Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Christmas Story

So we have this little tradition about reading a Christmas story. This year our niece read a wonderful rendition of the birth of Christ....Then Gunnar thought he would give it a try. I've taken the liberty of translating for those of you who may not speak "Gunnar"...

Gunnar: "...there was Mary and Joseph..."
Dad: "Oh careful with the book, easy with the book, it doesn't go that way"
Gunnar: "...going to Popperville....and they are going to see baby Jesus" (Popperville is from the story "Mike and the Steam Shovel" which subsiquently was the book I believe that prompted him to ask for a digger for Christmas)

turns page

Dad: "Just describe what you see....What do you see"
Gunnar: "A daddy cow....a bull...and baby Jesus, and Mary, and Joseph"
Dad: "Do you see any of the kings and a star"
Gunnar: "I think I missed a page"

turns page

Gunnar: "and they lived in the stable..." (cough...cough........cough) "There was animals"

turns page

Gunnar: "...and there was angels..."

turns page

Gunnar: "...and all of those men followed the star..."

turns page

Gunnar: "...and....THE END"


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Swimming in Palm Desert

Dad took me to the swimming pool this last February at Palm Desert. Dad obviously doesn't know the difference between swimming and flying.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Gunnar really likes his sound effects. This is his version of....ummm....I'm not sure what. However, it eventually becomes an airplane....although it doesn't have a good ending.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ballon Bash

It has been a while since I've updated any info, but going though all our videos and pictures for the new year and found this. I just had to share as it was cracking me up.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tricycle Dismount

So we get little G this tricycle. It is actually more of a scooter. Anyway we throw him on this thing thinking it is the best thing ever for him to learn how to ride. Of course he immediatly hams it up and does this....

Dad, this is how you properly dismount.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm a Cowboy

These were taken at Austin's b-day party, but I couldn't help think of the song by Bon Jovi as I was looking at these....

Sometimes I sleep, sometimes its not for days

And the people I meet always go their separate ways

Sometimes you tell the day, By the bottle that you drink

And times when you're all alone all you do is think

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride, I'm wanted...Waaaanteeed....dead or alive

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Family Reunion in KC

From NY we went to visit my other side of the family in Kansas City. Fortunately our camera met us there.
Hey Mom, why is everyone calling this a birdie
Ah hah! I caught my cousin Sarah with my birdie.
A game of volley ball is evidently traditional at the reunion. They said I could be the ball, but I passed on that one.
Oh my, are we related?
These are the good genes in the family. Obviously I got these.
No dad, you did not get the good genes, I did.
We decided to head down to the lake to check out the fishing.
Mom says I can fish next time, but for now I can only be the bait. I passed on that one too.
Soon the paparazzi showed up. Hey check out the matching jerseys
Uhh, those don't match so much. Everyone gets their group photo, but again dad was slacking on the camera duty so this is the only one we have.
Then all the 1st cousins get together. Wow there sure are a lot.
Then all the 2nd cousins get together. Why am I the youngest. Obviously mom and dad are late bloomers.
Then there are 3rd cousins. There sure are a lot of cousins!
After the reunion we went swimming.
I don't think that is how you wear that?
Dad was afraid I would get burned so they lathered me in sun tan lotion. Umm, a bit over done don't you think.
I was NOT happy about that.
What on earth have you done to my hair.
I practiced my kick board with grandma.
Then off to the showers.
Oooooo. This sure was a fun trip.