Saturday, May 27, 2006

You know it's time when Aizay wants to climb the trees growing in them.

Aizay (bottom, center) watches Mama's death-defying act of cleaning the gutters. Why death-defying? Because it turns out that gutters not cleaned for over a year contain toxic waste, which Aizay was only too happy to pick up and fling about. Fortunately, he was fresh from a bath, so he possessed a clean surface to which the foul-smelling matter could easily adhere.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Baby's first trip to an arena

Before I get to the point of this post, can someone tell me where my baby has gone? There is this little boy here instead...Aizay won tickets to see Sesame Street Live and he brought Sue, Celia and Mama with him. Here we are waiting for the fun to begin.

When the show started, Aizay pointed out Elmo and Big Bird to me. The show was quite the spectacle (although I couldn't get any non-blurry pictures). Aizay enjoyed himself. He laughed. He cried. He also clapped and smiled and danced and finally, he threw himself on the floor in a fit when he became overstimulated.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Hanging out at the mall

Aizay spotted the boy in this picture hanging by his knees from this railing and Aizay tried to emulate him. This shot is right after the boy swung his legs down. The boy then asked Aizay, "Can you say 'Happy Mother's Day'?" Aizay just looked at him blankly. I guess I'll wait until next year.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

At the car wash

In this photo, we were trying to capture the terror Aizay usually displays in the face of the carwash. However, he looks pretty blase, doesn't he? Don't be fooled. He was quietly whimpering during this photo.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

30 minutes into Aizay's quiet reading time

We are training our dog teaching our child how to sleep in this pet tent. I have decided play yards are fine for setting up in one spot so your baby can play in them but as a travel bed they are a vile 28.5 pound menace. There are some folding "travel cribs" that are 21 pounds but that is still not good enough for me when I am walking through the airport...

Aizay loves his tent! When we first put it in his crib, he read and played in it for at least 45 minutes. We kept offering to take him out but he wouldn't have it. And when it was time for his nap, he slept well in it. We are having him sleep in it with the top open. Then we will progress to the top closed. And finally, we will put the tent on the floor and have him nap in it there. Inside the tent, we put a couple of pillows and a folded up blanket. He finds it comfy. If he was still a baby, I would probably just put a bassinet mattress in it.

(Diane, are you still afraid he is going to escape?) -Christine

p.s. check out these vintage sesame street clips