Showing posts from March, 2009

It's been a while since I last posted

I'm not even sure I remember how to do this blog thing properly! But we'll just ease back into it with a few photos and call it a day.

First things first: the cuteness

Love having Oma and Opa over for a means even MORE love!

The ear issue: her right ear is ALWAYS getting folded over. I think it's getting worse!

Now THIS is how it's done folks!


My mom and I took Trinity to the swimming pool for the first time yesterday. They have these little floaty things you can plop babies in and it just lets them float around and kick their little legs in the water. I wouldn't have thought it was too exhausting but in a babies world it must have been like swimming the English Channel. Once we arrived home, her usual one hour napped turned into a wopping snoozefest lasting three hours!


Last weekend we learned about irony. As the snow fell, Trinity sat happily indoors in her new Hawaiian print shirt. Ahhh life is good!

Another Long Post

But I'm not sorry. These are pictures of three of the four most important women in my life. The only one not her is my sister, and she is a couple of posts back. So the long post is here and there's nothing to be done about it. I mean, seriously. Look at that face. Who wouldn't want lots of pictures?
The above picture is Trinity on my Mom's shoulder...Mom and Harry came down for the weekend, it was really nice to see them. I am so happy that they are excited about Trinity! Not that they wouldn't be, but it is nice to see.
I can't remember when this picture was taken, but she's so darn cute! She keeps getting more and more expressive every day. One of these days she's going to give me this look and say, "holy schmoly dad, you're funny looking!"
The two ladies of my life. 'Nuff said.
Snoozin' on mom's chest, relaxing because I know I'm loved.
For some reason some of the best pictures I have of Trinity are in black and white. Maybe…

I finally uploaded photos and movies

It will be a little bit before I get some photos up on here, although if you want a link to the albums, they're on the right hand side of the blog at the top of the column. In the meantime, here's a fun video of Trinity on her 3 month birthday. I learned from my wife that after three months, you don't count age in weeks any more. In case you were wondering, I turned 1827 weeks old on Saturday...Happy Birthday to me!

And on an even lighter note...

We now have further confirmation that yes, Trinity is our daughter. I can assure you that after the whole birth process there has never been a doubt in my mind but every once in awhile it is nice to know she indeed does have some of our traits. And I'm not talking about her nose or her smile or her temperment--I think it still might be too early to tell on these. However, there is one trait she has that most certainly must be genetic. Melody, Trinity's daycare provider, told me yesterday that our daughter can pass gas like no other. And I don't think Melody meant just like no other baby. I think she truly meant like no other--adults included. I admit that Aaron and I have some skill in this area ourselves and we've been quite impressed with the sounds that can come from this 12 pound little girl. But what do we know. Melody on the otherhand has 35 years of experience and if she's impressed...well, let's just say I think we've created a pretty gifted child! …

On a lighter note, here's baby pictures!

Surprise! Guess Who!

I've really been struggling lately to keep this blog updated, it seems like I go in short bursts of activity. To add to that, I've been talking about things that I have been thinking about. You're probably tired of hearing me blab on about this or that. To make up for it, here are a couple of cute shots of my girls, the two people that bring me the most joy!

We should all experience this kind of peace
Just really cute, our little papoose! Did I already blog this picture? Call me on it if I did!

Housing Conundrum

There are tons of ideas about how to solve the housing crisis. One is to bail out the banks. Not to your liking? Another flavor is to bail out homeowners. Don't like that? How about using immigration? Huh? A number of people are suggesting a plan that reads "Buy a House, Get a Visa". This country was founded with immigrants. Immigrants made this country what it is. Why are we so afraid of immigrants? Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution quotes a New York Times article that faces this idea head on, saying that the restriction on hiring skilled immigrants is "S-T-U-P-I-D". I don't know enough about the issue to agree or disagree too strongly, but barring companies from hiring smart people seems pretty S-T-U-P-I-D.

I thought this quote from an Indian newspaper editor was well said. Let innovation and ambition ring!
“All you need to do is grant visas to two million Indians, Chinese and Koreans,” said Shekhar Gupta, editor of The Indian Express newspaper. “We wi…

Non-Violent Violence

I don't know how far I'll get on this post because of the late hour, but we'll see what happens. I read a great blog post by Peter Rollins over at his blog. It was about how fundamentalism, contrary to current definitions, is actually not violent enough. Sounds crazy huh? I thought so until I heard him out. What he says is that our status quo is maintained by violence, making it the norm. He says it better, but really he says that by stepping out of the current of violence and standing for peace is actually more violent than what we normally think of when we say violence. Being still is actually more violent than violence? I thought of it like floating down a large river. It's pretty smooth until you try and stop moving with the current. Peter thinks that those that perpetuate violence in today's world, since that violence is really just the norm, are really not violent enough. Quote:

In contrast to fundamentalism it is people like Mother Theresa and Martin Luther K…