Monday, July 14, 2008

Back and Better than Ever!

Ryan: has discovered that hitchhiking is more effective if you don’t use your thumb. You can stand there until it falls off as the cars speed by with the passenger’s noses pressed against the windows. Instead let your arms hang to your sides and walk along the road with your head sagging to your chest. That’s when an old lady will stop to give you a ride. He also decided that we need to be more attentive to the state of the tires, or maybe even get a spare, since Celia has no way to pick him up and our parents would have to take a week off of work to come help in case of a mishap.

On Saturday night Ryan enjoyed two and a half hours of Beauty and the Beast performed in an outdoor amphitheater. The beanbag chair was almost flat by the time it was over. He was surprised by the number of songs they managed to add to the original soundtrack, and how loud they could get at the end of each one.

Yesterday night Ryan had a juvenile relapse and forgot that it isn’t a good idea to throw things at glass light fixtures. Celia ran with Bella into the other room to escape glass shower. Ryan took the blanket off our bed so we wouldn’t get stuck by tiny shards of glass every time we moved in the night.

Bella: is back to getting up a couple times a night because an evil gremlin lives in her crib and wakes her up. Despite the sleep deprivation she smiles like its Christmas every time she sees Mommy or Daddy coming to her rescue.

Bella’s been sporting a baggier diaper lately. Her parents don’t want her to look like a thug, but it has more cargo space than the newborn diapers. Bella hasn’t made any messes since that discovery.

Although Isabella looks like her daddy, she did inherit a couple things besides tongue sucking from her mom. Her eyes are getting flecks of brown in them which will go well with her auburn hair. And....

Can you see the family resemblance?

Celia: found out that she has been doing this “homemaking” thing wrong. According to the prestigious “Tyra Banks Show,” stay at home moms sit around eating bon-bons and taking trips to the park all day.

On Saturday Ryan convinced Celia to put down the bon-bons and go running for the first time in about a year. Even though there was just one hill, three miles was overload for her haggard body. Next time she’ll need a pacemaker.

Celia has decided that the templates provided for bloggers cramp her style, and the only way to overcome that drudgery is to tweak the html and css code. She’s been flicking through html tutorials all week. When she lays her head down at night spooky images like this creep into her head;

body {
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
text-align: center;

Ryan says she has started mumbling to herself, avoids eye contact and has asked for a pocket protector. After suffering the effects of html and css cramming she discovered that wordpress (the blog domain) will only let you edit the code if make one low payment of 24.95 a year. Our new blog is at

We love you all!

Ryan, Celia and Bella


Sunset Stanley said...
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Sunset Stanley said...

Awww I feel your pain with the whole html/css thing! I had nightmares when I was studying web design. No joke.

Ryan and Celia said...

Thanks. I knew someone would sympathize with me. When I told Ryan about it he just stared at me and said, "I have no idea what you are talking about."

Jeanette said...

Love your blog - Isabella is beautiful! Happy mothering. Love always, the Cranes