Thursday, February 12, 2009

Kitchen Adventures

Owen has recenlty become highly interested in the kitchen and we have spent lots of time with him there, mainly playing, watching us cook, or keeping him away from the wine rack.

He loves checking out the fridge -- it's like a magical kingdom of food to him (and to me also, but I am the king!). He is surprisingly good at taking smaller jars or yoghurts off the shelves, and he usually puts them back close to where he found them. He also tries to climb up as far as he can but so far he still can't reach the top shelf or two. I let him play in there for about 10 minutes one morning while I was getting things ready to take him to day care and he didn't make any mess! In 10 whole minutes! He must get that from Marisa's side of the family....

The boyo is also very keen on the dishwasher. He likes to take stuff out, mainly from the silverware thingy, and he also likes to climb up on there and check things out. We have to remember to get any sharp stuff out of there quickly so he can rummage through the rest like a bum sifting through a stolen purse -- he kind of looks like a bum in the photo on the right, doesn't he?

But he is often helps me unload the dishwasher too:

Marisa set up a sensory game with black beans and play-doh and a broken toaster.

Here is a movie of the action:

Finally, he likes playing with the pots and pans.

Over & Out

Sunday, February 1, 2009

13 Months Old!

Today our little Tomato is 13 months old! WOW! It's hard to believe. He is so much fun. Yesterday, we took him to the Denver Zoo (because it was a warm day, 60 degrees! And we've been listening to Raffi singing about going to the zoo for the last several weeks). Owen was tired but still managed to amaze us with his enthusiasm and curiousity.

Here are some pictures from our excursion:

The animals were enjoying the beautiful winter day too: