Saturday, January 31, 2009

My Top 10 Favorite Tragematopolists

I stumbled across this neat website called "Save the Words" at which promotes bringing under-used words back into the popular lexicon. I'm doing my part by adopting the word Tragematopolist.
So to get the ball rolling, and at least get one more Google hit for the word, here's my list of my Top 10 favorite Tragematopolists:
  1. Amy's Ice Cream - An Austin, TX original version of Cold Stone Creamery -- you've got to try the Mexican Vanilla with fresh strawberries.
  2. Kilwin's - walking distance from my house and fantastic fudge!
  3. Every shop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber that sells Schneeballen
  4. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - their caramel apples are to die for!
  5. Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops - Cherry Garcia Waffle Cone Sundae, need I say more?
  6. Cracker Barrel - I love the "old tyme" candies like Necco wafers and Mint Sticks.
  7. The Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop in San Francisco (the one on Michigan Ave. in Chicago works too in a pinch).
  8. The aisle vendors at the circus selling Cotton Candy
  9. Dairy Queen - you can find them just about everywhere!
  10. Any convenience store or movie theater concession where I can get some SweetTarts or other Willy Wonka Candies.
So next time you're satisfying your sweet tooth, be sure to use the word Tragematopolist!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Disney 2009 Day 7 Recap

Recap from our final day at Disney

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Disney 2009 Day 6 Recap

Max and Molly recap Day 6 of our 2009 visit to Disney.

Max and Molly Playing Mini Golf

Max and Molly playing at Jungle Golf in Kissimmee, FL during our 2009 trip to Disney

Disney 2009 Day 5 Recap

Max and Molly recap Day 5 of our 2009 trip to Disney.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Disney 2009 Days 5-6 Photos

Photos from the 5th and 6th day of our trip to Disney, primarily from the "Celebrate" parade at the Magic Kingdom.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Disney 2009 Day 4 Photos

Photos from our third and fourth days at Disney.

Disney Day 4 Recap

Max and Molly recap Day 4 of our trip to Disney while swimming in the pool at the condo.

Houston, We Have a Problem

Molly was a couple of inches too short to ride the Mission: Space attraction at EPCOT but she was tall enough to make this video postcard in the after-ride activity area during our trip to Disney in January 2009.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Disney 2009 Day 3 Recap

Max and Molly recap Day 3 of our Disney vacation before going to bed.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Molly Enjoys Playhouse Disney Live

We visited Disney's Hollywood Studios on Friday. While the kids may tell you their favorite part was the new Toy Story Mania ride (definitely Mom and Dad's favorite), we never saw Molly as animated as during the Playhouse Disney Live stage show.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Disney 2009 Day 2 Photos

Photos from our 2nd Day at Disney (and a couple from the swimming pool at the condo).

Disney 2009 Day 2 Recap

Max and Molly recap Day 2 of 2009 trip to Disney. We spent the 2nd day at the Magic Kingdom

Tea Cups

Max, Molly, and Liz enjoy the Tea Cups at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Monorail Co-Pilots

Max and Molly (and Liz & Jarrett too!) get a very special ride to the Magic Kingdom in the cockpit of the Disney World Monorail. Secret tip: Simply ask a cast member on the loading platform to let you ride up front, and they'll oblige you.

Disney 2009 Day 1 Recap

Max and Molly recap what they did on their first day at Disney in 2009, when we toured EPCOT

Max plays secret agent on Kim Possible Adventure

Max tries out the Kimmunicator while playing the Kim Possible Adventure at EPCOT. The new attraction opens on January 28th but we got to participate in the "soft opening" or "beta test" if you will of this very cool interactive technology

Molly Plays in ImageWorks

Molly had a grand time at the ImageWorks in EPCOT making music by jumping on the lighted squares of carpet.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow Day 2009

5 to 6 inches on the ground and still falling...hopefully we'll be able to fly out to Disney World tomorrow...but for now, it's snow angels and snowball fights.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Max Playing Soccer at XL Soccer World

After a hiatus for a few months, Max got back to playing soccer this weekend. He's on XL Milan at XL Soccer World in the U8 coed league.

Molly's First Soccer Game at XL Soccer World

Molly started soccer this week in the U6 Instructional Program at XL Soccer World. She had done things like Soccert Tots and L'il Kickers before, but this was really her first "real" experience playing soccer.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year's Eve 2008 Hurricanes Game

For New Year's Eve, we took the kids to a Carolina Hurricanes game (vs. the Atlanta Thrashers). It also gave me a chance to play with one of the new toys that we got for Christmas, a Kodak Zi6 pocket-sized High Definition camcorder.

Here's a little video from our evening out.

3 New Home Video Channels for your New Year's Viewing Pleasure

Over the holidays, I've been cleaning out an old VHS tape cupboard and transferring many of the videos to digital format using this new toy I got for Christmas so I can clean out the closet and get rid of the tapes.

In addition, I dug through all the little home videos that Liz had shot on her digital camera of Max's and Molly's school functions and posted them all on the web under my account.

To make it easier to find the videos, I've created three distinct channels for your viewing pleasure:

Max's Home Videos: Videos primarily featuring Maxwell

Molly's Home Videos: Videos primarily featuring Molly

Jarrett's Music Videos: Don't worry -- not me making music, but videos of my family members, for example, Griffin and Liz, in their musical endeavors.

There's a few other videos posted there too that don't fall neatly into one of these three channels -- like this video of Liz's Baby Shower (without Liz being present) or this video of my nephew Caiden as an infant.

If you want to automatically download the latest copies of all my videos that I publish at this site (including a few not included in those 3 channels), you can either subscribe to my RSS Feed or simply click on this iTunes link and you'll be automatically subscribed (assuming you have iTunes installed on your computer).