One month from now…

I will be sitting on our deck, over-looking our backyard, with a glass of lemonade in my hand, waiting for it to cool down enough that I can jump in the the hot tub. The kids will be asleep, each in their own room — and neither of those rooms shared with us. Music will…

Warning: Some parts of this post might be inappropriate for people without children, or the desire to have children

I don’t usually blog on Saturdays. But then again, we don’t usually have a Saturday with nothing to do and only one baby in the house! Nic’s parent’s have Ben for the whole weekend, and so far, our Saturday has been amazingly mischief-free! We went to Home Depot and window-shopped for blinds, power-washers, central vac…

Using AppleScript and a Shell Script to Restart an AppleTV remotely

Both my media serving devices (a NAS, and a Mac Mini) are using TwonkyVision Media Server to share media using uPnP. It works great, but as I mentioned earlier, I needed a script to make it start back up in the morning. Unfortunately, I’ve found that my AppleTV freaks out a bit when this happens,…

Haircut @Home

The boy needed a haircut. We’d wake him up from his naps, and even with the air conditioning on, his hair would be matted to his head with sweat. But his last haircut (which was also his first) cost over $10. That’s a lot of money for a baby’s head — especially when he pretty…

Big Summer Weekend #2

So when events like these come and go, I like to try to capture my feelings, or some recording of the time on the blog, so that when I look back, it’ll remind me of what it was like. As for Randy’s wedding… I don’t think I’ll have to write much. I doubt I’ll ever…

At the Movies…

So, I saw Dark Knight this afternoon. I’ve been looking forward to this movie for a long time, and its been hugely successful on this, its opening weekend, so I had to get to see it. My opinion? Its ok, but not great. It left me feeling unsatisfied. Don’t get me wrong, Christopher Nolan is…

So we took our monkeys to see the kids at the zoo

Ben’s favourite New York babysitter came to Canada for her first international trip ever! We saw Toronto Island, the Toronto Zoo, and the GSTA (Greater St. Thomas Area) in all its mediocrity! More pictures in Flickr. We’re burnt and tired, but at least we’re managing to pull off a few summer activities! Today’s Nicole’s birthday…

Take me out to the ball game

I know this isn’t the Blue Jays logo any more, but it was the last time I went to see them play. In fact, this was their logo the last time I watched any MLB at all. Its not that I hate baseball. Its just that I don’t care. Baseball is no worse than any…