Thursday, February 26, 2009

finished lego cake

here's the cake to go with the legos from the last post...
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

fondant legos

i'm making a cake for isaac's cousin's fourth birthday. he wanted a lego cake. after a few rounds of trying to decide what sort of lego cake, i decided to make him a bunch of fondant legos and a plain cake and let him do his own decorating. so, here are the legos. they need a final dusting, to get the cornstarch off, but you get the idea...
 

Monday, February 23, 2009

Better new hair picture

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

New haircut

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

reading time with uncle jake and grampa terry

jake and terry taught isaac about soft and rough, with his touch and feel book.
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geometry superstar.

here's a video of isaac identifying a circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle and trapezoid...
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wny trip

two weekends ago, we made a short and spontaneous trip to the buffalo/batavia area. here's the proof:

isaac and derek coming down the stairs, amidst the snow and ice and slippery-ness.
 
isaac and anna (varland) making an artwork duet.
 
attempting for a pose in front of the ginormous tree at aunt eleanor's and uncle ray's house.
 
eating toast at the pok-a-dot.
 
derek's massive meal at the pok-a-dot. to be fair, the bacon was for isaac.
 
i played a little hockey with some old high school friends.
 
isaac checked out some piles of snow.
 
julie (donning my mom's atrocious hat) played with isaac at leslie's house.
 
jumping on leslie's bed (instead of sleeping).
 
all of us on leslie's giant couch.
 
jake, terry and isaac reading. this would be terry's last good moment. here, he's getting up to go get some pellets for the stove. he slipped on the ice and broke his collarbone. not good times.
 
isaac, taking a bath in the sink.
 
playing with some vintage little peeps at aunt e and uncle r's while bo, the dog, looks on.
 
on the ride home, we happened upon some stopped traffic in the middle of west virginia.
 
we got out and conversed with some fellow stopped travelers and took some shots of the wreckage.
 
it's hard to see here, but what caused it all was an overturned log truck. logs everywhere. they brought in a frontloader and pushed them all in the median. given the situation, it was a relatively short delay.
 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

cyber baby book

sorry for the long drought from posting. we've been a little bit busy. not so busy that i couldn't do facebook for hours upon hours, but busy enough that i couldn't do facebook AND blog. :)

i thought, since i don't keep a baby book (slacker mom), i should start putting some milestones/accomplishments/status updates on the boy here. so, without further ado:

favorite foods:
turkey, french fries (this tops the list, actually), pistachios, bananas, green beans, grapes, apples, ice cream (a new development, actually. before a couple of weeks ago, he wouldn't touch it), any batter on the electric mixer beater, cheese ("rice cheese" which = shredded cheese), rice and noodles.

brain:
isaac can count to ten, sort of. he either needs a bit of guidance, or he leaves off 4, 5, and 8. worse, he's prone to getting stuck on 6,7, 6,7, 6,7...
he's putting together short little sentences. well, they're more like commands. ("mama! sit right here!", "shut up, lucy", "come here, lucy", "get downstairs, lucy"...)
he can identify these shapes: circle, oval, rectangle, square, triangle, diamond, octagon (which is any 5+ sided figure), and trapezoid.
he knows the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, gray, pink and white.
he thinks all letters are "I".
he will gladly repeat anything you say to him or near him.

favorite toys:
shape sorter, cardboard nesting/stacking blocks, balls, ball popper (yes, it's still a big hit in our house).
isaac would play with play-doh and/or markers/crayons all the day long if i would let him. and he would eat play-doh all day long too.

so, that's about it. i've got a ton of pictures from the last few weeks to sort through and then i'll be posting some. maybe. probably.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sleeping arrangements

I suspect that Isaac's crib days may be numbered...
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Monday, February 2, 2009

Brave boy...

Isaac showcased his lack of fear by scaling this big kid ladder at the park. A couple of minutes later, he got a little cocky, which resulted in a minor accident... And less courage.
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