Tuesday, September 29, 2009

fall batavia trip...

isaac and i (and the brand new sweet ride) took a spontaneous trip to lovely and autumny western ny last tuesday. here's proof:

watering the flowers:

jake and baby eliot:

me and isaac riding the train at the strong museum:

isaac playing with BIG legos at strong:

isaac and new gramma at 123 sesame street:

riding in elmo's (?) cab:

on the merry-go-round with new grams:

next stop: brown's berry patch:

doing a little jumping with uncle jake:

getting a little help with the off road cars:

climbing the giant rope wall to the giant slide:

on the hay ride next to aunt eleanor:

sharing fries with aunt eleanor (i'm pretty sure that's all he ate on the entire trip - french fries):

it was fun. isaac traveled like a champion. we only stopped twice on each 10ish hour trip. the dvd player even broke about halfway home and he managed. it was lovely to visit wny in the fall. the only time of year that i miss the area. we get our own fall here, eventually, i guess. *sigh*....


so, the isaaczilla is currently a talking machine. if i'm in the room, he's talking to me non-stop. if i'm not in the room, he talks to lucy. or trains. or nobody in particular. it's cute.

the best part is watching him wrestle with the english language. recently, he's been struggling through "I" vs. "me" vs. "Isaac" vs. "you" vs. "we"...

it started out as isaac. no pronouns needed. "that's isaac's blanket", "it's isaac's turn", "isaac is going outside", etc...

then, he switched to my. "my blanket", "my turn", "my is going outside".

then, for a little while, he was doing great. all the right pronouns were being used. that was shortlived, and the cookie monster phase took over. everything was "me"... "me is very happy", "me has doh-stetti for dinner"...

in our effort to get this fixed (even though it's pretty amusing), we'll come back with "i'm having spaghetti" and "i am very happy". this was obviously confusing and i think he thought we were arguing with him and he would respond with, "no. ME is very happy"... and so on.

now, my favorite phase has begun. i suspect that in all of our efforts to correct him, he thought maybe we were just agreeing with him. he was happy and i was happy. he had spaghetti and i had spaghetti. so now, he has begun to use "we"...

"mom, we like orange playdoh. not the white playdoh".
"mom, we like to watch thomas".

you get the point.

or, maybe he just has an imaginary friend. maybe that's who he's talking to when i'm not in the room?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

still here...

it has been brought to my attention, by a number of people, that i have been quite slack in posting as of late.

rest assured. we're still here.
everything is ok.

things have just been pretty uneventful lately.
no cakes.
no trips.
no major milestones on isaac's part.

i'll be sure to try harder to find exciting things to post... sorry.