March 24, 2011

I Love Flat Tires…

I was driving on 224 heading home after work, going around 55mph. Suddenly, my front right tire blew out.  I immediately started tail fishing and all I could hear was a nasty screeching sound.  I was able to gain control and slid into the emergency lane.  This came at the worst time considering I was heading home to pick up my wife and head to […]

December 22, 2010

Can you get insurance on a Christmas tree?

It’s tradition in our house to begin Christmas as fast as we possibly can without overshadowing Thanksgiving.  SO, the day after thanksgiving we wake up early, pull all the christmas boxes down from the attic and begin the full day of decorating and putting up our christmas tree.  YEP, I said putting up the tree.  We decided to go fake years ago, easy on cleanup […]

December 11, 2010

My Death = One Week of Crying :\

My oldest son went to bed the other night and after about an hour he suddenly snuck out and quietly but loudly called out to my wife and I while we were watching a movie.  We paused the movie and asked him to head over and see what’s up.  He slowly walks over to us with a piece of paper in his hand, sheepishly hands […]

November 29, 2010

Here’s a ‘Gingerbread House’ for ya kid!

Saturday night before I put my boys down for bed I let them know that on Sunday afternoon were were going to build a gingerbread house and decorate it.  Boy, were they excited.  They rushed off to bed and couldn’t stop talking about it. The next day (Sunday) the boys and I went to the kitchen and pulled the box of pre-made gingerbread mix and […]

November 9, 2010

Husband Clothes?

It’s fascinating to hear how my boys (4yrs & 7yrs) talk to each other and how they think and put things together sometimes.  It’s hilarious their perception on life and what’s happening around them all the time. The other morning I was getting dressed to attend a funeral with my wife.  I threw on some dress clothes, pull over vest sweater, all of which I […]

October 24, 2010

Dad Knows JACK!

Suriana (my wife) is going to love this post.  I’m almost positive she’s going to share it with her friends.  They are all going to have a good laugh over what should have been ‘Dad Knows Best’ but instead turned out to be ‘Dad Knows Jack!’ Last night, Suriana and I were given two tickets to Cinetopia to watch a movie.  We joined up with […]

October 21, 2010

What Will I Leave Behind?

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged about anything worth while.  It’s not that there hasn’t been anything going on, there’s always something going on.  It’s more like I’ve been so busy and tired that I just haven’t had the strength to sit down for a few and spew out everything that is on my mind. It’s funny how inspiration can come on you in the […]

June 6, 2010

The Jiffy Lube Pediatrician

Is it me or are pediatricians fairly comparable to a Jiffy Lube?  Your son/daughter has a problem (sick, flu or whatnot) and you take them in to get checked out.  You rely on this man/woman that has  been able to get to know your child to give you good advice to what is wrong with your child only for the kids to continue to have […]

May 27, 2010

MOM! There’s something looking through the window!

Probably every man’s fear…  You get a text while your out mid-evening, your wife telling you the kids saw something looking through the kitchen window.  No more information than that and your not home to deal with it…. WHAT DO YOU DO!!? I get a text from my wife that says… Tyler and Kyle said they see you in the kitchen window and you look […]

April 6, 2010

LEGO Rockband and ‘ROCKSTARS’ in the making!

The boys and I played Lego Rockband last night.  When they went to bed, I was walking by their room and overheard Kyle (7rs) singing one of the songs on Rockband.   Then I heard Tyler (3.5yrs)  repeating the chorus.  Turns out Kyle was trying to teach Tyler the song. The only problem is that Tyler was reading a book in his bed while trying to learn […]

April 2, 2010

I’m a spider’s worst enemy!

Have you ever woke up from a deep sleep late at night, sit up in bed instantly wide awake and your ears perked up like your trying to hear a pin drop 10 miles away?   Last night was my lucky night. Around 3 a.m. I woke up and literally jumped out of bed and stood there for a few seconds staring at the door. […]

March 17, 2010

Martian bOOger Vs. Bad Guys

The boys and I turned out family room into a movie set the other night.  Needless to say it was raining outside and we had watched to many episodes of Johnny Test and Spongebob….    What happens when you combine all of that into one night… THIS…. [youtube jzKpYWLqbyM]

March 8, 2010

Dad can stop the rain!!!

This afternoon Suriana and Tyler (3.5 years old) are in the car and on their way to pick up Kyle from school.  As it’s raining outside, Tyler suddenly tells Suriana… Mom!  My dad…  my dad can stop the rain!! Suriana a little shocked said back to Tyler… Huh?  Did you say Dad can stop the rain? Tyler said.. YEA!  My dad can stop the rain!! […]

February 18, 2010

Why did you even born us MOM!?

Tonight as I was installing a chandelier in our bedroom, Suriana was helping me while the boys were running around screaming, playing and laughing.  Suriana and I were really trying to concentrate on making sure we hooked it up the right way, as well as, making sure we didn’t drop it at the same time. While this was happening Kyle and Tyler kept running into […]

February 8, 2010

Half-Eaten Donut Means Trouble!

