Since it hasn’t been that long since Tory started walking, I’m guessing I’d be asking too much for him to be a jungle gym maniac already. So instead we spent the afternoon observing the other kids play and munching on vanilla wafers (Kari’s out of town, so me and the boy eat what we want). […]
Its been a while since our last update, but quite a lot has happened… the biggest being Tory’s new tub! Up until now he’s had to use the same tiny blue plastic tub he’s had since day one, and now having out grown it, Kari and I decide to get him the real deal, porcelain […]
Sophia and her parents Michelle and Sam came to Park City for a week of fun and figuring… fun skiing and hiking and figuring if PC is a place they want to be (they’re considering moving here). It was a great week of snowshoeing, skiing, and walking around at Sundance. We also rented a condo […]
Has anyone ever seen a kid who loves lemons? Now you have!
I generally tend to label my son as an active child. Not hyper-active, but he’s constantly moving or falling or picking something up. Stick him in a stroller and go for a walk, though, and he’s as calm as can be. Its almost eerie how he goes into a sort of zombie zone. Until he […]
I have yet again changed up the way I server photos of the boy, and hopefully this will be the last of it for a while. All photos are now on the Spigot Design flickr page. The images are bigger, its faster loading, and we won’t run into Adobe Flash problems anymore.
Kids these days… Apparently for this “new generation” of one-somethings they no longer feel its necessary to use commonly accepted standards of communication. Whining, or a medium to high pitched “Unnggghhhhaaaaa” polls a higher success rate at getting what you want than simply asking for it. Grunting and pointing at your object of desire follows […]
After many months of patience on my part, the boy has finally decided to get up off his hands and knees. Good on ya, kid. See the rest of the pics here. Enjoy.
After losing two ceramic bowls to Tory’s wild eating habits, the brilliant idea of… wait, I can hear you thinking, “why were they using ceramic bowls to feed a child…” An understandable thought, but when you’ve gone through (read: broken) most of the “unbreakable” kids bowls, you turn in the end to what ever is […]
At what point in your child’s progression do you call it official that they are walking? Tory has been standing for months… About a month ago he took his first steps… and today I witnessed him link 8 or 9 steps. But is that “walking?” He still chooses the crawl as his major mode of […]
We’ve been teaching Tory a few signs with the help of the Baby Signing Time series, and its been fun to watch him learn to communicate with us. It’s also cut down on some of the frustration for him as he can tell us somewhat what he wants. Heavy on the “somewhat.” Eat, all done, […]
If you would have asked me 6 months ago when the boy would be walking, I’d have told you it was just around the corner. He was a stellar crawler, and he would stand up holding on to furniture and such. Ask me now and I may tell you to wait another 6 months… not […]
The hardest thing about being a dad, at least so far, has more to do with me than with the boy. He is a little bundle of joy. He is the one who finally makes my life complete. He is the one in the Johnson & Johnson commercials who brings a tear to your eye […]
The boy turned one last week as you know, and an interesting little tid-bit came out of the celebrations… To Kari’s eminent satisfaction, Tory gagged and thoroughly disliked his first taste of brownie and ice cream. Yes, I said GAGGED. While the rest of us sat utterly dumbfounded, Kari beamed with joy- her son, one […]
A year ago at this time I was holding smoldering moxa sticks at Kari’s feet, in hopes of turning Tory around from his breech state. Why these stinky, smoky sticks have any hope of turning a breech baby is beyond me, but in the end they didn’t work, the boy stayed breech, and we had […]
Since it hadn’t been snowing in Park City, the family decides to visit Portland Oregon, in hopes of getting rained on, and seeing friends and family. We saw both friends and family, and boy how-do-you-do did we get rained on. We visited the Portland Japanese Garden, in the rain, with recent Portlandites, Kelly and Martin; […]
It’s only been two months since we left Minneapolis, and we’ve already been blessed with a visit from the nearly weds. Bridget and Tim were here for a long weekend visit, a little hiking, strolls about town, and for the boys – Sunday football. Here’s the pics – Bridget & Tim.
