16 03 2008

We’ve found a new way to entertain Alex while inside: Cook. Molly pioneered this technique with waffles last weekend. This weekend, Alex and Molly made pancakes. Alex also likes to sit in his chair while I chop vegetables for dinner. He likes having jobs to do, and when I chop his job is to put the scraps in the trash. When he’s making breakfast with Molly, he likes to stir.

I guess it’s more accurate to say: Molly lets him stir. He also likes to crack the eggs, turn on the mixer, and lick the batter. But what we let him do is whisk.

(There was a brief moment of panic on my part when I’d stepped into the living room. I heard the mixer turn on, and instantly heard Molly say loudly, “No! No! No! Stop doing that!” I ran back in, sure that Alex had his hand caught in the mixer or something else equally gruesome. Luckily, all that had happened is Alex had turned on the mixer before Molly had put the mixer down into the bowl, spraying batter all over the kitchen. Nobody was hurt, although Alex was scared.)

And finally, Alex got to eat the pancakes. Believe me, he knows the word syrup!

Eating the Pancakes


5 03 2008

Today’s note:

Alex wants to wear his boots at school. He walks over to his cubby and goes, “Boots! Boots!”

Here’s how he looked when we got him home from school today. Note, in addition to the boots, the stylish magic marker on his pants. That wasn’t there when we dropped him off this morning!


Interlaken Park

4 03 2008

One thing I like to do these days and I can get away for an hour or two is take my camera to a part of the city I haven’t seen before. Saturday, I spent some time in Interlaken Park. It’s a calm wooded area on the north part of Capitol Hill. Once again, I’m amazed at the signs of spring that are everywhere.

Unnoticed and UnappreciatedFlowers

You can find the full photo set here:

Cool Dude

4 03 2008

Alex will now wear sunglasses. The “cheap” sunglasses I bought in Tahoe are now his. (Of course, anything purchased at a ski resort costs 2x what it should.)


Today’s Note

4 03 2008

Today Eli was crying so Alex walked over and brought him a book. when that didn’t work he walked over and brought him a different one. It was very nice.

Considering that when I dropped Alex off in daycare this morning, he’d pushed over another kid twice, it looks like his day improved (at least as far as getting along with others is concerned).