Sunday, December 18, 2005

Calvin and Diogenes

I assume you all remember that old cartoon 'Calvin and Hobbes' - well, this just seems to strike a chord... The object of his affection is a stuffed dog courtesy of his great-grandma that we've named 'Diogenes' (it's a philosophy joke).
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Why one ought not put frogs in the kitchen sink.

Dex and Grandma learning why one ought not put frogs in the kitchen sink!
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Saturday, December 17, 2005


Dex and his favorite toy: Po. And yes, he picked it out - Tara is convinced that it is because when he wears his red sweater, he looks a little like Po. Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 09, 2005


No, he's not walking yet, but he was inspired by Jan (who is 6 months older) to get behind his lawnmower and explore the world. And no, I didn't intervene in any of this. And yes, I did fail to keep the batteries charged in my video camera.

Genetically Gifted!

  When I took this picture, I was actually trying to get pictures of Dex walking with his lawn mower (see the next post for a video montage), but on closer inspection - I captured a genetic ability in action! Notice that his tongue here is actually upside down! It is his new concentration technique.
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So we've got this mutant maple tree in our backyard that will not drop it's leaves. Yes, that's right. It is Dec. 9, there is 3 inches of snow on the ground, and this maple still has green leaves. You can't tell from this picture, but it is worth noting that there is not a single other three visible from the top of the hill in town (my office) that still has leaves - let alone green leaves!
The real question is, of course, how I'm going to rake leaves over the snow...
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