Monday, August 30, 2010

Andy at 20 months

Getting pictures outside is tricky! He just keeps moving.  I only got a couple where he was actually looking at me (and in focus).

He's been wearing that jacket for almost a year. It certainly fits a lot more snugly than it used to. I guess I'll be looking for a new coat soon.

It's funny to see how different Andy is from Kate at this age.  Kate really liked animal toys and was happy to just hold them and play with them.  Andy's always looking for buttons to push, or things to open, close, or pull off.  He likes to look at books but frequently wants to turn the page before we've finished reading it. 

Still not really talking, but doesn't have much trouble communicating.

He's really enjoying doing the motions to "The Eensy-Weensy Spider" and "Popcorn Popping," and clapping along with "If You're Happy and You Know it" and "Bingo." It's so cute to see him get excited when he recognizes a song. ("I know this one! It goes like this!")

We love our happy little boy!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

So, it turns out I can't crochet and read subtitles at the same time...

I have this crochet piece, begun last year, which has been languishing untouched for months. I pulled it out and decided I should try to finish it up in time to enter the fair. This put a damper on my Korean drama viewing for a while. I got the ends worked in this afternoon and now it's blocking. Hopefully it will dry quickly!

I finished watching Coffee Prince on hulu. (I wasn't sure how appropriate it would be, after reading the description, but it was fairly PG, and cute and sweet.) I remarked to Doug that Korean dramas are like the new Shakespeare--unrequited love, ridiculous coincidences... cross-dressing....

Wednesday (the 18th) we commemorated my coming-home-from-mission day by going down to one of the Korean restaurants in Lakewood for dinner. I got some kimchi jjigae. Yum. It's now been seventeen years since I got home. It sure doesn't seem like that long. (It's so weird to see people that I served with on Facebook with big grown-up kids now.)

Doug gave his final on Thursday. He'll be home for about a month before the fall quarter starts. My plan is to do a lot of painting. I put some sky on the model train backdrop on Friday, while Doug took the kids to the zoo. That was the first I'd touched it since February. Time to get to work!

Kate starts school in less than two weeks. I don't think I'm ready for this.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I'm not ignoring you (on purpose)

I was getting some annoying spam, so I turned on comment moderation. I must have messed up something in the settings, because I just discovered a backlog of comments awaiting moderation. Sorry about that!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bowl o' Fun

Starring Andy!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Kate's haircut, mark 2

We got Kate's hair cut right before I went to Utah (mostly so Doug wouldn't have to deal with all the brushing trauma). It had been over a year since her first haircut, so it was getting pretty long again. Doug took her to Wild Child and she came home with this cute little braid.

I can't braid her hair for swimming and gymnastics anymore. She finished her first swimming lessons at the YMCA, and yesterday she started another session of gymnastics. Andy and I went along and had fun kicking balls around during Kate's class. In the drop-in zone I ran into some of the kids from my photography class, and some of the leaders who helped me out. That was kind of fun. (The photography class seems like a long time ago, already!)