Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Perfect Father's Day Gift

Tastes Of ChicagoI was watching Unwrapped, and I saw the perfect Father's Day gift.  The Tastes of Chicago Ultimate Taste kit gives you a good variety of foods from Chicago.

They will pack this up and ship it across the country packed with dry ice.

Now this is a great way to get some Chicago food when you are out of the area.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

San Francisco Bay Family Activities

I always try to keep my eye out for activities that we can take the kids to on the weekend.  Sometime I forget the activities that I have seen, and end up doing a search while the kids are running around.

So I decided to add the activities to a calendar, to make it easy for me to remember.  I will add ativitites when I see them.

If anyone else is interested, I have shared the calendar.

Parent speak dictionary

This is a great post that translates many parenting phrases.

(The comments have some pretty funny ones too.)

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

WD-40 to the rescue

Our son decided to draw on his window in the back of the van with a crayon.  I tried various cleaning supplies to get the crayon off.  None of them worked.  Later on, I was trying to fix some of the squeaky doors around the house, and then I noticed that the WD-40 can states the WD-40 can be used to clean off crayon.

The WD-40 easily to rid of the crayon, but it left a cloudy residue.  With a little Windex, the window came clean.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bedroom Railroad

Here are some pictures of an installation of a model railroad in a child's bedroom.  I would love to do something like this.  I The kids would have so much fun watching an controlling the trains.

What I would want to do is have three connected track loops.  One in each of the bedrooms, and one in the connecting hallway.  I would install a switch in each bedroom which would cause the switch to change so the train would never be switched to that bedroom's loop.

[via Strollerderby]

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Friday, May 18, 2007

5 Second Rule

This article in the New York Times talks about some research into the "5 second rule".  I guess the results show that bacteria gets transferred, even with only a 5 second exposure.

When I was a kid, there wasn't a 5 second rule.  It was either the 30 second rule or "God made dirt, dirt don't hurt".  Maybe if they said a chant like that, the results would have been different.

[via Sttollerderby]

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Monday, May 14, 2007

New Addition

Friday night at 8:40, our baby girl was born.  She is a healthy, beautiful little girl.  Mom and baby are doing fine.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Start Kids Gambling Early

A few weekends ago, we had a couple of birthday parties to go to.  One of them was at The Jungle and the other was at Chuck E Cheese's.  Both of these places have games that the kids can play and get tickets that can be redeemed for cheap toys.

The funny think about these places is that it reminds me of Vegas.  Seeing these kids walking walking around with cups filled with tokens or tickets.

I am sure that the companies that makes slot machines also make these video games.  I am sure that they want kids getting into these games, so they will feel comfortable with slot machines.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Baby on her way

According to the "schedule" the baby will be here two weeks from yesterday, but the baby has dropped, and may come sooner.  Either way, the bundle of joy will be here soon.  Wish us luck.