Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cat tolerance test #1126A

Miriam's changing table often doubles as Nixon's mid-morning napping spot. When it's time for a diaper change, he usually protests by refusing to move. So, we simply lay Miriam down on top of him. What amazes us is how long he tolerates her squirming, squealing, fur-grabbing and other cat irritation techniques. Sometimes he'll last the entire diaper change and then continue with his nap. I suppose it's something of a victory.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Squeaker Shoes!!!

Well, these are a huge hit! Nana Claire bought Miriam some Wee Squeak shoes and they are fun! The squeaker is easily removed (by an adult) when we are tired of hearing the squeaking. For anyone who is curious, the squeaker is located on the side of the sole. They are really well made shoes too. Enjoy! And please excuse my disastrous house.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Miriam at the playground

Saturday we took Miriam to the playground for the first time! We have been to playgrounds with her before but it was just for the swings. This time she was really able to climb all over the jungle gym! This child has no fear! She went down the slides all on her own many times and then slowly realized that they were a bit scarier than she thought. The first couple of times she just went for it and then gradually she got a bit more timid. But, she really enjoyed herself. It reminded Mike and I of the wonders of small spaces, climbing, and tunnels. I guess we forget these small wonders as we grow up.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

sesame street

i am loving this new season of sesame street! i always appreciated how they included celebrities and bits of humor that only adults will catch. the new season started yesterday with "texas telly and the search for the golden triangle of destiny" (a take on indiana jones) complete with a giant boulder. loved it. then to top it off feist sang "1, 2, 3, 4" but changed the words to actually be singing about counting from 1 to 4. then as i woke up this morning i discovered neil patrick harris as the shoe fairy! so far its genius. after watching the dr. horrible series (back when it was free) i have found a new love for the old doogie, he's hilarious!

sesame street is not allowing embedding on youtube so you have to go over there to watch these clips