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Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Sorry, sorry!  Here's Adam to tide you over.

He's so cool, he wears his shades upside down; that's how cool he is.

More to come; we've had many adventures!  Stay tuned.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Funniest Joke Ever

Adam's interested in recycling lately, though not in any concrete way.  His new tricycle has a carrying basket at the back, and he likes to put recycling into it, presumably because of something Curious George did.  In the cartoon, George gets so excited about recycling that he starts putting brand new or perfectly good things into the bin--which Adam's Dad suggested might include the Doorman's dog, Hundly. Adam found this suggestion most amusing.

You want to make Adam laugh hysterically?  Ask him if you can recycle a dog.  "No!  You can't recycle a dog!"


Friday, May 20, 2011


I couldn't find the camera last night while Adam and Mike were putting it together, but here's a picture of Adam on his very, very exciting new tricycle.

Thank goodness we had a break in the rain this morning so Adam and Nana could go outside.  And you'll see that Arf has a place of honor for the trip.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Yet More Legos

Seriously, it's all he wants to do.

Here's Adam explaining to me that I need to hold the camera the normal way, not sideways.


Notice Guy riding on the dinosaur in the foreground, which is what we were taking a picture of.  (I will point out that it's pronounced "ghee," like the French.)

Monday, May 16, 2011


Look what Brenda did!  How awesome is this?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Farm Family Fun

Grandma and Gramps came up for the weekend, and we had a lot of fun.  They spent the day with Adam on Friday, and then on Saturday, we went up to the farm for the afternoon.

"We made a campfire and cooked supper with sticks and had hot dogs for supper."

Adam drew on the bridge with chalk.

He ate a ridiculous--like, unnatural for a full grown adult, never mind a two year old--amount of watermelon. 

(See that Tupperware?  That large, large Tupperware? It was empty an hour later.)

Then he spent a lot of time throwing rocks in the pond with Nana and Grandma and Mama.  He learned to throw overhand, and we imitated the different sounds that rocks make when they fall in the water (plink, ploink, splash, plop), which made him laugh hysterically.

It was a really amazing, fun day.  Marsha put together a great event, Dylan can skip any rock, not just flat ones, and everyone had a great time.  Thanks everybody!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pencil Skills

You will clearly see Adam writing my name, using an M and an A. 

This was before his M turned into an MMMMMMMM, and the A into an H, but without any prompting, he knew that he needed and M and an A to write Mama.

And this is his new thing: drawing guys.  He insists they have a body, but almost always forgets to draw one--I reminded him to do the body before the legs on this one, and helped him draw the body.  The rest is all him.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Egg Salad

I'm not sure if it's his new favorite food, but since Marsha taught him to chop up hard boiled eggs with a plastic knife, it's his favorite thing to cook.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Early Summer

On Friday, Adam and I went to the beach.  It was windy, but fabulous.  Way too cold for the water, of course, but it was perfect weather for bare feet and a sweatshirt.  A little too windy for a picnic (though we managed!), but just right for a kite.

First the kite.

The first thing we did when we got there was actually the picnic.  It was a little windy for it, and I came underprepared without napkins or plates.  But when you have a tub of hummus, a package of pita, a red pepper and a paring knife, do you really need plates?  Well, yeah, when the sand is blowing like that, you do. 

Still, Adam looked up from his steady munching more than once to say, "Mom, this is a really good lunch."  I know I can't take credit for the wind and the water.  But that package of hummus?  All me.

Then we played with our new beach toys--sand molds, rake, shovel, watering can and bucket.  Adam kept saying "Let's build a sandcastle!" but I'm not sure he knew what that meant.  Mostly we dug and raked.

Adam quickly learned to keep his hat on in the wind.

And at the end of the day, lunch on the beach (especially the pear, I think) plus sandy wind equals sand goatee.

That was a super awesome day, no doubt about it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Adam Sings the Classics

Playing with his new toy microphone, Adam noticed that I have a button on my shirt.  He started saying, "One button," but by the time he got to the end of the word "button," he was singing, and finished the line: "One button, off to see the world, there's such a lot of world to see," to the tune of "Moon River."


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