Showing posts with label Kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kids. Show all posts

Monday, September 9, 2019

Ham Radio in Legos

Trying to connect with kids and show the many things you can do with ham radio...


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

White Noise Machine

Random recommendation...

In order to get my infant daughter to sleep, we would stand in front of the stove/oven vent fan. The white noise from the fan really seemed to make a difference.

Since standing in the kitchen all night long wasn't really an option, we got one of these white noise machines about eight years ago.

It's been running every night since we bought it. I bet I paid more than today's $31 sale price, but it has been worth its weight in gold.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Toys for Boys and Girls

So I've had this rock fortress since I was a small child. (See here for one that has many more of the original pieces.) I remember epic battles and hours of fun, so I can't bring myself to get rid of it.

You can't tell from the picture (as Ariel and her princess friends are all on the other side), but my daughter has turned it into Ariel's grotto. (And, apparently, I have said something witty while taking the picture.)

Friday, April 26, 2013

AK Centerfire

I had one of the AK Centerfire water guns when I was a kid. I remembered the Laser Tag kit I had, but I had completely forgotten about the AK. Good times.

Via The Weapon Blog

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Goodnight iPad

If you've got a young 'un, then you might be familiar with the original. Lots of scary truth in the parody:
Goodnight iPad

Friday, August 12, 2011

Machine Gun Clips

Tonight when my daughter was eating her chicken noodle soup, my wife was picking out the celery pieces, because the little one doesn't like them. It reminded me of when I was little and my parents got me and my brother to eat them by calling them "machine gun clips." I guess the curved shape reminded us of an AK-47 we had seen on TV or in a movie. Silly, huh? I know. They should have called them "modern sporting rifle magazines."

Monday, August 1, 2011


While the rest of the world is going to see Captain America, Captain America, Captain America, and even Cowboys and Aliens, I went to see a horror movie about the fearsome Backson.

Owl: It's a Giant creature with a tail
Here I'll draw Piglet in for scale
His hide is like a shaggy rug
His face a surely ugly mug
With two sharp horns atop his head
In between a mop of hair that's red
And in his nose a ring of gold
It smells of monkey's feet and mold
Its toes are black
Its fur is blue
I swear that all I tell you is not made up
The Backson!
All: The Backson!
Owl: The Backson!
All: The Backson

My two and a half year old loved it and I thought it was pretty entertaining, too. There were several clever word plays that made me laugh. The closing credits were really cool, too.