Sunday, December 20, 2009

The 1st round of visiting

the newly weds, Debbie and Mike, with our excited little monkey

Originally uploaded by m0nk3yphd

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chanukah Tzedakah

We have some chanukah pictures to upload, and stories to tell (involving water taxis, humourous catastrophes, and more wingy zachary).

But right now I just want to direct people to the right side of the page. This year we're giving a set amount of money each night to a different non-profit organization. There are a lot of different ways to decide where to give - but we figured this year the slightly arbitrary "Toddler-Based Selection" wasn't such a bad method. I mean, we do some vetting of course ;) It isn't a huge amount of money, but is an important addition to our holiday while stories play on the radio about people going into debt to have "the right kind of holiday". Even Zachary, who hasn't had an expectations of giant piles of gifts, asks for "More presents! Open!"... and no doubt my first response is "I should get him more stuff!"... but then I realize there might be some different lessons we'd like him to learn.

Happy Chanukah to everyone! Humourous pictures to follow.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Look at that chin on the table. Stretching to see his favourite part of the Shabbat B'yachad (kids) service.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Best part of bedtime tonight

Its a close call between: "Square cookie please!" (he is currently hooked on saltines, and learned at daycare to call crackers cookies. Which is fine with us, because its easy to be like... oooooh... I guess you can have another cookie.... when its a saltine. we call that win/win parenting ;>)


the fact that he played the later part of bedtime playing "catch the imaginary circle ball". He bounced them off the wall. He caught them. He shared them. He put them in Mark's pocket to keep safe before bed.

Friday, December 4, 2009


We were sitting finishing up dinner at the table. Mark, for reasons that still are not clear, pretended to close his eyes and fall asleep. Zachary leaned in close to see what was going on... and Mark opened his eyes and went "Boo!". Zachary jumped a mile high and splashed some water on the table, I jumped, much laughter ensued. We explained to Zachary it was a joke! "Joke! Joke.. Joke!" There was some reenacting.

Then Mark pretended to close his eyes again.

And as he opened his eyes to speak normally, commonly known as the "psych out", Zachary threw his water all over Mark, cracked up, and yelled "JOKE!"



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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Banana + Bike = Happy Boy

Banana Bike Boy
Originally uploaded by m0nk3yphd

His two favorite things, both starting with B. He's eating us out of house & banana. The trip to the grocery store with the shopping cart a few pictures ago? To go get bananas.

Oh, also he appears to think this is a jungle gym, not a bike. So he doesn't realize his favorite things start with the same letters. ;)