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.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ultimate Baby Naming Spreadsheet

Here is a post that has a great spreadsheet of baby names.  It allows you to sort names by gender, how it sounds or popularity in each decade from the past century.

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Open Letter to Toddlers

This is a hilarious letter to all toddlers.  Now, if toddlers could just read.

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