Scientist Poop and the Epic Fail

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Our son recently contracted Streptococcus within his person. We’re all familiar with such things, but the signs of this particular infection alluded us. We knew he had a stomach ache, but little else. The stomach ache became chronic and Balthazar the harbinger used is poo oracle to let us know something was [...]

Sorscha the Serious

Friday, November 14th, 2008

We’re starting to see a more wakeful baby now. She’s staying awake during longer periods of the day – only to nurse relentlessly upon her mother. She has gained a good amount of weight and shows all signs of being a very healthy girl. Of some uniqueness, she’s quite grunty. We [...]

A Baby Changes Everything

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Remarkably, the biggest change at the Gradin household is simply in our perception. There are all sorts of things that change when a new child is born into your family. Your free time dries up, your bank account empties, you become more selfless. But when you already have an older child, the [...]

Sorscha Valkyrie

Friday, October 24th, 2008

The latest member of our family made her gooey entrance around noon today. She cleans up well, however. Balthazar is so happy to be a big brother, and Sorscha’s mother and I are, of course, completely in love with the new girl. She’s such a beautiful, healthy girl; I couldn’t ask for [...]

Offspring, Part Deaux

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

In nine days, we’ll be a family of four, having welcomed a new baby girl into the Gradin household on the 24th of this month…at 6:00am. That’s how we role. My wife likes to plan for the unplannable. However, she has made certain assurances for this life-event, and I have little doubt [...]

The First Day at School

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Yesterday was Balthazar’s first day of school. It started early that morning and the whole family was up for the affair. We drove him in and walked him to his class. It’s one of those “big steps” in a child’s life. I am excited about the idea of him becoming independent [...]

Top 5: Things You Wanted to Know About Me

Monday, July 14th, 2008

The meme is apparently now a lost word; used only by uncool dads and hipless (as in the lack of being hip) half-wits.  I’m getting on in years, relatively speaking, and am inclined to use such lingo as to embarrass those who would be so easily offended.
For lack of better alternatives, I bring to you [...]

VMworld 2007 – San Francisco

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

VMworld is a technical conference virtualization-vendor VMware puts on every year. Last year, we did this trip in Los Angeles. The conference was really good this year and took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. At the VMworld Party event, convention goers were given first-class treatment on Treasure Island [...]

The First Camping Trip

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

While Balthazar’s first camping trip was actually over just before 10:00pm, he did get some good exposure to camp-life and the adventures that surround it.
Balthazar has been going on about a camping trip for days now. We’re not exactly sure where he picked this up, but I couldn’t be happier. I love camping [...]

Overheard Conversation

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Last night I overheard Balthazar and Amy talking in the bathroom.
Amy: Oh! That’s a good looking poop.
Balthazar: Thanks!
Balthazar: That’s the daddy one, that’s the baby one, and that’s the mommy one.
Amy: Go tell daddy.
Me: (passing the bathroom) I hope the daddy one is huge.

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