July 19, 2007

A Little Jumpy

Today I'm keeping it short, sweet and to the point. First, many of you asked for a picture of Mia and her (partially white but mostly) Blue Hat. And I aim to please.

And remember the forty hours of training I sat through last week? And the certification exam I've been dreading for a while? I passed I passed I passed I passed!!

Oh, and did I mention I passed?

Posted by Chris at July 19, 2007 6:54 AM

Love the matching 'blue' hats! She looks very comfortable in it.

Posted by: coolchick at July 19, 2007 7:32 AM

Oooops! Forgot to congratulate you on passing that test! Thank God you don't have to sit through that again, eh?

Posted by: coolchick at July 19, 2007 7:34 AM

Congratulations! I've heard that that training sucks from other sources as well.

Posted by: Leah at July 19, 2007 7:53 AM

Woohooo! You are now officially certifiable!

Posted by: Dawn at July 19, 2007 8:11 AM

Congrats on the passing...(does that sound weird)

Posted by: William at July 19, 2007 8:35 AM

Adorable, and Yay for Chris! Congrats!

Posted by: Alissa at July 19, 2007 8:35 AM

awwwwwwwwwww....so cute. Oh, and congrats on passing the exam!!!!! Thanks!

Posted by: linda at July 19, 2007 8:38 AM

The matching hats look great.

Yeah! On being certified.

Posted by: Maria at July 19, 2007 8:45 AM

In celebration, I vote we take all the kids to a Nats game.

You and Mia can wear the hats.

Posted by: Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah at July 19, 2007 9:03 AM

Congrats. Mia is adorable as always. And my color must be really screwed up because your hats look brown.

Posted by: Traci at July 19, 2007 9:11 AM

Cute hats... nice happy dance.

Posted by: Karen at July 19, 2007 9:23 AM

1. I wouldn't say the hat is blue. I'd say it's brown. I pictured Crayola blue. But I think it's really freaking cute that your hats match.

2. Congratulations!

3. Where do you have all of that room to jump around like a crazy man?

Posted by: Emily at July 19, 2007 9:24 AM

Hey, upon closer inspection of the happy dance pictures, where'd those doors come from? We are looking for doors like that, and can't seem to find them.


Posted by: Karen at July 19, 2007 9:28 AM

So, did you pass?

Posted by: aimee/greeblemonkey at July 19, 2007 9:41 AM

And the hat is brown on my admittedly superior and very color sensitive Mac monitor, but who cares because that girl is cute redefined.

Posted by: aimee/greeblemonkey at July 19, 2007 9:44 AM

Congrats on passing! Phew!

My dad made the mistake of bringing me car shopping with him when I was about 3. He bought a light blue Dodge Dart because I kept saying "buy pretty blue car, Daddy? Buy pretty blue one?" We loved that car and had it for years and years.

Posted by: Sphincter at July 19, 2007 9:45 AM

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks the hats look brown. I was wondering about myself there for a second.

Congrats on passing the test!

Posted by: bad penguin at July 19, 2007 9:55 AM

Congratulations and thanks for responding to our clamor for an adorable Mia Blue Hat pic -- looks like there's lots to celebrate in the CactusFish family! (Oh, and were the photos of you in happy-dance mode taken at the new house? If so, schweeeeeeet!)

Posted by: shelley at July 19, 2007 9:59 AM

Again, the cuteness (of both of you :D) is overwhelming!! And I'm loving the happy dance! Congrats on your passing & becoming certifiable! ;)

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2007 10:32 AM

Great pic of you and Mia. And glad to hear you passed. I had no doubt you would!

Posted by: Maribeth at July 19, 2007 10:48 AM

Congratulations on passing!!!

Great hats (although I'm glad other people mentioned they looked brown)...thought I was going crazy.

Love the dance.

Posted by: Krush at July 19, 2007 10:55 AM

well, then. All that angst for nothing.

P.S. 'You know, I find your comments generally wise and I appreciate that.'


You're quite welcome.

Posted by: You can call me, 'Sir' at July 19, 2007 11:03 AM

Hee, congrats. Awesome pictures, one and all.

