Friday, September 26, 2008

Philanthropic Friday!

Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon during the 63rd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York September 25, 2008 where he announced a donation of $168 million dollars for malaria vaccines research.

I didn't know zeros went that high! But, I'm glad they do. And, I'm glad the megabillionaire is giving his funds away to causes like this versus something stupid like building an island.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Got an idea?

Google will pay you $10,000,000 if you do. Read the CCN report here.

clean up your act

Bath time is always fun. And, generally involves a lot of laughing, splashing (probably a bit more when Dadda is involved), singing and whatever other antics can be considered.

"I fall down in bathtub." Followed by much laughter because "Landon is funny." he proudly proclaims.

The result of asking him to "Smile."

Bouncing up and down on his knees in the tub. At what age does that start to hurt and stop being fun?

While snapping the first few pictures of this post, LA asks to "Take picture with George in boat." So, there you have it. Two little monkeys taking a bath.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

when the sun hits it just right

On nice days we enjoy our very nice very large front window. It is, to this day, one of our most prized takeaways from the massive (massive meaning entire to bottom...outside to inside) remodel we did to our home a few years ago. Birds enjoy nice days as well. Given the conditions they see our window as an outstanding exploration opportunity beneath their wings. "Wow! Check out that hole right in the front of that house! I'm heading in for a closer look..."THUMP. Lights out. Forever.
This little fella's trajectory of death propelled him into our gate window. Which made it very difficult to close later that evening. Kidding. Mrs. Haffner Home called a neighbor as this occur ed during the early afternoon. He was nice enough to come assist with the carcass removal.