Thursday, May 28, 2009

Big Boy Pants

Here is one of those goofy things that only parents can truly appreciate--Isaac went all day today (other than nap time) in big boy underwear without having an accident!! He does kill me... some days he's fine with the potty training, and other days he is not interested at all. Hopefully we're getting there.

Monday, May 25, 2009

New cousin

Here is Joran, the new addition to the cousins. Maybe soon we'll have a picture of them all together. Isaac thought he was kind of cool but wasn't that impressed. I give him a year or two before he gets that this is the closest male to him in the family and they start doing all those fun things that boys like to do. And how is this for an initiation... I was holding him so mom could take a shower and he wet his diaper. I went to change it and right after I took it off, he pooped. So I had to change the clothes, changing pad, and get a new clean diaper since he pooped on the first one. And since they use cloth diapers, I had to try to figure out how to fold it for a newborn. He was just checking to make sure my newborn skills were still up to snuff (which they weren't, really :-).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bike Riding

Isaac's new favorite activity: bike riding. He absolutely loves it. We can't even mention the word unless we're planning to go right then, because otherwise all we hear is "bike ride" over and over again. (In fact, he saw me putting up this post and has repeated "bike ride, ride" over and over. So we are going now. Like I said, you'd better be ready to go if anything bike is seen or even mentioned.)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Playdoh and juggling

I got Isaac playdoh for his Christmas stocking, but I was a bit nervous about pulling it out in the house. (We did try it one time, and it went ok until the end when he dropped a little on the carpet and then stepped on it.) So I decided it would be a great spring toy he could play with outside, and boy, did he love it! He didn't make many things with it; he preferred to carry it around everywhere. (Also note the pile of rocks--the boy is developing a strong rock fetish.)

Daddy showing Isaac how to juggle.

Isaac trying out that juggling thing for himself.

And "juggling" at me.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My Messer: Part 3

Note to self...if you let a toddler out of your site, you're never quite sure what they will do. So much for this film.

Friday, May 1, 2009


We went to Oma and Papa's for Easter and had an Easter egg hunt at their church. This was the area for the up to 3 year olds. They were a trip. The older kids all take off running practically knocking each other over while the young ones sort of wander around trying to figure out what is going on.
Isaac did a decent job of collecting eggs, but then he put them all back (in that bottom hole of this play ground). He wasn't quite getting the concept.

This was him discovering "Hey...there is stuff IN these eggs!!"

It didn't take too long before Isaac and Sylvie decided they would rather just play on the playground.

The whole gang.

This is Isaac and Sylvie's favorite game...playing chase. (It seems like Sylvie is normally the one doing the chasing :-).

Isaac's basket from "Oma-rabbit."
The cousins got Guitar Hero: World Tour for Easter. I'm not sure how much they played it before the uncles and I took over :-).

Batman playing the guitar...only Paul.

I'm not even sure how Isaac knew what you are supposed to do with a microphone, but he figured it out.

And then he decided Mom needed to sing (I'm just happy to still have all my teeth).