The Zoo

September 27, 2009 on 9:35 pm | In The Boys | By Cindy | No Comments | Add a comment

Uncle Tony and Aunt Diane took Ricky to the zoo yesterday.

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From what I’ve heard, they had a great time.  The new baby elephant was out for viewing and very cute.

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Yesterday, Ricky said his favorite was the bugs and bats.  Today he says the monkeys.

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He really enjoyed the gopher viewing holes too.

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Thanks for the fun memory, Uncle Tony and Aunt Diane!

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There they is!

September 22, 2009 on 2:48 pm | In The Boys | By Cindy | 1 Comment | Add a comment

Trying to get the teeth.

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Trying again.

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Finally!  Two bottom teeth!

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A big week for Rusty

September 20, 2009 on 8:58 pm | In The Boys | By Cindy | No Comments | Add a comment

It was Rusty Week around here!  First, he’s finally big enough to eat in his beautiful high chair!  Of course, he likes to head bang his noggin into the back of it, so I need to make a cushion to protect against brain damage, but isn’t he just cute …

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Perhaps it IS getting time to trim that hair.  I mean when you have to zoom out to try and get it all in the pictures (and Kevin DOES complain about it getting up his nose when he’s holding the baby)…

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This one was his first time in.  I’m not so sure he was thrilled with it.

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And, Rusty’s other big news for the week happened yesterday — both bottom front teeth made their appearance!!  We’ve been waiting for them and they both came through at once.  I don’t have a picture of them yet, but I will continue my attempts!

The other boys have been almost as cute as well.  Ricky is still very much in love with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I found these toys from the late 80s for him on Ebay.  He couldn’t be happier!

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Billy is still mastering his table manners.  At least there are no complaints when I make spaghetti!

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And the big boys have discovered the fun of fishing in the backyard.  I’m not really sure what they expect to catch by casting a jump rope tied to a stick over our deck railing, but this activity occupied them for a good half  hour one day, so who am I to complain!

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No, that's what YOU think

September 17, 2009 on 4:53 pm | In The Boys | By Cindy | No Comments | Add a comment

(A smidgen of background:  Ricky’s kindergarten teacher is named Mrs. Young and this week his class has been learning about the letter C.)

On the ride home from school today, Ricky was telling me how he made a Cookie Monster in class.   I asked him why they made Cookie Monsters.  He said, “Just because.”  So I tried to be the thought-inducing parent and our conversation went like this:

Me: “What letter are you learning about this week?”

Ricky:  “C”

Me:  “What letter does Cookie Monster start with?”

Ricky: “C”

Me:  “So do you think that might be why you made Cookie Monsters today?”

Ricky:  “No!  That’s what you think.  I think we made them because Mrs. Young said to!!”

It's bootiful.

September 15, 2009 on 5:28 pm | In The Boys | By Cindy | No Comments | Add a comment

Me (during a torrential downpour):  Hey, Billy, look at all the rain!

Billy:  Ahh, it’s bootiful!

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