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Party time for Maisa

Maisa is excited about going to daycare today.

Why? Because they are having a Halloween costume party.

Maisa will be a bumblebee today, and a ladybug when she goes trick-or-treating this weekend.

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Posted by on October 26, 2010 in Uncategorized



Good to see an old friend

Had some good conversation and laughs with old high school buddy Eben last night. He’s married to one of Jill’s cousins, coincidentally.

Maisa had a great time with their two kids. As a bonus, no one got hurt, which was a minor miracle. 🙂


Giants took a 3-1 series lead last night, beating Philly in the bottom of the ninth.

Good thing they did, too, because I was exhausted and ready to turn off the TV after that inning — win, lose or draw.

It hurts a little bit that the Giants are headed to an NLCS victory over the Phillies — considering that the Dodgers failed miserably in two NLCS appearances against Philly. Sigh.


CC Sabathia was too much for Texas in ALCS Game 5. This series appears headed to a Game 7, which would be Cliff Lee against Andy Pettitte. Now THAT would be fun to watch.

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Posted by on October 21, 2010 in Uncategorized



A productive Sunday

We washed windows at our house Sunday. Jill did most of the work, to be honest, though I got quite a workout cleaning other parts of the house.

I was exhausted by nightfall. It didn’t feel like an off day.

Maisa had a productive day, too. She went No. 2 on the potty for the first time Sunday evening! Woo-hoo!

We had to call both of her Grammas to share the news. They were very excited, and Maisa was very proud of herself. 🙂


The Phillies tied the NLCS at a game apiece Sunday night. 6 to 1 was the final score over the Giants.

Frisco’s run came on Cody Ross’ home run. He has four blasts in the last three games — off Derek Lowe, Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt (according to ESPN radio announcers).

Four or five years ago, I was watching a Dodgers-Pirates game on TV at our old townhouse in Ankeny. Ross had a career game in a Dodger rout, hitting three home runs and driving in six or seven runs.

The Dodgers had to cut him a few days later, ironically, because they needed to make a roster move and Ross was out of options.

Ross eventually ended up at Florida, where he had two or three decent years. The Giants claimed him off waivers this year, I believe, and he has done a good job for them. Surprising power. A nice player.

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Posted by on October 18, 2010 in Uncategorized


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More pictures of Maisa

Click here to view dozens of recent photos of the Little Miss.

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Posted by on October 14, 2010 in Uncategorized



Hat trick for Maisa

Very exciting news at our house yesterday — Maisa peed in the potty three times in one day! You should have seen the grin on that girl’s face as we congratulated her! Hahaha!

Jill said Maisa had a successful potty session last week, but apparently I wasn’t notified. 🙂 So I was very excited about Friday’s hat trick.


Goodbye, Twins. Meanwhile, the Rays stayed alive with a win in Game 3. Three playoff games tomorrow — the Rangers and Phillies both can clinch and move on to the LCS.


Utah 68, Iowa State 27. Ouch.

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Posted by on October 10, 2010 in Uncategorized



Maisa loves ‘The Quiz’

When I was a kid, I thought submarine-style pitchers such as Dan Quisenberry and Kent Tekulve were the most interesting athletes in the world. Who would have thought that style could be effective against major-league hitters?

I often tried to imitate their unorthodox deliveries when playing catch with my Dad or my buddies. It was a hoot.

So, just because I’m a goofy guy, I did a little Quisenberry in our kitchen today when Maisa was having a snack in her high chair. The result? A laughing, giggling, hysterical toddler.

Maisa thought that was just about the funniest thing she had ever seen. Just like her old man did about 25 or 30 years ago.

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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Maisa’s first haircut

Gramma and Mommy keep Maisa busy while the stylist cuts her hair. Daddy handled the camera duties.

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Posted by on September 12, 2010 in Uncategorized