Tuesday, May 29, 2012

our official start to summer

Eating popsicles on the deck. Happy summer!


Among other activities, we hit up the church bbq for Memorial Day this year, and Mr. Yin is still full a day later. (There is a guy in our congregation who runs a bbq catering business who brought and manned his big grill.)

Our little lad didn't join the others kids in the sprinklers or play on the slide, but instead walked up and down the sidewalk. Up and down. Switch parents, then up and down again.

Walking on sidewalks is his new favorite activity. And it's even more fun if it's an uneven sidewalk and he can step up and down. Up and down.

Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, May 18, 2012


 The Teddy Bear is growing up. Here's some proof:

talking and coloring

He does actually say real words, but he's not a monkey and won't perform on demand (maybe he's union and I'm not paying union wages?) so really you get to hear babble. But babble has taken a turn for the more adorable, if that's possible.

really using a spoon

He's been doing this for a while, and can also use a fork properly, but that video is 3+ minutes long and that takes too long to upload. So spoon it is. He may use it properly, but there is still a big mess to clean up.

walking backwards

I randomly caught him at this yesterday and I about died. He did it this morning for Mr. Yin's amusement before his commute.

Monday, May 14, 2012

favorite pastime

The new favored (weekday) pastime is watching trucks go by, and naming them. It's very serious business.

We sit in the grass and he points at dump trucks, trailer trucks, cement trucks, and schools busses. He'll sit in rapt attention naming them as they go by until only cars are passing, and then he'll get up and walk away.

Until he hears another truck coming.