Using this Flickr thing

19 06 2007

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m going to be uploading my pictures to Flickr. I’m only going to upload the “good” ones. If you want to see the pictures as soon as possible, then, you want to follow this link:

Then, after I’ve spent a little more time polishing the pictures, I’ll post the new pictures and the commentary on this site. So if you only want to see the polished product, keep watching here.

More Mamas and Babies…

18 06 2007


A picture from our trip: Here is a mother deer taking care of a faun at the Reston Zoo.

Back from vacation

18 06 2007


Originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey

I’m still sorting through all of the pictures from my trip to Virginia. In the interest of getting the more interesting pictures up on the internet quickly, I’ve started posting the pictures to Flickr, a separate photo sharing service. You can see all of my pictures there as I go through them.

My Trip to the Zoo

3 06 2007

(As told by Alex)

Today, I went to the Woodland Park Zoo for the second time in my life. The first time I went, I was only six weeks old, so I didn’t see much. Back then, I stayed in the stroller the whole time.

This trip was a lot different! We went with my friends in our PEPS group. While Dad took me to the playground, Mom went and bought bagels for the grownups and fruit for the kids. We started our trip with a nice brunch in the zoo. I had a great time running around!



I also had a lot of fun with the grownup water bottles. I loved putting them in my mouth. Sometimes I would drink from it, but most of the time I’d just spit the water out and laugh!

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(Dad didn’t get any pictures of a game I invented. I would pour water from the bottle onto the bench seat, and then try to lick it up. Dad was too busy keeping my face away from the seat to grab the camera. Boy, did that make me laugh a lot!)

Lots of my friends were at the zoo with me. They’re all about my age, and I’ve been seeing them about every other week since I was born.

This is Maya. Like me, she’s just moved to the toddler room in her daycare.

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This is Nathan. He went to the Mariner’s game after the zoo with his dad. (I don’t know if my dad will ever take me to see the Mariner’s.)

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This is Esme. I think I got her interested in my water-bottle games.


This is Ben. I really like the toys at his house.


This is Paige. She knows how to say “cheese!”


This is Ruby. She’s also got a piano at her house.


Of course, if you go to the zoo, you have to check out the animals! I liked these monkeys. Their throats swell up like frogs and they make lots of cool, loud noises. I wish I could make noises like that!


Here’s everybody checking out the orangutans.


 The zoo does a great show about raptors. We didn’t stay to see the show, but I did get to see the owls, hawks, and eagles outside.

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I ended my day in the butterfly house. The butterflies were pretty, but by the time the stroller got out of the butterfly house, I was sound asleep! It was a fun day, but it sure was exhausting!

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Bryant Playground

3 06 2007

We spend a lot of time at playgrounds these days. The Bryant Elementary School playground is a particularly good one to go to. They have two slides — a straight one and a corkscrew one. Alex goes down the corkscrew one all on his own. He climbs the stairs, goes over to the slide, then gets on all fours and carefully crawls backwards until he’s ready to go down the slide.

When he gets to the bottom, his first instinct is to try to climb up the slide. That never works. Most of the time he then figures out that he should go back to the stairs.

The blue plastic slides can also cause some amazing static electricity to build up!

Here’s a photo montage of Alex’s trip to the playground this morning.







Eva’s Graduation

3 06 2007

 Our friend Eva Wong defended her Ph.D. in epidemiology last Thursday. On Friday, she had a cookout to celebrate. Maybe it’s the age we’re at, but the place was crawling with little ones. Literally, in some cases. Take this picture of Eva’s niece and a curious little baby:


Alex had a great time, because they had a wading pool! What more do you need to be a happy 14-month old?


 Alex clearly had a great time.

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