Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Phoning It In

Continuing on with the theme from my last blog, here are a few more pictures taken off of my phone in recent days/weeks/eons.

A few weeks ago Brenna got to jump on Auth Beth and Uncle John's trampoline, with Rachel. My phone camera is so delayed in taking pictures from the time you snap, that Brenna had time to go up, back down and back up again before the picture actually took. Once I figured that out, I was able to get some decent action shots, including the two directly below.

We recently inherited a rather large fishtank from a friend of John's. John was nice enough to spend the better part of last weekend setting this thing up and getting the fish that came with it situated. The tank is about six or so feet long, nearly three feet wide, and holds 120 or so gallons. There are nine African cichlids in there right now (we had ten originally, but one decided to take a trip down the porcelin slide instead).

Here is the tank, and the picture below is where the fish were hanging out, waiting to move back into their home.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Backs To The Wall

My blogging prowess will be slightly impaired today as I'm listening to Saxon whilst typing this. Don't know who they are? Good, that's how I like it. I'm a stallion of the highway.

I'm back for my now weekly blog update, and have recently uploaded some photos here from my phone that illustrate what the small child has been up to recently. Enjoy, if you dare.

A few weekends back we went into Phoenix with Aunt Beth, Uncle John, and Rachel, to a cool fish store. We'll be dragging a donated tank into our house this Saturday, so pray for my underwhelming six inch pythons and sprained/strained/boo-boo'd wrist as I try to assist in the effort.

Here is a shot of Brenna making sure this bizarre looking fish doesn't jump out of the tank after her. Be afraid, be very afraid.

This past Friday whilst Emily's friends were prancing around the house in their pajamas for a Mary Kay party, I took the small child to the local mall to blow off some steam, where she:

- Rode a rabid polar bear (notice she's whipping him/her with some make-believe reigns). I think that's Sasquatch running by in the background

- Went spelunking in an ice cave

- Drove a rally car through the Swiss Alps

Finally, I'd be remiss in not mentioning Brenna's recent school celebration of Dr. Seuss's 1000th (or whatever it was) birthday. Like her recent zoo visit, this event was star-studded. I was unable to attend due to a prior engagement of dwarf basting in the Andes, but Emily caught this shot of Brenna posing with Kim Karhootchie and the ever-present Richard Nixon. I always miss out on the good stuff.

Still fit to boogie, still fit to rock 'n' roll.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Brenna's Clothes

Life needs to slow down a little. I say this every week, but here I am on the other end of having not posted in forever, and it seems like I was just on here a few days ago.

I barely have time before the missus and small child get home to do little more today than upload some pictures of some clothes that Emily bought with a gift from the Grandparents Homans. Then it's off to emptying a dishwasher, reloading it, and coming up with a meal in the next 45 minutes.

Until I can come up with something creative again like my Oscars/zoo blog...