Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just begun.

Seriously, not to brag or anything, but how gorgeous is this kid?

Its his birthday, which means we've successfully kept him alive for a whole year. To celebrate, we went to the doctor for our annual exam (he's perfect). Then we went to the zoo to really celebrate.

We looked for tigers.

(We didn't see any.)

We waited in line for a really long time to ride the train.

Look, Jasper and his Grandpa!

And then we rode the train

and saw wallabees and emus. And humans in their natural environment.

After a while we went home and sang a couple rousing rounds of "If you're happy and you know it."

(This might be my new favorite picture ever.)

All and all a good day to celebrate a good year. I'm looking forward to many many more. Happy birthday, froglet.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Jasper has started giving hugs. If we ask him for a hug, he will crawl over, pull himself up to standing, and wrap his arms around us (or at least as far as they will go). If Morgan or I are holding him, he will extend his arms to the other of us and lean forward to give hugs.

He's also started hugging the cats.

Okay, hug might not be the word. Really, Jasper has started lying on the cats. He crawls over, puts both hands on the cat's side, and then rests his face on the cat. He started this yesterday afternoon, and has been doing it anytime a cat will let him close enough (this means its mostly been Pax who's lucky enough to get the love).*

Pax loves it.

*Of course this is all closely moderated and we never let the cats alone with Jasper.