Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Zachary has been very into letters. He points out his letter Z, mommy's letter S, Daddy's letter M.

And just now, he pointed to his shirt (which has an exclamation mark at the end) and says "It is a stopping letter!"

Um... Why yes. Yes, it is. How the hell do you know that??

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A great cycling treat

It turns out that some of the yummiest ice cream on the planet is made not two blocks from our house.

Fortunately Z thinks it's a ten block bicycle ride to get there and back. This way he gets to burn off some energy before eating the pure sugar. The guy even picked out a bunch of green M'n'Ms to make up for the fact that the only green ice cream these had that day was not pistachio or mint choc chip but an alcoholic one called "grasshopper". Best not cycle drunk toddler.

overall our four day weekend has been great.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

well meaning....

Today, Mark tried to teach Zachary that "Rain comes from the water cycle" (as opposed to clouds, which might have been an obvious starting point ;>).

They come home, and Mark goes "Zachary, where does rain come from?"


Mark mouths "Water Cycle"

Zachary grins.

"Rain comes from motorcycles!"

Monday, September 20, 2010

My mom made this

Originally uploaded by m0nk3yphd

We spent yesterday morning at daycare building a sukkah! It was pretty fun. You should look at the other pictures of all our hard work. Mark did an awesome job documenting. The weather was perfect, a little overcast so it wasn't beating down with sun. The design was pretty snazzy too, and it went up fast. It probably would have been about 30 minutes, but we had to have a few excursions to collect our last few bits.

You can see the kids know *exactly* what to do with it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

eye to eye
Originally uploaded by m0nk3yphd

Operation: Baby Gecko Rescue

Some mornings...

Yesterday, Zachary found an old yarn label of mine that has a pirate flag on it. He grabbed it, and ran in circles through the house at 6:30 in the morning yelling "Up yonder pole!" over and over again. I mean, that earns his keep for at least several months.

This morning we had an adventure when we found what I think was a baby gecko in our shower. There was a gecko rescue and return to nature. I think Mark has pictures which should come later.

And we have couches! Or rather a couch and a loveseat! Or rather a loveseat we've put together and a couch-in-a-box!

But seriously. It is starting to feel like home. Geckos and all.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

kool aid playdough

Originally uploaded by m0nk3yphd

Serious business. Mark & Zachary made it yesterday morning, and this is Z today, using as many tools as possible to get the job done. And obviously, chocolate soy milk as fuel.

ps - landlords, if you're reading this, the country has been cleaned up. Promise ;)