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[8 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Power of Bargaining

Addie tried to test her bargaining skills for a “Gucci” purse with a vendor near the base of the bridge ponte vecchio. It only took a moment and the guy tried to give it to her for free!
She was so blown away by that, she put it back down and left it.
With great powers comes great responsibilities.

Addie, Griffin, Music »

[18 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Trip to Florida

We took advantage of some travel Laura had to do, and crammed ourselves into a hotel room and went to Florida.
Addie must be in a stage of some sort, because at the beginning she kept wandering away from us. We spoke sternly with her a few times, but it didn’t really make an impact. It wasn’t until we were on an elevator did she actually get the lesson.
The door opened and some people walked off and Addie went right along with them.
She turned around in time to see …

Addie, Featured, Griffin, Music »

[22 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Summer’s End – Deathly

Summer’s warmth and life has passed and yet the fact that it is fall has not slowed down life here. There has been an explosion of activity.
Besides getting Addie into her new school and Griffin back at his day-care, we have been busy going to concerts. This summer we saw Ke$ha at the Ohio State Fair, and then we did Brittany, which was not good (but thanks to LJ for getting the tickets anyway), and most recently we all saw Katy Perry in concert, which was very good – …

Addie, Griffin »

[6 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

School has started. Addie loves hers. She’s taking cello. Griffin sounds only Okay with his. Here’s a pic from a concert we took the kids to.
That’s about it.

Addie, Featured, Griffin, YouTube »

[28 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Ke$ha Concert

Wow! We just got back from taking the kids to the Ke$ha concert at the State Fair and it was amazing. What really made the night is that Griffin danced for somewhere between two and four thousand people.

Addie, Griffin, YouTube »

[24 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Example of Griffin Dancing

This post includes a video of Griffin dancing. It’s a bit subdued to his more natural dancing because the song is slower, I think. Or perhaps because he is thinking about it too much. Time will tell.
Here is the video I uploaded to youtube.

Addie, Griffin, YouTube »

[16 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Beach Slide

Up the steps.
Down the slide.
Costs too much for
Too short ride.

Addie, Griffin, Music »

[12 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Drums, Baby

This morning Griffin wanted to make music. So we went into the basement, plugged in the guitar and he told me the basic guitar line to play. “dja dja dja dja” and I found the notes as best I could. Added some embellishments and he recorded a simple phase over the music. I then went back and quickly put on the drum, bass and second guitar and here is it (see below). I love the way he says, “Drum, baby.”
The picture is of Addie at Fairy Tale Farms where she …

Addie, Croatia, Griffin, Music, YouTube »

[25 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Visitor and New Video

Marta visited us from Croatia and it was a wonderful time. I learned to cook many delicious Croatian food including a cake that was amazing. I suppose she’s been gone 8 or 9 days now, and the kids were really sad to see her go. While she was here we felt more like a family than we had in a while. We took her to the Zoo and to the Franklin Conservatory where we watched butterfly releases and saw the large koi in today’s picture.
In other news the kids …

Addie, Griffin »

[22 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
Update on Kids

Alright, to start with you can see that Griffin is now riding a bike with training wheels. He got this task very quickly. This is really big for him and he rides everyday and insists that he’s been riding for six days instead of three. The weather has finally turned decent and he wants to be outside constantly on the thing. Bad news for me as it is allergy season and being out side drives me crazy, but its what you do for kids, right?
So far he has fallen …