Archive for January, 2008


Mommy out of town, Nooooo, Hi-chair?

Whenever Melissa goes out of town I feel a pressure and anxiety that everything is entirely on me now. Emma is a great little girl and is an angel but whenever I hear her call for Momma when she is not here it breaks my heart. I can usually change the subject or distract her but sometimes at night time she really wants her Momma. I’m sure that this happens often to Dads and even Moms. Am I the only one that hates the fact that my spouse travels out of town?Emma has discovered the word “No.” We are in trouble now….. Today, she was playing with her duckie and pinkie bear and telling them nnoooooooooooo. She found great delight …Read more […..]

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Party time, How I got here, Mom goes back to work

The last couple days were fun party days. Emma loves parties and had lots of fun!The first party was a holiday party with Melissa’s friends–my friends too! Emma got to play with Alisha, Daniel, and Lauren. She had lots of fun running in the hallways of the golf club with the other “big” girls. She also liked to grab 21 yr old Britney’s hand and drag her around. The waitresses loved Emma and she seems to brighten every one’s face who she comes in contact with.She didn’t like when Bob picked her up when she didn’t want him to. She cried and actually had tears and when he put her down she ran to me yelling, “Daddy, Daddy!” My …Read more […..]

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Opening Drawers, Sitting High, Hiding, No Baba

Today, Actually yesterday, Emma made sounds like she was up at 7:45. I thought she went back to sleep but then heard noises a 1/2 hr later. I went up there and she was sitting next to her dresser with the door open and all her clothes on the floor. LOL Just playing contentedly with her clothes.Our new thing is to go play in the basement. She likes it down there becuase it is roomy and we have all kinds of lights and thigs set up for her to look at. For the first time she wanted to sit on one of the bar stools. I couldn’t get her down! She loves saying “high!” when she sits on the high stools. We have a lighted picture of Chicago …Read more […..]

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Did this Officer cross the line?

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Bad Decision by Police Chief?

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Colors, Delivery Guy, First Days Home

The colors of the day are Purple, Emma’s favorite, and Yellow which she said for the first time today.The last couple days have been “purple” days… She knows several colors, purple, blue(boo), and now yellow. Her favorite toys are her purple bear and purple fish, both of them she calls bu “purple.”While going to bed she showed Melissa one of the 2 beanie baby cats she was holding and said, “yellow.” Moments like this, seemingly so small to lots of people, are the ones that I treasure and will never forget.We had a Peapod(grocery) delivery tonight. When we told Emma that there was a truck outside she ran to the window and …Read more […..]

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The Beginning

People who know me know that I am a big kid. Even though my childhood was not perfect(Much more on this in the book) I have fond memories of it.Everything was so amazing and nothing was impossible! My Hotwheels, GI Joes, plastic soldiers, Vertibird, electric train set, Power passers, Intellivision, Schwinn World Sport(which I still have!), mini-bike, dirt bike, my Buick Electra, etc…… Going to the movies with uncle Jeff was so much fun, especially the R rated ones! Sleepovers with all my friends then sneaking out! Playing guns outside(None of us has shot anyone or committed violent crimes either!) My great friends and all …Read more […..]

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