Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mardi Gras

A week late...

No idea who taught him that!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Envision this

Walking down the street
Red sweater, diaper, rainboots
It was quite the look.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Great Afternoon

Last Saturday we had the BEST afternoon. Robert's mom organized a massive exodus to the park to enjoy the sunny weather. TWELVE kids from our block went and played together. They ranged from Anthony and Robert at the bottom to a pair of first graders. All the kids had a great time playing together and going on bike races. It was pretty funny--there was a big mass of kids, a few slower and then Anthony and Robert bringing up the rear.

As we were getting ready to leave, J&J's mother showed up with ice cream for everyone. Anthony thoroughly enjoyed his popsicle and then went straight to Robert's house to join him in the bath.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

A few more videos

He was kind of running out of steam at this point.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Flying, Flying... Or is it Swimming, Swimming?

One of the songs we've been singing in music class is "Swimming", a song I sang at camp MANY eons ago. Its one of Anthony's favorites, especially once Daddy re-wrote it as the Flying song. Well, he now mixes up the two versions.

As he sings it:
Flying, flying in the swimming pool
When days are hot, when days are cold
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, back stroke,
Fancy loop-di-loo.
Don't you wish you didn't have anything else to do!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Little dude has become quite the singer!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Anthony brought home his valentines from daycare today. Boy was he happy to explore his loot. Not suprisingly, most of his valentines included candy.

On a side note, he ate his first lollipop yesterday. It was his Valentine's present from Claire and Robert. He was VERY excited about the lollipop--he'd been asking for one for a long time. (I'm not quite sure how he learned about lollipops, as they don't serve them in daycare.) Although they are on the train in "The Little Engine that Could." Bob is reading it right now.

Anthony's valentine's might be overkill. It wasn't too hard to bake the heart cookies on sticks, though they had to be VERY thick. I then decorated them with pink royal icing with white icing and white beads. I was very pleased with how they came out.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ballerina Boys: Part Two

For those who are uninitiated in modern children's music, the boys are dancing to Tantrum by the Spin Doctors. Its from Sandra Boynton's Dog Train album.

I don't think the video loads to Facebook. If it doesn't show up there check out Anthony's blog. Sorry.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ballerina Boys!

Really, I'm not quite sure what more I can say. Anthony's first love is really, truly airplanes. However, playing ballerina is a relatively close second. Every day when we come home from daycare Anthony asks to go play ballerina at Robert's house. He takes great joy in picking out the RIGHT costume. Today, for example, he rejected the tutu that Robert is wearing in this picture in favor of a blue cinderella dress. Anyway, on Friday he picked out the princess dress and then chose a rather stunning "HAT" to go with it.

Sarah shot some great footage of the boys dancing. Hopefully I'll get it up in a day or two.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Music Class

Last Saturday was the start of music class for the quarter. Its funny, Anthony doesn't seem to participate too much in class, but he comes home singing all the songs. I think he's so busy absorbing that there is no output.

However, there are parts of it that we can count on him enjoying. When teacher Daniel reads the story Anthony scoots so far forward that he's practically sitting on Daniel's feet. He obviously prefers the songs that involve jumping and dancing, too. However, he likes to sing the quiet ones at home, too. (I'll try and get more on video.)

The first video is Anthony playing auto-harp. The final one is the tug-of-war that Daniel plays with each kid at the end.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Honestly, I think he used to sing it much better. Well, its been awhile since we've had a birthday party. (All of his pals have fall birthdays so he was singing it weekly at daycare!)

Notice that he blows out the candles at the end.

(Why is it that they never perform on command?)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Anthony is generally pretty even tempered, but he has his moments. In this case, it was because Robert was driving the police car and Claire had the tricycle. There were two push-toys available, but it wasn't what he wanted.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Hide and Seek

One of Anthony's favorite games is hide and seek. He plays it in his airplane hangar, behind the curtains, and even at the kitchen table.

Funny story--a few months ago Anthony was hiding underneath a blanket. Repeatedly. I kept calling, "Anthony, where are you?" A few seconds later he'd peek out. At one point Claire (age 4) finally shrieked at me, "He's under the blanket! He's ALWAYS under the blanket!"
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