Yesterday we took photos of the kids for the annual Christmas card. It was quite the production. Veep had a vision for the photo with a background of moss-covered rocks up the street. So we dressed the kids up and braved the rain for a roadside photo session with cars driving by. After much coaxing, pleading, and threatening, we got some good photos. Afterwards, while trying to glean the right photo, I thought it interesting as I flipped through the pictures, they seemed to tell a brief story of our kids. From silly photos, to fighting, to me threatening Sal with removing his tongue if he didn't put it back in his mouth (you can see me grabbing his tongue, it has worked in the past to get him to stop spitting in the car). Anyway, I thought others would appreciate the narrative of the photos, so they are all over in the "glasses" album to your right.
I also wanted to answer Sijbrich's question as to the title of my blog. It is simply a reference to amblyopia, which is poor development of the optic nerve which can sometimes lead to tracking problems with the eyes if severe. I have a mild case, which is somewhat ironic since I rely so heavily on my eyes for a living and hobbies (visual arts). Plus it just sounds kind of catchy. I guess I'm also pursuing a head and neck prosthetic theme as a result. We'll see how long I can keep it up.