Monday, March 29, 2010

I'm just a boy with a new haircut

It was a busy weekend for young Cassidy. In addition to the usual agenda of playing, eating, and sleeping, he got a visit from Freya (along with DD and Mike) on Sunday. He had fun showing Freya his new garage.

More significantly, Cassidy got his first haircut. We just trimmed the bangs and sides a little so it would stay out of his eyes - everyone agrees that it's cute, and that he looks more worldly and sophisticated.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing

We took Rachel out for brunch this morning to celebrate her one year anniversary of moving to San Francisco to live with us. Afterward, we stopped by Holly Park for some playtime. As you can see, Cassidy thoroughly enjoyed himself.

He's doing well - still flirting with walking. He'll do it if you hold his hand, or if he's not thinking about it. Otherwise he feels that crawling is a much more efficient way to get from point A to point B. He makes a lot of incredibly cute baby noises that may or may not be words; it's hard to know how much meaning is behind them. His molars have come through and now the canines are on their way in. After this, hopefully the poor guy will get a break from teething for a while, at least until his second-year molars show up.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

jellyfish heaven

On Sunday we drove down to Monterey with Cassidy. We got there in the late afternoon and headed out to Asilomar State Park for a walk along the beach. It was Cassidy's first up-close exposure to the ocean, and his mind was appropriately blown.

We spent the next day at the always-great Monterey Bay Aquarium. Incredibly cool seahorses, an awesome reef tank, unearthly jellyfish, sea otters, penguins, and much more. Cassidy liked the touch pool (he got to touch a starfish) and the kids' play area as well. Some of the sense of wonderment was lost on him; he's still a baby, so everything is amazing. More than once Holly and I would be staring at some incredible anemone or sea dragon and notice him with the same amazed gaze checking out an exit sign or someone's earring.

Tuesday morning we took a walk along the shore and checked out the waves, which he found quite cool. Then we headed home; by this point he was pretty wiped out, and so he crashed in that way that only babies can.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

heart of gold

So I swear that we didn't arrange Cassidy's food in a heart shape - he did that all on his own.
His new baby skill is learning how to build towers - previously he favored knocking them over. He also joined us yesterday at Kim and Sean's baby shower. Cassidy was quite excited by the balloons, but by lunchtime he was worn out and ready for some shuteye.