Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dalek for sale

Dalek for sale by m0nk3yphd
Dalek for sale, a photo by m0nk3yphd on Flickr.
Also note the prefect badge holding up a Victorian dress medal (Kabul 1842). Thank you uncle Simon. The crazy lump on his is to stop the three day old shrunken balloon from blowing off.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Ignoring the video, just listen! This is the state we call drunk tired.
Z "...to walk are winding .... what does winding mean?"
S "it means doing this" Sarah indicates with hands M "twisty turny ........ there are..."
Z "many things that I would Like to say to you But I don't know how Because maybe You're gonna be    the one that saves me And after all You're my wonderwall .... what does wonderwall mean, what does wond?"

as promised

Monday, May 13, 2013


Swimming and now biking, Zachary is just racking up new skills. He was motivated because Tavi next door just learned how to ride without training wheels .
Z and I went on a ride to a quite street and then I took off the stabilizers.  I held the back of the seat and zoom off he went, a super speed. But as he got better at the balance, he slowed down and didn't need me sprinting along side him.  It was an awesome day (certainly a mothersday to remember) and we celebrated both with icee's.

Video to follow.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


With the abundance of hotel pools, Zachary went swimming each day of our trip. He is now swimming on his own!  It little looks like a cross between doggy paddle and slow drowning.  But even though it is inefficient it get him there and under his own steam, for which he is very proud and happy. He started out swimming the width of the lap pool, just two or three yards, and by the time we left Toronto he could go from one end to the other (14 metres).
Next we'll be working on closing his mouth, so he doesn't fill it with water every time he goes under.

Tagged out at second base

DSC_0177 by m0nk3yphd
DSC_0177, a photo by m0nk3yphd on Flickr.

Go Z

Friday, May 3, 2013

An Artist

Every time someone has asked Z what he wants to be for the last six months or more the answer has consistently been an artist.

While visiting Toronto for the wedding, we stopped by the Art Gallery of Ontario.  The build was designed by Frank Gehry. He got to play on the Henry Moore, and see his large collection sketches, models and statues on display. He also enjoyed the storm room, a modern sound/experience piece, as well as a number of other sculptures and paintings.

henry moore with Z #3

Holding hands

At Kyoung and Kenny's wedding there were a handful of kids, around Z's age and all girls.

And with the excitement of the wedding there was a lot of imaginative play involving weddings, brides and grooms. No surprise, Z (the only boy) was picked to groom and may now be a serial bigamist.

During the best person speeches I went over to keep the kids from being too rowdy and raucous. There was a castle like structure in the corner of the hall with stairs and windows. It was far to echo-y but very fun, and for I few minutes I sat listening to Sarah, Brian and others.

I glanced over to see Zachary and one of the girls sitting on chairs like a king and queen. Another girl was talking and seeing to the royal couples needs, while two more girls were dancing for them. Then the servant turned to watch the dancers, and there was a quick moment of privacy. The little girl nudged Zachary's thigh with her hand palm up. He glanced down and went back to watching the dancers. She nudged again, and left her hand for a second in his lap. He looked down again, then at her and slided his hand into hers, and they sat holding hands. Adorable.