Sunday, January 29, 2006

A few pictures

Already with the tongue. This is definitely nurture-I have been modelling this behavior for almost 18 months.
Eating like a big boy...Aizay is getting picky but it's nice that there are a couple of vegetables he likes.

Here, Aizay's a little perturbed. Maybe he is not ready for the big chair after all.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

That's Mama's hat.

This kid doesn't stay still long enough for us to get a non-blurry picture.


Sunday, January 15, 2006

Woo! Woooooo!

Note Aizay's new haircut in this picture. If it looks a, that's because it is. In Christine's defense, have you ever tried to use trimmers on a kid's hair while he's screaming and twisting? He's lucky he didn't lose an eyebrow.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

If he would just learn to drive already, he could do the shopping for us...

We went to the children's museum today. And this is how Aizay spent his time: 10 minutes playing in the coat room, 5 minutes walking around the hall between the coatroom, the reading room and the restrooms, 5 minutes looking at books in the reading room (books he has at home), 30 minutes in the grocery store mostly picking up bananas and putting them back, and the last 10 minutes seeing the rest of the museum. He had a great time.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Do PB&J sandwiches contain tryptophan?

Aizay enjoyed his peanut-butter-and-benadryl sandwich today, as you can see. Only problem was he wouldn't let me relieve him of his sandwich; he'd wake up and protest until I handed it back, whereupon he'd fall asleep again immediately. I had to wait until he started snoring before I could put him in his crib (without the sandwich).

He learned a brand new word today:
Ice Cream ("ishe", twice identified this evening in a picture book when asked "where is the ice cream?")

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

First swear-word.

While stressing out about something or other last night, I uttered the phrase "Sh*t, sh*t, sh*t." Aizay immediately replied, "Shi, shi, shi." That's my boy.

Let's see if I can make a comprehensive list of other words he's said so far:

  • Fish ("fish")
  • No ("no." Proficiency is very high)
  • Yes ("sss." VERY RARE)
  • Please ("pss")
  • Ball ("baw")
  • Bubble ("buh buh", often truncated to "buh" with laughter)
  • Daddy ("Da-ee" or "Dai")
  • Mama ("Mama." Also used with a pointed finger to indicate want--the more "ma's" used, the greater the desire or impatience)
  • Baby ("bay")
  • Book ("bu." Pronouced with a very short duration, similar to the actual word.)
  • Yeah ("yeah", only in imitation so far, after Daddy says, "Yeah, yeah, yeah." Usually accompanied by laughter)
  • Hi ("hi")
  • Bye ("hi") (yes, "hi" and "bye" use the same pronunciation)
  • Star ("dah")

UPDATE: Dave forgot two of Aizay's most frequently used words:

Diaper ("dishe", rhymes with "dice") and Shoe (pronounced with a vowel we don't have in English. It's like the beginning of shirt before the r sound starts)

Aizay rarely calls me mama but mama is in frequent use. We have deduced that the phrase "mama mway" means I want milk/water. And "mama mama mama mway" means I want milk/water NOW!

Aizay sometimes says "Bye bye Daddy" with no consonants. Really, just say the phrase with just the vowels. Dave doesn't believe my interpretation of this.


This post brought to you by Aizay's favorite speech sound: SH.

Monday, January 02, 2006

We need a vacation.

Between Christmas and New Year's day, we made a pilgrimage back east to see the families. Here are some photos we posted from the road, re-organized for your viewing pleasure.

Christmas at grandma & grandpa's. Aizay had a great time ripping the paper off the presents. And Grandma and Grandpa had fun playing with Aizay. I did notice that not once did they offer to change a poopy diaper, however. Of course, I wasn't exactly volunteering for that duty, either...

We visited the Boston's Children's Museum. Here, Aizay is enjoying some giant magnetized letters, and preparing to strike any child that tries to have fun, too.

Auntie Joan! (I've no idea why this picture is so small. Nothing personal, Joanie.

On the way home from Midway, we stopped at Ikea. Aizay agrees that Ikea rocks!

Exhausted from his shopping experience, Aizay is enjoying a video during the ride home.