Sunday, July 30, 2006

How to get some Quiet in 5,000 easy steps

It only took me 3 online hour-long chat sessions with Dell eventually updating and messing with the BIOS, 2 calls to the graphics card chip maker, 1 call to Chris and Dad, and a total of about 8 hours working time - but I did it. I upgraded the graphics on the kids' computer and it now runs the coveted Star Wars Lego video game. I haven't seen the kids for the last two days since. If they weren't reminded to eat I don't think they would ever come up from the computer room in the basement. The only time I hear them is when one of them runs up the stairs as fast as he can and into the bathroom, barely making it in time. Then before I can see who it was, a race back down the stairs so as not to miss any action. If only Becket was old enough to enjoy to game, then I could really get some knitting time in.

As it is, Becket is starting to take a decent afternoon nap, so I can knit for a little while. I'm working on Trellis on a deadline and have the sleeves and most of the back done.

Becket also got his first hair cut yesterday. Not much, just a trim where it was getting all crazy hangin in his ears. With some cheerios for distraction it went quite well. He also got his first bubble bath. Bubbles are fun to explore!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Discovery Fun

Today was a fun trip to the children's museum. Becket got to crawl around the young explorer area and grab whatever he wanted without me having to say 'no, don't touch'. He loves balls and that was confirmed today as he went straight for the pile of them and played with every type of ball they had before moving on to other stuff. It was so neat to watch him discover the fun of looking in a mirror. This is the first time he has been able to crawl up to one and see all of himself up close on his own. He smiled and touched and finally leaned up for a taste?

Caleb and Kenton did lots of water exploration, played with air currents, and created wooden sculptures in the building hut.

I think I'll join so that Becket and I can go there during the school year - he'll be so lonely here at home without brothers around to join in the fun.

This should be Easy.....

In my former life I was a mechanical engineer, designing all sorts of tiny electronic components for Motorola. I'm hoping that being a mother hasn't destroyed all my brain cells - althouigh that's what it feels like on most days! That is the only way I can explain why I can't seem to get this spell checker to work. And believe me, even before the boys I absoultely needed the spell checker. I colored that word above in red, as I know it is incorrect, but the spell check button doesn't seem to do anything.

I'll try to add a photo and call it a post - my little Hummer is scooting off and I should make sure he isn't poking a finger into any electrical sockets.