Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Best Buddy" Episode II


We filmed this at the end of the day so David was getting kind of worn out (hard to believe, I know). He had been singing these all day. So they aren't quite as imaginative as they had been earlier in the day. Nevertheless I think they still reflect the bold creative genius of the thrash-toddler-mosh-haze genre.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Best Buddy, the video sensation that is sweeping blogs around this house


David told me on the way home from grandpa's that he would sing me his new song and I was intrigued. His mom reminded him at dinner. While I am always entertained by David's attempts to, um, entertain, nothing could have prepared me for what happened next. Over the next couple of days, I'm sharing a nugget of the improv rock poetry deliciousness with you.

Enjoy.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cute cap


Jaime phoned me a photo of her latest hat. She didn't make for herself, but she sure looks cute in it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pasta


So, we made pasta last week. Sometime during the summer, Grandma Suzie gave a real eye-TAL-yen pasta makin' contraption. This thing is so authentic, the directions are in seven languages and none of them are American. We had to use British directions.

Aunt Marla was in town, so we invited her and Aunt Skylar over and made a morning of it. Lots of fun. We took pictures and I made a set called "cooking" for this and future such endevors.

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David takes his pasta very seriously.

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Simon played quietly with the left over flour crumbs the entire time.

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Yes, we bleached all the surfaces that the pasta touched

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AHGHG! MY FINGER, YOU ARE CRANKING THE WRONG WAY!
It is amazing how long your index finger gets when you set the press to "5"

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1.5 hours later. Simon is still playing with the flour crumbs.

Friday, January 23, 2009

This is a test--Simon's water

I am testing a new add-on that would allow me to update more easily. 

Simon regularly wakes up in the middle of the night demanding a drink of water.  One night, however, I heard the pitter-patter of little feet and went to investigate.  He had gotten up, walked into the bathroom, climbed up in the toilet from which he can reach the sink, and pulled out his pacifier and set it on the toilet tank.  He didn't notice me standing in the door watching as he filled the cup with water, took a drink, dumped the rest of the water in the sink, put the bink back in his mouth and climbed down from the toilet.  He noticed me with a start as he walked back to his bed.  But he has never done that since, which I frankly would prefer.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Craft day, pipe cleaner finger puppets

Jaime and the boys made adorable finger puppets with pipe cleaners and felt. Here is a photo of Simon's dragon. Jaime wants me to be sure you know what a great job David did thoroughly cleaning the play area of the basement today. We'll be renting him out soon.

Simon's Dragon finger puppet

Sick Simon and growing David

We drove to Manhattan last night to see dad. Simon fell asleep on the way, but not the whole way. He woke up grumpy, complained of his tummy hurting and rested on his mom's shoulder the entire rest of the evening. He was a bit under the weather in the morning but seemed fine when I saw him in the evening.

I spoke with David on the phone this afternoon and marveled at how different he sounds. His inflection, the sound of his voice, and the things he talks about reflect a boy who is, for all intents and purposes, a five-year-old. He is already planning his fifth birthday party, which you are invited too.

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Having hung the Simon-bait on the branch, David runs to his hiding place
to wait for the boogy man to fall for his trap.

Monday, January 12, 2009

On the couch, in the woods.

Last week, Jaime sheared the boys, dressed them up in flannel, and took their pictures.

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Then on Saturday, I sat them down myself for a photoshoot.

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On Sunday afternoon, the weather was perfect for a three-hour walk in the woods, with dad, and his camera:

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