Tag: jacob

Introducing the Command Line at 3 years

April 9th, 2010, 29 Comments

Jacob is very interested in how things work. He’s 3.5 years old, and into everything. He loves to look at propane tanks, as the pressure meter, and open the lids on top to see the vent underneath. Last night, I showed him our electric meter and the spinning disc inside it. And, more importantly, last […]

Being a Dad at Thanksgiving

December 10th, 2009, No Comments

Over Thanksgiving this year, we took a train trip to visit Terah’s family in Indiana. Here’s the story of the trip. The Train to Indiana Our last train trip (to Chicago) was in May, before Oliver was born. Jacob always has enjoyed the train, but this time — wow. We told Jacob about the trip […]


August 4th, 2009, 4 Comments

There’s a lot of change going on lately. Jacob used to go to daycare twice a week, but with Terah being a full-time stay-at-home mom, that’s not happening anymore. Thursday was his last day there, and I think he and I both are going to miss it. Jacob always got to ride with me to […]


July 10th, 2009, 8 Comments

Some of you may know that Terah and I have been expecting our second child. Terah had been scheduled for a C-section, but the day before it was to happen, she woke up at 1:30AM with contractions. We made some hurried phone calls (I was supposed to pick up her mom at the train station […]

Jacob and Music

June 16th, 2009, 3 Comments

Jacob has been getting into music lately. He really likes our digital piano (an oldish 88-key Roland model, complete with integrated floppy drive). He likes playing it a bit, but he likes experimenting with it more. It has some features where it can generate a beat or an accompanying tune in various keys, which he […]


May 22nd, 2009, No Comments

Two nights ago, Jacob had been really resisting going to bed, despite the fact that he was really, really sleepy. I walked in to his room and found him literally sleeping standing up. He was standing on the floor, with his head resting on the couch. I picked him up to put him in his […]

A Few Snippets of Jacob

May 12th, 2009, 6 Comments

It’s been awhile since I posted some Jacob updates. He’s 2.5 years old now. So here we go! Here’s what I think A recent conversation after Jacob had been misbehaving. John: I think we should have some consequences for that. Terah: Do you think he should have time out? Jacob, eavesdropping: I THINK NOT! He […]


March 14th, 2009, 2 Comments

Today, I was sitting on the couch. Jacob crawled up, and pushed me forward, saying “I go there.” He crawled behind me. Then, ready for one of his favorite games, yelled out: “QUISH, daddy!” So I leaned back gently a bit, and said “squish!” Jacob yelled, laughing, “QUISH!” “Quish again, daddy!” So I’d lean back […]

A quick Jacob update

February 25th, 2009, No Comments

Go read Terah’s post. Sometimes a 2-year-old just has a way of making me feel so glad I’m a dad.

Jacob Update

February 8th, 2009, No Comments

Last week, we got a new HD camcorder. Jacob has really enjoyed watching video of himself on TV. He wants to watch it over and over. He’ll start cackling when it gets close to the parts he thinks are funny. He’ll jabber about it — “That Jacob funny!” Sometimes when he hears a question that […]


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