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    Movie Monday

    July 5th, 2011

    Yeah, well, today is Tuesday, but it’s the first day of the work-week, so close enough 🙂

    Monster Hat


    S2’s first swing (at the park)


    What an awesome morning looks like. Sorry! It’s dark.


    This fortress is for brothers only


    Movie Monday

    May 29th, 2011

    Baby kisses rock… except for the remarkable amount of slobber they seem to come with.


    Movie Monday

    May 23rd, 2011

    S2 LOOOOVES him a tasty toe snack before bed-time. As soon as his cloth diaper comes off, and those feet are in range, he’s all for it.


    Of course, not to be out-done, when G heard about his younger brother’s flexible skills, he decided to show us he could (still) do it too. Observe the happy squeals coming from the young dude on my left. I think S2 was egging his older brother on.


    See all the glorious moments I get to document while sitting in between the boys while in the car?

    Roll, baby, roll!

    May 2nd, 2011

    There’s proof!!! There’s finally video proof that S2 can roll over from belly to back. It took me weeks to get it, but here it is.


    (And what do you know? It made it in time for Movie Monday)

    Stage fright? No way!

    April 29th, 2011

    Tonight was daycare’s annual Spring Sing fundraiser. It’s a benefit with auctions, dinner and child-provided entertainment. Proceeds go towards the program. Child participation is optional, and really driven by their attendance at the event (ie. if you don’t come, your child won’t perform). The event is 6-8 (or 9 if, like me, you chatted up other parents), so a bit late for little people, but since G decided a while back that he won’t go to bed before 9:30, it was a welcome idea to go. And so we did. Which meant, you guessed it: G got to perform.

    I was envisioning G being the child on the stage that would run, like a maniac, back and forth. When asked to participate would give his little mischievous grin and say “Nooooooo!” I was expecting this. As was S. Instead, we got a child that stood in his spot (up front) of the stage, waved his hands, (occasionally) sang in tune, and performed. In front of about 130 adults.

    Color me surprised.

    I don’t expect that this lack-of stage fright will last to next year, but hey, who knows? Meanwhile, enjoy the pre-school performance of “Coconut Soap”. G is the peanut in the orange T, just a little to the right of center. (And, yes, if you don’t have any children within this age group, this will be torturous to experience).


    I only packed the Flip for this. I’m sure had I brought the dSLR that G would’ve behaved exactly as I expected… because I would be waiting with high-quality equipment. Instead, you get pixelated video 🙂 Oh, and pardon the shakiness in the middle. I had some kids in the audience that decided this would be a great time to need to get past me.

    Movie Monday

    February 27th, 2011

    G trying to whistle. Why does he always have to pick the hardest thing to start with? Neither S nor I know how to do the two-finger whistle




    S2 doing his own impersonation of Flip the Bird and Spank the Monkey


    I came out of the shower the other day to this:


    Movie Monday

    January 17th, 2011

    I love it when G “reads” with us. Since he saw the camera come out, he all of a sudden forgot how, but warmed up halfway through the video.


    Movie Monday

    November 29th, 2010

    Last week out of no-where G asked to hold his brother. So we let him. I don’t think it was as exciting to G as he had imagined. But it was exciting to us, AND S2, ‘cuz he expressed his excitement at the end with a diaper deliverable.


    Movie Monday

    August 2nd, 2010

    How G plays baseball.


    (he hasn’t figured out yet that someone else needs to pitch him the ball… but hey — he made contact once)

    Movie Monday

    July 26th, 2010

    This is how we know G is about to turn 2. The kid has well over 100 words in his dictionary, but his favorite right now is “No!”


    A happy G on week-end mornings. A rarety. Sadly you’re missing out on the Griffin-zilla walk. Think Godzilla, but replace with a toddler (in dino jammies) stomping around in a crib.