Back on Track! The Moe/Hoffman family is Back On Track! After much moving and shaking, packing and unpacking, we have tilled the soil and planted the seeds for our new roots in Utah. It’s pretty sandy out here in the desert, but we’ve got the compost needed to make it fertile. As of now, its […]
My apologies to all for not updating the site. I have a ton of excuses, I don’t want to add insult to injury by detailing them here. Expect new info soon, like in the next few hours. I guess that makes this post pretty pointless.
Tory and I packed up the Baby Bjorn, some milk and a few diapers – and caught the train downtown to see his first Twins game today. It was also his first ride on the light rail, and his first time at the Metrodome, so there were many new things to look at and drool […]
A couple site improvements have been made in the last week: A Better Gallery A new version of the image gallery has been created. The link is now called, of all things, “Gallery,” and it takes you to a flash version of the old “Pictures” page. This version provides a nice interface to view images, […]
Here is a short list of the boy’s skills. When ever he wants to amaze and impress, he whips out one of these, like a magician with his bag of tricks. Rolls over from front to back Starting to roll over back to front Laughs Smiles Grabs things with one or both hands Flinches Starting […]
The boy got his first taste of life in the Mountains last week. Uncle Jarrett and Aunt Melodie got married in Park City on May 26th, so the family got an early look at our future home. Tory was eager to get in some hard core adventuring, but Kari and I firmly believe in a […]
Part of the fun of being a new parent is wondering and watching what the Next Big Thing will be. I haven’t read up on what the general developmental order is, so for me its even a bigger surprise. I have heard that sitting up and crawling is coming soon, but it turns out Kari […]
April 29 was a big day for Tory as he got baptized into the Christian faith. It was a really nice weekend spent at Grandpa and Grandma Moe’s, with Grandma Ogie, Tonya and Kelly coming from Wisconsin, and my folks coming down from Battle Lake. Sarah and Jeff were kind enough to agree to be […]
Being able to poop on command is something I consider quite the skill. Biding my time, waiting for the right moment… I know I go once or twice a day, so even if I don’t feel the urge, if the time is right I can usually get the job done. If I’m in line at […]
On a fridged Sunday afternoon the family ventures out to visit dad’s work studio. Since mom has never seen it, it was an adventure for all. Some highlights include: Having to make two trips to the car to fetch all the necessary gear, dreaming of living in such a big space, and dunt da da […]
Here are a few images of Tory’s friends and family. I’m trying to get a shot of everyone who comes by for a visit, but I know I missed a few. Its a great excuse for you to drop on by again. 249
Its been a month, what has transpired: Jan 8 – Birth Very important step in the development process. Much like the mouth of a great river, all things must start at the source. Apparently this analogy says that birth is the source. Take that, Ponce DeLeone. 6lbs 13oz Jan 12 – First Day Home Bewildering […]
Being a parent is a lot like being Christopher Columbus. You’re sailing unknown waters, out on an adventure of discovery, not knowing whats ahead, or when you’ll get there. You think your the first one to do it, the first to see these strange things, even though Erik the Viking and billions of other humans […]
â€œMAH WINGIEâ€! the 2 year old said to me. What? â€œMAH WINGIE, MAH WINGIEEEEâ€! She said again, this time holding up her finger. Your Finger? â€œMAH WINGIEâ€! I could see the relief in her face once I got it. There was nothing wrong with her finger, it was just one of the words she knew […]
It wasnâ€™t supposed to be this way. Not at all. This was the way we most wanted to avoid. I sit holding the hand of my best friend, lying by my side, surrounded by a sea of blue. I stand up and watch as the surgeons, chatting about sumsuch, cut into a place I know […]
Here are a few pictures of Kari a couple of days before Tory was born. At this point we figured we still had a couple of weeks to go. Little did we know this was the last chance we’d get to get some good pictures of the pregnancy. Glad we did! She is 39 and […]
Welcome to the world Tory Cedar Hoffman. Tory was born on January 8, 2007 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 6lbs 13oz., and overall very healthy. He decided he’d rather come out feet first, which may be a good indicator of his intelligence, for who really likes coming out and landing on their […]