August 20, 2006

Photos from the weekend (ie, the CheaterPants Journal Entry):

Driving to Alki Beach on Saturday. Not shown: the boy ripping apart and partially devouring the “One Step Ahead” baby catalogue I gave him as a distraction.

Clapping! He claps when we do, and imitates us if we make “Indian war cries” at him (you know, when you bounce your hand over your mouth so it makes a boo-boo-boo-boo sound? Does that noise have a name? Or how about when you run one finger up and down over your lips so it sounds like puh-buh-buh-buh-puh-buh-buh? He does that too).

The boys at Alki.

And again.

I buzz-cut Riley this weekend, mostly to correct the mistakes I made last time.

It’s a little, um, short. He looks like a Q-tip (a cute-tip! HA HA HA), but hopefully it will grow out evenly now.

Also, he’s developed a rather stylish bottle-consumption maneuver.

I don’t know what I fear more, him standing there like some kind of boy who is very, very close to running all over the house like a spider monkey, or the fact that I actually provided him with the spoon-and-pot drum combo on purpose. I am foolish and my days are numbered.


14 Responses to “Summer weekend, pictured”

  1. Mary O on August 20th, 2006 9:11 pm

    Adorable! And I love that baby backpack (ba pa!)!!! Where’d it come from?

  2. Alex on August 20th, 2006 9:11 pm

    I love me some photos! He’s so damn lickable.

  3. SaturnCat on August 20th, 2006 9:54 pm

    “…standing there like some kind of boy who is very, very close to running all over the house like a spider monkey…”

    Hee! Great line, and mostly because it’s true. Mother of a toddler, here, and spider monkey is an apt descriptor. Attention for the home-made drum kit will wax and wane, but the fascination with running about the house as if ones tiny, bediapered ass is ablaze seems to persist. And with those words of encouragement, have a great night!

  4. paige on August 20th, 2006 10:07 pm

    In that photo of his interesting style of bottle consumption, all he needs is to have his thumb hooked through the handle of some whiskey, and he’d totally be doing the Tennessee Side-Sip.

    Yes, just one of the many useful things I picked up in college…

  5. katie d on August 21st, 2006 5:37 am

    “I am foolish and my days are numbered.”
    ROFLMAO. :) Also, I love the evil way in which you are brandishing the clippers. :) Riley is a killer; *love* the cool bottle style he’s workin’. kd

  6. Jessie on August 21st, 2006 5:47 am

    Very, very cute. Looks like a great weekend, and I’d definitely say from seeing the standing pic that you’re going to be in big trouble very, very soon.

  7. Ang on August 21st, 2006 7:40 am

    Ah, the spoon-and-pot drum. . . . Makes ya wonder what in the hell you were thinkin’, huh?!?!

  8. Kat on August 21st, 2006 8:18 am

    As an add on to SaturnCat, I’d like to say that my two oldest are now 12 and 10 and they still run around the house like spider monkeys from time to time. I
    I’m still waiting for them to outgrow that one.

  9. sunShine on August 21st, 2006 8:52 am

    Those are just adorable. Riley is so freakin’ cute!

  10. ali on August 21st, 2006 8:59 am

    wait a minute…can we steal some of that hair over here????

    Isabella has NONE and you are cutting Riley’s all off??? :)

  11. Niki P on August 21st, 2006 9:16 am

    I was on vacation last week soooooo YAY me! I get a week of reading to catch up on. The boys is still the cutest thing on the face of the earth!

  12. mom on a wire on August 21st, 2006 9:33 am

    Seeing those pics makes me need another Riley infusion. Can you guys hang out sometime this week?

  13. Sunshyn on August 21st, 2006 11:36 am

    The pot drum isn’t so bad as long as you INSIST he only play it on the rug. You DO NOT want it on your bare floor, ever. Period.

  14. Sonia (DDM) on August 22nd, 2006 11:42 am

    SO cute Sundry! Your pictures are so beautiful and clear. I love Alki beach, and your photos make me want to take a road trip down to play there.

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