Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I know he may not exactly show it like you'd expect, but this is probably his favorite ride at Disney World. Not the cool spinning spaceships with guns at Buzz Lightyear, or the flying ships of Peter Pan, but the Carousel. At least it usually has a really quick line.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Super Dax!

Here's another picture of Dax doing one of his favorite things, eating. I've been trying to teach him how to jump off of stuff and land on his feet. We go to a play gym in the mall by our house, and there are kids younger than him jumping off of everything, but he just doesn't get it. It's probably another unfortunate trait he inherited from his Dad, I'm not very good in the air either (the last time I tried a 360 on my skis I got a concussion). So, sometimes I pile up pillows and blankets and just let him land face first as he always does. I'm sure he'll get it some day, it's just his impatient father that pushes him too hard that makes it so tough. He walks around all the time saying "No Capes!" (a line from The Incredibles), but sometimes we disobey him and put one on anyway.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Well, sometimes the sins of the parents are inherited by their children. I think Dax got one of mine. When that kid decides he likes a food, he'll eat it until he pukes (which has happened way too many times). Here is a picture of his Mom spoiling him with a treat (which also happens way too many times) I think it was cake batter. The video is of his incredible skill in eating corn right off the cob. I'm pretty sure he's way ahead of his age bracket in already having mastered that task.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

It's A Girl!

We went in for our ultrasound today. The baby seems to be healthy and normal, and even a little ahead of schedule. And the ultrasound technician said she was 90% sure that the baby is a girl, hooray. So, right after we had to go to Old Navy to buy some girl clothes. Man is Jen excited to buy big pink dresses and bows. So now we just have to figure out a name. Any suggestions?

Sunday, August 5, 2007


Here is the promised video of Dax playing in the little water fountains at "Donald's Boat" at Disney World. It was fun to watch, the kid really loves water. Next weekend I'll post the video we took of him at the beach with waves hitting him in the face. It's also really fun to watch him interact with the other little kids running around. Jen's sister Kristin was here for a visit, and we have had a lot of fun being way more active than we normally are. Everybody else needs to come visit and we'll take you all over too!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Workin' Man

Well, four years later, I'm finally going to start making back some of that enormous amount of money that I invested in flying. I earned my FAA flight instructor rating on July 3. Then, after an interview and a few tests, was offered a "Standz Class" (standardization class) slot. It was a long week and a half of all day in the class room and then studying all night for the test the next day. Six written tests and a hire flight later, I graduated and was officially offered an instructor position of July 31, hooray! Here is a picture of my fellow graduates from Standz. I'll be instructing in the international group because I'm small enough to fly the Cessna 152 (smaller than a lot of other instructors, and I thought I was getting big). The video is from when they were putting on my epaulets. Sorry it's sideways again, Jen keeps forgetting about that, hopefully it won't happen again, right Jen?