Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Random Acts of Shifeness

  • Baby Shife's first Halloween and he is going to look pretty awesome if I must say so myself. He and Mrs. Shife are working on their costumes together. I should have a nice picture for you next week.
  • Speaking of Baby Shifley, here is the link to his 6-month-old video that I made, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-mbWkAlww4
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  • The last bullet point was actually a Random Act of Baby Shifeness. I am not fluent in baby talk so someone might need to translate for me but that was him typing on the keyboard.
  • Anyone excited about the Yankees-Phillies in the World Series? I guess I just want to see the Yankees lose but that is about the only thing that makes it interesting to me.
  • Maybe I watched too many X-Files episodes or I am just a skeptical person but I find it interesting that they think they found Amelia Earhart's final resting place just as the movie about her is about to be released into the wild.
  • I put this on Facebook but wanted to share here as well because I miss Mitch Hedberg. I think Pringles original intention was to make tennis balls ... but on the day the rubber was supposed to show up a truckload of potatoes came. Pringles is a laid-back company, so they just said, "Screw it, cut em up!"
  • I dislike broccoli intensely so let's just get that out of the way. Anyway it looks a great deal like cauliflower so do you think it is envious of cauliflower? Wait for it. It is like a joke grenade. Or perhaps cauliflower is just scared broccoli? Something to think about.
  • Have a great week and I hope you have a wonderful Halloween. See you in 7 days.
And here he is ...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rookie Dad Journal Highlights

September 1 – Baby Shife got to go to his first birthday party today. He got groped by a 1-year-old but he took it all in stride like he knows he is a ladies man. Pass the Courvoisier.

September 2 – Baby Shife tried rice cereal yesterday and we tried it again today. It was fun feeding him and watching him make a huge mess. The fat basset enjoyed it as well because he got some of the leftovers that didn’t quite make it to Baby Shife's mouth. This might be the event that unites baby and Quincy.

September 5 – Baby Shife went to his first college football game as we went to the Wazzu home opener and watched them play Stanford. He had a good time and was a good baby.

September 7 – Headed back home today and there was only was visit from the mud butt fairy, but he was not happy camper when we got back to the house and tried to put him to bed. He was pretty fussy for about 2 hours before he finally calmed down.

September 10 – Just love feeding him his rice cereal. Whoever said it is the little things must of have kids. Feel so blessed to have a beautiful baby boy.

September 11 – Baby Shife went through the car wash and it did not enjoy the experience. A little too loud for him. I also bought a Wii today and I sure hope kids are still playing them when he is older. He also got his Aunt a nice birthday present

September 12 – On the road to Salt Lake City to watch a MLS game. Mrs. Shife and Baby Shife watched the first half and then headed back to the hotel. They were both tired after a long day but the game was a lot of fun. Really cool stadium and Baby Shife handled it well.

September 13 – Back home after our trip to Salt Lake City. Baby Shife got to watch a little bit of the football Cardinals play today and it looks like the same old Cardinals. I hope he doesn’t have to wait as long as I did to see his favorite NFL team make it to the Super Bowl.

September 14 – He is getting so close to crawling. Baby Shife can move backwards, and he gets his butt up in the air then gets up on all fours but can’t get the motor moving forward. But he is pretty darn close to becoming a mobile baby.

September 16 – Baby Shife tried out sweet potatoes today and didn’t care for them too much.

September 17 – Baby Shife made another appearance at Mommy’s office and brought productivity to a stand still.

September 18 – Going back to the Palouse but this time it will only take an hour. It sure is nice to fly to Moscow instead of driving. Hope Baby Shife will enjoy his second plane ride as much as his first one.

September 19 – Baby Shife’s first Vandal game and it was a good one. He had a good time because he got kisses from a 3-year-old girl the whole game. And Idaho won too.

September 23 – He is getting so active and developing a little personality. It is like trying to herd a wet cat sometimes when I am changing his diaper.

September 24 – Some days it is being a parent, and then some days you feel like you have no idea what you are doing. Yesterday he ate great, took nice naps, and was a happy baby. Today he is the exact opposite of that previous sentence.

September 25 – Our 5-year-anniversay and it is hard to believe we would be so blessed with a wonderful little man.

September 26 – Baby Shife supposedly ate “organic” sweet potatoes this week and boy oh boy did they produce some not so "organic" farts. The kid was dropping bombs like a veteran. And then when the farts decided to transform into a solid mass. Really nice Clark. Really nice. I think his room is going to smell for weeks after that crap burger he dropped in his Huggies.

September 29 – We are having a heck of a time keeping Baby Shife idle while we change his diaper. He just moves around and around and does not want to sit still. I am thinking we might have to strap him down with duct tape just to get a new mud butt holder on him.

September 30 – Hard to believe but he is 6-months-old. Wow.

And your weekly photo fix:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Midget Westerns

Hey there everybody. I apologize in advance for not having some hot and fresh content for you today but what I wanted to do isn't going to happen so it will have to wait until next week. But this is an oldie but a goodie (well at least I think so) of mine that I posted when I wasn't allowing comments so now you can comment away. Or you can just scroll down to the bottom and check out Baby Shife's latest picture. He just got his 6-month-old portraits done and it is hard to believe how much the little dude has grown up.

Inspired by a Far Side cartoon, I proudly present the Sawed-Off Western Collection that can't be found anywhere but in my imagination

1. Hang 'Em Not So High
2. Short Noon
3. Dwarf Plains Drifter
4. The Little Person Who Shot Liberty Valence
5. 3:10 Short Bus to Yuma
6. The Modest Seven
7. The Outlaw Shorty Wales
8. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Midget Robert Ford
9. Butch Cassidy and the Short Pants Kid
10. The Good, The Bad, and The Vertically Challenged

Hard to believe how big he is getting. Time sure does fly by when you are a parent.