September 1, 2008

August 2008 Wrap Up

Posted in Caught In The Act, Milestone, Monthly Wrapup at 9:14 pm by supertinyguy

Oh man!! A couple of big changes this month! The biggest is the Potty Follies. Boo is working on his…”waste management” skills.

Not much blogging due to the job change and general craziness…not much photo play, either. Sorry.

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August 28, 2008

“Manners, Clarice…

Posted in Baby Babble, Concentrated Evil, Frickin' Cute, Milestone at 8:26 pm by supertinyguy

…must be kept.” Unless you’re a toddler.

Up until last night, when Beck would crawl into bed with us he’d crawl over me to get to mommy with an incredibly cute, “S’cuse me daddy! Need pass by!”. Although it’s the wee hours of the damn morning, it always makes us smile and laugh.

This morning, Boo came a-calling with a new greeting.

“Daddy!? Move yo’ butt!”

I kid you not. To be fair, there was much smiling and laughing

July 14, 2008

“Terrible” Twos…it ain’t strong enough!

Posted in Milestone tagged at 8:57 pm by supertinyguy

I’ve said it before, but we are soundly in the terrible twos.

Much like the molting Alien from the movies, I fully expect to find the shredded remains of his old skin, then I turn around and BOOM screaming fit. He goes from uber-cute to spitting pea soup, in a blink of an eye.

Beck goes so boneless when he collapses in a crying jag, I’m surprised he doesn’t ooze throguh a crack in the floor. He’s a ungrabbable sack ‘o baby. Then, inexplicabably, does something so damn cute that it defuses our frustration.

July 13, 2008

Spider-baby

Posted in Caught In The Act, Milestone at 8:15 pm by supertinyguy

Belated post…

So the other day I opened Beck’s door, and found him in the crib with one leg almost over the side. Noted and moved on…

The next day, the same. Uh-oh…

2 days later:

Beck was napping in our room, in the pack-n-play. After about 3 hours, I’m washing my hands in the hall bathroom when I hear the hum of the AC get louder. Even as my dizzying intellect put it together I heard the cutest “thumpthumpthump” of wee Boo feet running down the hall. The cat, it would seem is out of the bed. I looked out in time to see Beck speed past, on course for mommy. The thumping came to a halt and Beck backs up and looks at me with a huge smile, “Hi daddy!!” and a wave, before heading to mommy. The “aww, dammit” momment dissolved, briefly, to a “aww, cute”. That gave way to, “damn developmental milestones!”

Since then, we’ve had only one bedtime battle. We’d seen that stuff on “Supernanny” and knew what to do. Hopefully that will be the last. For now, we just know that when Beck is done with his nap, he’s REALLY done with his nap.

June 10, 2008

Blatantly reckless…and fun!

Posted in ...sigh..., Caught In The Act, Milestone at 9:01 am by supertinyguy

When many of us were small, safety was a flexible word. Darwinism did it’s thing and we went right on riding on the center console in the car, laying on the space between the rear window and the back seat, riding bikes with no helmet and B.B. gun wars with NO eye protection.

Since becoming a dad, my view on how those “namby-pamby bleeding hearts” have taken the danger, and therefore some fun, out of being a kid has softened. A bit. However, a healthy respect for the awesome power of the lawn dart can foster the ever useful common sense.

However, sometimes you just want to have fun. Knowing your limits allows that and makes it more so. Here’s something I never thought I would do:

Beck loved it and so did mommy and me. Later, I got the gut wrenching feeling of pride and sadness. Beck learned (incredibly fast) to drive an electric kid-sized tractor. After a while he wanted to follow me around on that 4 wheeler. For about 15 minutes he followed me around, stopping to pick up sticks and “fow-wers” to put in the trailer. Then, as the sun set behind him (not kidding…I felt like was in “Field Of Dreams”), he looked at me waved and said, “Bye Daddy!” and turned the trailer off in a different direction. Again, seriously, into the sunset. This is the first time that Beck has done it, and won’t be the last. So much pride and sadness.

February 3, 2008

January Wrapup

Posted in Baby Babble, Frickin' Cute, Frolicing, Milestone, Monthly Wrapup at 8:07 pm by supertinyguy

We went from cold to warm, weather-wise. Beck is more and more able to tell us about it!

Words, words and more words…and “huggies”!

Click here for January!

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January 30, 2008

Those magic words…

Posted in ...sigh..., Milestone at 10:16 pm by supertinyguy

Loe put Beck to bed, only to have him make a ruckus 10 minutes later. Papa went in to lay down the law. Here’s a detailed transcript:

Papa: Are you OK, Boo?

Beck: Hug?

(Ok, that’s frappin’ awesome!!)

B: Wa-wa?

P: You need water?

B: Uh-huh…hug?

I gave him the sippy cup and he put his arms up to hug me. How cool is that!? I picked him up and he put his arms around me and gave me a hug, laying his head down and doing that pat thing.

When he raised his head:

P: Are you ready to go to sleep?

B: Yeah. Bed?

I put him down, covered him up.

P: ‘Night Boo. I love you.

I turned towards the door.

B: (quietly) Ya you…

(Music swells)

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December 27, 2007

Happy Birthday, Boo!

Posted in Caught In The Act, Concentrated Evil, Frickin' Cute, Frolicing, Hard Knocks, Holidays, Kiddie Kibble, Milestone, Puzzling, Swimming, The Bathtub Follies, The Hat, Toys at 9:07 pm by supertinyguy

Today you are two!! Hopefully not too Terrible…

An overview of cuteness (mouse over for commentary…):

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August
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September
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October
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November
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It’s been a hectic year, full of change. Definately in the top 2!

We love you so much. Happy birthday, Beck!!

December 22, 2007

A Very Boo Christmas…

Posted in Dad..., Holidays, Milestone at 9:17 am by supertinyguy

Today, I had the unexpected joy of wrapping and placing gifts under the tree for my family. There weren’t that many and they were badly wrapped (look, I’m a Renaissance man…but no Origami master, OK!?) but dammit, I’m a dad at Christmas!100_8974

This is Beck’s second christmas but the first one he’s really going to understand what’s going on. I will, henceforth, begin sweating it starting in September. The words of Sun Tzu will ring in my ears as I plot to get the coolest toys for my l’il guy…or Ghengis Khan, by way of Conan(“Crush the other fathers..see them driven before me…and hear the lamentation of the toddlers).I really can’t wait to see how he reacts to the paper, ribbons and noisy stuff. 100_8975

December 15, 2007

Hold me closer, Tiny Driv-ee…

Posted in Concentrated Evil, Milestone, Puzzling at 9:03 pm by supertinyguy

Mommy bought Beck a wee tool kit…and that was our undoing.

He loves to fix things or “open!?”. He is specifically happy with his screw “driv-ee”. However, one day we took out a precision screwdriver…and it was all over but the eventual crying.

Now, the plastic (and safe) screwdriv-ee all but forgotten, Boo’s passion is for “Tiny Driv-ee”. He accompanies it with little pinching gestures.

Luckily, he’s pretty good about hold the pointy part down…except when running with glee. He’s a gleeful kid, so…well we’re working on it.

A couple of times a day he runs to the junk area above the washer chanting, “Driv-ee!? Tiny!”

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