A multimedia extravaganza starring Zeke (born January 2005) and his little sister Talia (born December 2006), lovingly put together by their father!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Part of our morning routine

Part of our morning routine, uploaded 27th March, 2007.

That's his nebulizer. He seems to have something very much like (and which could indeed be) childhood asthma, just like his father did.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

We call it "a step in the right direction"

A step in the right direction
About twenty minutes after this photo was taken, one of the rugs was soaking up a minor puddle. It wasn't a very nice rug anyhow.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Look how smiley #2

Look how smiley #2

H. took this with her cameraphone.

Things Zeke has been talking about lately

  • Most common: he asks what things do. E.g., "What do dump trucks do?" Or: "What does Hector do?" Or: "What does a hexagon do?" (That's a new addition to his vocabulary. He learned it because he was asking about the names of the shapes in his shape-sorter. I don't think he really knows what it means.) A variation on this is that he wants to know what something "has" -- often when it's something he can't identify, like a picture in a book. He'll point to an image and say, "Daddy, what does this have?" I never know how to answer that one.
  • He asks what things eat. Recently:
    Z.: "Mommy, what do shrimp eat?"
    H.: "Um, daddy?"
    Me: "Shrimp food."
    Z.: "Shrimp food. Yeah."
    Today he asked me what bulldozers eat.
  • He asks if you like things. Mainly vehicles. Example: "Daddy, do you like tractors?" Particularly cute: "Talia, I show you something else, might you like it."
  • He asks about the alphabet and how things are spelled. In particular, he frequently asks letter a word begins with. For example: "What letter stands for camel?"
  • He has been stringing together some relatively complex ideas. This morning, he woke me up and announced: "Daddy, I want to open the door, but I can't. Can you help me?" Tonight, before bed, he asked: "Daddy, do you know something that Pipkin [a stuffed animal] dooze?... He loves trains. I do too."
  • He likes to play games with language, especially songs. He likes to sing familiar songs but with strange words inserted into them, or with all the words pronounced funny, or whatever.

Zeke at the creek

Trip to the creek on Vimeo
Three minutes of cameraphone video, made during today's little excursion to the creek that runs through Valley Forge Park.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Oatmeal with gusto for breakfast

Oatmeal with gusto for breakfast, uploaded 22nd March, 2007.

With raisins, eaten room temperature. Tasty.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Boy and ballon

Zeke and ballon, uploaded 12th March, 2007.

The balloon came from the grocery store. He carried it around all afternoon. He loves it.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Look how smiley

Look how smiley, uploaded 10 Mar '07, 4.59pm EST PST.

You'd never know she'd just been rudely awakened... What a trooper!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Windy day at the park

Windy day at the park today. H. stayed inside with Talia.

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Zeke and Talia on the couch

Zeke and Talia on the couch, originally uploaded by myroblyte.

They actually look sort of alike in this shot.