Saturday, July 31, 2010

Big Boy Bed

Isaac now has a twin mattress, but he has not moved into it yet. We are currently using it to read books before going to sleep. He's also got his quilt made from the fabric that people gave us at his baby shower. I'm not sure it you can see it or not in the last couple of pictures, but my mom quilted in peoples names around their fabric. Isaac's also into doing somersaults in his bed now, he was attempting one in the 3rd picture.

Eating at the kiddie table

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hit me sign

Isaac and I had a wonderful afternoon together, it all started with his 3 hour nap. That always puts both of us in a great mood. Then we ventured out to the zoo, in hopes of staying there long enough to hear some Jazz. While walking through the zoo I noticed all these kids in swimsuits and was wondering where the pool was, but then I remembered they have a splash area. Good thing I have a super huge diaper bag stocked with swim diapers among other things. Isaac wasn't sure about the spraying water so I encouraged him to touch the water a few times. Then he got excited about it wanted to run around the water area but not into the water. While running he almost ran into another kid. A few minutes later that kid went running into Isaac with his hand out to push him down. That kid's mom came over and just said her kid's name. Then we went about 5 feet from them and that kid came over and slapped Isaac. The other mom just said, "Joshua!" Isaac's pretty sensitive and started crying right away. So I scooped him up and said loudly we were leaving, since an apology wasn't coming. I did try to put him down on the other side of the splash area, but he was tightly holding on to me. So off we went to check out his favorites, the farm animals.
Half an hour later we came back to the splash area. I pulled him out of the stroller and he was trying to climb back in. I had to drag him to the water fountain and show him how much fun it was to put your hands in the water. It took a few times of me cheering and dancing around the water for him to jump in. But then a little kid his age was running towards our area and Isaac came whining for me to pick him up, that wasn't happening. This kid was just excited and he chilled when the kid went running away.
We were there long enough to hear a little Jazz. Then we went to have dinner together and he loved it. He always loves Vietnamese food, or anything with noodles or rice. Since David's working late for the next few weeks, Isaac and I will probably be eating out a lot. Good thing I've started running.

The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan

I'm on Week 1 Day 1 of the Couch-to-5K running plan, you can check it out here. It seemed to be pretty easy up until the 10 minute mark and I only made it to 24 minutes out of the 30. I'd like to do a marathon and/or a triathlon, but I know those aren't happening this year. Hopefully by October I'll be running the entire 5k instead of just the first mile. By the way, I'm loving my Phil & Ted's jogging stroller and highly recommend it for any joggers out there. I haven't tried jogging with second seat yet though.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Since we didn't have any takers for the other caterpillars, I captured them all and now we have four. Isaac loves watching them and occasionally screaming at them to see them jump. Yes, caterpillars can jump.


Pirate soup anyone?

Going Retro

I can't take credit for this, David dressed him. This is an outfit that I used to wear, but it was a hand-me-down from my cousin Bob, who is 5 years older than me. I think that places these clothes from the 70s. These polyester duds look like they can stand the test of time. I'm wondering if I should hold on to them for Isaac's children.

All before 8am

Saturday, July 24, 2010

This is what happens

when I leave the garden for a week in the middle of summer. The tomato plants are close to being gone, the acorn squash is done, and so is the zucchini. While trying to harvest some tomatoes I discovered the biggest, hungriest caterpillars I'd ever seen. These things are bigger than my fingers. So we captured one and can't wait to see what it turns into. These pictures where taken this morning and the jarred caterpillar has already eaten all the tomatoes in his jar.