Showing posts with label video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label video. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Reviewing our move: Packing

Hubby and I finished unpacking the majority of boxes this morning.  Hooray!  Right now we're acclimating to East Coast living by eating delicious ethnic food and learning how to drive more aggressively.  We're also reflecting on our moving experience, so I figured it would be nice to write a couple of posts about that. 

We packed for days and days.  Although we donated and sold a lot of items, we still had a ton of items to pack.  I packed most of the rectangular items and left hubby with the easy task of packing oddly shaped and fragile things.  (Hee hee, I'm such a good wife like that.)     

A couple of boxes here and there slowly grew into tall unstable towers.  Soon we were surrounded by our very own city of stuff.

While we packed, life still went on.

And wouldn't you know it?  In the midst of everything, Baby Chuck began crawling forward for the first time.

Whoa.  Not so fast, spider monkey.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Happy 9 months!

Here's a monthly birthday gift from Baby Chuck to you.  Can you see figure out where Sophie the giraffe is hiding?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Have you ever wondered how pencils are made?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Big dreams, tiny living

As we prepare for our move back East, hubby and I have been hit with a large dose of reality.  It's fun to dream about cute Tudor style homes in Westchester (drool) or cool Manhattan apartments with exposed brick walls (double drool.)  However, these dreams cost money-a lot of money.  It's really quite daunting when you think of the amount of money.  Oy, I feel my knees getting wobbly from just the thought.  

To choose the right type of housing, we're trying to distinguish between our needs and wants.  Just how much space do we really need?  Do we need that third bedroom?  Does Baby Chuck have to go to a school system that's ranked "8"?  Would he be just fine attending a "7" (or a "6" for that matter)?  Is a washer/dryer unit in the apartment a luxury or a necessity?  Oy.  Despite hours of conversation and going back and forth, I'm still unsure of where or how we'll live.  However, I am sure that we could live in a smaller space if we thought outside of the box.  Some people are doing amazingly creative things with their very small spaces.  Here's one example that I find particularly inspiring:

Now we just need to find that 320-square-foot home and we're all set.  Just kidding....or am I?  Muah ha ha ha ha ha.

Monday, April 23, 2012

First time on bike

This weekend a special early birthday present arrived in the mail:  a baby bike seat!  Even though we only rode around the parking lot for our inaugural ride, we still had a lot of fun.  Nothing beats the feeling of the sun on your back and the wind in your hair.   

I feel the need... the need for speed!

Uh mom...can't this thing go any faster?


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Pt 3: Rice Krispy Peep treat

I know Easter is over, but I couldn't resist buying peeps.  They were on sale.  Plus, they're just so darn cute.  But what to do two dozen peeps?  How about making a very large rice krispy peep treat?*

* If you'd like to make a rice krispy peep treat for yourself, you'll need these ingredients:
- 1.5 T butter
- approx 24 peeps
- 4 C rice krispies
- 1 toothbrush 

- Melt butter in non-stick pot
- Throw peeps into pot and watch them melt
- Laugh maniacally
- Add rice krispies to pot and stir
- Shape the sticky mess into a very large peep
- Let your frankenpeep cool
- Enjoy treat
- Brush your teeth. (These snacks are sugary!)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oh the hair! Oh the spandex!

Now that the weather is improving, I'd like to start running again.  After watching this video introducing the '88 National Aerobic Championship, I found myself strangely inspired to workout...and wear a shiny red leotard. 

Does the nice weather motivate you to work out too?

Note:  This video contains large hair, overly enthusiastic athletes, and shiny shiny spandex.  I was mesmerized!

First seen here

Friday, March 23, 2012

rainy day music

Today the sun is hiding and the skies are looking cloudy and grey.  Here's some perfect rainy day music by Brooke Fraser:

First seen here

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Itty bitty robot musicians

They're uber cute. Watch them play the James Bond theme.

Friday, March 2, 2012

6 months old

Today Baby Chuck turns 6 months old.   Here's a gift from him to you, dear reader. 
Thanks for joining us on this new adventure.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Don't... jump?

I love Leandro Erlich's whimsical art installation.  How fun would it be to try it out?   

B√Ętiment, Leandro Erlich au 104 by Palagret

First seen here

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New skill

Is the post office looking for a new stamp-licker?  We have someone here who is willing to work for a bottle of milk...or some hugs.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

What are you doing New Years Eve?

I love Zooey Deschanel.  I also dig her tiara and ukulele.

First seen on here on Modern Kiddo

Monday, December 26, 2011

Oh happy days

Here's hoping that Baby Chuck is finally emerging from his fussy period....

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Four boys, four times the cuteness

I typically try to post one entry a day.  But I just couldn't wait to post this entry. 

Sadly, Baby Chuck won't be able to meet the other boys in our family this Christmas.  However, I'm hopeful that one day, all four little guys will meet and play together. 

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Funny sounds

Funny sounds from Pink Stripey Socks on Vimeo.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I don't like a cappella...

I love it.

What can I say? I have a big ol' soft spot in my heart for a cappella music.  Maybe that's why I love watching NBC's The Sing-Off?  I love hearing the group's clever arrangements, the talented singer's blending their voices, and the range of sounds that humans can make.

Friday, November 11, 2011

What do 288,000 jelly beans look like?

After watching this video I couldn't stop smiling (and salivating.)
Who knew you could be so creative with jelly beans?

Special thanks to Alice for sending me this video!