Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bus boy jr.

Novato, Sep 28, 2008, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Mark is the original Bus Boy and Davey is well on his way in his father's footsteps.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sweet and active boy

P1220317, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

My goodness. Over the past week there's been an obvious increase in energy in our little guy. The words are coming fast and furious, he's so energetic that he really doesn't want to stay in his seat more than 10 minutes at meal time and he's wanting to nap less an less.

After dinner with Jackie on Wednesday and all the bouncing around Davey was doing at Harmony Restaurant, I think we may be done with restaurants for a little while. I remember going through a stretch like this a while back and it seems we're back there again. It's okay, it's a phase, right?

He's always loved to throw things (rocks in to water, especially) and lately we've noticed his aim is getting really good, as well as the distance. Tonight he was throwing a ball to Mark really, really well. Equally well, in fact, with both arms. I'm ambidextrous and, it turns out, Mark has tendencies towards being ambidextrous, too. He throws Frisbee left and snow-boards goofy. I throw left and bat right. So it seems that Davey could have a strong chance at similar tendencies.

Davey's love of music is getting more pronounced lately, as well. As always, he loves to dance an is happy to have music playing. This afternoon, when Curious George came on, Davey immediately started dancing. Then, inexplicably, he ran to his room. I heard some rattling around and then he ran back in to the living room with his wooden drum. He set it down on the living room rug, sat down and started playing it like a bongo. With rhythm. Good boy! When the show was over, he drummed more and when the next (terrible) show came on, he drummed to its theme song. Then he wandered off, showing that he has good taste in knowing Raggs is awful.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mystery solved

The mystery dots were still on Davey when he awoke this morning, yet he still was not bothered by them. I checked in the Health conference on The Well and got advice on things to look for. Nothing seemed to mesh up with anything too nasty, like chicken pox, measels, etc. I called Davey's pediatrician and got us in there for a 10:20 appointment with the nurse practitioner.

It's a viral rash, likely the first signs of some kind of virus (i.e. cold) coming on. Nothing to be done about it and it doesn't bother Davey. It'll go away on its own. He may or may not come down with other symptoms of a viral infection.

All clear.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What are these spots?

What are these spots?, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

When I took off his shirt at bed time tonight, I found these spots on Davey's front and back torso. He doesn't seem to be ill and he's not scratching at the bumps. But what are they?!

Monday, September 15, 2008

10,000 visits?

Sep 14, 2008, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Good lord, but we're going to hit 10,000 visits to this blog today. I wonder how many are from individual people and how many are just repeat visits from friends and family.

Happy September folks. I hope you're not watching your investments go down the stock tubes today.

Here, take a break and share some mangosteen with Davey (what he's eating in the photo here).

Friday, September 12, 2008

Davey in orange

Davey in orange, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

And self-folded carefully in to the back of his toy truck. I love his mischievous grin.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Just released: Jefferson Starship's Jefferson's Tree of Liberty

Today the new Jefferson Starship album, Jefferson's Tree of Liberty was released -- hurray! According to the last time I looked, it's sales rank is #183 in Music on Amazon today.

I've been listening to this CD for the past couple months (thanks Dad!) and I have to say: I love it! Perhaps I'm biased, but it really is terrific.

It's folk music, played gorgeously, with everyone singing with strong, soaring and goose-bump raising voices.

The lyrics of these protest songs still ring true to this day, perhaps even more now than ever. I'm wondering if some of these songs, such as the Imagine/Redemption Song mash-up won't get picked up during the presidential campaigns and/or anti-war protests. I hope they do; they're fitting.