Our First Pool Day
For me, it’s both the little and big things that happen that strike me as “milestones”…or are just generally amusing and impressive. Frankie never ceases to impress me with his razor sharp memory and bargaining techniques. Some recent activities of note:
-Frankie correctly uses the word “dissipate” in a sentence
-Frankie poops by himself on the potty (it doesn’t happen everyday but the fact that it’s happened a few times really impresses me)
-Says “Are You TEASING me?” when you make a joke; makes a joke and then smiles and says, “I’m just TEASING you!”
-Sing “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” in its entirely (even the falsetto parts) for anyone who will listen
-Undying love for balloons and balls continues unabated
-Tells me that when he gets bigger he’ll be able to fly
-Told me the other day that comets are made of gas, dust and ice*
-Points out the planet Venus in the sky. Reminds me that we can see it because “its cloud reflect the light”* (*from a book on the solar system he received for Christmas)
-Bowls a 65 without my help (with bumpers)
-Caught him licking sprinkles off the bottom of his feet
-Frankie humor: “What kind of cracker jacks do birds eat?” “Grackle jacks!”
Cookin' with Frankie
Maybe this ball would make a good drumstick
Feedin' the Pig at Peter Pan Mini Golf
Fresh Frankie Video: Ramsey Park & Santa Rita
Frankie and I spent the late afternoon at Ramsey Park. We started with a little basketball, which basically involves me pressing his 30+ pounds over my head ten or twenty times before Frankie mercifully decides to play something else.
Frankie's a big fan of the BIG SLIDE at Ramsey Park. The kid has absolutely no fear of heights, and I'm not looking forward to the day that gravity announces its dominion. For now, Frankie's invincible.
Santa Rita isn't the best Mexican food in Austin, but Frankie loves the place, primarily because of this bell, which he loves to "feed" coins, but also because there's a great gelato place right around the corner (his consistent choice: mango & strawberry). They do make a pretty decent margarita, which is their one saving grace. Besides the bell, I mean.
Frankie eating Sock Monkey, and other video goodness
Just put a bunch of old videos on YouTube.com. Figured MawMaws and PawPaws might be going through a little Frankie withdrawal (except for MawMaw JoJo, who's been lucky enough to spend the last several days with Anna and the boy). Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/frankieVisionTV