Posted by: Fraulein N at July 19, 2007 11:22 AM

Love the Mia Blue Hat! And congrats on passing your test. Woo hoo!!

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Posted by: donna at July 19, 2007 11:53 AM

Congrats on passing the exam! And Mia looks great in her new hat - not all girls can pull off the hat look, but she's rockin' it!

Posted by: Beth in StL at July 19, 2007 11:56 AM

She's adorable in that BROWN and white hat.

I thought it was just me. I wonder what other colors are behaving badly.

One of your visitors said they have a Mac but I have a garden variety Windows XP and Firefox so that can't be it.

Congratulations on passing the exam. I had no doubts.

Posted by: ann adams at July 19, 2007 12:07 PM

Your family is so fucking rad. Just thought I'd pass that along, in case you were unaware.

Posted by: Sparkle Pants at July 19, 2007 12:24 PM

Cute, very cute. Congrats on passing.

Posted by: Phoenix at July 19, 2007 1:41 PM

Like there was ever any doubt that you would pass! GEEK ;)

Posted by: Jeff A at July 19, 2007 1:44 PM

I think yours looks brown because it's faded and Mia's because of the proximity and angle. For what it's worth :P
She's looking adorable as usual, and go you! for passing the exam, though like Jeff said, none of us really doubted that you would :P

Posted by: Heather at July 19, 2007 2:21 PM

Now THAT's what I'm talking about! Thanks for the picture. :)

Posted by: Tink at July 19, 2007 3:07 PM

My monitor must suck cause your blue hats look brown... and congratulation's!!!

Posted by: blair at July 19, 2007 3:46 PM

You're a nut!!


Posted by: been there, done that at July 19, 2007 5:10 PM

Of course you passed. You're Chris. Chris Cactus. Doesn't that sum it up?

Posted by: Elaine at July 19, 2007 5:36 PM

LOL!! glad you passed!!!

Posted by: marsha at July 19, 2007 6:40 PM

That hat on the cutie and the post-test dance. This was a post full of HAPPY. I love it!

Posted by: Librarian Girl at July 19, 2007 7:55 PM

Thank you (for the pic of Mia Blue Hat)


CONGRATS (on passing that test)!!!

Posted by: ironic1 at July 19, 2007 9:22 PM

She is just so cute. And congrats on passing!

Posted by: Lisa at July 19, 2007 9:48 PM

Hey...I heard you passed. Or...should I say PASSED!! Dooood! That's so great!

Posted by: wordgirl at July 20, 2007 12:39 AM

Hey...I heard you passed. Or...should I say PASSED!! Dooood! That's so great!

Posted by: wordgirl at July 20, 2007 12:40 AM

You two are just too cute, and that dance. Wow, you're talented. Congrats for passing and for having such an adorable kid.

Posted by: nila at July 20, 2007 2:43 AM

High five!

And...adorable hat twins. :)

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Posted by: the weirdgirl at July 20, 2007 11:13 AM

Oh that is the sweetest picture. You two look so cute in that photo. :)

And congratulations on passing your certification!!! That is awesome.

Posted by: Teenuh at July 20, 2007 2:03 PM

Super Certified! Huzzah!

I think that merits another family photo in the office - maybe one of you and Mia in hats looking adorable together! Now, if only you had such a picture...

Posted by: Vaguely Urban at July 20, 2007 5:07 PM


And I just love this pic of you and The Bean, super cute.

Posted by: Jenn at July 21, 2007 10:34 AM


And I just love this pic of you and The Bean, super cute.

Posted by: Jenn at July 21, 2007 10:34 AM

You two look so cute together!!

Congratiolations!! You just crack me up with that picture. Too funny.

Posted by: Nadine at July 22, 2007 1:57 PM

That is such great news, Cactus! Congratulations. You deserve to jump! :)

Posted by: Zandria at July 22, 2007 9:31 PM

That is great news. You should buy yourself something pretty.

Posted by: Peggy at July 22, 2007 10:01 PM

Congratulations on passing! Love the picture sequence.

And she is really cute.

Posted by: Stephanie at July 24, 2007 11:04 PM