Archive for Birthday

The Best Sound In The World

Posted in Nonsense, Tori with tags , , on October 8, 2011 by Bob

Tori’s first birthday party was today. I was up late last night cleaning and I have a cold so I really didn’t sleep much. I have felt like I was going to pass out since about 5 p.m. I even speed mowed the front yard so it didn’t look so bad. (There is SOOOO a self propelled mower on my list to buy next year) It was all worth it though when Tori saw that first toy start up, after some assembly of course. Her giggles and laughs are sooo cute. Yes, I will have some video posted maybe tomorrow. Just in general, I think I need to set up some 24/7 cameras around the house to record her doing all the cute things she does.

Well, I have used spell check about 34 times already in this short post so, I think that is it for me. Until tomorrow …



We’re Almost There

Posted in Nonsense, Tori with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by Bob

Wednesday was Tori’s bday. Yesterday was mine. Today is Jackie’s. To quote Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein … “Nice grouping!” Tori’s birthday party is tomorrow. We have been cleaning, shopping, decorating … for a small party. For such a small party, it seems that there is an awful lot of work to do. After tomorrow though, that should be all the hosting we have to do until the next baptism. I will be soooo happy when I get a little bit of a weekend to relax. All the work though is worth it … as I have said before.

I can’t forget to actually wish my wife a happy birthday. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY WIFE!


On another side note, speaking of my wife, I am convinced that I am having sympathy pregnancy symptoms this time around. Not only am I tired all the time, have back pain (more than usual small stuff), but I am the most forgetful S.O.B. lately. I can’t remember the simplest things lately. As long as I remember to pick Tori up from daycare I think I should be ok.

The Best Thing I Ever Did

Posted in Tori with tags , , , , , , on October 5, 2011 by Bob

Today is an easy one to write. It is my baby girl’s first birthday. I can’t believe that a year has gone by already since we welcomed the cutest, smileyest baby into the world. Seeing her smile, hearing her giggle and getting a hug, kiss and a “da da” from her at the end of the day, makes all the daily nonsense worth it.

Happy birthday my Tori Grace! Daddy loves you!


And Now, Another Word From Another Sponsor

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by Bob

Ok, I kind of lied. I still don’t have a sponsor, BUT these guys are friends of mine and they are really cool. Not sure how many of you know that I wear Hawaiian shirts every Friday at work between Memorial day and Labor day. I would wear them more often but I don’t like to wear the same shirt twice during a season and I don’t have quite enough shirts to wear for a whole year of Fridays. That and I am not sure if Jackie would let me own 52 Hawaiian shirts.

I guess that I should say WHO this great company is. It is Bad Shirts Good Times. They have some real cool looking shirts for sale and they are reasonably priced for such a high quality shirt. The colors are crisp and clean and they have no caffeine, never had it, and never will. (I just said that, they didn’t. I don’t want anyone to think they have bad slogans that I say)

They are a relatively new company, but I know that they are going to be going places and soon, they will corner the Hawaiian shirt market in the NW Suburbs of Chicago…maybe even further.

According to FCC rules, or someone’s rules, I have to mention that I am not being compensated for anything I have said in this blog.

Just go buy a shirt from this fine retailer will ya? You want a shirt. I know you do. If you don’t, my birthday is coming up Oct. 6th. I like Hawaiian shirts.

Oh yeah, their blog is here. It promises to be quite amusing.

We’re Getting There

Posted in Nonsense, Tori with tags , , , , , , on September 25, 2011 by Bob

In more ways than one.

A) We are getting closer to my vacation time. Right now it feels like a big mistake waiting until the end of the year to take the bulk of my vacation. I know thought that I will think differently once the time comes for me to be away from work though.

B) We are getting closer to the end of the year when I can take a small break from blogging … maybe. I have felt 2 ways about posting every day … exhausted and proud. It is something I make sure I do even when we go out so it is a feeling of accomplishment. Of course there are the days I look at the computer and think … “Crap”

C) We are getting closer to Tori’s 1st birthday. FIRST BIRTHDAY! Holy crap where did the time go?! It literally feels like it was just yesterday that we were bringing her home. It is so true what everyone says that it goes by so fast and to treasure every moment. I really do try to. If I didn’t have this annoying thing called work, I would stay home with her in a heartbeat! I love every little thing she does and I wish we could catch it all. I have seriously considered setting up cameras around that would tape her all the time. Yeah, I could be THAT dad. After all, I need to have a bunch of pictures of her for when she is famous and on Letterman right?

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