Wednesday, June 30, 2010

cassidy is a punk rocker

Cassidy is really into this book Punk Farm that Jenny gave him. He demands to read it at least 10 times a day now. It's a fun book, and the website even has songs to download and sing along to. (Cassidy's singing is still a bit on the experimental side).

He also had a lot of fun hanging out with his new friend Keelee this weekend; she was in town with her mom Jody and sister Raina. Keelee came over and watched Cassidy for a while and did yet more reading of Punk Farm with him. He was happy to have another addition to his fan club.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

water boy

Happy Father's Day, everyone!

Cassidy and Holly and Rachel and I went out for breakfast, which was a lot of fun. This was followed with what is for Cassidy a fairly standard day; lunch, nap, playing, and reading books. It's a tough life.

Here's some pictures from Cassidy's recent bath. The strategically-placed ducks are a happy accident, and no, he's not drinking his bathwater, just water from the faucet. He is getting a little big for his tub, though.

Friday, June 18, 2010


Cassidy had a nice visit from his aunt Barb and cousin Sara last weekend. He took them to the park to show them around, demonstrated his fork-using skills, let them read him some books, and had some fun with bubbles. A good time was had by all.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

fairies wear boots

(alternate title: 18 and life)

Today Cassidy is 18 months old. I'm not sure if that seems like a long time or a short time. I do know that he's rapidly changing from a baby into a little boy; he can walk, follow directions (sometimes), and say a few words. He also looks more like a little boy. (although it's not uncommon for strangers to think that he's a girl, even when he's wearing blue, since he's such a cutie.)

On Saturday we went to Fairyland with DD and Mike and Freya. Fairyland is one of a growing number of places that I never knew existed before Cassidy was born but now go to. I'd been to Lake Merritt many times and had no idea there was a 1950's children's park on the eastern shore.

Cassidy had a great time - he got to race around, see animals, ride the carousel and the train, and explore all the cool displays. He's still too little to sit through the puppet show or climb in the rigging of the pirate ship, but that just means that there's reasons to go back as he gets older.