Here’s a few snapshots from the icestorm that stopped by…
Now, I’m going to start this off with a disclaimer… Carson is still the reigning Funk King in our house but Sam is a bit less camera shy. I hope to get some good footage of Carson strutting soon. His has a style all his own and he really is serious and into it when he gets rolling.
Ok, on to the footage on-hand. Sam has recently started singing… usually a bit under his breath, but on songs he’s really familiar with he’ll belt it out like this:
And the latest development (despite his arm and foot being in a heavy wrap) is his desire to “get funky”. The two video don’t show his footwork but I think this still counts as dancing:
I had an eye exam a week or so ago… turns out it’s possible glasses could make some of my headaches go away (long days at the computer). After checking out the cost (I have vision coverage because Jenni and Carson need glasses), I decided that it was worth a shot.
Here’s a pic of me right after I got them:
I’m on Day 2 now. I’ve found I don’t like driving with them on as I feel like I’m wearing blinders. I do like how my monitors look through them. I’m making a conscious effort to wearing them as much as possible. I got very light frames so they would be comfortable. Time will tell.
One more topic I wanted to cover today was the SEVERE lack of photo updates… our South Carolina trip this past summer has been stuck at the front of my log jam of photo updates. To guarantee I do those I’ve vowed not to let other things line jump… now, a few things have slipped through but I’m going to stick to my guns as best I can. Those are about 98% done, I just need to carve out about an hour to finish and send the huge set up to the photo site. Once they are done, I’ll try to write a blog post up about our whole trip. Also, when those are up.. expect a flood of other photo updates following it. I hope to be up to date before Spring.
Sam recorded a video last night letting his classmates know how he was doing. He’s feeling a bunch better and can’t wait to see his friends again.
This should make everyone smile, I know it made me smile.
I’m going to spend some time the next week or so looking at ways to better keep this blog updated. It’s too easy to fall behind a little bit and then the crushing weight of the volume of stuff to catch up with makes it easier to not update.
Here’s a photo of Carson playing goalie this past weekend. 🙂
Hope the joy of the season is filling your heart and home. I haven’t posted the third update I promised yet, but the holiday really snuck up on me. Look for that third update soon, hopefully with some nice Christmas photos.
Closing today’s post with a memorial… to my Grandpa, C-Pop. He passed today and he’ll be greatly missed. Love you Grandpa!
And here’s our November volume of updates…
Another month, another trip to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. This time we went with my sister and her boys. We went to the planetarium show and spent a lot of time in the DinoSphere. I took a great video of Sam enjoying a Goldberg Machine.
Sam had his final follow-up for his surgery and everything looks great according to the doctor. The earliest we would need to go back again would be in a year. Before the appointment Sam, Dad, and I had lunch at an Indy staple… Mug -n- Bun. Sam loves their hotdogs and french fries.
And we finish up November with our trip to Nebraska to visit with family and friends for Thanksgiving. It was a great trip like always. Lots and lots of photos and lots of videos.
The famous sleep-eater:
I’m going to write 3 blog posts today… this one to catch up from September to the end of October, a second one to cover November (that I’ll publish tomorrow or Thursday), and the third one to get you from November to where we are now. To simplify the updates, I’m going to limit them to one flash slideshow of one album the rest of the albums will all be accessible via thumbnail links after each snippet of text.
It’s been a crazy couple of months with so many little side projects and things going on. The blog seems to be the first thing that I skip out on if things get tight… so if you suffer another drought here then you should follow me on Twitter/Facebook or my photo website as those I tend to be able to keep top of mind things rolling on.
So, where were we… oh yes, September dissolving into October:
The usual goofing around continues, of course,
Sam made a new friend, BokBok. BokbBok is a little stuffed animal bird that “cheeps” if you squeeze him. Sam played with him most of the day, most of that time in his Little People playset. We it came time for bed Sam wanted BokBok to join him… so he brushed the bird’s “teeth” and then tucked him into bed next to him.
A day Sam was waiting impatiently for finally came on the 7th. He got his splint off! We got some pictures of the check-up visit with the Doctor that did his surgery. Sam was so happy to get that splint off his arm. He was quick to get back to playing with his trains.
We made our annual pilgrimage to the Pumpkin Patch to find a pumpkin for everyone to make their own for Halloween. This year we went to Beasley’s and it was a great trip. We were joined by my parents, my sister, and her boys.
The Indiana vs. Illinois Football game in Bloomington is our next stop on the trip through October. Myself, Carson, my dad, a co-worker and his son braved the cold to take in a Big Ten football game at the newly renovated stadium. It was homecoming and IU came up big with a win. The boys favorite part had to have been the mini-field on the south end of the stadium that was for kids to run and play on.
Our haunted house trip is always a highlight for our whole family… next year we may have to make two trips, one for Carson to do the “scary” side and one for Sam to do our normal “friendly” trip. We invited one of Carson’s buddies from the neighborhood, Riley. The boys all had a great time.
That brings October to a close. Tune in tomorrow for our November update! To close, here are a couple of artsy pieces I did in October.