Friday, October 24, 2008

Sour Faces

No, you can't go outside right now.

I know it hurts, but at least "be a man" about your Hello Kitty bandaid!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Aiden wrestling around with some neighbor kids outside. Sarah going to call him in for lunch:
  • Sarah: Aiden, I made you a sandwich. Time to come inside.
  • Aiden: (About to get pinned) Dude! Get off me! Didn't you hear? My mom made me a sandwich!

He kinda sounded like Napoleon Dynamite. Click on some of these to get an idea of what I'm talking about.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Air Guitar

Sarah and Aiden were in the car listening to music when she caught him layin' down some sweet licks on his Air Guitar.

  • Sarah: Are you rockin' out back there?
  • Aiden: (Blushing) Uhhh...
  • Sarah: Nice Air Guitar.

Later, she would remark to me that "Air Guitar is the one instrument you don't have to teach. It's like an instinct for kids."

Never-you-mind the ninja suit.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Almost Forgot About The "Big Guns"

All these shots were taken at Fort Vancouver National Historic Reserve in Vancouver, Washington on July 19th, 2008. We were there because I read that they'd be shooting off big guns.
For free.
'Nough said.

Howitzer Cannon and Family - American display of patriotism at its best.

Inside the CH-47 Chinook Helicopter. Chloë is obviously impressed.

Still waiting for Child Protective Services to call us because of this.

That flak jacket weighed almost 40lbs with empty pockets!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"Sir, It's Actually Called 'Cruising'"

That was the rebuke I got from one "seasoned citizen" when I said something about "going on a cruise."

Yup, we went on a cruise (ahem, I mean, cruising) from Seattle to Nanaimo to Victoria, BC for a little mini-vacation last week. I got it for practically free through a professional event I was involved with - so it was someone else's money well-spent!

Let's just say that we were the only people even close to our age demographic on board the ship that weren't on the crew or entertainment staff!

Let the cell pics tell the story:

Train ride up to Seattle on Amtrak...btw, we derailed and were on the tracks for so long that we didn't check into our hotel until 4am...6 hours after we planned! But that's another story altogether that involves a toilet waste tank and sledgehammers...

Sarah wished I would smile more for photos...beware what you wish for.

Eating Chowder and Halibut Nuggets on the dock in Nanaimo, BC.

The high-class lifestyles where chocolate dragons, boats, and swans are all the rage!

Sarah testing the new haircut-n-color...Zoolander style.

What happens in Victoria, stays in Victoria. (It was too cold anyway.)

Bored. Waiting to get off the ship.

Train ride going home. No derailment this time. I called Amtrak and they don't seem to care or even think that it's strange that a train derailed in the middle of the night.

So there it is. Our week of Cruising.