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31 December 2007 3:10 pm

Bad Guys

To the best of my recollection, my conversation with Dylan last night:

"Daddy, are bad guys just people?"

"Yes, Dylan. Just people that do bad things."

"Are they outside our window?"

"No, not outside our window. They're farther away."

"Like, Washington D.C.?"

"Ummm, yes, like Washington D.C."

Posted by geoff at 15:10 in /family/dylan

27 December 2007 8:53 pm

Strange, But True

I have some quick anecdotes to share related to Dylan.

The first is actually something that Geoff noticed a couple of weeks ago. Dylan will remove one, and only one, sock during dinner each night. It will be on his foot at the start of dinner and on the floor at the end of dinner. It does not appear that there is any pattern to which sock it is. Sometimes it is the right and sometimes it is the left. But, it is very consistent that a sock is removed during dinner. Strange, but true.

I think that we may have the only three year old who shouted "Math!" with glee not once, but twice, on Christmas morning. The first instance was while looking at what was in his stocking. Courtesy of Grandma was a set of cards related to money. Dylan saw the cards and said "math!" in a very cheerful voice. I am pretty sure that the second instance was when Dylan opened his present from Uncle Grant, which was a wallet with play money. Once again, the very gleeful "math!" was voiced by Dylan. Ms. Rachelle should be proud.

Okay, so maybe those two stories aren't too surprising when you look at Dylan's parents. Here's another one for you. Dylan was singing a little song the other day as he sat with me at the computer. It was one he made up himself. It went something like this: "Google, google, google... Google, google, google..." and I think that there were head motions to go with it. When I subsequently asked Dylan what google was for, he replied without hesitation, "googling."

Posted by geoff at 20:53 in /family/dylan

22 December 2007 6:04 pm

Merry Christmas!

So, most of the Christmas cards went in the mail today. I was a bit ambitious this year and actually put "Merry Christmas" on the cards with the hope that they would be in people's mailboxes before Christmas. Perhaps some will get to where they are going by Monday. Some will definitely not. The couple that need to be sent internationally will definitely not get there in time for Christmas, and perhaps not for New Years, since they are still waiting to be addressed. Oh well. Next year, I may just have the cards say "Belated Merry Christmas" and accept reality.

For those who are wondering how we managed to get the kids to both smile at the same time, I'll share my secret: Photoshop (Thanks, Pete!). One picture is real, and one is a compilation. Now that you know the secret, let's see if you can spot the tell-tale signs of manipulation.

For those who didn't make it onto the Christmas card list this year, let me know that you're out there in cyberspace, and we'll share with you the yearly update also. Now, if you're someone who we see regularly, don't expect a card in your mailbox. One thing that I learned from my mother is that sending cards to only those who you don't have a chance to share a greeting in person significantly reduces the number of cards to send.

So, the Christmas cards are slowly filling our mailbox. It is wonderful to hear how everyone is doing, and also to see the beautiful pictures of our friends' children. This year, it also motivated me to write this post. Merry Christmas, Mickey and Bob! Hope that Jen managed to get you to view the website.

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Posted by geoff at 18:04 in /friends