Thursday, September 28, 2006

Do The Roomba (Dance)

As Christina said in the last post we purchased a remanufactured Roomba for a great price. We've bought it to help keep the hard wood floors swept, something we do multiple times a day. It works! I came home last night to a floor with no crumbs under the table and the living room carpets vacuumed clean. Throw the Roomba down in a room, hit the "clean" button and walk away.

Yesterday we all enjoyed the novelty of having a robot do one of our chores. Here's the kids chasing our Roomba, and just like in the wild, the Roomba selects the slowest/weakest member of the pack and comes back to bite - proof of it's intelligence. :)

Oh, Abigail has named it "Roomba Fun" and declared it a girl.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Roomba has arrived

With great fanfare our new Roomba has arrived. I am reserving judgment of it's cleaning abilities until it is fully charged and useful. We did play around with it a little today and found it to be very entertaining. It scared the snot out of the cat and is a great baby-sitter. Entertaining commentary and video to follow.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Global Warming

Today a report came out that the earth is soon to be hotter than anytime since 12,000 years ago. This reportedly is due to increases in pollution. (So, what made things so hot 12,000 years ago? )

Al Gore has a solution: Spend more money.

Ted Kulongoski has a solution: Re-elect him as governor.

Bush has a solution: What's the problem again?

Ford has a solution: Make a more expensive car that feels greener.

Hollywood has a solution: Make more disaster flicks.

Iran has a solution: Nuclear winter.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Donut Factory

Last night we took a trip to Krispy Kreme for some donuts. Here's a short video of the kids explaining the "donut factory" process.''

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Tractor Ride

This last Sunday we grabbed lunch at Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel - This is a cute video clip of my very bouncy daughter during the tractor ride from the parking lot into downtown.


Originally uploaded by the.hendersons.
Last week Miriam started crawling, this week she realized that she can get to a standing position by climbing up just about anything - tables, chairs, shelves, desks.... watch out!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Miriam has been scooting around for a few months now, but just took her first crawling steps today. By the end of the week she should have this down pat.


Originally uploaded by the.hendersons.
Here's a shot from tonight of Miriam gnawing on her spoon - more fun than the whole food thing.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Shelf Space

This weekend I completed a library shelf in our bedroom, this gives us 24 feet of shelf space, something we've needed for awhile.

Bedroom Library 1

Bedroom Library 2

And the shelf was inaugurated with a nice show of fireworks when I ground the bolts down to size.

Bedroom Library 3

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

State Fair

After church on Sunday we drove to Salem and enjoyed the afternoon at the state fair.

Click here for some great photos.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The adventure of the pink marker

I just tucked Miriam into bed for a nap and was chatting with her about her "adventures" this morning. I thought I would share how she got her face and hands a lovely shade of pink. It was simply that the big kids had been coloring history pages at the coffee table and a few stray markers fell to the floor. The three of us left Mim in the living room for a moment while I set up the documentary about Jamestown colony. I found her casually under the coffee table with a giant Lego in her mouth (acceptable teething toy in our house and greatly loved by the baby). I swept her mouth with my finger to make sure it was clear and then hunted for the marker. Needless to say the big kids came out to pick up the overlooked art supplies and even apologized to Miriam. All is well, but she does look pretty funny. Now we will get back to learning about all of the horrible ways the first settlers of Jamestown died. The first week of school a queen got her head chopped off and now Jamestown. David is really enjoying history this year!