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Got to spoil 7 out of 16 nieces/nephews. Destiny has lost her first baby teeth, Brandon is learning how to read, Jay is talking up a storm, Anthony just sat there looking cute, Shayla was kind of... Energetic, Ian is a grown up, and hence, boring, and Elena is still a complete girly-girl. :-)

Took several of the kids for ice cream at Friendly's, and some out to see a movie, The Tale of Despereaux. Played with duplo legos with the younger kids, painted the nails of the slightly older ones, played an inordinate amount of Munchkin with the one munchkin old enough to play, and generally had a good vacation. And tomorrow, back to the frozen wastes of Wisconsin...
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Me asking a small toddler's Grandma: "Can Jay have a whole Reese's peanut butter cup, or is he too little"?

Small toddler piping up, without even knowing what we were talking about: "I too little".
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I am _not_ thankful for the wretched crystalline substance that falls from the air and makes things cold and slushy. Nor am i thankful for having a cold. I am thankful for having adorable nieces and nephews, not living in Canada, not being wretchedly poor, and last but not least, for having met [livejournal.com profile] nanimo. Even though she gave me a cold. ;-)
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When my adorable niece Destiny was about a year and a half, she had a habit of poking people and then announcing the name of whatever she was pointing at, especially when you had just picked her up. "Nose!" "Ears!" "Tattoo!". What always cracked me up was when a grown-up of the female persuasion would pick her up, and she would jab them in the "Boobs!" If she grows up to be a lesbian, I am totally telling that story to every girlfriend, or even potential girlfriend, that she ever has. Hell, I'll tell that story at her _wedding_. That's the kind of uncle I am. :-)
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How else could one use a funny anecdote to sell a 3 dollar pack of cards, that's ALREADY BEEN OPENED, for $142.51? Aside from bidders, the auction page has so far gotten 179257 viewers. We are Living in an Age of Wonders.
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Ice cream, of course. Took the two big monkeys to Friendly's, while the newborn monkey stayed home. The big ones behaved themselves, and one of them even managed to avoid making a mess:

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Afterward, we went back to grandma's, and the big monkeys _insisted_ I get pictures of them with the baby monkey. What could I do?

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I'm so evil, I'm actually considering signing up for an anti-war protest in D.C. just to get the free ticket, and then ditch the whole thing to go spoil my nieces and nephews. I probably won't actually _do_ it, but it would be funny. :-)
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About a month before I went for my second Iraqi Vacation, I was visiting parents, and my niece Destiny drew me a picture of her brand new baby brother. Of course, being a two-year-old, her drawing wasn't very representational, but I pretended to be impressed as she told me "Did is his nose, and dese are his fingers, and dis is his bewwy button." I had to laugh when she got to "And dis is his peepee!", though. Ah, the innocence of youth. :-D
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A few hours later: "You're leaving tomorrow? Don't go! When will you be back?" Six year-olds have a funny definition of "forever", don't they? :-P
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Took 6 of the rugrats to the zoo today. 4 of them were well behaved...
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Today, I'm taking two of my nieces to get their first tattoos. Their mom _thinks_ they're getting their ears pierced instead. Heh, heh, heh...

Clarification: I really was just joking. I have _some_ impulse control and responsibility, honest. My nieces and nephews do have a standing offer from me to pay for their first tattoos on their 18th birthdays, though.
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Have a Merry Christmas, Hannukah, Solstice, Yule, or Saturnalia. Heck, we'll even count Kwanzaa as a real holiday, just to be nice! Orthodox Christmas, though... I guess it's as real a holiday as "regular" Christmas, but it seriously irks me that they get to do all their shopping at day-after-Christmas clearance sales. Hardly seems fair. ;-P

My nephew Sam is completely adorable. A few minutes ago, he was "sleep crawling". being only 3 months old, he can't actually get into a crawling position yet even when he's awake, but he knows that he _wants_ to be mobile. The kid's obviously a genius.
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Just spent the day trying to keep up with a 4-year old niece at an amusement park. In another two days, I'm doing the same with the 6-year old niece instead. When did I get so _old_ and _tired_?!?
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Pharyngula revels in squiddiness.

In other news, I took my niece Destiny and Nephew Brandon to Friendlies for ice cream today. They behaved _so_ well in the car. And for the first ten minutes of waiting for the ice cream to get to the table. The rest of the time... Well, I hope the 30% tip makes it up for the waitress. I guess Brandon, at not-quite-two, isn't quite big enough to eat at a restaurant. Alas.

