Sunday, July 28, 2013

Testing the Ergobaby

Testing the Ergobaby.

Cat tested. Father approved.

Swayer seemed to enjoy the perch and only jumped out when the dog started getting jealous and whining.

I'm 6'4" and nearly 300 lbs. and the Ergobaby fits nicely around my body. Even with the cat I felt pretty secure and he did not move at all.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fezzes and Fedoras are cool.

Doctors Who

My cousin's kid decided that he wanted to have a Doctor Who-themed birthday party. Of course, I had to come dressed as one of my favorite Doctors. Even though he and his younger brother were the only ones who recognized who I was supposed to be, it was still a great time.

This was also a prime example of how my family will plan theme parties and invite everyone to dress up and then I end up arriving as the only adult in costume.

Epic Fail, family... Epic...Fail...

With two Doctors at one party, things got a little wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pre-natal nerd

I know there are a few of you who don't follow every amazing project I lovingly hand-craft and post to the Interweb. Hell, I'm pretty sure I have close family that only pop in here from time to time to make sure I am still alive...

So, I'm sure some of you might have missed this gem of an update from my other amazing web project 40 Weeks To Fatherhood.

Boom! Nerd vomit all over this Baby's Room.

Space-themed baby nursery

The Librarian and I decided that while we are going to love our daughter we are not going inundate her with pink and princesses and other gender-specific decoration. Instead, as two educated (read: nerdy) individuals, we thought that Space and Space Travel was a much more suitable theme for our future little scientist/astronaut/engineer.

Sure, this might seem like a very science-oriented theme choice, but what other science has inspired more literature, art, poetry and introspection than outer-space?

And so with the AstroMonkey sheets in hand, we set out to design and create a whole solar system right in Elliott's room.

Space-themed baby nursery

I designed the planet using Illustrator and had our printshop at work print them out on vinyl wall cling paper. We are now on the hunt for a TARDIS, Enterprise and X-Wings to fill in some of the holes.

The Librarian, designed and hand-painted the letters over the crib. She then painted each with a star and added some glitter before applying a clear glossy coat to make the whole thing shine. It's like each letter has its own galaxy.

Space-themed baby nursery

The whole room is putting a definite reality to my wife's pregnancy. It is almost here. And, starting today all our Baby-Doc appointments are now weekly... One month until the big day.

Of course, Indiana is excited...

Space-themed baby nursery

Yes, dog, we can see Uranus...