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Maya Update

In the last few weeks, Maya has developed quite a bit. First, she has become very demanding! If she wants something, she will definitely let you know about it. She whines, points, reaches, squirms, and cries. But of course, that’s just fine with us, cause we just love her so much. She’s getting much closer to turning from her back to her belly, especially if we put some interesting object (like my glasses) nearby for her to stretch over to. My guess is that she’ll turn for the first time in a couple of days. We’re a little disappointed that she hasn’t done it yet, but I blame the harness that she had to wear for the first three or four months. She’ll get there eventually, I’m sure.
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Father’s Day Grill and Workout

So I finally had my first Father’s Day last Sunday – we had it in Austria last weekend, even though it’s this weekend in the states. And I have to say, it was really great! In the morning, I got my gift from Maya and Svitlana: WiiFit! Of course, I was immediately insulted, since I assume that meant I’m just not in shape, and letting myself go. But I quickly got over it, set it up, and then even the WiiFit told me I was overweight! Geez!
Let's Get in Shape!
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A-Buhbpthhh

That’s the sound Maya has started making since a day or two. Essentially, it’s the ‘B’ sound, often followed by some spitting. :) You can tell she’s really concentrating, though, so she’s definitely doing it on purpose. She’s finally starting to speak!
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My Boring Blog

The Onion

Entire Blogosphere Stunned By Blogger’s Special Weekend Post

NEW YORK—In what is being called a seminal moment in Internet history, a rare weekend post by 25-year-old blogger Ben Tiedemann on his…

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It was pointed out by a random visitor to the site that our boring blog bears an uncanny resemblance to the above parody post at The Onion. Particularly, this post. I do realize, of course, the totally mundane quality of the things we post here, but as it’s mainly for family, it’s not such a big deal. I could go and compare our blog to something like Facebook and Twitter, where everyone posts (and notifies friends via RSS, email, and SMS) pretty much every bowel movement they have, but ok. :)

In other breaking news, we took Maya for her checkup at the orthopedist, and her hips have improved by a few degrees. The harness will still have to stay on a few more months, though.

Oh, and once I’ve had time to mount the other matching shelf, you’ll be sure to hear about it here – your only source for the most important and up to date information about the most banal people around!

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Finally, you can claim XP for housework.

Having trouble determining who should do which chores at home or at the office? I stumbled upon a pretty funny online “game” – Chore Wars. Each person in the house/office creates a character and joins a group representing the location. You can create “adventures” (aka chores) like “wash dishes”, “take out the trash”, etc., and assign XP which each adventure will earn you. You can apparently also have a random monster/treasure drop assigned to each adventure. Also, by specifying which skills each chore..erm, adventure requires (DEX, STR, etc), you define which stats will go up when the “adventurer” levels.
It’s pretty well done, complete with Character Sheet, representative image, and classes. :) And you can finally settle the argument of who does the most around the house. Just compare your character levels!

Quite silly, but maybe it can make cooking and cleaning fun! Then again…

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The morning the lilly bloomed…

white lilly


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Originally uploaded by lonevvolf

These gorgeous white lillies finally bloomed in our garden
Thank you..mom :O)

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