Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Gracks Family 2.0 (and 3.0)

Gracks Family 2.0 (and 3.0) was released on August 23, 2006, ahead of the expected September launch date. Lead developer Jen Grant (userid= "mom") pushed both models live within a span of 5 minutes on Wednesday afternoon.
Subsequent testing on the live systems for the 48 hours after launch was successful, development was verified, and the new family was checked out of the Sequoia Hospital version control system on Friday. The new family version is home and adjusting to its new look and feel. Fortunately mom is equipped with an Intel Dual-core Infantrino processor for parallel feeding.

Technical Specifications:
Model Name: Zoe Margaret Stack
Release Date: August 23, 2006 12:33 pm
Style: Laptop
Operating System: Female
Processor: One hungry tummy
Memory: None yet, but expandable
Storage: So far, unlimited capacity
Software: SleepThruAnything, CryLouderThanMySister
Display: Blonde hair, dad's face, and closed eyes.
Length: 18.5 inches
Weight: 5 pounds 15 ounces
First Words:
main() {
printf("Hello World!\n");

Model Name: Zadie Elizabeth Stack
Release Date: August 23, 2006 12:38 pm
Style: Laptop
Operating System: Female
Processor: One hungry tummy
Memory: None yet, but expandable
Storage: 2 fluid oz. Limit tested, exceeded and reboot required many times.
Software: BornToSuck, CharmingSmile
Display: Brown hair, mom's face, and active alert eyes.
Length: 18 inches
Weight: 5 pounds 11 ounces
First Words:
class FirstWords {
public static void main (String args[]) {
for (;;) {
System.out.print("I want a pony! ");

About the Gracks family:
Founded on September 6, 1998, the Gracks family is a Silicon Valley-based dual income (usually) nuclear family with three silly children and one cute dog. The Gracks family is a leading provider of creative family diversions and used diapers. Early investors include Grant Pacific Ventures and the Stack Capital Partners. The Gracks family is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Scrambled Eggs and Rrrawwwrrr!

The other day for breakfast at grandma and grandpa's, zack was doing dinosaur impressions but was also hungry, therefore he requested some "scrambled eggs and rrrrawwwrr!" for breakfast.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Cute stories abound

So I have been keeping a list of cute stories that I wanted to remember to blog about. Well, I've finally got a few moments and here they are!

Friendly to everyone

One of Zack's favorite people is Clark who lives across the street. Clark and his friend Adam were outside throwing a football around and Zack saw them through our front window. He whoops, runs to the window and yells as loud as he can "HI CLARK!" then he pauses and says, "HI OTHER KID!"

To each his own

Sometimes Zack wakes up early and crawls into bed with us. One morning, he crawled into bed and saw the pink and yellow blankies that Andy and I both still have under our pillows. He then very carefully picked the pink blankie and said 'mommy' pushing it to me and then took the yellow blankie and put it near Andy's face and said
'Daddy.' Then he curled up with his own blankie as if all was right with the world.

And they all fall down

Earlier this year when Zack was new to his bed, we heard a THUNK one morning and then Zack crying. Andy leapt out of bed like it was on fire, started to run and then took a nose dive on the carpet his limbs flying everywhere. After asking if he was OK, I went to check on Zack, who was fine, but had gotten caught up in his sheets and rolled off the bed. As we got back into bed, I asked Andy if he had tripped on something - a toy maybe? Nope, he just slipped and fell. Like father, like son I guess. Later that day, fully awake, I realized how funny it was.

The joy of a thousand mattresses

We went shopping for a new mattress and Zack made friends with two other little boys - Justin 5 and Brandan 7 who were also waiting for their parents. All three of them would squeal and jump on the matresses. Zack chased them around as they would jump from bed to bed pretending he was a monster trying to catch them (he wasn't big enough to jump from bed to bed). He also climbed up on one of the beds pointing "shark!" to one of the corners of the room and began jumping with them. It was clearly more fun than even going to the park. Who knew that shopping for a new mattress was so much fun?

We have a jumper! and a new game

Zack has taken to jumping off things in the last week. At the park he's jumped off ledges onto the sand, some ledges even 4 feet up! I was shocked, but he seems to love it. Yesterday he climbed up on a 2 step ladder i had set up and jumped (up!) and then down the 2 feet onto the hardwood floor. It's a bit worrysome since we're not sure if he knows his limits, but Zack has been measured and careful so far.

Also Zack made up a new game this morning and named it himself. He called it "Peek-a-ball". He would go into the front living room with two rubber balls, raise them high with his arms and throw them up in the air, and then run around trying to find them as they bounced all over the hardwood floor. He looked at me and said "Daddy, I'm playing Peek-a-ball!"