Friday, December 25, 2009

A$$ over Tea kettle

I have a story to share, but unfortunately I wasn't there to witness it firsthand. Mommy was watching Casey, and she was down in the laundry room, pre-scrubbing poopy-clothes before they were to go in the washer. Casey is up in the living room, one floor up. She hears Casey crying.. Not the normal, soft cry.. but rather a HELP MEEEEE cry... So, Mommy goes up the stairs, and looks for Casey... and cant find him.. But then hears the crying again.. Following the noise, she directs her attention toward the corner of the room.. No Casey, but rather 2 legs/feet and a little butt STICKING IN THE AIR. The legs are thrashing about, trying to attach to something and gain traction. The rest of him is buried upside-down in his toy bin. But wait, it gets better. Upon further inspection, he is basically standing on his head within the toy bin, but his HEAD is stuffed in a round tupperware bowl... Mommy promptly rescues him, WITHOUT taking and pix or videos. I'm not sure I would have been about to resist the temptation to capture that moment for his highlight reel.

The scene of the crime.
The plastic tupperware bowl, only this time, he is right side up, and posing with the bowl perched gently on his head.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


This might be a little off topic, but I just figured something out today. I'm not going to lie, I figured it out by accident. Anyhow, if you click on any of the photos in this blog, it brings up a large version of the photo. So, if any of you feel the urge to look at a photo (may I suggest "Guacamole and bean dip") in hi-res, large format, now you can!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Beta Tester

Talk about a bargain. Hire a model, and get a beta tester too. During his recent photoshoot modeling diapers, Casey evidently decided, "If my likeness is going to be associated with this product, it better be worthy." So, with that, he lives out his Daddy's dream. He drops a load right then and there! Strain, concentration, blood rushing.. You go boy, drop a deuce!

Poopy face professionally captured.

Note the residual redness around the eyebrows, and nose. Clear evidence of the explosion that took place a short time before.

Reportedly, the diaper held up just fine. Perhaps the manufacturer should add a quality control tag entitled, "Tested by Casey".

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


For Thanksgiving 2009, we decided to head to San Diego, to visit Nai-Nai and Ye-Ye. After a LATE start, we arrived in SD around 1am on Tuesday. Unfortunately, a sick Nai-Nai greeted us at the front door. She must have had something good, because by Friday, both big K.C. and little Casey were sick. Yup, little Casey spent his 1st Thanksgiving on earth puking his guts out. We had a great Thanksgiving meal, little Casey ate turkey for the first time. He was being his regular, jovial self, playing with us and our guests... Then, all of a sudden, he opened his mouth, and unleashed a TORRENT! Picture a mouth about the size of a quarter... with a garden hose just inside it.. Now, fill the garden hose with bright orange liquid, and pressurize to approx. 10,000 PSI. Open the spigot, and stand back.. I can not accurately describe either the volume or the violence of the barf... I know I have pondered a similar dilemma before... If you feed a newborn 4 ounces of liquid, how is it possible that moments later, 5X that amount comes out. Until this moment, my experience has been the 5X amount coming out the rear hatch... Now I know, it can come back out the front too! I can use this episode to augment Casey's vocabulary: Puking, barfing, yakking, tossing cookies, preying to the porcelain god, ralphing, throwing up...

Here is Casey during happier times on Thanksgiving.

Big K.C. and Little Casey together!

Casey seated at the Thanksgiving table, checking out all the food

Casey giving Chee a headbutt

Modeling Career

Recently, Casey got his first modeling job. He was asked to model diapers for a diaper company. Check out their website here: I was approached by a professional photographer who was hired to shoot for CuteyBaby. Acting as Casey's agent, I presented Casey's requests:

Private dressing area
46" High Def flat screen TV
DVD player with Baby Einstein videos
2 boxes of Cherrios. (regular, NOT Honey Nut)
3 chew toys. 1 chilled, 1 frozen, 1 room temperature
Assortment of age appropriate toys
1 stuffed dog
1 15 minute nap period per every hour of work

Alas, exactly NONE of Casey's requests were honored. I think he babbled something about firing his dad/agent. Here are a few shots from the photoshoot.

A special thanks to Randy for the photos. Check out his website. His title is 'lifestyle photographer'.. whatever that means.. He assures me that people 'in the industry' know what that means. Regardless of what I think about his title, he takes some pretty damn good photos. All of you with children know how difficult it is to shoot photos of young ones.. Well, at this photoshoot, Randy was crawling all over the floor, rubbing himself in doghair, spit-up and whatever else was on that floor. He was making funny noises and gestures; all the while managing to capture the precious moments. So, if any of you want some SPECIAL shots taken, contact him.. Tell him Phil sent you... and also tell him to give you the special 'Phil price'.... and he'll tell you... 'wtf is that price???...' but he'll hook you up anyway...