Sunday, October 31, 2010

Candy Dance

This is from a few days ago.

You can imagine how today went. But there will be pictures anyway.

the changing seasons

So for the first time, Z and I had to go to school/work in long sleeves this week. Of course by ten it was back up in the high 70s and 80s. Whooo got love that, after all it's almost November.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Texas insects

There are all sorts of interesting insects here. Today Z and I didn't realize we were standing on a fire ants nest until it was too late. Fortunately, I just picked him up and ran fifteen yards away to knock off the few that had made it onto our socks and shoes. Z got stung, but got off lightly judging by the link above.

At tot shabbat this morning we also saw many "leaf-footed" bugs, all hanging out in the sunshine on a plant.

I guess we're in Austin now...

Friday, October 22, 2010

At this moment

First, it is dark. Because it is still night.
No, really because the time hasn't changed yet. But still.

My son just walked outside wearing his bright green crocs, his orange windbreaker, and a diaper. To retrieve our garbage can, which we'd put outside to dry. Except its raining. But he really wanted to. Did I mention his little naked legs?

We should have cats and toddlers run the country. They're unstoppable before any normal force. Like sense.

Hm. Maybe we already have that.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Toddler fun

Me "so it's a race, you have to take a bath while, Mum has to drive to work and back".

Sarah "and fill the dewer"

Zachary "what are you taking about?"

(ps from sarah - toddler conversations on the drive home get increasingly funny. yesterday, since Z received "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble", we discussed how one could avoid being turned into a rock, and what a bummer it would be, and different strategies to avoid being eaten by a lion when one is in posession of a magic pebble.)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Birthday party sucess

Green cupcakes, sandpit, chalkboard, baseball and friends for an outside October birthday, gotta love the weather here.

Arg! Birthday pirate

Originally uploaded by m0nk3yphd

It has been an exciting few birthday days. This is his new pirate towel, which warrants an Arg!! every evening.

The birthday party today was exciting, and will get its own update with appropriate pictures shortly. It suffices to say it was awesome. And green. Fun was had by all, cupcakes were consumed, and the book swap went off splendidly.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy 3!

Three years ago we were sitting in a hospital room on a saturday morning, too distracted to turn on cartoons, having checked in thursday night and now starting to believe that one could actually be pregnant forever. Time had stopped passing and I just figured someone would let me know when a baby was born. Or not. As long as I could take a nap afterwards.

I got to nuzzle Zachary many hours later, but the nap has never come. 50/50 isn't bad, for obstetric dreaming.

Now he's gone from a bundle of smiles to a bundle of smiles with legs. And words. And deeply complicated emotions. A person that we recognize as flashes of us mixed in with flashes of the world mixed with whatever it is that makes us all us - the part that is a bonus birthday gift from the universe and makes us individuals that even a mother doesn't get to know all the secrets of. I suppose that's fair. Otherwise, why would we keep feeding him? TO FIND OUT MORE SECRETS. One has to be motivated.

This morning he opened some presents, the first time he's really be interested in a birthday happening. And has already gotten to express his opinion on a variety of bugs, read a book about maps, pretend to be a fireman (thanks mom & dad), a longhorn (thanks HEB), a pirate (thanks judy & jack), and a balleri-nope (thanks lizzy. we'll explain later).

His smiles are real smiles, and definitely not bowel movements. His frowns are real frowns, and he can even tell us why. We can fix it less, a trend I suspect will continue with time. But he still likes to cuddle us, and kisses still fix boo-boos, so parental powers are still going strong.

His mind makes incredible connections, and he knows he's being a little bit naughty singing at the top of his lungs throughout the house, and knows it is the kind of naughty we'll never interfere with. Here's to many more birthdays, fancy hats, and jumping to breakfast.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lizzy is here!

Originally uploaded by m0nk3yphd

Our houseguest party has started! Lizzy is visiting for a few days on her cross country adventure. We spent the better part of the mornternoon in the front yard. It was fantastic and restful. We are having incredible weather here in Austin. Cool breeze, yummy sunshine, and nothing to complain about. Our grass is soft and the air is clean. A wonder our lungs haven't seized up in fear ;)