Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sweeping is so last year

He still loves to give the floor a good sweep now and then but his favourite new thing these days is pretending to cook while I'm making meals. He'll reach for the spoons and pots until I set him up with his own chef's table. Funniest part is that he does it all with a very serious expression.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


It's been a while since I catalogued some of Gus' obsessions so I'll do that now for posterity. It's mostly for my own gratification--rapid passage of toddler time and all.

Here are a few current fave things:
-Bellybuttons! This involves sticking his finger in your belly button if he catches sight of it.
-Bronx cheer, blowing raspberries, zerberts: whatever you want to call them, August LOVES giving them.
-Puddle jumping
-Stick gathering
-Vacuums (Watching me vac, playing with unplugged vac, pretending to vacuum)
-Cats and saying "meow meow meow"
-Dada's guitar, listening to him play.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We've been lucky to get some breaks from the standard January deluge here in Vancouver so August and I have made the most of it with puddle stomping, swing testing, stick collecting, and general tearing around in parks. Can't wait for February, when the buds start to peek and the days lengthen just a little.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Diane Arbus self-portrait, 1945.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I can't recall if I posted this one before but it's from a year ago and it kills me! I found it as I was sifting through photo archives for something non-Augie related. Took me a lot longer to find what I was originally looking for...