Archive for April, 2007

Good times

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Our last couple of weekends have been quite enjoyable. The Friday after AC’s birthday, we hired the babysitter for Sam and went out for dinner just the two of us at our new favorite date night locale: Six Degrees on Solano. The next day, AC and Sam went for a bike ride up to Arlington […]

Can you spot Sammy?

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

If not, you can hear me announce her arrival on the carousel. (Anyone know how to edit sound out of a video in iMovie?) We took Sammy to the carousel at Tilden Park in Berkeley on Easter weekend. She didn’t seem to remember her first ride which was on her birthday. But 6 months later, […]

Bye bye, kak!

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Sammy had her 18-month check up today. She loved climbing on the chairs in the waiting room. Loved the fish tank. Hated the nurse, the scale, and the examination table. At her 15-month checkup, she cried in my lap and signed for “music” while we waited for the doctor. Today, she kept saying “door? door? […]

A Typical Conversation

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Monday morning, in the car, driving away from the local shopping center. Sam: Alb Alb Alb Me: Albertsons? (one of the stores we went to) Sam: Ya! Me: Yes, we did the grocery shopping at Albertsons. Sam: Alb… aw dun [signing “all done”] Me: Yes, we’re all done with Albertsons. Sam: Djo djo djo djo […]

Walkie Talkie Girl

Friday, April 6th, 2007

A couple of weeks ago, Sammy started to utter what I call “proto sentences”– two or more words strung together, usually nouns, but that when interpreted correctly, comprise a complete thought. She’s been combining words with “more” for a while now, as in “more music,” “more cars,” and “more kitty cats” (“mo kee cat?”) and […]

Big Shoes to Fill

Friday, April 6th, 2007

There’s an early episode of “The Simpsons” in which Bart realizes that Sideshow Bob has framed Krusty the Klown for robbery, when he notices that Sideshow Bob has enormous feet. The line “Big shoes to fill” rings through Bart’s head as he figures it out. I was thinking of this line myself a couple of […]