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The Teapot Book

May 1st, 2007 · by sarra · No Comments

Link got this quirky board book from his Aunt and Uncle. It’s fairly hefty, so it spent the last year or so sitting on a shelf in his room with some non-board books that he’s not ready for (he still rips pages). It has 5 “nursery rhymes” in it, including The Little Teapot; Jingle Bells [...]

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Optimized for Gaming Devices!

January 12th, 2007 · by alex · 3 Comments

I’ve added a plugin which makes the site more easily readable by Wiis, PSPs and DSs. It basically makes it into a nicely formatted RSS feed with appropriate graphics denoting the hardware you’re reading it on. Kinda cool! I got it from this site:

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Happy New Year

January 2nd, 2007 · by sarra · 1 Comment

Happy New Year everyone! We had a fun New Year’s Eve with the Danes. We went to their house around 5 and Link played with Jacob all evening. Then around 8 we put the little ones to bed (Link went right to sleep in the borrowed baby jail), and the grownups got to play. Alex [...]

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The Kell Miis

December 28th, 2006 · by alex · 2 Comments

One of the niftiest features of this here Wii are the Miis. They’re little caricatures that represent players on the system. Part of this is something called the Mii Parade. If you register other Wiis, their Miis will “travel” over to your Wii and walk around on screen. Since I don’t know anybody else with [...]

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It Really Was a Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2006 · by sarra · 2 Comments

Link woke this morning around 7:30 and we headed downstairs to deal with the onslaught of gifts. First on the agenda was the stockings. The custom is for the eldest to open a gift, then on down the line to the youngest. Link wasn’t so hot on that idea, but we were able to keep [...]

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Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2006 · by sarra · 1 Comment

Santa was here.

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The Silver Streak Rides Again!

December 23rd, 2006 · by alex · 2 Comments

A couple of years ago, my parents cleaned out some old junk and brought us some of my old toys and the remnants of an HO train set. The set is over 50 years old, bought by my dad when he was a teenager. I tried to resurrect it last year and bought a new [...]

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Golden Ticket

December 17th, 2006 · by sarra · 5 Comments

As you may or may not know, the Nintendo Wii came out on November 19. This was the number one item on Alex’s Christmas list. Like all new console games, demand has far outstripped supply. On launch day, we visited our local Costco, but they did not have any in stock. I went back the [...]

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First steps?

August 18th, 2006 · by sarra · 4 Comments

Link got a note sent home yesterday from school that he took a few steps. Hurray!

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Weekend update

June 25th, 2006 · by sarra · No Comments

Saturday morning Alex and I put together another clever piece of baby proofing. During Link’s nap, I visited the hardware store and got a couple of pieces of plexiglas and some adhesive. Add some velcro and we have proteciton for the X-box and Playstation. Then a couple more pieces of velcro and that keeps the [...]

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