Here I am desperately trying to work with Tyler on his vocabulary. As usual, he has other ideas, however, like playing with a dreidel and holding onto his bus.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tyler is nearing his 15 month birthday, and he has a handful of very useful, new words. He can say, "baby", "bubbles", "bye bye", "bye bye bubbles", "hi", "cheetah (likely to be quite useful, I am sure)", "agua", "aja (over there in Spanish)", "mommy", "papa" and now, my ultimate favorite, "NO". Here is a rendition of Tyler practicing his "no's".
Our Sam has certainly turned into quite a fish this summer. He is now able to swim the entire length of our pool. He is diving now, swimming under water (although does not like to go too deep), bobbing, floating on his back and front and really just loving being in the pool. Here is an example of his swimming prowess.
Friday, June 12, 2009
We had a great time at Apple and Michael's. Their home is in Georgetown, directly across the street from basketball and tennis courts and two playgrounds, not to mention walking distance to Dupont Circle, the White House (Sam and I walked it one morning), and Rock Creek Park. Here you can see Margaret and Sam enjoying some "hose down".
We have a wonderful nanny, Martha, who has been with us now for almost 2 years. She has many great attributes and lots of great connections. For starters, her children are very connected to one of the best sushi restaurant chains here in town, and her husband works as an executive at McDonald's. Her husband will often send her to our house with the newest happy meal treats to give to Sam and Tyler. Here is a short clip of Sam and one of his best buddies, Jacob, dancing to the music that is being played out of one of these Happy Meal figurines. Thank you Alejandro!