Tuesday, December 29, 2009

we wish you a merry christmas

DSC_0426, originally uploaded by Gilkata.

and a happy new year

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Ak is too excited about advent to sleep! so he is reading his dreidel book, while wearing a santa outfit thats a bit small maybe.

so my sister just graduated college, yay gina!
and i was tucking AK in bed telling him about how were going to go to gina's to celebrate her graduation. I said, after you go to high school, you go to college, and Gina is done with college, no more school! its a stay at home day everyday! and then AK says, " i know about college, that's wear mama got her tattoo!"

then i was explaining how college was a school, and not a tattoo parlor and i told him, "you go to college to study what you want to be for a job when you grow up. So what do you want to be when you grow up?" he thought for a minute and then replied, "a bad guy!" (from playing good guys and bad guys at school)

i almost said, well you dont have to go to college to do that, you can skip the school loans!
but then i was gonna say, "well you be the best bad guy there is and study hard how to be a bad guy and not get caught!" then i decided to say, "well you will probably change your mind, so keep your options open.

Mak is doing really good on sitting up on her own. She is very social and is good to sit and be around the family as we buzz about. AK is a goofball and she loves watching him.

she is in grabby mode. she grabs anything and everything. gotta keep an eye out.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

the letter A

jumping on the bed
ak tests out the bed in our hotel room in lousianna during thanksgiving

AK must be learning how to write his name in school because every time he sees the Letter A, he says, Hey! thats my name, why did they write my name on there?

I realized this when i was watching the florida Alabama game and Ak spied the word ALABAMA
written in the endzone.

HEY!!!! Why's my name written on the football field?

capitol tree lighting

we went to the capitol tree lighting and sing-a-long to get our xmas card taken. it was so fun to have baby mak with us to add to the traditional picture in front of the tree. she was wearing the same hat ak work when he went on his first time. She looked just like he did too.




when we were leaving mama told ak that she was impressed with his stamina, being able to walk to the capitol and back without a stroller. then she asked him how his feet felt. "not good" he responded. "i think its time i got some new ones" then before we could laugh he said, "hahaha, thats silly!"

a few days later while we were driving to school hes asks me out of nowhere..."how was the sing-a-long?" and im like, "what?" and hes like, "from yesterday, the sing-a-long" too funny.

one day i asked him how his day went. "not good" he replied. "oh?" i replied. why not good.? " Toran had to go to the bathroom. but didnt have time. there was poop everywhere. not good dad"

I have been taking AK to school for some time now...quite the commute. My commute time is now an hour and a half. Ive actually considered audiobooks.
in the morning sometimes we are in a rush to get out of the house. I showed him on the clock that once the minutes hand hit the 12 we had to go. he looked at the clock , studied it and then replied. "i dont want clocks anymore, because i dont want to run out of time."

AK is really good about not eating or drinking "daddy drinks" So one day i was getting the jug of iced tea out of the fridge and he says, "when i get bigger, im gonna like tea too. its my favorite grown up drink"

i was making him dinner and trying to get him excited about a new dish. he kept telling me he didnt want it and that he wasnt going to like it. I made a serving for him and myself, and we sat down to eat. i took a bite of this new chili that my wife and her assistant made for the kids in the school and made a face of dissaprovement. "too healthy!" i said. "see i told you daddy. like i told you!"

We discovered that baby mak is into music just like her brother. Mak was pumped up watching T and ak dance to the music. She started waving her arms around like never before.


Mak is learning how to tripod (as T calls it) and can sit up with the support of her arms. Her front two bottom teeth have broken through and she is starting on solids. avacado is her fave so far, but she's also trying peas and carrots.


Thursday, December 03, 2009