Saturday, February 28, 2009

A box of fun

out of the box
Originally uploaded by m0nk3yphd

With no hard drive left, the sick and now busies, I haven't taken that many shots this month. Now my hard drive is part way rescued, here are some of our little monkey, up to his cheeky business. Its incredible how much fun can be had with, in, under, on a cardboard box. And once it gets worn out, to the recycling it goes.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Spin out

A deadhead a generation too late? Or an awesome rhythm gymnastics routine with the music in his head? You decide.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ignore the fact that our house is a disaster, and focus on the fact that he's ridiculous. And has realized that sometimes the only way to get us there is through subtle encouragement.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

After these messages

we'll be riiiiiight back.

Sorry for the radio silence, but we've been a little busy. :) I'm getting ready for the next balloon flight, Mark is phd'ing, Zachary is embracing toddlerhood. We have a bunch of pictures and some video soon, but Mark filled up his harddrive *grin* so we've been backing up before we can upload new things.

Oh, and we're all sick. Sicksick. Yucky sick. I mean, just colds, but this is like the superdeath cold. I apparently have managed to get the most awesome cold, so I'm now couch bound in the hope that by tomorrow I'll have miraculously healed. :D Stop laughing.

Zachary can not be slowed down, certainly not by a silly cold. New excitements - Mark is currently playing "throw" in the bedroom, his walking is now looking like old hat.. He figured out backwards walking the other day, and thinks that it is the funniest trick ever. We even got him to walk with us part way to the subway the other day. He requires an escort on each side, otherwise the fantastic distraction that is a new york street takes hold (look, a person! look, a pigeon! look, a cigarette butt!!) He's gotten much much better about not eating everything, even though he's teething a few of the biggies (I think we have two molars in and two cutting, but frankly I've stopped trying to stick my fingers in to check. Too perilous.) He's also getting very good about putting things away. He carries around his sippy cup and puts it on the dining room table when he's done with it. He helps us put groceries away and put clothes away. He loves helping. Oh, and his flame shoes. He's moved up a shoe size, and his shoes are velcro with flames. He thinks they are AMAZING. He gets up and goes to get them, brings them to one of us, and then sits and puts his feet up to get shoes. And zerberts! He's been leaning over onto our arms and blowing zerberts.

Ok, I think that's enough random baby update. :) Pics & videos will follow soon.
Don't worry, he's still cute.

Friday, February 13, 2009


The marines got nothing on him. Check out the training - ok, the pack only has four diapers in it, but they *are* cloth. But maybe not 60lbs. And the belly crawl? He has that down, no problem.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Surfing with Sublime

Zachary is working on his balance.
Hahahahaha. We use the cutting board so our laps don't melt when we use our laptops on our laps. That was an unwieldy sentence. Anyway. Zachary suddenly started moving it around and standing on it. And Dancing. I think the dancing at the start of the video in particular has earned a capital D.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Yup, he's starting to master the spoon. I mean, master. He now throws food across the room accidentally less than 40% of the time! See what I mean?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Doowwwwwwn the hatch

Zachary found this cardboard tube to play with this evening after daycare. He was dropping stuff down it (and by stuff, i mean food..) and then was mystified when it disappeared and he couldn't tip things back into his mouth. (To backtrack - He often likes moving food from one cup to another cup and then eating it. Or eating foods not traditionally found in cups via a cup... Like... a piece of quesadilla. For example). Anyway, Mark tried dropping a piece of tofu down the tube. Yeah. Dinner was pretty damn awesome. He'll go to daycare tomorrow and brag about it.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Originally uploaded by m0nk3yphd

A cardboard box is a boy's best friend. We got an order in this perfectly Zachary sized box. He has been making it in to all sorts of fun the last few days. This was this morning. Daycare might have more toys but we have CARDBOARD. Take that, technology.

To our English readers (mostly granny & grandpa cornwall) - we hope you made it home safely. The pictures on the net are *incredible*.