Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Note: I decided to just put the occasional family-related post on my regular blog, because I'm lazy like that. So, although I posted here only rarely, I will now be doing so infinitely less often.

Friday, July 18, 2008

This isn't the most flattering picture of any of us, but here it is anyway.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Eh, I just have to post a couple recent pictures of Sam.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sam is an incredibly picky eater, as are most two-year-olds. He won't eat anything that he hasn't eaten before, and half the time he won't even eat things that he used to like.

These days he mostly eats peanut butter sandwiches, Doritos, and chocolate milk. So I was really surprised when he was willing to eat peas from our garden. I planted a lot, so he can at least get some vegetables into his diet now and then.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Night at the Museum

Last night we took Sam to the Museum of Natural History up at the U. He liked the dinosaur bones and pretty much ignored everything else, which is what we expected. But the first Monday of every month is free anyway, so I didn't mind just walking around to see what he wanted. We bought him a little toy dinosaur that should keep him entertained for about a day.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Lions and Tigers and... Soup

Well, I suppose I should post something on this blog for once. Last week we took Sam to the zoo. I couldn't believe how exhausting it was, even with two parents and one child. I can't figure out how all those mothers managed multiple children without backup.
Anyway, we could have just stayed by the elephants the whole time, because that's all Sam wanted to see. He didn't even care when the tiger came and drank right in front of us. at any rate, we learned that he enjoys seeing animals on TV as much as seeing them at the zoo, so we're probably not going to get an annual pass or anything.
On an unrelated note, Sam's new favorite game involves shutting us in the pantry every time we go in. He then laughs maniacally and tries to keep us from opening the door. Sometimes he shuts us both in there, which I imagine is some sort of metaphorical preview to what it will be like raising a teenager.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Kids are always growing, and it’s a good thing, because otherwise relatives would have nothing to talk about when they got together. Sometimes I’m surprised by something my son does, and I wonder why I never heard about it before becoming a parent. For example, I didn’t know that kids eventually outgrew sleep. I would think that’s something I remember from my own childhood, but I don’t.

Yes, Sam recently decided not to sleep anymore. I’m not saying he won’t take a nap in the afternoon, or goes to bed late, or gets up a few times during the night. I mean he literally does everything in his power not to sleep at all. He’s done that 3 nights in the past week, and he just screams and screams for his mom whenever we try to get him to go to bed. It got to the point where last night he was falling asleep on the couch while in the middle of chewing a sandwich. So we put him to bed in his room. Then, an hour later, his supernatural kid sense activated and woke him up the precise moment we lay down and switched off the light in our own bedroom. Yes, I am constantly amazed at what kids can do.