Thursday, July 15, 2004

Bad Hair Day

Is it wrong for a guy to announce that he's having a bad hair day? Frankly, I'm not so sure I care about the answer because I'm having one !! I think God was messing around and put a chia pet head on me somehow by accident. Seems like everytime I wash my hair or go swimming, it causes my hair to grow. Within 3 weeks of a haircut, I'm having this type of day. UGH...

Then again, it could look like this guy. You think that he has ever untangled this? Can't imagine the stinch that would come forth from him !!

God bless you all,


Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Boy I love my boys !

I love my 2 boys! Tyler (3) and Colby (17 mos) are a blessing to me and Kendra. They are both very unique in their own ways but are wonderful kids. As I write this, Colby is perched up on the bed with me watching every keystroke. He continues to jabber in his own words and I so badly wish I knew what he was saying. It sounds so cute and very deliberate so I know he's got something on his mind. If the spelling is off on this entry, I apologize because Colby keeps pushing his "bull binky" (the thing he sleeps with that looks like a cow) on my laptop and it's about to drive me crazy!! :) Now, he's crawling up on my chest so I really can't see what I'm typing. Do you get the sense that he doesn't want to watch me blog but wants to play? :) Guess I better make this quick.

Tyler has not been napping well today but did finally go to sleep. We've continued to leave his baby monitor in his room so we can hear what's going on in his room if we want. I'm on the other side of the house so I heard him all afternoon not taking his nap. At one point I went into his room in a "surprise parental attack" ! I opened the door quickly to see if I could catch him in the act of whatever he was doing. When I opened the door, I laughed out loud. He was down at the foot of his bed underneath all of his sheets. He immediately knew he was busted and frantically (and I do mean frantically) tried to get out from under his covers and get back into the "sleep position" so as not to make Daddy mad. However, he couldn't get out from under all the covers so he just stood there for a minute like "he'll never see me if I don't move". I had to come over and pull the covers off him. Once he got a look at me he said in his cute little voice "ootz, sorry Dad" and went back to his sleep position. As much as I wanted to discipline him for not taking his nap (which we've done before), I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I patted him on his head and went to close the door. As I did that, I hear "Love you Dad - be good". So cute !!

Well, there you have it. If you didn't know how I felt about my cute boys, you do now. I love them both dearly... despite the fact that Colby is whipping me right now messing with my mouse and laptop screen !! UGH !! :)

God bless you all,


Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Old School Football Coaches vs New Age NFL Players

Thought this was entertaining... do you think today's players are tougher than they were 10-15 years ago? I think not...

For those that don't know, both Dennis Green and Tom Coughlin have reputations for being tough old-school coaches. Green has been out of coaching for a while. Can't recall Coughlin's recent coaching stints but I know he's not been a head coach for a while.

Go Bill Parcells and (gulp!)Joe Gibbs !!
Cardinals forfeit practice due to union pressure
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have ended their off-season workouts a week early after a group of players complained to the the union that the team had violated league rules by working the players too hard.

NFL Executive Vice President Harold Henderson and Players Association Executive Director Gene Upshaw said the team violated rules on the intensity level and tempo of drills during voluntary workouts under new coach Dennis Green.

As a result, the Cardinals have forfeited the final week of their off-season program, which was scheduled to run through Friday. The team reports to training camp in Flagstaff Aug. 1.

"We're very respectful of the (collective bargaining agreement) and are taking the appropriate measures to make sure this does not re-occur," said Rod Graves, Cardinals vice president of football operations.

The Cardinals are the second team this year to give up voluntary workouts because of contract violations. The New York Giants, who also have a new coach, Tom Coughlin, were told in May that the team had to give up two days of their offseason program because of violations on the length of workouts and the scheduling of classroom sessions.