z loves spiders. he makes the sign for spiders whenever he sees them, as he can't say the word yet (although he can say apple, which is fun... we're making progress, albeit little by little). it's hard to see in this picture, but there are 2 spiders, one bigger than the other, that were actually FIGHTING. i thought it was really neat, so i had z watch while he ate his yogurt one morning. i've never seen spiders attack each other.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
we are finally letting z watch tv & videos, since he's almost 2. here he is watching monsters inc with daddy. he wasn't interested for very long... he really is only interested in things with elmo. sesame street is only on from 7-8am, and sometimes (like today) he sleeps later than that, so at eating times i'll sometimes play videos for him that are online at the sesame street website.
z had his first day of school 2 fridays ago. he wasn't able to walk, so i had to carry him everywhere. it's one day a week, from 9-11, and a parent has to stay there the whole time. there are lots of different stations with things to do - playing with puzzles, playing with water toys, a sand table, a cutting/pasting table, etc. he missed it last week due to the croupy cold.
three thursdays ago, z was sitting on our three steps, and somehow got up the wrong way & so he fell & hurt his leg. i wasn't there at the time, but i came home as fast as possible. i took him to see his pediatrician, who sent us for x-rays to the orthopedic clinic right next door. they didn't have any pediatric specialists there. the office was really busy. z had fun tearing up the paper covering on the examination table. they gave him a little toy duck to play with, and he's feeding it his granola bar in the picture.
he still wasn't walking on the leg by tuesday, so my friend j got us in to see an orthopedist specializing in pediatrics. very nice of her! so here we are, in the waiting room. the doctor said he had no idea what was injured, but that it could take 2-3 weeks for him to start walking on it again. the very next day, z woke up with croup, so back to the pediatrician we went. way too much time in doctors' offices!
someone was NOT happy during our drive to sunriver for labor day weekend. he only slept about 45 min, and then was fussy the rest of the way there.
the drive back was much nicer. he didn't nap at all, yet he wasn't overly fussy, so j & i had a whole nap time in which to be productive when we got home.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
mommy had one weekend away, and so daddy & z spent time with abuela, abuelo, & cousin j. here are some pictures from their outing to the zoo.