September 22, 2010

He refused to nap at daycare yesterday.  This is what happened on the ride home…


Our summer mode of transportation

September 21, 2010

J and I bike to school/work as much as we can during the summer.  It’s lovely.  Here’s our ride.

In the morning, when it is a bit chilly, J enjoys getting tucked in.

When we get where we are going, he tends to want to keep his helmet on to look at the sights.

I admit that I am a fair weather rider, and as the weather turns, our ride will start to collect a bit of dust.  But while we can, we love it.

The tough life of a toddler…

September 19, 2010

It’s tough work lounging on the couch drinking milk and eating grapes.

Of course, this situation quickly deteriorated into silliness. (Click a picture to make it bigger.)

Since this interrupted a rousing game of fetch, Disco was NOT amused.

A good way to kill a sunny afternoon, Part 3

July 26, 2010

Blueberry picking!

And I even managed to get him to NOT eat the berries.

He was eager at first, but quickly lost interest.

I know.  Shocking.

He moved from transferring the berries from one bucket to the other to smacking the weeds with a stick.  He finally settled on watching this on my iPhone while sitting in the middle of the row.  Yes, I am THAT mom.  Sue me.  I wanted to pick blueberries. We managed to get about 5 pounds, so I definitely think it was worth it.

A good way to kill a sunny afternoon, Part 2

July 24, 2010

Swinging in the backyard!

I don’t think I mentioned it here, but we were able to get a little play area into the backyard.  Playhouse and swingset, a little park in the backyard, which has been really nice.

A good way to kill a sunny afternoon, Part 1

July 19, 2010

Sidewalk chalk.

This is an actual outline of Jaxon.  No need to worry, he does have hands and feet in real life and not just the nubs I drew here.  I tried hard not to make it look like a toddler death crime scene out in front of my house.  Making the whole thing pink did the trick, right?

Jaxon thinks it needs a little something.

Figuring it Out

July 16, 2010

J saw another, bigger kid use it while we were at the library.  He insisted on trying.


As you can see, he doesn’t quite have the technique down yet…

The lastest fashion

June 15, 2010

Jaxon is against that bright orb glowing up in the sky.  He is very much like a vampire in that regard.

His solution: a backwards plastic fireman’s hat with another hat on top.

Today's Newest Fashion

Fabulous, isn’t he?

A little something to brighten your Monday

May 24, 2010

And if you are craving more Jaxon video, I also made this one that same morning, but it is long, and mostly boring, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.  (Although there are some pretty cute parts I think, but I am fairly partial towards him.)

Playing Hooky

May 9, 2010

A few weeks ago J convinced his Auntie and I to play hooky with him on a Monday afternoon and go play.  We had a good time!

First, we went to the Children’s Museum, where J went crazy with all the fun.

There was pretending to drive an ambulance (his favorite)

and making tomato soup (tomato flipping action shot!)

and brushing an alligator’s teeth

and composing beautiful music

and enjoying the fun lights

and painting our faces (he didn’t really see the fun in this one).

Even though it was raining when we were done there, we decided to hit the zoo that was next door.  We can handle the rain.  So in we went, but spent a good deal of our time in the section of the zoo that is hot and humid (it felt so nice).  Since the weather was so crappy we pretty much had the place to ourselves.  J had a good view of the crocodile.

I highly recommend playing hooky.  Fun was had by all!