Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Big Brother

Thomas seems to like being a big brother. When Isaiah cries, Thomas brings him his hat or toy bottle. Also when Isaiah takes a nap in his bouncy seat, Thomas likes to check up on Isaiah and ensure that the seat is bouncing.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Little Isaiah

Here are some new pictures of little Isaiah

And a video too:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Special Christmas Delivery

We received a Christmas present a little early this year. Our second son arrived on the evening of December 23rd. We were expecting him to arrive on or about December 31st, so him coming before Christmas was a pleasant surprise. Isaiah checked it at almost 21 inches long and 6lbs 11oz (although that seems like an iffy weight as he was reweighed the next day and came in at 7lb 2oz.) Both Isaiah and Adria are back from the hospital and glad to be spending Christmas at home and not in the maternity ward. Isaiah is a cutie.

A Snowzilla Visitation

I was able to visit Snowzilla today. Due to his much larger bottom section, Snowzilla seemed larger than last time we saw him. While there was a small crowd gathered the people were pleasant. They waited for their turn to stand in front of the giant snowman. It certainly didn't seem like the safety hazard and/or public nuisance that the city says that it is.

Like a phoenix, Snowzilla rises from the ashes

It appears that reports of Snowzilla's demise were greatly exaggerated.

Under the cover of darkness Monday night, Snowzilla was completed. No one has come forth to claim responsibility for it. Since the city deemed Snowzilla a public nuisance there have been a handful of mini protests including a snowman being built on the steps of city hall bearing a sign reading "Snowmen of the world unite!"

Monday, December 22, 2008

Goodbye Snowzilla, we hardly knew ye

Anchorage city officials served the builder of Snowzilla with a cease and desist order, halting construction of the massive snowman with threat of jail time if the project is restarted.

R.I.P. Snowzilla

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Piano Recital

Adria's piano students had a recital tonight. It was at one of the local rest homes. Adria figured that the residents would enjoy hearing some Christmas songs and that it would be fun for her students. She even got me to play a duet of "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" with her as well. It was a fun time and Thomas was a perfect gentleman during the event.

Friday, December 12, 2008


We had the ward Christmas dinner tonight. "Santa" showed up. Thomas wasn't interested in sitting on "Santa's" lap in his get up (although he is totally willing to sit with "Brother Seymour" on Sundays), so Dad acted as an intermediate. Thomas asked for a camera for Christmas.