Thursday, June 25, 2009

THAT'S MUPPETAINMENT!

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Last night I was running around making dinner, cleaning the tub for his bath, and doing laundry - hey, he helped - and I got some great comic relief.
He stole my sunglasses, put them on and barged into the bathroom to tell me "I'M COOL." I laughed and snuck a peek into the living room. He had made makeshift drums out of a plastic mail carrier box and was beating away on them with two whisks. Yes, he was still wearing the sunglasses. He was also watching the Muppet show.

On the subject of muppets, he has been backing me up when I sing " MAH NAH NAH NAH"
by singing "du du du du."

The duet I have always wanted. I love that kid.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

maisy nap

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We read Sweet Dreams, Maisy at naptime today. When we got to the part where Maisy has to go home, he managed his anticipated whimpering, knowing this meant playtime was all done for the day. However, when we reached the page which showed Maisy in bed, he tore the book from my hands and yelled "NOOOOOO!!! UP UP UP!!" Apparently, he was trying to rescue Maisy from the perils of napping.

two fingers pointing at the sky

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he signed starfish and promptly fell asleep.

Monday, June 22, 2009

phoenix-sized cubby

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On our first night at the cabin in Tahoe, Phoenix acclimated well to his new environment:



video

NEW WORDS this week

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off the top of my head, here are words he is pronouncing with 97% (or greater) accuracy:


manual
asshole
minute
bitch
fuck
awesome



serious.

Monday, June 8, 2009

i learned it from watching you.

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On Friday night my mom caught him telling Elmo: "I MEAN IT!"

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NEW WORDS

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Here are some new words and phrases that Phoenix has acquired, and has been pronouncing clearly in the past week:


RHINOCEROS
EPHEMERAL
R2D2
LISTEN

COUNT
WANT
MUSHROOM
HOPE
BATHROOM

TRADER JOE'S
HOORAY
BEACH


"MAMA MOUNTAIN"
"I NEED THIS"
"I AM READING"
"I WANT THIS"
"MY WAFFLES"
"UP HIGH"


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TODDLER!!

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Why is throwing everything on the floor a favorite pastime of toddlers?
There are pinecones, baskets, little men, Legos, flash cards and plastic everywhere!
HELP!!
PLEASE send a housekeeper and a nanny to Moss Avenue.

Monday, June 1, 2009

MONARCH

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Last week at Frog Park with Phoenix. The monarch who circled us.

I felt like Mary Poppins telling the kids “Check out the butterfly!”

Bewildering to expect monarch to fly off each time he circled back.

Impatient to deal with the loss.

Joy to be there as he fluttered our eyelashes and ears.

It must have gone on for twenty minutes. Circling. Fluttering. Flying just out of reach.

Camouflaging on a nearby leaf. What a tease that guy was. And what an entertainer! He kept three boys entranced for some time. They looked for the monarch long after it had flown away.


Yesterday we visited again but no monarchs.


Phoenix:


"BUTTERFLY!

MAMA!

BUTTERFLY!

MAMA!"



o dear Wonder.

He is remembering,