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

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Today's updates:

  • 16:33 Zeke: "Daddy, tell me a story about a boy named Nicholas who liked bears. He loved bears so much he started to act like one."
  • 21:03 Tonight at bedtime, I could have sworn Talia (age 16 mos.) said: "Eyes... shut. Night-night Talia."
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Monday, April 28, 2008

Talia playing peek-a-boo

Talia playing peek-a-boo (mosaic), uploaded 28th April, 2008.

Heather took this series of photos. Click here to see the photos individually (click on the small images to view them larger).

Friday, April 25, 2008

Today's updates:

  • 09:33 At bedtime, Zeke rubbed his eyes. Me: "You sleepy? Or are your eyes itchy?" Z.: "No, Daddy, I'm just eyeing."
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"Space," by Zeke


Some of Zeke's recent art.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Today's updates:

  • 00:33 Zeke at bedtime: "Daddy, tell me a story." (I oblige.) Reaction: "Daddy... that story didn't work. Tell another one."
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Monday, April 21, 2008

Today's updates:

  • 08:03 Zeke at breakfast, apropos of nothing: "Daddy! Doesn't APPLE PIE sound good? Yeah!"
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Numbers are complicated

Zeke's bedtime routine has come to include the song, "Green Grow the Rushes, O," which is interesting. He used to love the as a baby, and then we sort of forgot about it, maybe because it's so long, and it never seemed like a great bedtime song. It's a traditional cumulative counting song, which begins with one and runs through twelve. Anyhow, he now wants to hear it before bed. Tonight, presumably wanting to postpone the inevitable, he interrupted me halfway through the song and instructed me that I had to sing all the way through twenty tonight. I laughed and told him I didn't know any more after twelve, but that I'd see what I could do. He answered, "If you don't know the other numbers, I can teach you." I said O.K. After I got to twelve, and stopped, we had this exchange:

Z.: Daddy, you forgot two numbers. Thirteen and fourteen.
Me: I don't know those.
Z.: I can sing them for you.
Me: Okay.
Z.: (after a pause, in a speaking voice) Thirteen. (pause) Fourteen.
Z.: (after another long pause) Daddy, thirteen and fourteen are hard to explain. Very hard to explain.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Talia wrestles a Teddy Bear

This is actually Zeke's bear. It was given to him by a then student of mine around the time he was born. He never developed much of an interest in this or any other stuffed animal, but Talia absolutely loves it.

Zeke lexicon: 'hicked'

Me: "Zeke, can you tell me what 'hicked' means?"
Z.: "Hicked means kind of breaked. With a train."
Unfortuately it gets cut off before the real explanation.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:33 Another new word from Zeke: "snibbing." Meaning: "running around under the chairs to find a warm place, or a place to hide." #
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Talia picking flowers in the park

Sunday we explored Ridley Creek State Park in Media, PA. Talia picked as many dandelions as she could find -- I didn't count but at one point I think she must have had at least a dozen in her fist.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New words invented by Zeke recently

Hicked: "a little bit broken." Trains, in particular, can easily become hicked.
Moots: "when you do what you're not told to do it, but you do anyway." No usage example.
Grass-griffs: "a little hedgehog that comes out at night and sleeps in the day, and eats grass."

Saturday, April 12, 2008

They sort of look alike (sort of)

They sort of look alike (again), uploaded 12th April, 2008.

A photo of Zeke from November, 2006 (at age 22 months) next to a current picture of Talia (in March, at age 15 months).

Sunday, April 06, 2008

A couple dozen photos

We took a several-hour-long trip to Naani and Pop-pop's place today. No great stories, but Heather took some photos. Here's a slideshow, or click here to see them all laid out.