Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Here we go again!

We're at 12 weeks tomorrow. We've gotten to see the little one three times now. First a fuzzy blob, then a fuzzy blob with a beating heart and then this last time, a little human kicking the umbilical cord and putting their hands to their mouth.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Which was is the bus travelling?

Which way is the bus below traveling?
To the left or to the right?

Can't make up your mind?
Look carefully at the picture again.

Still don't know?

Pre-schoolers all over the United States were shown this picture and asked the same question. 90% of the pre-schooler's gave this answer:

"The bus is traveling to the left."

When asked, "Why do you think the bus is traveling to the left?"

They answered: "Because you can't see the door to get on the bus."

How do you feel now ???
Don't worry. It was just a pre-school test.


Just for fun... if it was coming straight at you, here's what it would look like:

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Construction Paper O' Lantern

PARENTHACKS.COM -- Clever - for children too small to paint or carve pumpkins, cut out eyes, mouths and noses (perhaps even more than one of each for mix-and-match creativity - or lots and throw a party) and the kids simply glue them to the pumpkin. More...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Rachel still mostly drinks from a sippy cup. The other day we gave her a small plastic cup with milk while she ate dinner by herself. Not too long before I caught her dropping pieces of salami to the bottom of the glass where they couldn't be seen.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

That Explains It!

The other day Rachel and I were leaving. It was raining and people were walking a small dog up the street. The dog was wearing a yellow raincoat. Rachel said "We need to get one our for dog." And I said "We don't have a dog." And she said "Yes, we do." She tried to come up with a name and after a few second she said "She lives in Marysville!" I had to tell her that Barkley's not our dog anymore and she said she was and then started to get upset. No wonder she's not had any problems with us surrendering Barkley to the rescue agency, she thought that the dog just lived elsewhere. I felt pretty bad about that.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Baby Name Map

Here's a clever site - lets you see the popularity of baby names by different regions.