Thursday, August 30, 2007

Yeah but can he spell genius?

No coaching. No help. This is for real. I just looked over and he had written his name. Smart kid.

Friday, August 24, 2007

reflections on my precocious, charming, amusing son

Looking back at the blog, I noticed the post I made about 2 months ago about Aizay behaving like a 2-year old and pissing me off. Things have changed. He seems extra loving and cuddly lately. I think he senses something will be changing soon...

Here he is charming a lovely lady at the pool (Abigail or as he sometimes says "Gaba-dale"). He likes to charm me too. "By the way, mama"-pause until he gets my attention-"I love you." Aizay loves his adverbs and adverbial phrases lately (This may stem from his love of the School-House Rock song: "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your adverbs here..."): "By the way", "possibly", "perhaps" and last night, there was a new one..."It certainly is," he said while commenting on a puzzle which was "hard"-it had 100 pieces.

Another example of his charm...last night, there was a thunder storm. Lightning scares me. It doesn't scare Aizay. I was sitting in a chair in his room as he was going to bed. Lightning and thunder struck very close by-it was surely in my neighborhood. I flew into the air and yelled. Aizay said calmly, "It's okay. It's just thunder."

And he's pretty amusing too. The other morning, I told him he should feel my belly to feel Coraline move. I forget how he worded it but he asked me if he could feel my butt to feel her move instead. I think he was feeling lazy and didn't want to reach up very far over his head.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Today, Aizay is 3 years old. Happy Birthday, son!

Here's a birthday video for your lengthy enjoyment.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007

We have decided! The baby will be named

Coraline Dorothea Etler

...unless she comes out a boy.

I know the name Coraline from the book of the same name. The name is very uncommon but has a familiar ring to it. The name is not unheard of, though; there are 39 "Coraline"s on facebook.

I love Coraline in the book. She is precocious, clever, curious, brave, and self-reliant. The book is a little spooky and the movie was supposed to come out Halloween 2008 but it will probably be later than that I think. I hope it comes out in time for us to buy Coraline dolls for her second Christmas...

"You're sick," said Coraline. "Sick and evil and weird."
"Is that any way to talk to your mother?" her other mother asked, with her mouth full of blackbeetles.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I think I broke my vestibular system.

It wasn't easy getting this picture without puking, but here's Aizay enjoying one of his favorite features of the Coral Ridge Mall.