herself. I'll post a picture on Saturday night after the big performance. (Insert pun about not letting the mouse out of the bag)

If you are interested in seeing Caroline perform, we'd love to have you join us. Caroline will be performing at the Hoyt Sherman Place, 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 13. Tickets are available at the box office or on TIcketmaster. Man, ticketmaster? Cool!

You can all say you knew her when....

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Potty training

This is getting brutal. Drew is three. Drew still poops his pants. I ask the kid every hour if he needs to poop. He says, no. Let's sit on the potty and try. No. I don't need to. Ok, Drew.

Then Drew performs the great escape. He sneaks into some corner of the house and cranks one out. I'm not sure what the deal is. He goes #1 just fine.

Daina and I are at our wits end. We have offered Caroline and Bella $5 each if they can get him to poop on the potty. They are pumped! They are to ask him constantly about going to the bathroom.

Any suggestions out there are welcome...