Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Jimmy!!!!

Today is Jimmy's first birthday. It hardly seems that one year ago at this time, we had just checked into the hospital in anticipation of his arrival. Now, one year later, our little guy is a growing, happy, healthy little guy, whom we love with all our hearts.

He loves to play with his toys, our dogs are great with him and Jimmy continues to charm everyone he meets with those gorgeous bluer-than-baby blue eyes of his.

He has a growing vocabulary, four teeth and he's becoming more adventurous. Just a bit ago, he slid his fun chair across the living room floor(Pergo is very baby-friendly), and parked it in front of one of the living room chairs. He then climbed in the fun chair, and used it as a platform to climb onto the living room chair. I only helped him when it looked like he was going to fall trying to transfer from one chair to the other.(Look for this adventure on the right hand side of this site, under John's Video of the Week.)

Happy Birthday Mister Baby. Daddy and Mommy love you very much and thank God each and every day for sending you to us!

This Day in History:

May 27

The first recorded execution of a witch reportedly took place in Massachusetts when Achsah Young was hanged.

St. Petersburg was founded by Czar Peter the Great.

The Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage, arriving in France four hours later.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened.

British ships sank the German battleship Bismarck off the coast of France, resulting in the loss of 2,300 lives.

Nobel-prize winning dissident, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile.

After a year and a half of bloodshed, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with the leader of the Chechen rebels and negotiated a cease-fire.

Slobodan Milosevic was indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague for crimes against humanity.


Ibn Khaldun 1332
Cornelius Vanderbilt 1794
Amelia Jenks Bloomer 1818
Julia Ward Howe 1819
Wild Bill Hickock 1837
Arnold Bennett 1867
Isadora Duncan 1878
Dashiell Hammett 1894
Rachel Carson 1907
Vincent Price 1911
Hubert H. Humphrey 1911
John Cheever 1912
Herman Wouk 1915
Yasuhiro Nakasone (Japan) 1917
Christopher Lee 1922
Henry Kissinger 1923
Ramsey Lewis 1935
Lee Ann Merriwether 1935
Louis Gossett, Jr. 1936
Don Williams 1939
Cilla Black 1943
Bruce Weitz 1943
Bruce Cockburn 1945
Richard Schiff 1955
Eddie Harsch (The Black Crowes) 1957
Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie & the Banshees) 1957
Neil Finn (Crowded House) 1958
Cathy Silvers 1961
Todd Bridges 1965
Sean Kinney (Alice in Chains) 1966
Dondre Whitfield 1969
Paul Bettany 1971
Left Eye (TLC) 1971
Dre (Outkast) 1974
Jimmy Meissner 2008

Today in Music History

1822 - Composer Josef Joachim Raff was born.

1950 - Frank Sinatra made his TV debut on NBC's "Star-Spangled Review."

1957 - "That'll be the Day" by the Crickets was released.

1961 - Johnny Cash appeared on NBC's "The Deputy."

1962 - Bob Dylan released "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan."

1964 - Eleven boys were suspended at a Coventry, England, school for having a hair style like Mick Jagger.

1967 - Columbia and RCA Victor announced that they would raise the list price of mono albums by a dollar on June 1. It was the first increase since 1953.

1983 - Metallica finished recording the album "Kill 'Em All."

1987 - During a show in Rome's Flaminio Stadio, U2's sound system set off earthquake alarms in two neighborhoods.

1988 - Van Halen's "Monster Of Rock" touring festival opened at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin.

1989 - Stevie Wonder was given the Badge Of Solidarity from the Polish Labor Movement in Warsaw.

2003 - Liza Minelli sang an a cappella version of "Liza With a Z" with Luciano Pavarotti live via satellite for a charity show on Italian television. She had been hospitalized two days early after falling and breaking her right kneecap.

Today in Sports History

1873 - The first Preakness Stakes was won by Survivor.

1955 - Norm Zauchin (Boston Red Sox) got 10 RBIs against the Senators.

1968 - After 48 years as coach of the Chicago Bears, George Halas retired.

1982 - Three New Jersey businessmen bought the NHL's Colorado Rockies. They got approval to move the team to New Jersey and become the Devils.

1987 - Phil Niekro (New York Yankees) became the third pitcher to make 700 starts.

2003 - It was announced that Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) would announce his retirement from the NHL the following day.

Mommy feeds Jimmy his breakfast nums.

Jimmy loves his post-breakfast snackies!

Who needs a binky when a thumb will do?

Jimmy and Mommy

Jimmy watches Mommy go bye-bye to work.

Jimmy and Daddy

Jimmy practices his climbing skills. Nothing in the house is safe now!

"Look at how I climbed up Daddy!"

Jimmy with Smoke and Snoopy

Nap time after a morning full of play time. He had to get a new, dry outfit after going swimming in the dog's water and soaking the first outfit. What a silly boy!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Just another lazy day in Paradise

It was just a lazy ol' Saturday. Mommy went to some froofy tea party, so Jimmy and I walked up the street to a car show. It sure was fun. I hope you have a really cool Saturday too!

Nicest looking car in the show, a 1966 Dodge Charger. It brought back fond memories of the '67 Charger I used to own. Anyone got $15,000 I can borrow so I can buy this car?

"Lookie all da cars Daddy!"

Looking at cars sure makes a guy hungry!

Oh Baby Vision

How to watch the videos on Oh Baby Vision

In the upper left hand corner, there's three horizontal lines. Click that once or twice and it'll bring up thumbnails of all the movies. Click on the one you want to watch and it'll start. It may play the next one automatically, or you may have to click the little box to bring the thumbnails back up.

Now with the addition of more videos, just use the scroll bar on the right to choose the one you want to watch.

I hope you like 'em