I played drums with the band last night and went to bed at 4am. Jake didn’t care. He was up at 7am. I walked around all day feeling like I’d been beaten by a gorilla. But this little monkey cheered me up!
This morning, Jake gave me a little reminder of the feeling I’ll have to deal with for the rest of my life. He’s getting into everything now. We’ve got a “safe” drawer for him in each room full of plastic goodies to play with. Rather than lock everything, we give him specific safe spots in rooms, and he generally leaves everything else alone. But just when you think you’re safe…
|As soon as he got his legs out in front him a little more… OH SHIZNIT!|
|Sorry I scared you Dad…|
|Daddy. Spring Break 1991|
Jake is becoming quite the little clown. He’s developed this evil little giggle. And he’s learning to schmooze the ladies. Today, after getting into the stereo cabinet after being told NO repeatedly, he crawled over and planted a slobbery smooch right on Mama’s cheek. You’re learning the ways of the Jedi boy…
Here’s a little trick the wifey and I have used to get some of our most expensive baby gear at nearly half price! This “trick” has worked for our first car seat/stroller travel system, our high chair, and today’s purchase, to name a few.
After some research and a little advice from you smart and sexy people, I decided to go with the Graco Nautilus 3 in 1 car seat. So, I started stalking it at Babies R Us, waiting for the seat to go on sale.
|This Daddy is also a tight-ass!!!|
Sure enough, the sale ad arrived, and it was going on sale today. So, we paid a visit to BRU on Wednesday. Here’s how it works… The store had two display models. I picked the seat that honestly looked brand new. Then I asked a salesperson if they’d sell the display. (This also works around the time when next year’s models are going on display and they are replacing the current display item) They always say, “let me ask the manager.” And, the manager has always said yes. The only catch is they can’t sell it until sale day. So I had to make another trip back today. But, it was well worth it to save nearly $100!
To make a long story short. You get the item at sale price, plus another 15-20% off because there’s no box. The Graco seat was listed at $179.99. I walked out with a like new seat for $108 with tax. The warranty and return policy still count.
If there’s any big ticket items you’ve been eye-balling, give it a shot. We’ve literally saved hundreds of dollars!!!
|I loved this little shit before I even knew what his name was.|
Today, I left the house for work at 4:00am and returned at 10:00pm. I’m beat. Although, just as I was ready to hit the sack (the bed, not my own), I heard Jake crying through the monitor. I looked at Mama J, like “Can I get ’em, can I get ’em!?” I guess it’s like a little puppy, excited to greet his owner when he gets home. Only I’m the puppy, and Jake’s the…. Aw, f**k it, I’m tired. You get the point.
|Not mine, but it’s close. Imagine it covered with cheese, chips, sour cream and guacamole!!!|
Who says Dad’s can’t cook!? I trade recipes with a good friend. This is my spin on his already AMAZING Chicken Tortilla Soup! After another person asked about it recently, i figured, HEY! POST IT!
– 2 cans of tomatoes & chiles (as hot as you like)
– 1/2 can of beer
– 2 tbsp garlic
– 1 tbsp onion powder
– 2 or 3 drops of liquid smoke
– Remove chicken from pot and shred
– Combine shredded chicken and above ingredients into a large pot or slow cooker
– Add the following ingredients to taste:
~ 1 tbsp granulated chicken broth
~ 1 SMALL handful of cilantro
~ 1/4 cup lime juice
~ 1 tsp cumin
~ 1 can of sweet corn
~ 1 can of black beans
– To thicken you can add either a can of cream of chicken or tomato soup.
– You can garnish with…
– Shredded cheese (Chihuahua or Mexican blend)
– Tortilla chips (Or, you can shred real tortillas and bake them at 350* for a few min.)
– Sour cream
– Avocado… Anything you can think of….
It’s a little expensive to make the first time until you have most of the spices & liquid smoke. ~$30 if you have none of the ingredients. But it’s. Freakin’. Tasty!!! Enjoy!!!
From day one, I’ve written about men’s habits that I now realize start developing from the time we’re born. Our love and dependence of boobies, and grabbing our nuts are just the first two that come to mind. Today, I can add another to the list. Men’s hatred for shopping.
|Ha! Yeah, it’s cute. I’m glad you’re amused.|
|Alright, I’m serious now. Get this f@#king hat off of me…|
Jake accompanied Mama and Gwamma on a 9 HOUR shopping spree today. I could tell how enthused he was about it when he arrived home. The little mad-dog was carrying on as if someone had just shot Elmo! Snot-nosed, red-eyed, and wailing, he snatched a diaper soaked with hot piss out from under himself and flung it from the changing table! OK. I understand that he was probably bored and exhausted. But really, why would he HATE shopping? When I saw the pictures, it clicked…