Ready for Winter 
Thursday, June 30, 2011, 01:08 - General, Derek
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With the warmer temperatures I am ready for winter. This week is going to get hotter, not looking forward to it.

I have not updated in awhile, my apologies.

Christina is doing well. We spend lots of time outside swinging, walking, wagon rides, and the reward for her wonderful efforts a shoulder ride.

Christina loves to go go go; we wear each other out. I try t sit for a little bit when she is down for her nap/quiet time.

The squirrels need to go, they are hurting my plants. Still deciding whether to try one of the ultra-sonic things or get a live trap and relocate them to a wooded area not far.

I have been keeping up on pictures and videos of Christina. I have slacked on getting the slideshow updated regularly. I think I need to pick once or twice a month and schedule it.

Right around the corner is Christina's birthday. The princess will be five. A small party and cake are on the agenda.

I read an article about how dads make better parents than moms. Although there were some good points, overall the article did not hit on key items I would have mentioned. It is a treat and sometimes difficult being mom and dad at the same time. I want to go into detail, but that will be a post of its own and will get done when and if I get time.

Time to watch a movie and go to bed. Cheers!!!

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Making me proud 
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 03:46 - General, Derek
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Christina has been running in the gait trainer. It is hard to get a picture of her and start the video in time.

We found part of the sidewalk around the house that Christin is comfortable walking in the gait trainer without holding my hand or having me touch the gait trainer as she gets on her merry way.

The weather has been hot. Uncomfortably hot if you ask me. High 90s is hot, humid or dry it is hot. Our trips outside were short and most included water of some sort. I found going through the sprinkler is not as fun as when I was a kid. The kiddie pool is my favorite. The water is more of a warmer cool and does the trick cooling off without the shock of cold.

Christina preferred the shock of cold for a while then swinging. It worked out well to dry her off a little before heading inside into the air conditioning.

No baking this weekend, it was too warm. We did enjoy some very delicious cheesecake. Christina likes just the cheesecake. Christina has managed to spit out the crust and the added fruit. She also does not like to share.

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River Time 
Monday, June 6, 2011, 16:02 - General, Derek
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With the last few days being hot Christina and I headed to the river today. It was refreshing, but felt good to get back into the air conditioning.

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Christina Swinging 
Saturday, June 4, 2011, 21:03 - General, Derek
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Good Article 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 13:35 - General
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This article also from US Cyber Security is "Cyber Security Tip ST05-002: Keeping Children Safe Online".

Link to article:

Although Christina is a little young to be overly concerned about her online habits, I don't think it is anything to be relaxed about. As the internet becomes more common place it is a beast to contend with.

An example is the iPad Christina has begun using as a communication device. Christina has only started using it and has a long way to go, but the possibilities seem endless with the various accessibility features.

It is better to be prepared as Christina gets older. I would say the best precaution and to make the most enjoyable experience for Christina is to be sure to educate Christina about the world wide web.

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