1st Swim of the Summer!

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anthony.silva — Tuesday, April 29, 2008 @ 10:17 pm

This past weekend we went for our first swim of the summer. First, daddy tested out the waters and then he came and got us so we could join in the fun! It was pretty cold at first, but we got used to it quickly (especially since we were having so much fun!).

Daddy’s note: it’s going to be SO nice to get our first FULL summer of swimming out of our new pool – we’re very excited! 🙂

Mike, Courtney, and Zane also came over and Mommy and Daddy played pictionary and taboo with Mike and Courtney – we don’t know what those games are, but if the amount of screaming and laughing going on was any indication, it sounded like lots of fun!

Guestbook Back Online!

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anthony.silva — Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 12:47 am

This should make Mommy happy… 🙂

After a year or two of being out of commission due to getting too many spam posts, the guestbook is back and better than ever! It’s been converted over to the new visual format and uses a Captcha image/word recognition anti-spam filter so hopefully we won’t have those problems anymore. 🙂 I also imported the old entries we had with their proper dates so you can see who said what and when.

Click here or click on the “Sign Guestbook” link under “GUESTBOOK” on the side bar to sign it (even if you’ve already signed it, sign it again! 🙂 ).

Happy Birthday Grandma!

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mimiyaya — Tuesday, April 22, 2008 @ 9:56 am

Now that Grandma is online and surfing the web like crazy, we thought it would be appropriate to wish her a Happy Birthday right here on our website. So…HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA – WE LOVE YOU!!!

Shaun & Erika: The Musical

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anthony.silva — Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

This past Friday, we all went to see our long-time family friend Shaun get married to his girlfriend of 3+ years Erika. It was a beautiful and fun wedding complete with choreographed entrance walks, a singer, a swing dance by the bride and groom, breakdancers, and a scripted dance by the wedding party (among all the usual wedding hoopla)!

Fun times were had by all and we were happy to finally meet Shaun’s east-coast family and friends. Towards the end of the festivities, Mimi (and Yaya this time, too!) came out to dance again. After seeing the breakdancers, the girls appeared to be trying to duplicate their moves by running and skipping around the dance floor and kicking their legs up higher than usual. Mimi even did a body wave and Yaya did a superman (or girl, as it were) pose! (Sorry for the video quality below, but it was taken with Nana’s camera – watch all the way through to see Mimi’s body wave move!)

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Also, we’re completely up to date on photos AND videos AND posts for the first time in recent memory – ENJOY!

New Photo Galleries Up!

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anthony.silva — Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 12:46 am

After much tedium, the new format photo galleries are up and running! Notice on the sidebar we removed the old folder browser used by the old gallery software and have added simple text links to help you navigate where you want to go.

Each of the “X’s Photos” pages has a link to all of its contained galleries (labeled by month and year, just like the old gallery). Clicking on any of those galleries will get you to a gallery browse page where you can click on any image to see the fullsize version. When viewing the fullsize version, there are links in the bottom (white) part to go to the next and previous image without leaving the fullsize browser.

Next projects are getting caught up (again) on photos and posts and getting the guestbook up and running again (special request from Mommy!). We should also be adding some more title bar images in the near future.

We’ve also touched up the format of the sidebar and added small icons in a couple places for extra polish. 🙂 Please enjoy and let us know what you think!

P.S. We have noticed some problems with how the galleries show up in firefox and safari so if you use either of those browsers, that’s why things might look a bit funny (it’s 2 against 1, so that means internet explorer is probably the one that’s actually displaying it wrong ;). We’ll be working on this in the near future as well…

Dinner Party

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anthony.silva — Sunday, April 13, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

Tonight we had a dinner party with Courtney and Zane (Mike was unavailable). Zane had heated up mush and the rest of us had barbequed chicken sandwiches and french fries! Here’s a quick video of what Zane thought about it all:

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Makeover *Almost* Complete

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anthony.silva — Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

The makeover from the old pink layout to the new and improved pink (oh wait, the girls have notified us it’s fushia – did I spell that right?) layout is almost done. Post formats are set in stone and we’ve got the new flash header with the cool transitioning pictures and the picture viewer on the side. Now we just have to finish getting caught up with adding pictures and a video gallery to the site – stay tuned!

P.S. The link under “Pages” on the sidebar titled “February 2004” is a preview of what our new photo galleries are going to look like.

Update 11:30PM: While Courtney and Mommy were watching Enchanted, we now have our video gallery finally posted! Click on “Videos” under “Pages” on the sidebar on the right –>…or click here. 🙂

Game Night

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anthony.silva — @ 8:39 pm

Mommy and Daddy along with our pals the Glynn’s partook in a new ritual that they call “GAME NIGHT”. We were a little confused as to how this was going to play out but once we heard there was pizza and a little Wii bowling for us…we were in! Our little buddy Zane had to recharge his batteries for the next day so he turned in early. We definitely showed off our amazing Wii skills to the Glynns and we believe we’re are a shoe in for their bowling league team!

After we went to bed we kept hearing the soothing sounds of Courtney singing SABATOGE from the Beastie Boys and other various hits along with Mike and Daddy playing the guitar and drums. It sounded as if there was a concert in our living room. Since it was past our bedtime one can only hope it was documented. Oh wait…. It was! Check out the footage below!

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