A long overdue photo/video roundup from the last few months or so.
My Boo’s 1st birthday party. Well, party insofar as we all sat around eating food, drinking things and eating cake before the Booster unwrapped his Granbo Gift.
“Holy Toys of Awesome Batman! This time the toy is actually BETTER than the box! For now…”
“Toldjoo. AWESOME. Sanks Granbo!”
Putting him back in his chair, after some mild eatingtons, even for a birthday cake, wasn’t particularly appreciated. This… is your 1-year old turning one. A smile would frickin’ kill him, I’m sure. ONE smile son?
Ah well. Jadey is apparently trying to make up for the lack of smile by putting 3 into hers. George throws in her usual modelesque 1000-watt smile and my biggest boy is his usual, calm-cool-collected and handsome self.
WHOA, there we go! Happy First Bithday my beautiful Baby Boy Boo.
My girls helping me with dinner. For as much work as she is trying to get her to bathe properly, not disrobe and throw clothes everywhere, and sweep up properly when spilling Cheerios everywhere, Georgia is developing some real skills in the kitchen. We’re not talking Masterchef Junior or anything, but by the time she’s a teenager I reckon she’ll be quite proficient with food. And then I retire. Heh.
I’m pretty sure Jade’s just in it for the hat, but I suppose she’s also developing a real culinary skillset. She can already list all the ingredients in pancakes which, at 5, is pretty impressive.
Coquettish. Stylish. Glamour hidden just beneath the surface.
And there it is. You can’t keep that much awesome inside for too long.
My boy being random around the house. This is a daily, nay hourly, occurrence. I forget exactly what he was telling me, but clearly it began with him getting an idea. I love that he’s so genuinely entertaining every single day.
School Assemblies are usually quite the affair. The oldest’s class did this one and he got to do the major speaking parts because he’s an excellent, excellent public speaker. Already. At 11. Friggin’ awesome. Same assembly and his littlest sister got an Honour Certficate, which brought about more Camera Awesome for her, but I was too far away to get anything good of her brother with my phone.
Dorky, half-saying-something-to-dad, smile. One of my favourites. I’m fond of telling people that I’ve been caught mid-sentence enough times that, for the longest time, I thought I really didn’t photograph well. And by “didn’t photograph well” I mean, “I look like a retarded gorilla in mid-orgasm”. Thankfully, by the grace of all that’s holy, my child is still incredibly cute.
Sort of. She’s also mildly creepy, but I find her incredibly adorable still.
There we go, her listening face. Clearly the teacher can elicit some semblance of normalcy. Ah well, damn proud of her for being good at whatever they’re handing out certificates for this week. Their school doesn’t particularly take Honour Certs very seriously, particularly since my oldest got one because he hadn’t gotten one all term and he rock-paper-scissored for it, but she feels special and I reckon that’s the point.
I’m slowing rebuilding my G.I. Joe collection from childhood while also building upon my grown-up collection as well by winning cheap auctions in the US (cos the shit’s too spendy here) and getting them shipping to Granbo’s house. She then boxes it all up like a champion and sends it over in one hit. Granbo Boxes are similar to Christmas except that there’s far less stress and stupidly huge amounts of awesome involved. Me and Damon LOVE when we get a Granbo box in. His collection is still mostly my castoffs, but he helps me test out all of my new toys to break ’em in. Such a good lad.
This is the Boo at the shops. He simply cannot stop dancing. Ever. He’s the dancingest child I’ve ever been around. If there’s a beat, and frequently if there’s not, he’s dancing. It’s good, good fun. Here’s the link in case you can’t see the above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdUiVHTfiLo
And here’s another video I made right here on this ASUS Transformer Awesometastic Tablet of Awesome. It’s a tablet, or slate, or iPad if you don’t care about branding, and it’s friggin’ awesome. Why is it so awesome? Because it comes with a docking platform that gives you a million hours of battery more and a KICKASS LITTLE KEYBOARD.
The only thing stopping me from loving on tablets and iPads and such was that I love keyboards. Well this one has that sorted! My birthday pressie, that I got early because of Father’s Day and because my wife is so fkn awesome that they should name ships and aircraft after her, and I love it more than any piece of tech I’ve ever owned or seen or played with that was somebody else’s. It’s transformed my life.*
*See what I did there? ASUS Transformer… SHOOSH, I’m funny.
That’s it for now, yay pictures and video! Now send me yours, I want to see what’s happening visually in your life.