Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tate is moving on to harder stuff...

This was made by Tate with pretty minimal coaching. He is getting very good at following the picture instructions. This doesn't mean that Tate needs 1 million piece Lego sets for Christmas though. Like Father, like son (though he is more intelligent than I am)

Tate's first Scorpions' Game

Well, Tate and dad went to Mormon Night at the local minor League baseball game: the Yuma Scorpions. We got matching baseball hats and Tate lasted for about 6 innings. He mostly amused himself by chasing the mascot "Stinger the Scorpion" around. He hates Santa Claus but doesn't mind a human sized scorpion. His only complaint is that he wanted to know when he got to go on the field and play. He was a little disappointed that he wasn't allowed on the field. So the next day we went home and broke out the T-ball gear and Tate got to play some baseball. He has a really funny "Happy Gilmore" style approach to the ball.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Just some pictures to show Grandma and Grandpa what Tate is doing with the magnets that they bought him for Christmas. He loves them and yes, he did these all himself.

The dangers of reading.....

Tate learned a hard lesson last night about reading in the nude. After his bath he ran into his room and grabbed a book and was reading to himself while I cleaned up the bathroom. As his mom and I were walking into the room, he finished the book and snapped it shut. Let's just say that it snapped back and he found himself caught by get the idea. He just sat there for a moment looking confused before he started crying. Mommy and Daddy's laughter probably didn't help.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Some pictures from work

Just thought I would send some pictures of what I am doing at work now. For those of you who don't know, I am now working as a Search and Rescue pilot in Yuma, Az. What we do when not actually rescuing anyone is train to rescue people. That is what is going on in the pictures. We are repelling a Corpsman (like an EMT) down to a simulated patient and the either hoisting (pulling him back into the helo) or short-hauling (simulated hoist failure where the Corpsman stays at the end of the rope and we move him to safety and then set him back down again). I will try to get some more dramatic pictures when I start working harder areas. The most difficult part is taking the pictures while flying....

Monday, August 4, 2008

Always Ally of the Justice

Wonder Space can be found at "58 Wonder Earth"

Back from Vegas....but no pictures

Well Tate is back from Vegas and our heartfelt thanks go out to the Harwoods who watched him for 3 weeks while Sachiyo was throwing up. About 1 hour into our 5 hour drive up to Vegas, we realized we had forgot the camera. We bought a disposable camera but you are all going to have to wait until we get it developed. On the way home we stopped a few times in the desert to show Tate the different types of plants and cactus and to just let him run around a bit.

When we got home we found a package waiting for Tate from Grandpa and Grandma with some puzzles and a few cars. They were also nice enough to send a bunch of tennis balls, which explained why Cashus was so interested in the package.