Archive for August, 2009

woof! woof woof!

August 18, 2009

We’re making a valiant effort to keep Patrick’s toy collection relatively battery- and computer-chip-free, but you can’t keep a boy from liking what he likes.  And, sure enough, his favorite book is the one with the built-in sound effects.  It’s called Woof, and it’s a board book featuring pictures of dogs–as well as a little button that, when pressed, makes an arfing sound.  Patrick has figured out how to push the button himself and likes to imitate the barking by going, “Uh!  Uh uh!”


Good grief, the other toy in this picture is a sound-and-light extravaganza, too.


Patrick the Biped

August 4, 2009

Crawling remains his favored mode of locomotion, but drunken staggering is a close second.

(Snow would like you to notice that she walks very well, too–without anyone making any kind of big fuss about it.)


August 4, 2009

Back in June when we were in St. Louis, we found a nice toy store that happened to sell a little noisemaker Patrick had really liked playing with at the Children’s Museum.  We got it for him, and it inspired one of the funniest faces I’ve ever seen him make.