Monday, January 18, 2010

The toddler Fifth Element

This Sunday we got an ottoman with four smaller ottomans (ottomen?) inside for our family room. Linus had to thoroughly investigate them. I helped him put his four colored blocks on top as we staged the toddler "The Fifth Element".

Blue is water. Green is earth. Red is first and yellow air. Or do you have a better assignment?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Changing Diapers

Changing diapers. This excuse does not work at my house either.

(via the excellent PhDComics, which you should be reading.)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Linus is blessed with scientific parents

Who will protect my little sociological experiment from the excesses of his scientific parents?

I suspect that Linus does as much experimenting on us as we do on him.

(via the excellent Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, go read it every day!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Shadow Boxer Baby

A sunny profile.

He feels flatter than I do.

After you, Shadow. No, after you, Linus.

Back in December Linus noticed the low, late afternoon sun streaming through the window in the dining room and boxed with his shadow a little bit. Both Linus and his shadow are so cute I think this bout is a tie.

Linus helps with childproofing

My baby is so smart he helps install his own childproofing.

Here Linus is helpfully holding the door and instructing me in the correct use of a screwdriver (Left Loosy, Righty Tighty) to install a childproofing device to keep him out of the cabinet.