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Survival Tools for Dads

Baby Sherpa 1

As a new dad I didn’t know what to expect. But after 18 months of practice I’m pretty sure I’ve got many things down pat. Here are 5 things I could not do without.

5. – Books – My favorite one for prepping for fatherhood was The Expectant Father. Allison gave me this book and it was perfect.

4. – The Baby Sherpa – This backpack diaper bag was a life saver when Eva was little, I could put on the backpack and carry everything we needed, it worked great on the planes too when we would travel back and forth to Florida with Eva. I loved this so much that I got one for my boss when she had twins.

3. – Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat – We took Eva everywhere and she was a bit small for the regular high chairs so we got this. Taking Eva to different restaurants was so easy when we used this booster seat.

2. – Digital SLR Capturing ever moment of Eva’s 1st year was very important to me and having a DSLR was key to capture the action. We now have so many incredible memories captured digitally to keep forever.

1. – Sense of Humor – So many fun things have happened both before and after we had Eva. Without an ability to find the funny we would have gone crazy.

Today’s assignment for Day 2 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge is to write a list post.

They Have Ridges

They Have Ridges
Photo-A-Day #1377

While I was working on my learning Chinese for the day I was visited by this ladybug. Or rather, it fell on me and scared the crap out of me. I was really concentrating on writing my Chinese symbols that when the ladybug fell it completely broke my concentration.

But we patched things up and it hung out on my thumb while I did some more writing. It was very zen-like. Here I was working to educate myself and at the same time made a connection with this bug. I took a few shots with my DSLR but I couldn’t do very good macro work. So I put the ladybug on the book and went and got my canon SD 800is because it has decent macro. I must have been gone to long because the ladybug took off. I was surprised because it spent about 10 minutes on my thumb.

The nice thing about a DSLR and shooting on the largest size is that you can crop way in and still get a nice shot. I like how the ridges on my thumbprint contrast with the smoothness of the ladybug’s shell.