Jennifer’s Baby Shower

Today the neighbors threw Jennifer a baby shower. I came home early from work to watch the kids and she walked next door for dinner and socializing. She had a great time and we received several new outfits for the baby. Jennifer is counting down the minutes until the baby arrives. She’s definitely ready. She said that it was nice to get out of the house, away from the children, and have a chance to talk with the neighbors.

Now that Abby is out of pre-school, Jennifer has been desperate to keep Abby and Emily occupied. Abby and Emily individually are good and play well. When you get them together and then throw Austin into the mix, it’s total chaos around the house.

This past weekend I picked up The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap for the Game Boy Advance. I was looking for a game that I could play on my GBA while sitting around the house because I haven’t had much luck making it up to my computer in order to finish Half Life. So far it has many elements which are throw back to the old Nintendo Legend of Zelda, but with better graphics.

Today’s picture is of Austin patiently waiting at the back door to go outside and potty.

Abby Sings Her Heart Out

It was a rough day at work trying to get our E3 presentation together. We pulled an all nighter and I didn’t head home until 10:30 this morning, but it’s done and on it’s way to Los Angeles. E3 starts tomorrow and hopefully we will start getting some press this week.

I slept the afternoon away and then headed out to Abby’s preschool graduation ceremony. She doesn’t graduate this year, but she was singing along with the other kids in her class. She didn’t have a meltdown as she has in the past, because we now make sure and let her know we will be in the audience and make a point of waving to her so she knows we are there. As you can see from the video, when she wants to sing, she really puts all of her heart into it. If you are having trouble picking her out, she’s in the lower right hand corner.

Xbox 360 Unveiled

Abby had a rough day today. Somehow while playing with Austin, she bumped her tooth and it pushed it up a tiny bit and her gums are all bruised. Jennifer is going to call the dentist tomorrow to check whether or not she needs to bring her in. Another funny incident was when Abby exclaimed that Austin had tinkled on the floor. Jennifer looked over to where she was pointing and Austin was licking it up. Jennifer thought that was odd and it turned out that Abby had spilled juice on the floor and was blaming it on the dog.

Today Microsoft unveiled the system that I’m working to bring Madden to for launch: the Xbox 360. They debuted the system with a special on MTV, which was pretty stupid. You can check out another concept video for Madden NFL 06 Xbox 360 on MTV’s site.

Austin & Emily Potty Training

Sorry it’s been a while since my last entry. Long day and long nights in preparation for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the big trade show for the gaming industry. This time and finalling are the two times when I work the most. We are finally starting to see a game come together and it’s pretty exciting. Hopefully we will get a lot of press at E3 that I can share.

At home, we are continuing to potty train Emily and Austin. Both are doing well, but only if you take them to their potty location. Neither one of them are very good at letting you know if they need to go. We had a pretty good milestone today in that Emily pooped on the potty for the very first time. This would have been a great accomplishment if she hadn’t have had a tinkle accident about an hour later.

Today’s picture is from our trip to the beach several weeks ago.