The Farmer and the Bureaucrat

A Department of Water representative stopped at a farm and talked with an old farmer. He told the farmer, ‘I need to inspect your farm for your water allocation.’ 
The old farmer said, ‘OK , but don’t go in that field over there.’

The Water representative said, ‘Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me.  See this card? The card means I am allowed to go WHEREVER I WISH on any agricultural land.  No questions asked or answered.

Have I made myself clear? Do you understand?’

The old farmer nodded politely and went about his farm chores. Later, the old farmer heard loud screams and saw the Water Rep running for the fence and close behind was the farmer’s huge-horned prize bull. The bull was gaining on the Water Rep with every step. The Rep was clearly terrified, so the old farmer immediately threw down his tools, ran to the fence and shouted out…..

‘Your card! Your card! Show him your card!’

A 1000 Mikeys and a 1000 Laptops

So, one of Mikey’s favorite activities now is to type on our computers.  He will, for example, come sit on my lap and say “Notepad, Daddy”.  He will then sit and type all sorts of random characters.  Recently, he has saved a new document, closed it, and reopened it.  Today he was able to print what he was working on.  A few days ago, he did a print screen and inserted it into Microsoft Word!  So, it makes me wonder; how long would it take Mikey to type all the words of Shakespeare?

               Mikey Cox - typing in March 2008                 Mikey Cox - typing in March 2008

Mikey Cox - typing in March 2008

The Farmer and The Bus

A bus load of politicians were driving down a country road when all of a sudden, the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree in an old farmer’s field.

The old farmer, after seeing what had happened, went over to investigate.

He then proceeded to dig a hole to bury the politicians.

A few days later the local sheriff came out, saw the crashed bus, and asked the old farmer where all the politicians had gone.

The old farmer said he had buried them.

The sheriff asked the old farmer, “Were they all dead?”

The old farmer replied, “Well, some of them kept saying they wasn’t, but you know how all them politicians lie”

Your Side of the Family

A little girl asked her mother, “Mommy, How did the human race come about?”
The mother answered: “Well my dear, God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so all mankind was made.”
Two days later she asks her father the same question.
The father answered: “Well sugar, many years ago there were monkeys, and we evolved from them.”
The confused girl returns to her mother and says: “Mommy, how is it that you told me that the human race was created by God and Daddy says we came from monkeys?”
The mother answers: “Well sweetie, it’s very simple. I told you about the origin of my side of the family, and your father told you about his side.”

McCain vs. Regan

I read a pretty good article (with good comments) over on LasVegasConservative.com: 

“Are we missing something with this whole “reaching out” thing? What about “crossing the aisle?” I’m trying to remember hearing Hillary or Obama speaking of wanting to reach across the aisle. I don’t believe those words have ever been uttered.”

Read the rest of the Article

McCain vs. Regan

I read a pretty good article (with good comments) over on LasVegasConservative.com: 

“Are we missing something with this whole “reaching out” thing? What about “crossing the aisle?” I’m trying to remember hearing Hillary or Obama speaking of wanting to reach across the aisle. I don’t believe those words have ever been uttered.”

Read the rest of the Article

We're Home

We got home from the Hospital a few days ago, but I hadn’t taken the time to post since then.  While Amanda was pregnant with Josh, we had told Mikey that Baby Josh was in Mommy’s tummy.  He seemed to understand and so I could ask him “Mikey where is Baby Josh?” and he would go touch Mommy’s stomach.  When we first introduced Mikey to his little brother Josh after we left the hospital, Mikey looked a little confused.  He then walked over to Amanda and lifted up her shirt so he could look at her stomach! Cox Family - March 2008
Cox Family – Mar 08

We're Home

We got home from the Hospital a few days ago, but I hadn’t taken the time to post since then.  While Amanda was pregnant with Josh, we had told Mikey that Baby Josh was in Mommy’s tummy.  He seemed to understand and so I could ask him “Mikey where is Baby Josh?” and he would go touch Mommy’s stomach.  When we first introduced Mikey to his little brother Josh after we left the hospital, Mikey looked a little confused.  He then walked over to Amanda and lifted up her shirt so he could look at her stomach! Cox Family - March 2008
Cox Family – Mar 08

Shh! Don't Wake Baby

Baby Josh had a dipper change, some Momma Juice and has now fallen back asleep.  I thought I’d take a few minutes to post some updates.  I posted yesterday a little bit of information as did Mommy.  However, neither of us posted very much information.

Josh was born at 5:54 PM Tuesday (18 March 08).  He weighed 7 lbs and was 18.25 inches long.  When he was first born, he was very pale and, as a result, the Nurses were a little worried.  They took Josh to the NICU.  Being his Daddy, I abandoned Amanda and went with Josh to the NICU.  I stayed with Josh until 6:30 pm when I was kicked out of the NICU, as they close to visitors until 8:00 pm for shift change.  So, I proceeded back to the recovery room with Amanda and stayed with her.  At about 7:50 pm, the hospital staff moved us to the room we’d be staying in until Amanda is discharged.  A few minutes after we got in this room, they took Josh back to us.  He is much more pink than he was, but still is pale compared to both Amanda & I as well as Mikey.  All of his vitals look good, however, so the staff thinks he will be fine.  Josh has been sleeping and eating well.

While the 3 of us have been at the Hospital, my sister, “Shell” (as Mikey calls her) has been watching Mikey for us.  She had surgery recently and so, one of my cousin’s 10-year old daughter came over to help babysit Mikey.  He has done very well so far with them.  He slept through the night and has had fun playing with them.  Neither my Mom nor Amanda’s Mom were able to come down to Vegas, so, while we miss them, we’re glad that Aunt Michelle is able to play with Mikey and we’re very grateful for her, as well as Taylor, Ammon & Rosie (who watched Mikey for a couple of hours yesterday).

I promise, I’ll get more pictures of Josh uploaded soon!