Monday, 29 October 2007

NFB of Canada: Sauna Safety

Here is Jean-Paul's version of the previous video:


video

Sunday, 28 October 2007

A little too long in the sauna....

video

Holy BLOWOUT, Batman!!

You know it's a doozie when you start taking off the shirt and there's poop on his elbow.....

Ya. It went all the way up from the diaper, up his back, into his sleeves and started to go down his arms. And, he did all this while STANDING UP in his exersaucer, so gravity was not working with him!!

(He had been stockpiling for a day or so..... At least it happened here at home!!)

Thursday, 25 October 2007

A boobless Daddy

This is one of those "kids say the darndest things" kinda entries.

I was at my class tonight, so Jean-Paul was with the kids, as he is every Thursday night. Jean-Paul told Alexandria that he had to go feed Zachary. She replied, "But you can't feed Zachary, you don't have a boob."

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Eureka!

Make sure you've read the previous entry first.

Today Zach discovered he doesn't have to make a choice! He's got TWO hands so he can play with BOTH at once!! Woo hoo!!

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Penis or feet? Penis or feet?

Decisions, decisions!! Zach doesn't know what's more fun to play with - his penis or feet. His feet still generally win out. However, the penis is a much rarer treat (only at diaper changes, really), so he does "seize" the opportunity when he can!

And here's some more cute, naked Zach. (We had to put him in his crib because he peed all over the change pad cover. A hazard when allowing him to "play free").

Saturday, 13 October 2007

Another update

The last entry was about Alexandria and her current "why" stage. This post is about Zach. He can now grasp a ball and pick it up with one had. I think he surprised himself. He can also move around - slowly, but surely. He's not crawling, but he's definitely scooching! And, I mentioned teething earlier (http://monkeyngobo.blogspot.com/2007/09/three-of-us-are-teething.html), well today I can see white buds under his gums, so the teeth are right there. Won't be long. Also, it's almost time for "solids" (if that's what you call the goopy cereal they get). I think we'll try rice cereal Monday night. We'll see how that goes. Fingers crossed that Zach doesn't have any allergies, either. It was pretty easy going with Alex.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

I swear, if I hear "why" one more time........!!

Yes. Alexandria is officially, undeniably, absolutely, without a doubt into her "why?" stage.
Here is an example coming out of the Early Years Centre:
Mommy: It's dark outside now.
Alexandria: Why?
M: Because the sun went down.
A: Why?
M: Because the sun goes down every night.
A: Why?
M: So we know it's time to go to bed.
A: Why?
M: So we can sleep and get up for more fun the next day.
A: Why?
M: There's no more why. It just is.
A: Why?

And so it goes....

Or another favourite right now is "and what comes after _____time?"
Mommy: It's lunchtime.
Alex: What comes after lunchtime?
M: Playtime.
A: What comes after playtime?
M: Naptime.
A: What comes after naptime?
M: Snacktime.
A: What comes after snacktime?
M: More playtime.
A: What comes after playtime?
M: Dinnertime.
A: What comes after dinnertime?
M: Bathtime.
A: What comes after bathtime?
M: TV time.
A: What comes after TV time?
M: Bedtime.
A: What comes after bedtime?
M: Morningtime.

And we could go on and on and on and on......

Depending on my mood this stage can be fun or extremely frustrating!! (Or it can easily go from being fun to frustrating real quick!)

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

I HAVE to share this painting!

Alex did this at one of the Early Years centres. I asked her to tell me about the painting and this is how she explained it. Those are leaves (the three at the top) and that's the tree (the green to the left). And all this is the wind blowing the leaves around (she points and moves her hand in a circle over the reddish part). I was so impressed! I love this painting!!

A Banner Day

We had a great day yesterday. We started our day around 8:45am and we had to get the kids out of bed. We could've slept for longer, but we (ok, I) decided we should go to the Oktoberfest/Thanksgiving Parade. It was such a beautiful day, how could we not!? The parade starts at 8:30 in the morning (!!), but the route is long enough that we still had time to get there and park our butts near the end of the parade route before it got there. Alex enjoyed the horses (especially the ones with the "hats") and Zach pretty much just played with his Link-a-Doos. He was SUCH a GOOD baby considering he hadn't eaten since before 7am. I thought for sure I'd have to boob him at the parade.
Her hair starts to curl in the humidity. She's going to HATE that when she's older!

Yes, it was this hot!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO9L3tZOWQc

After the parade we grabbed a bite at McD's. And Zach was still content just to be a baby. We decided to go to FunWorX, since it was family day and cheaper than normal. Zach finally had a "bite" there (around 1pm - so that was a long stretch between feedings). Alex had fun running around the play structure. (The socks she's wearing in the pictures were provided by the facility. You can't go barefoot there.)

Those are Daddy's fuzzy knees. Not mine!

Zach in the ball pit.She was not too sure about Oncle Hans. Wouldn't go near him!

The biggest thing that happened though? Alex pooped on the toilet! Yay!! Ok, so it's only been the once, but YAY!! I never thought I'd be so excited to see sh!t in the toilet!! (Maybe when I'm 80 it'll make me that happy again).
(No pictures to commemorate that event, sorry).

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Our drama baby!

Here is the video of Alexandria I mentioned in the last post. She just started performing, so I got the camera to capture it. It's a bit long, but I've given a summary of events in the comments section next to the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwLeEYEmPhk

Also, I figured out how to condense the size of video without losing too much quality, so I re-did the Monkey's New House video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM_p8OxtUiI

Monday, 1 October 2007

The camera is obviously too accessible!

Anyone need a Zach fix? Here's a buttload of video clips!! (There's a bit of Alex on here, too. I have one of her dancing, but it's too long right now. I have to edit it so it will upload.)

A babbly baby:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIkLUkDHpRo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTdVGB9OWhQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQYNf9A4UYM

A yelling baby (and bits of Alex):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNQluuDdXnA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArVbz14QKWo

And my fav, laughing Zach. This was just today:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWn8LVfgPvg

Daddy playing pool with Zach:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGzLVosImxM