Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It's All Your Fault Joey!

This story ranks right up there with a Laurel & Hardy sketch...

At bathtime tonight, I picked up Joey and carried him 'fireman' style. I stopped in the hallway and turned to herd Milo back to the bathroom as well.

As I turned, Joey's arms were able to reach an unopened can of Diet Coke on the counter. When I swung back, the can hit the ground and burst open and Diet Coke sprayed all over the wall, cabinet, and floor.

Irene and I quickly scrambled to clean up the mess and Milo declared "It's all your fault Joey!"

Saturday, February 14, 2009

More Tool Time with Joey

This blogable story started with the boys arguing over a Hot Wheels car. Joey threw a tantrum which bought him some time in time-out.

When Joey was allowed to come play again, he grabbed the little toy hammer, ran out of his room, and mumbled vengefully...

"No... No... Milo!"

Who would have thought we'd need a 5-day waiting period for Bob the Builder toys.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Joey Dining Etiquette Tip #2

If your dining establishment does not have an appropriate play area for children, it's acceptable to make your own with the existing furnishings.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Should have seen this coming...

Joey has been quite a handful lately. Potty-training, terrible two's, and the fact that he's just being my kid has meant that he's going to be a handful for a SWAT Team... let alone his parents.

All of this came into perspective this morning when I received an e-mail on Facebook from a guy who used to live down the street from us when I was a little boy.

Here's what that e-mail had to say...

"I remember you well... you threw a desk chair down the stairs at me for sending you to bed when I was babysitting you one time... ah the good ol' days! ha ha"

Saturday, February 7, 2009


When I got out of bed this morning Irene was helping Joey go potty. Milo was sitting on the sofa watching cartoons and the couch cushions were off the couch and all over the floor.

I asked Milo who took of the cushions (like I even needed to) and he said "Joey did it." When I asked why he didn't stop him his response was....

"Because.... because... because.... I got these feet.... ...... and they're coming out of my legs....."

Batman III: The 'curse' of Christian Bale

Milo is a rockin' little artist. However, half of the enjoyment of his drawings comes from his explanations of what his work represents.

Without even asking him... I'm pretty sure this is a poster for the next Batman movie.

(click to enlarge)

More Zombie Fun in Austin

For those of you who missed the recent news reports of the dead rising to feast on the living here in Austin, Milo had his own zombie experience.

The other day after work I came home and logged on to install our tax software so that we can settle up with the man. Milo came in the room and started sorting through the usually unkempt literary collection I have lying beside the bed. Next thing I know he'd hopped up on the bed and was reading a comic book about a zombie attack in NYC.

I asked Milo what he was doing and he responded "You know... I'm just sitting here.... reading this book about these monsters..."