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

Man-eating Balloon Closet

Man-eating Balloon Closet, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Frankie stores all his balloons in the balloon closet. I don't think he thought they'd ever turn on him.

Oh Christmas Tree

IMG_5554, originally uploaded by silverzephyr.

Here's the tree, hand selected by Frankie at the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm.

St Nick's Loot

IMG_5558, originally uploaded by silverzephyr.

St Nick's Day

IMG_5559, originally uploaded by silverzephyr.

In an effort to confuse Frankie about St. Nick V. Santa and carry on an old St Louis tradition, we celebrated St Nick's Day in early December. Frankie didn't mind because it resulted in presents before Christmas!

All Aboard!

IMG_5597, originally uploaded by silverzephyr.

The Santa Train...riding while waiting for Santa at Barton Creek Mall.

MORE Xmas Photos!

IMG_5634, originally uploaded by silverzephyr.

Gigantic Blocks! Hard To Build! Educator Recommended!


present opening 3

present opening 3, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Puzzles from Dada.

mawmawjo baba frankie 2

mawmawjo baba frankie 2, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Frankie, Baba and MawMaw JoJo, Christmas Eve.

frankie and baba reading 2

frankie and baba reading 2, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Frankie seriously scored on the book front.

present opening 1

present opening 1, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Let's see if Santa came through...

happy birthday balloons

happy birthday balloons, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Nothing makes Frankie happier than a $.99 sack of Happy Birthday balloons. And it's important that they be Happy Birthday balloons. Accept no substitute.

frankie and baba

frankie and baba, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Santa was good to us.

abacus 3

abacus 3, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Frankie also asked Santa for an abacus. Go figure.

ball playdoh!

ball playdoh!, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Otherwise known as Floam. One of only three things Frankie asked Santa to bring.

screaming monkey slingshot

screaming monkey slingshot, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

'nuf said.

Frankie with Rudolph

Frankie with Rudolph, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Frankie, pre-pageant, Rudolph in tow.

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman, originally uploaded by Critical Mess.

Frankie's daycare put on a little Christmas pageant, and his class sang Frosty the Snowman. Pretty freakin' adorable.


Frankie & Santa 2008 (with Rudolph)