Friday, December 16, 2005

Cake Good.

My kid is very smart. At least I think so.
She is really starting to talk, putting together full sentences. The odd thing though is that she has this odd English dialect that is something like "Eastern Caveman".
Oh yeah, she can put together a sentence, if you have the time to wait for all the words. It is great to watch her mind work as she puts the words together. The first word is spoken, (count to three), and then the second word is spoken, and so on.

You can ask her just about anything and she will give you a good answer. Here are some of the favorites:
Last night, after dinner we gave her a piece of coffee cake left over from Saturday breakfast. Unprompted, with a mouth full of dessert she stammers "Cake!" pause... pause... "Good!" She did this for the entire time she spent eating the cake.
Her favorite movie is "Finding Nemo". She can watch this movie in the morning, ask for it again in the afternoon and then want to watch it once again in the evening. If you say things like "I like Dory," to her, she will respond "I-Ike" pause... pause... "Dough-y" pause... "too". Very cute.

She has really started to get two syllable words down. It used to be that all words, no matter how long or complex they were, only had one true syllable. If it was a two syllable word (doggie), the first was the only pronouncable part of the word (daw, no 'g'), and if it was longer (cock-a-doodle-doo) the last was plenty (doo). I first noticed the use of two syllables when we were decorating the Christmas tree. There is a "holiday moose" (don't ask, i don't know) on our tree, and she will point to it and say "moo" pause... "sss". Ok, so she turned a one syllable word into two. I am still proud.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Finally home and settling in...

I'll be laying low for a little while. I am afraid that little sleep makes me stupid. My writing when i get little sleep is also stupid.


On a lighter note, the First Kid (i'll have to come up with a better pseudonym when i am less tired) demonstated how smart she is tonight. Her Southern Grandpa asked her where she wanted to go and she pointed to the kitchen. When they got there she pointed at a part of the coffee machine in the drying rack and said "Kah", which obviously means "coffee". He picked it up and said, "yes, Coffee." She then pointed to the fridge and said "Kah" again. He carried her over there and watched as she pointed her way through the contents of the fridge to the very back to where the coffee is stored. She made him take it out and bring it to the counter where she asked him to open the cabinet through a series of grunts and pointed at the filters.

She cried a little when I wouldn't get out the coffee maker to make her coffee and just gave her milk instead. These kids today. The attitudes on them...

Saturday, December 03, 2005

El Nino has arrived!

At 7:32pm on December 2nd 2005, our son was born at 37 weeks. He is a healthy 6 pounds, 6 ounces, a little heavier than his big sister was when she was born at 38 weeks, a svelt 5 lbs. 14 oz. He is 18 inches long, one inch shorter than big sis was.

Toe count: 10
Finger count: 10
Cute factor: 10
Grumpy old man factor: 10

Mom is doing very well, much to my relief.

Friday, December 02, 2005

The New Kid on the Block Arrives One Week Early. Film at Eleven.

Yep that's right. The new Kid shows up today. Not as of right now, but the C-Section is scheduled for 5 o'clock this evening.

One week early.

I can barely breathe.

I'll let you all know how it goes later. Say a little prayer for the wife and future kid, would ya?

At the very least, my wonderful wife is relieved to be rid a little early of the extremely difficult and persistant contractions she has been experiencing for the past six months.

I still can't breathe.

I am very excited to have a son. Thanks, Wife. I love you.

December 2nd, 2005.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Goodbye, Gordie!

We had to say "goodbye" to one of the Kid's new friends this week, Gordie.

Gordie had a recent introduction into our household, and he was welcomed with open arms. We named him Gordie because the name just "fit". I even called him Gordo as a nickname because he was kinda plump around the middle.

The Kid loved Gordie. Ever since Gordie arrived in our house, she would carry him around the house in her arms. She would give Gordie kisses, and rock Gordie to sleep at night. Eventually Gordie lost his appeal and he had fallen out of favor with the Kid. Eventually she ignored him completely, as kids tend to do when they lose interest in something. But he stayed with us because, well, the wonderful wife and I just liked having him around. He reminded us of all the good times we had these past couple of months.

Lately Gordie started to smell a little funny. I can't actually describe it, but it wasn't anything that soap could fix. The other day he got a little soft on one side, so the wonderful wife and I decided it was time to let Gordie go. One night when the Kid wasn't looking, we tossed him into the garbage. Goodbye, Gordie! We'll miss you!

Here is a photo of Gordie: