Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
As expected, it was a hit. She said he weighed in at 15 lb, 12 oz putting him at 11 oz over the past 2 weeks. She also said that he is a couple inches taller than a boy that is a week older, and he's as tall as a 1 year old girl there as well. He is also starting to get good at rolling over...
I've never witnessed it, but Liv says he's been pulling his knees up under himself when he's on his belly. Crawling can't be very far behind that. Time to get out the play pen I think.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
The only word I can come up with to describe it is sinful. Thanks momma!
The BBQ is tomorrow afternoon, so I should have some good pics to post from it soon.
Friday, May 23, 2008
As expected, about 5 seconds after this picture was taken I felt a familiar rumbling. The t-shirt was actually correct. No kidding! Stay tuned for more of the boy's cute new threads.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Tell me this kid doesn't look creepy without red-eye correction.Anyhow, before they left we took the opportunity for a last minute photo shoot. Nathan took advantage of it to mess up Uncle Chaiim's face,
...to show off the new bib Grandpa bought him,
...and also to bring out the nutty side of his Grandpa as well.
Oh, and he also decided to try on Uncle Chaiim's cool shades too.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but we accidentally stuck both of his legs into one leg of his pants. He looked like some sort of mermaid with a tail. Very funny. Later on in the evening, we discovered one of Nathan's newest talents. I guess you'd call it growling. I just call it funny. Aunt Megan started horsing around with him and mimicking his little noises. They made a little game of it and pretty soon Nate was instigating things. It was hilarious, and luckily I managed to get some video of it...
We kicked everyone out fairly early so we could get some rest for our big day on Sunday. Sunday morning at church was Nathan's dedication.
Liv and I felt very lucky to have so many of our family members there to celebrate with us. After church, we went over to Great-Grandma Dudley's house for lunch. We had originally planned to have a big picnic at New Salem, but the weather turned out miserable. So, big thanks to Grandma for letting us use her house. We crammed both the Dudley's and Adamski's into there. That was a lot of rednecks for one house, but it was great. We got lots of good pictures too. The boy got lots of neato presents including a family tree from Aunt Shauna and a cuddly new blanket from Aunt Megan.He also had lots of quality time with his 2nd cousins.
Shortly before we left, Nate was trying out his new found growling skills with Grandma.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
He even got to meet his Great-Aunts Barb and Marcia for the first time.
So, it was a busy day for the Teeny Little Super Guy. I think he enjoyed it though...
Saturday, May 3, 2008
9:00 AM - After playtime and a lengthy mid-morning nap for the boy, I finally hand him off to his mother and prepare to finally start the job I had planned to be half finished with by now.
9:30 AM - I'm finally backing out the drive and head for the shop.
9:31 AM - I turn around before making it to the end of the street and go back to pick up another item I think I might need for the job.
10:00 AM - Finally, the truck is backed in the shop and jacked up to where I can work on it. I loosen the first of 12 nuts holding the differential cover on with relative ease. I'm relieved to find that a decade's worth of corrosion, while looking ugly, has not degraded the bolts to the point of breaking with the torque of my wrench.
10:01 AM - I realize that the gasket sold to me at the auto parts store is nowhere close to the right size or shape for my truck. Luckily, I find this out before taking everything apart.
10:30 AM - I stop at home on the way back into town. I pick up the receipt from the first purchase and head for Springfield.
11:00 AM - I arrive at the parts store and convince the guy there that this gasket really doesn't fit. After realizing that my truck has the off-road package, he finds that my 1/2 ton truck has a 3/4 ton rear end. He locates the correct part for me.... at the store across town.
11:15 AM - Auto parts store #2 produces the new part for me. It appears to be the correct size and shape for my truck. Despite having to drive 15 miles into town to correct their mistake, they still make me pay the $1 difference between the old and new gasket.
11:30 AM - I spend $75 to fill my truck with gas. Surprisingly, this tank of gas is more expensive than all the materials I had to buy to do the repair job in the first place.
12:15 PM - I make it back to the shop, jack up the truck, and finally make it back to where I was at 10:00 AM.
12:16 PM - I find that the new gasket is the correct shape, but is unfortunately about 1 inch too big.
12:21 PM - After 5 minutes lying underneath my truck in stunned disbelief, I crawl out and find the Ford dealer's number in the phone book. I have decided to pay the dealer twice what the part is worth for the knowledge that it is in fact the correct gasket. The parts guy informs me that my truck doesn't even have a gasket, but the seal is achieved with silicone. I'm overcome with rage and relief simultaneously. The parts store has wasted my time thus far, but at least I can continue with the job because they sold me the silicone on my first trip in.
12:30 PM - I begin the messy chore of draining and cleaning the differential. It's slow, messy work but at least it's going fairly smoothly.
2:30 PM - I finally have everything cleaned out and stuck back together. Now I have to wait an hour for the silicone to dry before I can proceed.
3:40 PM - I give the silicone a little extra time and then begin to refill the oil. The fill hole is on the side of the case so I have to squeeze the oil from the bottle through a length of rubber tubing. It's a slow process but there's no better way.
4:00 PM - After draining the 2 quarts I bought into the differential, I realize that there are 2 pints in a quart, not 4. DOH! At least Granddad's truck was there and not being used. Back to town.
5:15 PM - I return from Springfield again with 2 additional quarts of oil at $17 per. (Ouch!) I reach the "full" point at the end of quart #1, so I can at least return one.
6:20 PM - After putting everything away and cleaning up the mess, the job is finally complete. I head home knowing this job should have taken 3 or 4 hours, but lasted all day. I kinda expected as much. At least I get some comfort knowing that I spent about $70 on materials, but probably would have had to pay a mechanic $200 - $300 for this job.
The morals of this story...
1. Nothing is easy.
2. Don't shop at Autozone unless you live 2 blocks away from them, because you'll probably be going back.