Monday, December 21, 2009

Toilet Music

Today we went shopping for presents. (Zeke now has FOUR gifts.) As part of our trip, we at lunch at a casual dining establishment.

After lunch, Victor needed to use the potty. He took forever, probably because he kept getting distracted.

"This is bad music for a bathroom," he told me, referring to the piped-in Christmas tunes. But when the song changed, he allowed that "This is a good song for boys." Also, he spent some time "thinking about Thomas."

He was also very proud that he could reach the paper towel dispenser by himself.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


What should I get Zeke for his 2d birthday and for Christmas? He already has a full complement of cars and trucks and trains and puzzles. Is there anything else?


Jeremy and I have been married for 7 1/2 years, and this year we finally bought our first Christmas Tree.

Jeremy says that's not true. He thinks our 18 inch fakie from Target counts as a tree. But I'm talking about a real tree.

(I did eventually get a tree skirt and decorate the mantle.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Our Hose

Yesterday we watched a movie about fire fighters. When a call came in, we watched them jump up from their dinner (they didn't even put the milk away), slide down the fire pole, don their gear, and speed away on the fire truck. Then we watched them put out a raging garage fire.

It was all very exciting. But when they got back to the fire station, Victor only wanted to know if they were still hungry.

He also has a new wish, referring to fire extinguishing equipment: "I wish our hose could do that."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Lights

This year we got very fancy with our Christmas lights. In addition to some colored-light nets on our front shrubs, we put a string of colored lights around the entry.

Pretty jazzy.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Jeremy's Great Idea

Today Jeremy had a brilliant idea.

He thought the high chair was dirty, so he took it to the Rainbow car wash.

First he soaked it with tire cleaner/degreaser soap. Second, he let it sit while he washed his car. Third, he used the high pressure wash setting. Fourth, he used the high pressure rinse.

You should see it now. It sparkles.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Victor's Christmas LIst

Victor told me yesterday, and on Tuesday, and on Monday, that he wants a great big forklift for Christmas. He also asked me where the presents were and advised me that they should be wrapped with a big bow (which he mimed).

I managed to hang the stockings this week, and Victor has asked me to put up more decorations, including a Christmas tree, which he insists on having.

Also, according to Victor, Zeke wants a doll for Christmas.

I'm pretty sure that's not true.