Monday, February 28, 2011

The Tea Cart

List how many potential accidents, injuries, emergencies, and potentially tragic events may occur in this picture. A prize goes to the winner!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things

Chase shows off his three favs -- his sucker, the remote (batteries removed of course), and his snowman.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

This Sucks

Vacuuming is easy around our house. Chase is fascinated by this technological marvel and is entertained as the house gets cleaned.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A dentist one day?

Chase always liked it when we brushed his teeth, but now he does it himself! He's going to have some pearly whites!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chase loves Auntie

Sporting his new "Pasture Bedtime" PJs, Chase strikes a pose. He loved playing and spending time with Auntie Amanda. We were so sad to see her leave today.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Chase and Mommy enjoy their first swim in our new neighborhood recreation center. Looks like the kind of place they'll be spending a lot of time.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Social Climber

Don't even try to convince us that the rest of you don't take off all your clothes, climb up onto large objects, and strike a Spider-Man pose.

You know you do.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Auntie Time

Chase enjoyed eating dinner with his Auntie Amanda, who is visiting this week from Boston. Time to get spoiled!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lil' All-Star

With Mommy and Auntie Amanda off to Boulder for the night, the boys were left to join Marc & Caleb for dinner and the NBA All-Star Game at Casey's Pub. Here, Chase chows down on mac 'n cheese (kids eat free on Sunday) as Ray Allen gets ready to play.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

So many books... so little time...

The zoo was so packed we couldn't even find a parking spot, but it turns out Chase was just as happy to check out the literary selection at The Tattered Cover.

Like Father, like Son.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Like any one-year-old, Chase loves when people play peek-a-book with him. Tonight he played peek-a-boo on his own for the first time. He looked around the corner, laughed, then pulled himself back out of sight. Several times.

The kid cracks himself up.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Whenever Chase hears "Paddycake, paddycake, baker's man" he begins clapping. Finally, he recognizes words! Some others he knows are belly, nose, mouth, eyes, ears, head, and hair. We're working on feet, hands, and Chewbacca. What do you want Chase to learn?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

He's outstanding in his field!

Chase and Mommy enjoyed a walk over to the neighborhood park on a beautifully sunny day.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Boys Lunch

Chase and Jamey enjoyed a lunch of Cheerios, cheese sticks, yogurt and mashed potatoes. Then they let loose and played with some of Jamey's birthday loot.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Chase went over to Taylor's house for a while so mommy could get some work done. A possible love connection on Valentine's Day?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cheese or bananas?

When confronted with the choice between cheese or bananas, the bananas always win.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Funny Valentine

Chase ponders Valentine's Day wishes from Nanna and Papa. He's almost learned how to give kisses -- highly appropriate considering the holiday.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lion Tamer

Chase amuses himself and entertains Trane as he discovers how to use one of our cat toys.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Chase's older siblings keep watch over him from on high.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ladies Man

On certain snowy evenings, Chase likes to slip into his smoking jacket and enjoy some fine literature.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Little George Bailey

Chase is officially a saver, now, having opened an account at the local bank. Here's to hoping he's tight with his money, at least until that college deal is paid off...

Sunday, February 6, 2011


"If he is not the word of God, God never spoke."
-Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Fair Son

Chase shows off Eliza Doolittle-like posture as he balances a cube on his head. He remained motionless for 2 1/2 hours. Overachieving, as usual.

Friday, February 4, 2011

You can always make me smile

After multiple doctors visits we have determined that Ace has an ear infection as well as RSV (whatever that is) and that mom is just certifiably sick in really bad, yet unclassifiable ways.

Still, they brighten each other's days!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


The sad thing is that Chase isn't even the sickest person in the house. His poor mother spends all her energy on him and has no resistance to fight off her own set of germs.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hint of a Smile

A hacking cough, runny nose, watery eyes, too cold to leave the house, a sick mother, and the worse diaper rash the world has ever seen.

And, yet? He's almost smiling. What a kid.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Is that truck BPA-free?

Chase has indeed learned more sophisticated ways to play with his toys. He's now pushing buttons, dropping things into containers, and, occasionally, attempting to devour large plastic vehicles.