Monday, September 13, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
So Sugarduck and I have been blessed with watching Tom Tom grow and develop these past few months. Every day spent with him is an adventure and we love our time together. Now before I start to sound like an awful "Lifetime" movie (That's totally the link to Lifetime's movie schedule, don't ever say your Uncle Tom doesn't care about you) or ridiculous"Hallmark" commercial let me remind you my happy viewers that I am all man baby!!! Each and every day our play time with Tom Tom varies. Sometimes we read to him, sometimes we walk and look at the trees and animals outside, and sometimes well, sometimes we just make noises to see what happens. For your reference below, this was on a weekend that Sugarduck and I discovered his love of the "Buzzzzz" sound......
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Well here are two more videos of little Tom Tom enjoying his activity center. What I would like you to pay attention to is the amount of laughter and enjoyment his face shows. Yes, no amount of attention and love from his mother and father have brought such joyful emotion from him.....
You have to listen to this one first, listen closely to the sound he makes (about 6 seconds in)....
Here is the second one we took in a room with better lighting.
I would at this time, like to thank the Disney Toy Company for taking our son and making him a slave to "the system". I had always hoped he would turn out like Lloyd Dobbler from Say Anything (one of your Uncle Tom's favorite films) and not "make anything sold, bought, or processed". The other side to these incidents is that they make two hella great videos that we all hope you enjoy. Take care my happy readers. We hope you are all well.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Now now, before any of you make any comments, let me address the following issues
1. Yes, I know that it is dark in my house, I would like to have brighter lights but the boy needs to sleep so give it a rest okay
2. Yes, I know you can't see his face. He wants to put his hand in front... leave him alone.
3. Yes, we are dancing and moving, so what.... it calms him and you should be happy to see how adorable he is.
I would like to post a video every couple of days depending on what we listen to. Todays selection was "Don't Come Around Here No More" He really did like to hear Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Greatest Hits
Thanks for stopping by, he loves to hear from all of you. Maybe Sugarduck will dance tomorrow, I hear she likes to listen to Squeeze.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
You can hear me taking picture after picture in the background. I was trying to capture his different faces. He is just so amazing that Sugarduck and I could just stare at the perfection of him for hours....
Friday, September 11, 2009
So after 9 months of waiting, your Uncle Tom has some exciting news!! The picture you see above is that of his new son. Yes Thomas Castillo or Tom Tom was born on 31 Aug 09. Sugarduck and I brought him home and are looking forward to bringing him on our adventures. We were able to take him on a walk with the result below:
So far, little Tom Tom seems to love to eat, poop, and listen to Cat Stevens while his father walks him around the living room. It is amazing to see his eyes light up when Sugarduck and I sing to him (granted his look is that of bewilderment). He also loves to hear Uncle Tom read to him, right now we are reading: "Birds, Beasts and Relatives" by Gerald Durrell. He really seems to enjoy hearing the stories about the animals and Greece. Can't wait to take him there! Well my happy readers, it has been almost 1 year and obviously a lot has changed, Sugarduck and I hope to post more as Tom Tom grows, we can't wait to share with our travels with all of you..
Friday, November 28, 2008
The picture you all see is the Inner Harbor area of Oslo. Of course it is also a picture from Spring time. Now it's winter, the high is about 30 and it gets dark at 3 pm. It's cold but wonderful at the same time. We arrived yesterday after an early morning flight of 630 am. That means we were up at 2 and at the airport by 4 am. It was a long day so our first order of business was to take a short nap after we checked in at the airport. We woke up in time to walk into the downtown area and went to a Julemarked seen below:
After walking around and sampling the cheese and reindeer soup (yup cancel Christmas everyone, Rudolph and his cohorts dead) Sugarduck and I went to find a place to have dinner. We found a restaurant called Biff Restaurant and went in to have a bite to eat. Although we did not have reservations, they were able to seat us. Your Uncle Tom decided that one reindeer was not enough so he ordered the Reindeer Medallions in a gravy. Sugarduck ordered some lamb in a mint gravy. Both meals were amazing and we finished dinner by sharing some walnut ice cream in a blackberry sauce. The meal ended up costing 700.00 Kroner which roughly translates into 90 dollars. Not too bad considering we thought each person's plate was going to be 70. After dinner, we went home, slept and are now getting ready for day number two.....Day at the Museum (No Ben Stiller in this one though....)