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    Foto Friday

    May 14th, 2010

    It’s time for an iPhone picture dump.

    Surely if I show them my belly they’ll give me extra Won-Tons

    I jump in the water to chase after daddy’s silly head ring

    Rubber Ducky, you’re the one, that makes swim-time so much fun. Especially when you’re supersized!

    Check out the new Do

    Auntie P reading books at bedtime

    Hmn…. obviously the inspector didn’t come through this play-kitchen

    If kitties go on a plane ride, do they ride in special chairs?

    Want me to sweep the carpet too?

    Look Ma! No hands.

    You can’t add “ie” to the end of every word

    May 13th, 2010

    I learned an interesting lesson today: apparently the “ie” suffix is not an appropriate addition to all words.

    Remember Nubs? One of G’s buddies? Well, occasionally I call Nubs, Nubsie. Well, G has his own name for his giraffe: he calls him Nuk. I don’t know how we got from Nubs to Nuk, but whatever.

    G’s routine in the morning is to get up, stand up in his crib and then toss his buddy as far out of the bed as possible. And then point and go “Nuk fall” (No darlin’, Nuk didn’t fall, he was pushed!). I picked up Nuk, handing it to G asking him if he wanted his buddy. Except I didn’t use the word “buddy”. Instead I used the name G gives him. And I added an “ie” at the end. And then I realized that didn’t sound good. At all.

    Here’s hoping G won’t use this new word to name his friend.

    Look who’s cooking now

    May 6th, 2010

    You know what? Childproofing kitchen cabinets is much easier said than done. Either the childproof locks we have aren’t very good — or our cabinets are especially made for parental torture.

    S had to get creative in locking 3 of our cabinets (the ones that contain things like mandolyns and like sharp objects), but we have a few drawers that are out of the childproofing rhealm. The one with the pots I can handle: I mean how much trouble can G get in with a pot? Unless he decides to go hunting rabbit in the backyard by hitting it over the head with a pan, there’s not much I can complain about. The spice drawer on the other hand? Not my favorite child-toy.

    Not only does G LOOOVE the spice rack, but he has learned to unscrew the tops off the little spice jars. I came into the kitchen today (where S was making dinner and G was “helping”) to find all my whole cloves on the floor. G was proudly standing over them. I guess he was getting ready to make a brine? I took a deep sigh and moved on. G then decided to gather up the cloves and throw them in the trash. Well, after the floor soup, I wasn’t going to use them again so I suppose he was kind of assisting with disposal.

    THEN he decided to help me clean up. He stole the broom from me and brushed all the cloves under a cabinet I can’t reach anymore.

    I guess our vacuum cleaner will be smelling pretty.

    20 months

    April 29th, 2010

    We’re in the 20’s now. I have a hard time grasping that in 4 months (4 MONTHS!!!) we’ll have a 2-year old on our hands. I don’t know about you, but the term Terrible Two’s sends shivvers down my back.

    G has an awesome sense of humor. This kid laughs (mostly at himself) any time he’s not in a pissy mood (which luckily is rare). I really, really can’t wait for him to start speaking in phrases I can understand. Maybe then I can laugh with him.

    He’s also become a huge book lover. He loves to sit in my lap and be read to. He’ll bring me 3-4 books at a time and just power through. He likes to bring books in the car too and sometimes won’t leave for school without one. He’s favorite these days is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.

    Weight: 22lb 6oz (no change since last month)

    Number of teeth: 15 (we got 2 more canines this month, and the last is about to poke out any day now too)

    Words: Holy cow this has been a crazy word month! He added at least 20 this month alone. Pretty soon I’m going to have to stop keeping track. G is also becoming an incredible mimic. He’s repeat a word after us all the time. Even if he doesn’t know what it means, he can repeat it. The one that stumped me a few weeks ago is repeating “Elephant”. That’s a lot of syllables for a short little dude.
    * shoe
    * fly (butterfly)
    * ducky
    * moonka
    * nuk (Nubsie)
    * muk (milk)
    * beca-boo (peekaboo)
    * cup
    * foggie (Froggie)
    * cow
    * pug (pig)
    * owl
    * chuck (chick)
    * airpeen (airplane)
    * tuck (stuck)
    * bok (block)
    * book
    * pungin (penguin)
    * bugel (bagel)
    * stop
    * buckle
    * open

    Phrases & Sentences: +3
    * All done
    * Sit down
    * I got it

    Favorite food: Pot stickers. Big fan of Sushi Monster (our favorite sushi hangout) pot stickers. He gets a whole order all to himself, as this child easily inhales 6 of them in a sitting on his own.

    Favorite activity: Jumping. He’s trying to figure out how to jump. He can bounce one foot off the floor, but hasn’t yet figured out how to get both feet off the floor at the same time. He loves to jump though.

    My hopes for next month: That he gains some weight. Kid’s been at the low end of 22lbs for 2 months now.

    Potty trained?: HAHAHAHAHHA!

    Naughtiest moment of the month: Throwing objects at the TV & standing up on his trycicle. He’s lost a few toys this month to this behavior.

    Sweetest moment of the month: Backing up to my lap (seriously in dump-truck fashion) with a book in hand.

    Temper tantrum meter: mild