Update Lookee, new icon! It's Power Puff Me!
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I just got what will likely be my last package from home before I return. In addition to last minute candy, there was this picture of my adorable niece Destiny:

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She is, if possible, even cuter now than she was as an infant. While I love all my nieces and nephews equally, Des has a special place in my heart, since she's the only one who used to call me "Daddy". When she was about a year old, she decided that _all_ grownups were "Mommies" and "Daddies", the only exceptions being "Gramma" and "Pappa". Still, it was kinda cool. In only a few more weeks, I'll get to visit again and spoil her rotten. Im'unna take her sleddin', an' to eat icecream at Friendlies, an' we'z gonna build stuff with Legos, an'... Glee!

There is one sad note, however: Her hair has continued 'blonding'. Soon, there won't be any red left at all, and she won't be "My Little Orangutan" anymore. :'-(

Munchkins.

Nov. 16th, 2005 04:34 am
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I just got to talk to my adorable niece Destiny on the phone. This time, she just said "Hi!" real quick, and handed it back to her Grandma. Last time, though, she went on and on about how She Saw Me Fly Away In A Plane, And It Was Awesome!!!!! Eventually, her Grandpa picked up the other handset, and you know what she said? "Papa, I'm on the PHONE!". :-). According to her Grandma, she's actually learning to read, at the tender age of 3 1/2. She can recognize most of her letters, and knows that "C-a-t spells cat!" Whether she really understands what that _means_ or not is another question; Last summer, she was adamant that she really COULD read, because she could recite her favorite storybooks verbatim. Even when Grandma covered up the words. Or closed the books entirely. :-)

As for Brandon, he can walk perfectly now. He was able to take a couple of steps before, but he always got bored with the slowness of upright locomotion, and flopped back onto all fours, where he was the proverbial greased lightning. He's also almost as much of a chatterbox as his sister was at that age. They are both completely adorable, and are obviously destined for greatness.

If all goes according to plan, I'll get to spoil them both within a few weeks after Christmas. Incidentally, our unit recommends people back stateside stop sending us mail around the first of December. Anyone who's been meaning to send junk food, now's the time...
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First, Brandon:
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It was hard to take his picture, because he kept reaching for the camera. He knew there was a picture on the other side, and he wanted to see it. He also absolutely refused to let a wet washcloth anywhere near his face, so he'll be remembered as the Grubby Faced Baby for all eternity.

Next, Laura:
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I'm sure you'll agree that this is the cutest baby picture ever. A baby and her teething blanket, a wonderful thing.

Finally, Destiny, holding Laura:
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Naturally, I love all my nieces and nephews equally. Des has a special place in my heart, though, since she used to call me "Daddy". I was hardly unique in this; when she was about a year old, she decided that _all_ grownups were "Mommies" and "Daddies", with only her "Gramma" and "Pappa" being special. Still, it was pretty cool. :-)
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Just got a call saying that my niece Shayla was in a car accident. She suffered a broken skull, but she's not in life-threatening danger. She's already out of the hospital, and convalescing with her grandparents. Good thing she inherited her dad's hard head, I guess. He mom will be in surgery soon, but is also expected to be OK. There's only one thing to do, and thats to buy the wee one toys to take her mind off the owies. Good thing Lego makes Castle Duplo's these days.
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'Nuff said.

My niece Laura is the most adorable 8-month-old in the whole world. The other day, I was entertaining her with funny faces, and she stuck her hand in my mouth and very deliberately said "Ew." :-) Shorty after, she entertained herself by practicing talking. She would go "Mmmmm. mmmm. mmmm." and then "Ssssss.sssss.ssss" and "Thhhhpt.Thhhhpt. Thhhhpt". You can tell she's doing it on purpose. She is just so cute!
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Whenever I go through customs, or just airport security in general, I have to physically restrain the urge to say things that will get me in trouble. My internal giggliness at the prospect of again spoiling my nieces and nephews only made it worse.

When I was going through Kuwait, they had a special ceremony celebrating the 250,000th person going on R&R from Iraq and Afghanastan. Inspiring, or something. We missed lunch for it, but got some almost edible cake out of the deal. Going through Hamburg, we got a morale-boosting song-and-speech routine from a chaplain, that was actually funny. I had a moment of stark despair when I saw a soldier, in uniform, playing a shoot-em-up arcade game, and firing the gun retard... I mean, "Gangsta" style. There's just no excuse for that.

Going through the Atlanta airport was somewhat annoying. If there's one group of people who can be guaranteed not to have bombs in their boots, it's soldiers on leave. So why did we all have to take our boots off, huh? And you know what else? People who just stand there on escalators? They deserve to be bludgeoned about the head and shoulders. Some of us have places to go, and you people are just in the way. Unless you require a cane to walk, there is no excuse to rest your lazy rear while I'm trying to walk up the escalator.

Ah, but it was all worth it, 'cuz now I'm here to spoil my nieces and nephews. Tomorrow I'l take them out to the movies, and then Books-a-million, and then to the toy store. My niece Laura is as completely adorable in person as her pictures led me to believe. Ah, munchkins...

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