Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Reading at Lunch

WATCHER be WARNED: This is a long video. I find it adorable, but then again, I'm biased. I just LOVE watching him "read" and the chatter he produces with it. Just another day in the life, nothing earth-shattering, but I can't get enough of it. :) I had recorded a second (well, it was first, really) video prior to this of him "reading," then he threw down that book, exclaimed, "Big Bird ABC's" and this reading came about. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Urban Living Excursions!


As you might notice, B and I got to be among the first (thousands) to ride the new Light Rail, Metro Phoenix's newest addition to make the crazy commute easier and hopefully more efficient for those nearby. We are not so lucky to have it close enough that we'll be able to use it, but all riders could ride through tomorrow for free, so we decided to venture out.

Aside from the fact that we had to wait THREE cycles to get a train BACK because it was so full and the other riders were completely insensitive to the fact that I was travelling with a little one, the light rails are clean & attractive, comfortable, and he kept shouting, "faster, faster" as they accelerated between stops. Got one of him ON the light rail, then at our stop in between where, thank heaven, I had animal crackers to satisfy him during the frustrating wait. Altogether, not a bad way to explore & show him one more fun type of "train", which he loves!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Kiss-ee-mess!

As little man says, "Merry Kiss-ee-mess!" Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas...ours was wonderful with a not-so-little man running around adding joy, wonder and assorted humor to every minute.

Brendan's Top Ten Christmas Moments:

10) The third (?) piece of candy to ever cross his lips...the much beloved candy cane which creates an alarming mess of sticky, red baby slime that he LOVES!

9) The flashlight. Need we say more?

8) Riding home from Grandma's tonight, "Brendan home right now. Brendan tired." Upon donning his new Christmas jammies and rocking for a little while, he said, "SOOO tired" and asked to be put in bed! :)

7) As we pulled open his sun-block curtains after his afternoon nap, a hummingbird was nose-to-nose at his window, looking in. I had turned my back to get him and didn't see right away 'til he declared, "Little hummingbird FLYING! HOW CUTE!"

6) "Daddy, HAVE COOKIE! DADDY! COOKIE!!!" (someone wanted a LITTLE bit of dessert!)

5) (in car): "DRUMMER SONG! HEAR SOMETHING....DRUMMER SONG!!!!" (when Little Drummer Boy came on the radio)

4) "HOW cute! New books!" (upon opening several new books)..."how cute" was uttered SEVERAL times today!

3) Opening ONE present this morning then declaring, "Dinner's ready" and promptly consuming a banana, breakfast casserole AND an orange for breakfast.

2) Talking to Grandma's cat, "Hi kitty. Come on WALK!" (the cat was busily snuggling in his cat bed)

1) Playing with the nativity scene. When prompted about what was Baby Jesus' Mommy's name?, he was reminded, "Mary" to which he piped, "Mary Christmas!"

Merry Christmas to all & to all, a good night!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Green Beans, Day #2

I don't know what it is. I'm not even sure if I should discuss it for fear of jinxing it. Two days in a row now. TWO. He has eaten green beans eagerly, and even uttered, "umm. ummm" while consuming. why am I slightly alarmed, some may ask? In the past, we have days. He might want & eat them one day, then the next day they're the worst thing I could ask him to consume. Even on a good day, not many are getting eaten. Now, it's 5...6...and no complaints. Even with "All done" uttered, and a few left on his plate, he'll concede to eat (3) more (hurriedly) to make a tent w/ his napkin. As he, and only he can utter: "holeee moses"!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The GRINCH!!!!!

Though slightly chaotic & somewhat crazed, we had a VERY fun morning. Aunt J & Uncle M (along w/ Baby J), clued us in to the reading of Grinch @ a wonderful, local bookstore, and pix w/ the green guy afterwards. Little did they realized how MUCH B LOVES "Ginch," so attending this suaree was a MUST on our holiday to-do list!! Though it was somewhat hard to get B to SIT during the reading (though finally convinced w/ a gingerbread cookie!), he DID sit and listen. Must to her delight, Aunt J's appearance was the highlight of the a.m. ~ he exclaimed in the middle of the reading, "AUNT J'S HERE!" at the top of his lungs. (oh dear). When Grinch himself snuck up behind the storyteller, B uttered not a peep, much to everyone's shock!! :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Look Who's Here!

Alas, we've been having such fun that we've not even had a moment edge-wise to get pix posted of B's latest visitors! Take a peek & see if you recognize them:

Yesterday, B dragged the grandparents (x3) and his parents to the train park up the street, one of his FAVORITE places, so that Grampie could ride the train. Here is the little aficionado checking out the lay of the land:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


for once, it needs no words...


This little man's gregarious self makes me laugh...just from a random a.m. walk...