Tuesday, December 25, 2012


VIDEO0035 a video by m0nk3yphd on Flickr.
Yes, gigantic trampoline bouncing. To wear out the kids before christmas eve.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pooping Penguin

Yup. It poops candy. It is a wind up toy that poops candy. A.. birthday gift? Christmas gift? from a classmate. Everyone got one! Different animals!

The poop is "cola flavored"... Although it tastes a bit more like.....

Monday, December 17, 2012


why was the toothpaste on the wall?
because it someone squirted it on the towel.

why couldn't the airplane couldn't fly?
because the spaceship was putting it down on the ground insted of up in the air.

they make no sense, don't worry. Apparently silly is a stage they go thru.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I love to solder


Quick catch up. It is chanukah. Night five, to be precise. We've been doing some candle lighting. Some latke eating. The usual. Zachary has gotten some presents. It turns out the theme is probably survival of (fill-in-your-favorite-catastrophe) apocalypse, but that was totally unintentional (bow & arrows, walkie talkies, learn to solder kit)... He was *so* excited by the learn to solder kit (Sparkfun is amazing, and you can find the kit here).. It comes with tools! (which now all have is name on them) It makes hot! And light! Big hit. I know you're surprised.

We did some of the soldering this evening before dinner. We took turns holding the solder and the soldering iron. I'll take a picture when there is some blinky light action for everyone to see.

In other news? Z also attended my work holiday party with me, and managed to bring home a golden reindeer in a scarf. A glittery golden reindeer. There was a raffle (they were the table centerpieces) which we did NOT win. But he clutched this one like it had a place in his heart, and our friend Emily sent it home with him.

I tried to leave it on the porch for decoration "and protection". But he pointed out how foolish that was because "The cats can protect us fine, and IT CAN'T MOVE so it can't protect us."


Saturday, December 8, 2012

born archer

IMAG0365 by m0nk3yphd
IMAG0365, a photo by m0nk3yphd on Flickr.
learning important skills to be ready for the zombie apocalypse.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

All asleep

All asleep by m0nk3yphd
All asleep, a photo by m0nk3yphd on Flickr.

PIcture in your minds ear a slightly squeeky, wheezing murmur, that's a cross between a purr and a happy sigh. It's adorable. It's Z snoring.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Eddy the Pirate - kite

IMAG0348 by m0nk3yphd
IMAG0348, a photo by m0nk3yphd on Flickr.
Z had a world of fun flying his new kite (Thank you Lori) on a warm, breezy Saturday afternoon in Zilker park.

My House

My House by m0nk3yphd
My House, a photo by m0nk3yphd on Flickr.

What doesn't really come across in the picture is the amount of sparkle in the iridescent paint.