Friday, January 28, 2011

Photo Update

I've REALLY slacked in the photo department. SERIOUSLY. I feel like I don't even take pictures anymore.
It's not that D isn't doing anything cute - - trust me, his cuteness just keeps expanding exponentially with the words, expressions and songs that are constantly flowing out of him. I guess I just "forget" to take the camera - or to bust it out for a capture of the moment.

Anywho - so that leaves you with about 2 photos since Christmas - but since I didn't share more than the one holiday picture - I'm getting you up to date.

You're welcome :)

Painting with friend Ruby at Jr. Monkey Bizness

Enjoying the shade.

Blank stares with cousin Haven.

Aunt Stephanie, Haven, me and D hanging out.

New Haircut! And playing at the play area in the mall.

Multi-tasking at dinner.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Show Coming Soon

The theater has a new show opening in March - none other than GODSPELL! It's our first official musical in the new space. So - here's the poster.

I'm too exhausted to post anything else...let's just say we decided to do a quick, cheap "remodel" of the bathroom this weekend. Ended up with a flooded bathroom, another white toilet even though we have an off-white sink and shower, and still have some tiles to put down. But, I think it's going to look great nonetheless. I will have some photos, MAYBE, once we paint and get everything set.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Good Nights

We all know D was not a good sleeper - for about 18 months. But since then he's been great. I think it just took him a while to get the hang of it! Haha - he must get that from me, I've never needed much sleep to function.

Anywho - throughout his bedtime routine - honed since about age 4 months - we've taken a bath, got on jammies and then read 4-5 books. The last book is always the same one...or started that way. We've filtered through 4 good night books since the beginning.

The first was a cute "Going to Bed Book", after several months and after D started refusing to listen to that one anymore, we switched to the popular "Goodnight Moon". That book didn't last as long - D didn't really like it and was going through a phase where he wasn't wanting to go to bed, so he started refusing that book after not too long. The 3rd was the adorable "I'll See You in the Morning", which I previously blogged about. That one lasted forever - but recently D was clearly ready to make a change.
About a month or two ago - we introduced our current good night book - "Good Night Mr. Night" by one of my favorite children's book authors, Dan Yaccarino.

This book is one of my new favorites of all time. It's about a night man who wakes when the sun goes down and walks the earth calming things down, and helping the boy go to sleep. When the sun comes up, Mr. Night lays down, and the boy says "good night Mr. Night". It's a simple book - very few words - very colorful illustrations. I love it, and D does too.

For Christmas, Santa Grandma Susie got D a Mr. Night bedtime pal.

This plush toy is amazing. SO soft, feels like velvet - and the stars glow in the dark. It's the perfect size for D to clutch while going to sleep (along with the Batman figurine AND the Flash figurine). When I pull out the book D says "Night! There he is!!" Love.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


D is realllllly into "guys" right now. Mostly superheroes. The $5 Batman action figure that we got him for Christmas is the most played-with toy that he received from anyone. Yep. A whole crap-ton of new toys doing all sorts of great stuff, and the little action figure is the hit.

His superhero obsession is actually quite cute. He knows them all. Favorites are Spiderman, Batman, Hulk, The Flash, The Thing, Wolverine, Ironman, Thor and Captain America. So basically all of them. And yes, he can name them all.

He also loves watching YouTube videos on my iPod. On a hunch we decided to show him the 60's Batman TV show theme. And now that's ALL he wants to watch. ALL THE TIME. We've also delved in to some of the others - and he can't stop watching them. It doesn't help that they're only :30 seconds or so...