Archive for the ‘kids’ Category


Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Well, it is getting close to the time Leighton will make is appearance. We still have so much to do but it will be great when he’s here. Scheduled C-section for delivery and two weeks off “work”. Not sure how Lucas will react yet, but it is exciting.

In other news, I have installed RetroPIE on a Raspberry Pi 3, used an Ada Fruit script to move its root volume to a USB SSD so it boots a lot faster than the MicroSD card did (also loads games faster too) and it should be more reliable.

Finally, I managed to get an Up! Plus 3D printer for free. So far so good on using it. I like seeing stuff print and I have plans to make a yarn baller for my wife and a Wind Energy toy for my brother’s kids.

Baby 2.0m

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Well, baby 2.0m has been a hard pregnancy for the wife. She got diagnosed with gestational diabetes much earlier than she did with baby 1.0m. She has had additional complications due to this and the latest of which is she cannot drive until he is here. Means she is fully dependent on others to help her run errands. I know this is really hard on her so I hate it.

Been a while

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

It has been a while since my last update. Been busy with life. Wife and I are expecting another baby December 27th. Found out not to long ago that it will be a boy and his name will be Leighton Thomas McCloud. Can’t tell if Lucas is excited or not yet, only time will tell. I do know the wife and I are planning on getting a hotel the night before delivery (scheduled C-section) so we don’t have to get up quite as early in the morning (as of right now, she has to be there at 7am which means we have to leave no later than 6am and get up no later than 5am)……. Soon we will have to have Lucas do his first overnight away from us, this will be hard for both my wife and I. Although it will be harder for her since she has yet to spend a night away from him while I have.

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Monday, June 8th, 2015


The wife and I took our son to the mall yesterday. ¬†Not the first time we have done this but every other time he has been we placed him & his car seat into the stroller. ¬†Yesterday we didn’t use the car seat, he loved looking around at everything in the mall as we walked around. ¬†No, I am sad to say that the mall is getting rather empty, although they do say they have more stores coming in and the soft pretzel place will be coming back. ¬†I hope the mall fills up just because its a great place to take him on a hot & stormy day (or a blizzard in the winter). ¬†Also, they have officially announced that the former TGI Fridays location in the mall lot will be replaced with a Red Robin. ¬†Very excited about that, I’ve always wanted to eat at one but never been able to.

Dumb stuff people have asked/done before and after my wife and I had our son

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Just thought I’d share some of the stupid things people have asked and/or done since my wife and I announced we were having a kid and after he was born.


  • What are you going to do if he’s allergic to your cats?
    • I replied “Get rid of the kid”, no one got the joke……
  • Is he a good baby?
    • Wife always wants to say “Nope, I’m going to return him”
  • Can I hold him?
    • Sure, I’ll let a complete stranger hold him. ¬†NOT!!!!
  • What’s that white stuff on your shirt?
    • Hmm, I have a baby, its probably spit up.

I’m sure there is more, I just can’t think of it right now.