Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just Right!

I'm sure everyone feels this way, and in fact I think there was a TV show whose title expressed this sentiment, but sometimes James just says the most amazing and surprising things. Yesterday we had two of those incidents...

First, we returned home after work/daycare and James needed a diaper change. He was very cooperative and when I was done I said, "All finished." James sat up and said, "Thank you Mommy." It was the first time he ever thanked me for changing his diaper and seeing as it has been more than two years - about time!

Later we were playing in his tent to which his tunnel attaches. James would crawl through and laugh and laugh and then say, "Mommy's turn." I attempted this a few times - no easy task even before I was pregnant. (I'm still cursing my parents for buying James the tunnel. Maybe we'll see if grandpa wants to crawl through when he is here in December.) Finally, I had to give up. I looked at James and said, "Mommy's too big." He was thoughtful for a moment and then replied, "James is just right." I could do nothing but wholeheartedly agree.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sometimes it's hard being a dad...

Parenting sometimes involves a great deal of sacrifice: of time, of personal interest, of other hobbies and commitments. This past week-end was an example of the opposite: we went camping, found snakes, played at the beach, and rode on a train (Thomas the Tank Engine, no less!). Actually, I felt like I was returning to my idyllic childhood only now I was able to enjoy a cold beer at the end of such an exciting day. Jamie's best buddy Benton came on the train, too -- along with his parents and his new (as of 4 months ago) baby sister Maria, who James was very curious about and insisted on giving a kiss at the end of the night. Enjoy some of these photos, especially the ones of James with the snake and the very, very cute photos of him and Benton together!

10.09.19 -- Camping & Thomas

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Our favorite pool closes this week-end, so we spent this very, very hot afternoon enjoying one last splishing and splashing rumpus. James gets more comfortable and more bold in the water every time. Today, he insisted on "swimming" back and forth between Mommy and Daddy at least 7,000 times. He wanted more more more of going under together and even intentionally dunks himself. This boy loves the water! We got some good photos of him at the pool:
10.09.05 -- James at Pool

And, just for Grandpa Slater, we got some video of his diving:
From 10.09.05 -- James at Pool

Friday, September 3, 2010

What Jamie Says

Yesterday morning while driving, James and I were playing the "What does a _____ say?" game. It went like this:

"What does a firetruck say?"


"What does an ambulance say?"


"What does a doggie say?"

"Woof! Woof woof!"

"What does Jamie say?"


"I love you!"