Merry Happy Christmas Birthday

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve celebrated both Matthew’s birthday and Christmas. We had Matthew’s birthday party was on December 17. He had a great time and got lots of presents. Here he is enjoying some cake:

Matthew and cake

Unfortunately, we didn’t get a picture of him sticking his whole mouth on the cake, but you can see the results pretty good in this shot.

Christmas also went really well this year. I think Matthew got one of everything. Here he is with some of his gifts:

Matthew and gifts

He was obviously a very good boy.

It looks like this will be the last post of the year. Check back tomorrow for some New Year’s Resolutions…

Christmas Eve

If you haven’t done so already, now might be a good time to think about taking care of your Christmas shopping…

Snow Day

It looks like I got my wish – today’s a snow day. I think I wanted it worse than the kids.

I’m going to try to spend some time today working on a movie of Matthew’s first year. Hopefully I’ll have some clips to post here soon.

Let It Snow

Well, actually it’s more like sleet, but I’ll take what I can get…

Another benefit of working for a school district – snow days. I hope I don’t have to go to work tomorrow.

Oh well, I’m off to make some hot cocoa.


Here are some of the interesting things I’ve been looking at online lately:

X-Men 3 – I can’t wait to see this movie. The teaser trailer is up at Also, USA Today has a nice picture gallery. Kelsey Grammer makes a very nice beast.

Try Ruby! – I’ve been following the Ruby programming language for a while now. This web site lets you try your hand at programming in Ruby right in the browser. This is a great demonstration of the power of this language.

Pandora – This is a really slick site that helps you discover new music. Just tell them a few of the bands that you like and they’ll play songs that you might also like. If you don’t like something, just tell them and they’ll never play it again. It works pretty well for me.