Every night if the boys eat all of their dinner then we give them a treat before bedtime.  Sometimes it’s a small bowl of ice cream, sometimes it’s popcorn and sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot and give them a piece of candy.   WELL, tonight before dinner Kyle noticed in our pantry a bag of miniature chocolate donuts.   Kyle immediately finds Tyler […]

January 28, 2010

Follow-up: ‘6 Year Old Living With A Burden’

I wanted to follow-up on my last post, “6 Year Old Living With A Burden“…. (read this first, if you haven’t already…) Yesterday I came home from work and was in the kitchen talking with Suriana and Kyle came running around the corner and I was shocked to see him dressed in his Captain America costume.  The same costume that he begins to kick and scream […]

January 18, 2010

6 year old living with a burden…

For the past couple years, Kyle would sneak off to his bedroom, the bathroom or our bedroom and put on a costume over his clothes.  These costumes that he puts on have foam implanted in the chest and arms to make it look like he has muscles and is larger than he really is.  Here’s the catch, Kyle would do this in private and hope […]

January 7, 2010

Dad’s My Man, Mom’s My Heart.

Tyler’s 3 years old and still learning to pronounce his words clearly.  Tonight though he spoke perfect english…   Out of the blue he says: Dad’s my man! Mom’s my heart! Oh yeah!

January 2, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEARS and Spilled Breakfast

I’m 33 years old and would like to think I’m still 23.  I’m still fooling myself to think that I can stay up until 4am and then wake up at 6am and be just fine.   It was New Years Eve last night and we had family over.  We ended up staying up until 4am.  We played Rock Band pretty much the entire time.   […]

December 15, 2009

Doo! NOT! Kum! IN! Heer!

The other night I allowed Kyle to stay up past his bedtime to watch a documentary on Sharks.  The deal we made was that instead of reading him a story at bedtime, Kyle could finish watching the Shark documentary. The show ends and it’s time for bed.  We get him dressed in his PJ’s, brush his teeth and off to bed.  While sitting on his […]

November 16, 2009

Marriage and having kids at 6 years old?

Tonight we were cleaning out the closet in our boys room.  We found 3 bins full of baby clothes and toddler clothes that no longer fit our boys. Most of the clothes we are going to donate to our church but there was one special bag that contained really nice baby clothes that we are holding on to for family in case they have boys. […]

October 17, 2009

Where the wild things are….

You guessed it.  We took Kyle to go see the movie, “Where The Wild Things Are”.  I’m not quite sure who enjoyed the movie more between Kyle, Suriana or I.  It’s a toss up between Kyle and I. [youtube Rhfywi5Y8TM] It definitely had an adult theme to it.  Although, I remember when I was around that age when I discovered the movie, “Never Ending Story” […]

September 26, 2009

Dating @ 6 years old?!

Maybe my wife and I are naive?  Maybe we’ve completely forgotten what it was like to be 6?  OR maybe our world has changed so much since we were 6 that we’d better put our seat belts on, get on our knees and pray. Let’s just say that we had one of those eye opening moments tonight while we watched a movie called ‘Shark Boy […]

May 15, 2009

Shoe in the back of the head….

Over the past few months our 2.5 year old (TYLER) has developed quite the personality.  He’s gone from being very quiet, hands in the pocket kind of boy, to a climbing, yelling, quite tempered, jokester.  Recently, Suriana has been trying to describe to me a certain type of attitude that Tyler gets when he doesn’t get his way.  It’s hard to imagine mainly because he […]

February 16, 2009

Monster Trucks & Boredom shouldn’t mix!

Okay, here’s the quick recap.. Kyle loves monster trucks. He wants to be a monster truck driver when he grows up. He has all the hot wheels monster trucks and the movie. How did he develop this deep affection for monster trucks??? I have no idea! He loves them though. So, saying all of that… I heard that the Monster Truck Jam was coming to […]

February 16, 2009

The big boy brush…

Tonight I was at the store and bought a new toothbrush that came in a pack of 6. When I got home, Kyle saw them and wanted one, so I let him pick a color and everything is good. Of course, then suddenly we hear small footsteps come flying into the bathroom and Tyler notices that Kyle and I are handling brand new toothbrushes. Tyler […]

February 1, 2009

Ty’s 1st time in the snow!

Ty begged and begged to go outside with Kyle to play in the snow.  His begging consisted of lots of temper tantrums, pounding the backdoor and screaming….   SOOOooo…  We bundled him up and took him outside.  The video tells the rest of the story… [youtube Of-qlfktoFA]

December 4, 2008

5 minute drop-off : Life time of thoughts!

This morning, Tyler woke up with a fever.  Usually, Suriana walks Kyle to school but considering it’s below 40 in the mornings, she decided it would be best to drive Kyle to school.  Usually Kyle would whine and cry because he loves to walk to school (across the street) but he understood Tyler was sick and it’s what we needed to do. When Suriana drove into the […]

October 25, 2008

Autumn. My favorite time of the year BUT…..

It’s also turning out to be the time of the year that I’m beginning to dread. So far, every year around this time everyone and their ancestors are catching some type of sickness.  Either it be a cold, flu or cough…  Everyone is gulping the tea, airborne pills or Echinacea.  This year so far has probably been the worst so far. It started a few […]

September 11, 2008

First Day Of Kindergarten!

Last Thursday was a milestone in our family.  My oldest son Kyle (5yrs) started Kindergarten.  KINDERGARTEN!  First of all, Kyle doesn’t feel like your typical Kindergartner.  He talks, acts and plays alot older than a 5 year old and alot of times it’s hard to treat him like one.  You almost want to sit him down and talk about life and why the sky is […]