Some (old) Laser FX News

Back in the late 1980’s, Tom and his friend Josh has a brief stint as inventors. Josh did most of the initial inventing, and Tom helped to refine the product, making it ready for production. The product was called “Laser FX”. It was a sort of home version of...

Stomp Rockets

1,2,3…Baby Action! We are not quite sure where the phrase originated, but is seems to be an important step in launching “Stomp Rockets”. We think Tristan and William’s friend Cary came up with this first, but he has subsequently denied…and then accepted credit. Other variations appear to be “William...

On Multitasking…

Found on the web. Couldn’t agree more: As I write this my iPod is off, the phone is silent and the computer only has one thing on it – this document with its blinking cursor and corporate compliant Futura font. I’m not paying attention to email, the blinking IM...

Prepping for St. Patrick…

An Irishman goes into the confessional box after years of being away from the Church. There’s a fully equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On the other wall is a dazzling array of the finest cigars and chocolates. Then the priest comes in. “Father, forgive me, for it’s been...

Meeting the Mouse!

Or, it would appear…the goofy dog.(click to see more photos) Tristan and William took their mom and dad to California to see some relatives. As long as they were out there, they thought it might be a good idea to check in on Mickey and company…you know…just to make...

To Infinity and Beyond!

CIMG4165 SlideShow Originally uploaded by tompayne Here is William…as Buzz Lightyear…playing with Buzz Lightyear. He had a blast on Halloween with his brother and other friends. It was a pitty we had scattered showers, but I don’t think any of the kids noticed....

D-ck in a Box?

CIMG4058 Originally uploaded by tompayne Halloween for the adults was celebrated at Doug and Anabela’s house this year. The costume demonstrated an eclectic mix of creativity and…well…ah…creativity. For example, Tom and Brian chose to show up as Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg’s alter egos from an Emmy Award winning...

Pumpkin Boy

William is obsessed with pumpkins. This time of year, he sees them everywhere. He doesn’t miss one. Here Grandma is helping him decorate the pumpkin he got at Jackson’s birthday party. More pumkin news: William brought a pumpkin to nursery school on Thursday, where the class got to paint...