Monday, October 25, 2010

Ray of Light

West loves his new yellow shirt. It's especially cheery on this rainy, rainy day.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

An Object in Motion

West is at that wonderful stage of development we lovingly refer to as "Whirling Dervish". Other than puzzle-time and drawing, he is happiest while attempting to use every muscle in his body at the same time, with varying levels of success. Oh well, at least he comes by it honestly.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Puzzle Prodigy

West has a real knack for puzzles. It's kind of scary, actually.

Owl Baby

The gang and I headed across the bridge to the discovery museum this morning. Imagine our surprise when we pulled up and discovered a madhouse. Or, rather, a haunted madhouse. Today was the museum's annual Goblin Jamboree, an all-day smorgasbord of Halloween-themed treats and adventures. West did them all, of course, but that is a whole other post (don't worry - it's coming). This one is about sweet Tate, the only member of the family to avail himself of the free face-painting services. He proclaimed it a real hoot! More pictures after the jump, including my efforts to document the owl's disintegration (and Tate's eventual descent into slumber).

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mad Hatter

We have preschool to thank for West's newfound love for accessories.  In addition to butterfly wings, the dress up box includes all kinds of silly hats and ladybug jackets. West loves them all and has decided that hats are, in fact, kind of awesome.  As hard as it is to get sunscreen on this kid, this new development is a double blessing. Keep reading for more photos and to find out what West was hiding under his hat.

Knock on Wood

Tate really digs our softwood floors.

Reading to Zebra(s)

Note that the Zebra (whose name, according to West, is Anne), has a baby zebra (aka finger puppet) in her lap.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tough Guy

West has been working on diversifying his range of expressions for the blog. Here he is trying something new - the perfect foil to Tate's everyday happy face. But can West maintain his tough guy persona?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Happy Joy Joy

So much cute, it will make you sick. The title pretty much sums up Tate perfectly - this is one cheerful baby. The last photo is my favorite (with the second one a close second).


At long last, West slept in his Big Kid Bed. He even elected to make his first session a nap so that we could capture it on film - very accommodating of him. Here's hoping he makes a repeat performance tonight at bed time.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Graduation Day

As you know, West started preschool last month and has been having a wonderful time. Unfortunately, this meant saying goodbye to Maggie and Peggy and Kiana and the wonderful gang of women who have become part of our family. Maggie surprised us by sending some incredible photos home with us on West's last day. As part of his graduation ceremony, he even received a "Look Who's Going to Preschool!" certificate.