Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bonhomme de Neige

BigE made a snowman out of some clay and sticks. I thought it was a pretty darn good job so now you all have to look at it.

What do you think?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Now a while ago I mentioned that Peanut Joins the Big Tub Club was big moment when she could splash around in the large tub.

Besides getting access to more toys there was the jug. In the big tub the jug doesn't just dump water on you unexpectedly it's a toy! You fill it up with water and then dump in on your arm or shoulder.

It has been getting the greatest laughs out of Peanut. The next time you drop by I will have to show you the short video. She is in stitches.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'm not sure

I was in the kitchen for a few minutes, looked out to see why Peanut was so quiet and I see this

I don't know how she set herself up but she did.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Look Ma I like to Feed Myself

A little Peanut has taken to feeding her self. Fortunately it's not too slow. And if things drag on she'll pass you the spoon to feed her. But wow is she trying to do her own thing.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BigE Skates on the Sens Ice

BigE got to play the Tim Bits first intermission game at the Senators game on Saturday. He was pretty excited. It took a while for him to grasp what the heck was going to happen. It was all pretty well organized. They took us through ice level to some change areas and guided everybody through. Some of the kids even notice Spezza in the suite waiting in the hall.

Smiling guy getting dressed

A shot from the coaches. BigE awaiting his start time in the prep room at ice level. They got to watch the first period on some TV's.

The quick before game team picture. BigE is in the first row with the helmet already on.

Players heading out to play. They got to head out on to the ice via the Zamboni entrance. Which BigE thought was pretty cool.

BigE's big rush back to cover the red wing's attacking forward. He's that little blue guy to the right. He did a pretty good job because that red wing was a pretty fast skater.

Now when I say BigE likes to keep the play in front of him on defence this picture should give you an idea what I mean.

The video I caught was junk. So I didn't bother to post it. But I think all the kids in the end said it was the shortest few minutes ever.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Peanut joins the Big Tub Club

and then the poor little girl discovers there is a drain. No not in that I'll keep playing with it to the let the water out kind of way. But rather moving around in the tub and accidentally sitting on the plug. And woops that causes the plug to open and the water rushes out. However Peanut's reaction is pricessless "Holy molly what is that odd sound coming out of my bum?"

Monday, January 4, 2010

Why I will NEVER buy an HP Computer

for a long long long time. I'm currently on hold. According to the call timer it's been 50 minutes. I've been transferred four times now. Guess what is causing so much trouble? I have a repair case number and I'm attempting to find out what the status is. Wow. That's hard to deal with.

You have to call the main line. They transfer you when they recognize that it is not a corporate or US case number. Can't have the direct line for the line they transfer you to. Then its off to the wrong laptop support division. Usually there's a trip through technical support. At some point somebody will say "Oh a netbook, that's this other department. I'll transfer you now". Oh and if I ever find anyone that can manage to punch in my case or tracking number I can't call their department back directly. Every time it's to the start of this paragraph. Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

This is typical of EVERY call I have made. SCREW. YOU. HP.

Do you know why I phone in? Because the estimated repair date was the 22nd. Almost 3 weeks after they had my netbook. I felt like calling and saying "Hey where is it? What's going on?". Some guy started reading me the "I'm sorry script that it didn't ship on time ... supply troubles .... ". I freak. Did you even look at my case? Of course it didn't ship on the 22nd. TODAY is the 22nd you moron! Why do I care about your supply troubles. And so I am here again. Another 2 weeks after that call.

So to end that last rant. Why did I dial in? Because they "fixed" (as in the dog) the estimated repair date to be blank.

PS It's now been 60 minutes. Apparently they're busy helping other customers. SCREW. YOU. HP.

PPS This is why there are no pics of the kids with witty comments on the blog today or tomorrow. Blame HP!

PPS It's been 65 minutes and still no luck. Latest hold time 18 minutes.

PPPS Ha! At 75 minutes somebody took my service number, went silent for 60 seconds and then came back with the stunning comment "Are you in Canada? Let me connect you to the Canadian order support". Oh and bonus points if you guessed there is no direct line for that.

But at least the automated voice tells me they value my call.