Monthly Archives: October 2013

Picture Pride

School pictures came back. For Xavier it was his first school picture. It’s not even a great picture, to be honest, but it really does capture him at this moment in time. As I picked him up from preschool one … Continue reading

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Monsters University (Blu-ray)

I like Pixar. Even when the films produced aren’t as good as they should be they wind up being far better than most offerings for “family” films. Technically they are always superior, but it is the storytelling that makes the … Continue reading

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Shrek: The Musical (Blu-ray)

Shrek was a huge, if not surprising, hit. Hardly anybody knew about the book it was based on, but the film was fresh and funny. Naturally a sequel fast-tracked. That was popular. Not only was another sequel put into production, … Continue reading

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Gross

I’m stepping out of the shower this morning and there in the doorway is Xavier, my 3 year old. I didn’t expect to see him there and was a little surprised. He’s just standing there, looking at me. “Oh, Hi … Continue reading

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To The Game – Finally

Last night we made it to the Sounders match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. It was our first professional sports event this year. Despite having signed up for the Mariners Kids’ Club early, we never made it to a game. … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 10-25-13

First, a random shot of Xavier as he is wearing August’s jacket. We were rushing to get out the house to pick up August, Déla and Ciárán from school and couldn’t immediately find his. Then we come to the weekend … Continue reading

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Watching Online (Or Not)

I watched “Covert Affairs” from the beginning. While I had issues with the lead character of Annie, I enjoy spy thrillers and it was nice to see a female in the lead. My wife couldn’t get past some of the … Continue reading

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Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods Review

There is a list of things my kids love. Phineas And Ferb. Super heroes. Ice cream. LEGOs. Also on that list are the Star Wars and Angry Birds franchises. When it was found out these two things were combined a … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 10-18-13

Plenty has happened in the last week, not the least of which was Xavier staying home for 3 days from preschool due to his being sick. Here are a few of the other highlights from the past week. Friday was … Continue reading

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Vikings: The Complete First Season

Initially I had no interest in watching “Vikings” but two things changed that. the first was our recent family trip to Ireland, where we learned a lot about Irish history, which has a lot more Viking involvement than initially thought. … Continue reading

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