Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Clever husbands keep their mouths shut

Linus was born two months ago! Sometimes it seems like a long time, but most of the time it feels like yesterday. As to the labor...

(keeping my mouth shut)

(via Saturday Morning breakfast Club)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Rolling over

I don't know which rolling over is the milestone for babies. Is it front to back or back to front?

Linus rolls over from front to back accidentally sometimes. I don't think that he has figured it out and it is something of a surprise to him, hence the outburst at the end. Mommy was there already but did immediately rush to comfort him.

No babies were harmed in the making of this film, although it is possible this may come up in a therapy session much later in life.

Friday, March 27, 2009

One of the risks of parenthood

One of the risks of parenthood is having your baby turn you in for your seditious activities to whatever secret police is running things at the time.

This picture shows that no one is too cute (even Linus) to inform on their relatives.

This poster was inspired by BoingBoing as an antidote to the somewhat (extremely) paranoid turn-your-friends-and-perfect-strangers-in campaign that the London police have been running to "combat" terrorism.

(via this flickr photo answering the BoingBoing remix challenge and favorite results)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Polka Dot baby

Linus and his new polka dot blanket from another aunt and uncle and cousin.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Are you takin' a picture of me?

Linus with Al Pacino voice: Are you takin' a picture of me? Are you takin' a picture of me?

What is this tough guy look on his face? I was just taking a picture. When I finished I just backed away slowly, apologizing profusely.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Calendar baby

So very far away. Linus is out of focus. Is it an interesting visual effect or is this just a bad shot because my crappy little camera accidentally I focused on the foreground.

Will a professional or more experienced amateur please offer an opinion?

Sunday, March 22, 2009



He loves to throw his hands in the air and try to fly.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The baby stroller is not for groceries!

I can see myself having to consciously remind myself that no matter how convenient it may seem to pile up the groceries on Linus in the stroller, it is probably not a good, nor humane idea.

The Internet provides important life lessons to those who choose to learn. Much like America's Funniest Home Videos, American Idol, or any reality show. Observe the inappropriate action, then avoid or perform the opposite.

(via FAILblog)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Linus sleeps wrapped up in a lion blanket from his favorite aunt.

Mommy holds him close.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Oh, Rochester

This recent picture of Linus.

Has me in mind of famous comedian, Jack Benny.

One of whose famous lines was "Oh, Rochester, oh, Rochester " when he would call to his comedy partner, his valet Rochester, played by Eddie Anderson.

That Linus is already a comedy genius.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Driving while Breastfeeding!

Driving while breastfeeding - DWBF - is a really bad idea. While I understand that breastfeeding takes time and sometimes folks want to multitask more than watching TV or reading during that time, you can go to far. This woman from Ohio was driving her other children to school and breastfeeding one at the same time!

The mother was charged with child endangerment and violating the child restraint law. You must keep those kids in a car seat, and breasts do not count as air bags. I have to imagine she was a little distracted as well. This is a little more than a cell phone conversation. From the article:
Compton was issued citations for child endangering and violating the child restraint law. Compton told News Center 7 Friday, "If my child's hungry, I'm going to feed it."
I don't want to be driving next to this lady. There is a video where she explains her rationale at the link above. "The child was hungry," she says.

(via Neatorama)