Sunday, July 29, 2007

San Jose Grand Prix

My father-in-law and I took the two older kids to the San Jose Grand Prix on Saturday.  We had a great time.  We saw one of the Champ Car qualifying races, and a Formula BMW race.

The thing that the kids liked watching the most was the Mini Grand Prix with the processional remote control race cars.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Time off

I have had the luxury to take this week off from work.  We didn't have any travel plans, and the two older kids had school, so I have spent the week with my wife and the little one.

I have enjoyed this time a lot.  Feeding and holding the little one, during the day is wonderful, in addition to just when she is going to sleep at night.  Also being able to spend time with my wife, without being interrupted by the kids has been incredible.

My wife has been great putting up with me being around and screwing up the usual schedule. :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Watermelon - the latest earworm

I have had an earworm for a while now. I have had song Watermelon, by Billy Jonas, in my head for about a week.  I usually hear it when it is played on XM Kids when driving the kids around.  Billy Jonas is the singer songwriter that sings "What Kind of Cat Are you?", which was also got stuck in my head.

I figured that I would share the songs, to spread the love.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Fisher-Price Private Connection Monitor

Babymonitor We've gone through several baby monitors.  The ones that we had with our two older kids always got a lot of interference, or tended to pick up our neighbors cordless phone conversations.  The interference got so bad that we usually turned the volume down all the way.

The Fisher Price Private Connection monitor is the best baby monitor that we have had.  We hain't had any problems with interference.  Also, the reception has been great even through multiple floors.

[via modern day dad]

My Cubicle


Today my wife and I installed a closet organization system in our daughters closet.  I is an Elfa closet system that we bought from The Container Store.  We had installed these systems in two of our other closets.

The kids helped out as well.  Or son, was measuring everything that was in his reach, but he was also very helpful handing me bolts.

I really do like the results, and it will definitely grow with the kids.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


For the 4th of July, we took a trip to Sacramento with our dog.  Since this is a relatively short trip, there wasn't really a concern about finding pet friendly accommodations.  But, for longer road trips this is more of a challenge to find hotels along the way that are pet friendly. helps solve this problem.  They have a driving directions page where you can plan the route so pet friendly accommodations are within a certain distance of the route.

It would be cool if they also listed other pet friendly destinations, like outdoor cafes and dog parks.

[via Lifehacker]

Friday, July 13, 2007

Jumping Monkeys

I just heard the Jumping Monkeys podcast, and I like it.  This podcast covers various topics of parenting in the digital age.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

30 second rule

A while ago, I mentioned a study that states that bacteria gets transferred even with a 5 second exposure.  A new study now shows that wet foods like apple slices are good even after 30 seconds, and hard food can stay on the floor even longer.

It looks like we were right when we were kids.

[via Strollerderby]

Monday, July 2, 2007

Fitted baby bath

I am surprised that I haven't seen a contoured baby bath.  Our daughter tends to list to the side when giving her her bath.  If the baby bath is contoured, like a racing seat, she would remain secure.