Archive for the ‘Casper’ Category

Casper’s Fourth Birthday

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? We all do now. We tried to ask him what kind of party he wanted, all he would say is “pool party”. Spongebob is pretty easy to do too, there’s plenty of decorations for it out there already, and there’s a food tie in with Krabby Patties (or Chum Buckets). It’s much easier than if he would have said Troll Hunters, which he was obsessed with for about a month.

What has Casper been like lately, on the lead up to the big 4? Well, he’s full of farts, and doesn’t realize how nasty they are, so he just lets them out and keeps going on his day like it’s normal, like a sneeze. But he also likes to fart on people, so there’s that side of it.

He talks all the time, non-stop, please stop, dear god make it stop. We think it’s from Grammy keeping him when he was a baby, imprinting herself on him, she always had something to say.

He’s been practicing tricks on his scooter. Out of nowhere he busted out some sweet moves on us the other day. One legged, one legged superman, cross your leg and squat, no eyes, cross legged. Some serious stuff for a beginner.

There’s also the “why”. Anything you say to him gets a “why” in response. To the point where I don’t think it means what he thinks it means. He said “why” when I asked if he wanted candy. Good grief.

Casper the Barber

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

I really thought we were past the point we had to be worried he’d cut his own hair. But this is our first kid, and I know nothing. He’s been saying for a few weeks now that he wants a haircut, I just thought someone was putting these thoughts in his head (Maw-Maw). But he had the balls to actually do it, he took two random chunks out of the weirdest spots. I didn’t know he’d done it until I saw the hair on the floor, so what good did he even do? There was still all that hair in his face. Maybe he was practicing before he gave himself bangs, and I just caught him before he could.

Now is not the time to go to a barber, even if they do open up for some reason. So now we get to be hair stylists. I am all for the semi-mullet (bowl cut in the front, party in the back), but Lori just got scissor happy on the back and now it’s all gone.

Depending on how you look at it, from what angle, or if you’ve had a few drinks, it’s not that bad. There are some spots where things aren’t even, but part of that is on him since he took a bigger chunk out of one side than the other with his little experiment. And this is gonna be one of those things we’ll all look back on as a quarantine haircut, like a badge of honor so many had to go through.

Casper’s First Birthday

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Our little dude is a year old. He’s not talking yet, so we had to decide what kind of party to have for him. Dinosaurs! It’s one of those generic boy things, but it’s more than that because when he was born he would make Pterodactyl sounds, so it’s fitting.

I don’t think we’ve ever had so many people in this house at once before. It’s crazy, people like babies. I mean we like him too.

He still can’t talk in sentences, but he can say “bubbles”. He’s not potty trained yet, sadly. And he doesn’t know how to do any cool magic tricks yet. I mean he’s only one, but being the optomistic parent I am, I thought he might have some slick slight of hand moves by now. The fact that I don’t have any either may be a contributing factor.

Batman Vs. Superman

Friday, August 5th, 2016


Casper is now two months old and trying to figure out what kind of hero he will become.

He also likes to spitup, hates car rides, and sleeps more than the cats do.

One Month Old

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Casper is one month old today.  He eats, sleeps, and poops, not much else is going on.

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This is technically his first cosplay.  It’s Casper as Casper!

Baby Day!

Friday, June 3rd, 2016


June 2, 2016 @ 12:34AM

Casper Danger Von Manis has arrived.  A sack of screaming flesh that is constantly leaking, 7lbs 5oz, 18 3/4 inches long, and furry.  Lori says it’s called “lanugo” and it’s normal, but gee wiz it looks like back hair.  Our little man.

We went to the hospital around 10AM on May 31 because Lori’s blood pressure scared the doctors and they said it was time to get the baby out.

They gave Lori drugs, which she liked and helped her go to sleep, and then drugs to help with the pain of pushing out a baby.  Once it started it went really quick, probably like 10 minutes of pushing and then there he was, our bundle of joy.

A quick 30 minutes later we’re up in a room where they kept us for a day, to help us get ready to keep this thing alive.  They had to teach us how to feed him, bathe him, clean his tar poops, and then like most babies he had jaundice and had to be put under grow lights.

Now we go home and help him grow and become a functioning human being.  Let’s hope we do an ok job and don’t ruin him in some terrible way.  I mean, I busted my head open a bunch and got more stitches than fingers and toes, and i turned out pretty ko.

Panama City Beachin

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

You know what it’s like when a motorcycle roars by and everyone jumps a little and turns their head to see what’s happening?  We heard so much of that over the weekend I don’t think we’ll ever be tempted to turn again.  It’s like they say, “motorcycles will be motorcycles”.  And we saw just about every different one there is.  Including what was the love child of a chopper and an El Camino.

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Lori wanted to go on a Baby Moon before Casper comes, and she wouldn’t go anywhere but PCB.  She just happened to pick Bike Week, of all weeks.  It’s like we’re cursed to forever vacation with motorcycles.  We accidentally went to Daytona during bike week, we were woken up on the 19th floor of our hotel in Ohio by motorcycles revving engines during a breast cancer run, and now this.  Maybe Casper will ride one day and this will all make sense.  I’m sure that’ll make his grandparents happy, they ride a Harley (and just happened to come along with us on this trip) and were super excited Lori picked this weekend.

See more pictures from the trip here.

We’re having a baby!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

That’s right, Lori’s pregnant with our first little nugget.  He will be called Casper Danger Von Manis, and should arrive at the end of June 2016.  It’s taken us 8 years to get to this point, we wanted to be selfish and spoil ourselves, now we’re ready to spoil this kid.