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    Foto Friday

    January 14th, 2010

    Last Friday we spent the day at the California Academy of Sciences.

    It’s a cold day in San Francisco

    “Some day I’d like to ride a real turtle”

    Look! Nubsie, lifesize!

    Did you see the size of that fish?

    Yum. Unagi!

    At the big acquarium

    Squashing bugs

    Toddler computer literacy

    January 11th, 2010

    In the span of 2 minutes G tonight:

    1. Ran Windows Diagnostics on my machine
    2. Searched for “bcbcbcbcbcccccc hg” on Yahoo! (at least he’s a company man)
    3. Tried to buy “tttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt”  off of Amazon. They were fresh out.
    4. Cleared my cookies. Oh, and
    5. Attempted to book himself a flight on American Airlines

    He’s nothing but efficient, that G! What do they teach them at daycare exactly?

    I thought this was my chair?!?

    January 10th, 2010

    It took awhile, but my Aeron chair is now back in business. As excited as I am to have it back though, I never expected that someone else would be even more excited about it… G.

    See, Neko has been a big fan of the Aeron chairs for awhile: especially in the summer, as the perforated seat gives him some belly ventilation on those warm days.

    I wasn’t expecting G to run to the chair and immediately upon setup and demand a ride. Now, I can’t get him out of my chair!!! I even tried seat-sharing but he kicks me out… literally. He pressed his feet against my back, pushes off and says “Up”. S and I considered getting him an anywhere chair, but I guess we don’t have to: the kid prefers Aeron 🙁

    Don’t ask me what’s up with the noodle while in the chair: for him the two go hand-in-hand. He runs over with the noodle and wants up.

    On some level though I’m glad he likes this thing. G is such a non-stop kid. He’s always running. ALWAYS!!! It’s as if he’s catching up (distance wise) for not walking on the early side of the other kids. This chair is seriously the only time he will sit in one spot for more than 3 seconds.

    How I lost my curls: a toddler story

    January 9th, 2010

    This is me, G. Although Mom sometimes calls me Farrah on account of my feathery locks.

    After Dad relented, we ended up here.

    I had no idea what was coming.

    So we waited…

    …and we waited…

    …and we waited.

    Waiting is hard.

    REALLY hard!

    I was SO out of there.

    But luckily there were trains to play with.

    Bye, bye baby curls!

    I wasn’t too crazy over getting my head sprayed with that cold stuff.

    Until I spotted the Aminal Cwackehs. Then life was good.

    First snips

    Gimme some crackers, and no-one gets hurt!

    How do I look?

    How about one more for the road?

    And another for good behavior?

    Bye, bye Farrah!

    Hello, good lookin’!


    [As Mommy] I am SO proud of our little man. Hair spritz aside, he was awesome for his first hair-cut. Didn’t cry, didn’t twist and turn. At the end the hair-dresser even brought out the clippers and he didn’t even flinch!!! Of course those animal crackers are what kept him going.

    He looks like such a big boy now.

    Foto Friday

    January 8th, 2010

    While I was away, apparently a lot of fun/adventures happened.

    “Do my feet HAVE to touch the ground to ride this thing?”

    “You wanna bet $5 I can fit in this box?”

    Favorite toys

    January 6th, 2010

    I waited to post about G’s fav new toy to see if my first reaction would change.. but nope. He’s played more w/ the empty boxes over the last week. I taped up the Amazon shipping boxes and boxes from some of our gifts. They are big blocks to him – carry around the room, stack them, throw them, and CLIMB on them. He puts them next to the table or sofa and climbs up and down — with the soundtrack of him saying “UP”, “DOWN” over and over and over…

    Happy New 2010!

    December 31st, 2009

    From all of us, to all of you,

    16 months

    December 29th, 2009

    Our monkey has reached his 16 month birthday. And this time, he truly deserves the term “monkey”. His personality is really coming through, and it is that of a non-stop, mischievous, stubborn little man. All this wrapped up in an adorable 20lb package.

    G now lives with one mantra “Why walk when you can run?” His run is super cute: his big BG diape makes him swing his legs around when he runs. It’s like watching a penguin waddle in fast-forward. Don’t let that fool you though: he runs circles at home (no joke) and makes your head spin.

    Long gone are the days of silent play where S and I could just casually surf the web while he played near-by.

    He learned a new trick Christmas day: climbing on top of a box gives you a whole new range of reach. He is a few days away from dragging items across the floor with the specific intent to get up to my computer table, or climb up on the couch. Just when we got comfortable with our child-proofing setup he changed the whole game plan on us. My mom is finally getting her wish: I have birthed a mini-me. I think I know now why her hair went gray.

    Please observe the bruises on his forehead and cheek. I considered touching that up, but I kind of want to remember the stubbornness illustrated in those shiners.

    His weight is recouping from his recent cold and we think he’s hitting a growth spurt just in time for his 16m milestone. He’s eating well and being a bit more accepting of our grown-up food too (he’s crazy for scrambled eggs, by the way). I gave up on trying to make him toddler friendly meals. After spending an afternoon cooking up a storm for him, only to see him turn his nose up at everything, I asked the school to put him on the hot lunch program. It’s been great! He eats what the other kids eat (which I think is an incentive), and I have less to prep each day to send with him. Also less dishes to wash too 🙂

    So… now that I’ve talked up my mischievous, non-stop toddler, who wants to come baby-sit?