Archive for January, 2009

Buster’s Little Gym Graduation

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Not to be outdone, Buster just HAD to have his graduation from the Little Gym a couple days after Cricket had hers. His class was focused more on smaller kids, doing simple things like somersaults and crab walks, and just getting a place to run around. We watched as him and his classmates showed off some of their moves and whatnot. Cricket really wanted to take some pictures so we just handed her the camera and let her have a go at it. She takes suprisingly good pictures sometimes. We did this for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Of course I haven’t posted any of those photos yet… um… yeah. Let’s change the subject, shall we? Buster’s cute. And Cricket took most of these.


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Cricket’s Dance Recital

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Last week, Cricket had her final end-of-class dance recital at The Little Gym. She had been going for months, learning to dance, tap and whatever. At the end of the course, they rewarded us parents with a 2-number show.

She's got Pizazz!
We were peer-pressured into getting an her this red sparkly Jean-Benet Ramsay outfit. But I think it would have been worse if she was the only one without one. At least we decided to forgo the spray-on tan and the fake eyelashes this time around. Maybe when she’s six.

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25 Things

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Okay, I’ve been tagged with this little meme on Facebook about 5 times (?) or so now, so I think I should return the favor. Let’s see how I do…

25 things you may or may not know about me.

1. I’ve never stayed in a hospital or had to go to the ER. In fact, I wasn’t even born in a hospital (I was born at home).

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Top 20 Favorite Albums of 2008 (w/ videos!)

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

My Favorite Albums of 2008

Every year I like to make a list of my top albums. These are albums that I enjoyed the most this year, not a list of the best albums of the year. Obviously, I am not a music critic, and I have not heard every album that was released in 2008. It’s gotten to the point that I think about this list all year round. Whenever I fall in love with a record, I wonder if and where it will place on my list. So here’s a bunch of my favorites. It’s not an exact science, and a lot of these rankings are interchangeable (especially in the 11-20 spots). I embedded a video and a link for each one in case you would like to discover more on the bands I’ve listed. Be careful though, it might slow down your computer with all the videos in there. I know it does mine quite a bit. This was a very long and laborious post to write, which I actually started about three weeks ago, so don’t give me no gruff! And so, with no further ado, here’s my list.

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