I’ve always loved going to the bookstore, even more than going to the library. As a kid in middle school, my mom would leave me at Encore Books in Chester, N.J. while she went grocery shopping in the nearby Shoprite.[…]Read more
To the Moon … or at least the Third Floor: Jordan’s mastered stairs. She first tried climbing them at my friend Lance’s house on New Year’s Eve, and quickly decided that if she could do those stairs, she could do[…]Read more
StarGirl’s been babbling consistently for the last few months — she likes to “read” books to herself, sitting on the floor, paging through her picture books and mumbling along with each flip. She also likes to tell me how her[…]Read more
My daughter StarGirl’s is eight months old (actually, she’ll be nine months next week). Her hair is slowly coming in — she’s got a few curls around the back of her head — but we still don’t have a clue[…]Read more
Puppy Paws Rock: Now that StarGirl’s mobile, she loves crawling across the floor to our yellow Labrador, Madison, reaching out for one of her paws, and trying to pet it. Madison is less than thrilled with this, and promptly gets[…]Read more
My daughter hasn’t been watching much TV — at seven months she doesn’t have the attention span for it, and would rather spend her time crawling around chasing dogs, chewing on blocks or hunting for power cords.
She does like the “Baby Genius” videos though, which feature puppets engaged in a bunch of different short films (and I do mean short — we’re talking films custom-made for baby attention spans, with each scene lasting somewhere around 30 seconds).
Given how much she liked the Genius puppets, we thought she might get a kick out of the Muppets, and decided to rent an episode of The Muppet Show from Netflix. They’ve got a bunch of the old shows on DVD, and when I saw they had one with Mark Hamill on it, I knew exactly which one I was renting first.Read more
iBook Power Cords are Pretty: iBooks and PowerBooks ship with power cords that have small lighted disks at the end that plugs into the Mac. This disk glows orange if the computer is charging, and green if it’s at full-power.[…]Read more
While I was at work the other day, I was the proud recipient of StarGirl’s very first e-mail. And here’s what it had to say: “m, mmkkk/ bvn bu nmr b 6fcb ,mmm” Brilliant eh? Seems she was happily pounding away[…]Read more
I love my five-month-old daughter StarGirl greatly. But that’s not to say that she can’t be very, very trying at times. Like last night. Or should I say yesterday morning? I put her down at around 11 p.m., then headed downstairs[…]Read more
There have been a lot of changes since the baby came, but one of the biggest is that we rarely, if ever, go to Blockbuster any more. Instead, we rent movies from Netflix. For about $20 a month, we can[…]Read more