Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Birthday, The Birthday

After a crazy week back from Spring Break (Spring What? What's a b-r-e-a-k?) full of devastating test scores, debilitating sicknesses, and the never-ending grind of school, it was time for a birthday bash.

And boy did we bash it! The partying was non-stop this weekend and celebrations arose at every level. There were
Friends Galore:

Secret Trysts:

Wounded Warriors:
(picture a dramatization of actual events)

And Happy Families.

All in all a great birthday party. I scored on the loot this year as well.

From my twin bro: More Heroscape stuff! The best is the Lexan map. We used it this weekend and it adds so much more to the board-building process. Gives me more to work with.

From the wife: A sweet new laptop-carrying backpack, new khaki pants, and pajama pants. Always the practical, essential gifts. (She knows I'll never buy them for myself, even though I need them).

From myself: Just like any other self-respecting husband, I had to spend money on myself for my birthday. So using my REI dividend, I picked up an ultimate frisbee and a Kleen Kanteen, for all that healthy livin'. (Thanks Snows for the tip.) I also purchased some comic books....yes, comic books...that I've been craving for a while.

From the parents: Cold, hard cash! And a shirt!

Not. too. shabby.

Here's a conversation Austin and I had about our 27th birthday...
Austin: happy birthday foo
me: happy birthday yourself
way to be 27
Austin: crazy huh
i feel so old!
me: i only feel kinda old. i still love kid stuff so much, that it's hard to feel old
like comic books, video games, and candy
Austin: that's true ;)
although I feel like a bum since I am 27 and still in school....
with no career and no house
me: meh

And that pretty much sums up how I felt about the big 2-7.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

"Springtime the Only Pretty Ring Time"

Brooklyn is now enthralled with the outside world after a cold harsh winter.

Brooklyn checking out the squirrels and birds eating

Brooklyn enjoying the strolling for the first time.

Lookin out the front window with daddy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New Hairs

Last Saturday, we got our hairs done. Brad is sporting the new sexy look- the fauxhawk.
And Celeste with a more mysterious looking brown. Brooklyn is just growing longer hairs.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Geeking Out

I've said it before in previous posts, but Heroscape has become my new official hobby. I like the game so much. It's not just a fun game to play with the family and friends, but a creative outlet away from the stressful semester responsibilities.

This weekend, to quote a friend, I completely crossed the line into nerd-dom. I went online to and found some sweet instructions on how to build your own custom bridge. The creator's original design was a samurai bridge, which looked amazing. My craft skills aren't up to par, so I just went with the basics. Still, I thought it turned out pretty well, and I can't wait to use it.

My next project will have to be either homemade trees, derelict buildings, or some other line-of-sight blocker.

Enjoy the pics!