Category Archives: Videos

Day #165 Lesson: Why it’s bad to get eaten at the zoo

^^ Two very important lessons there, kids. 1) Don’t make the animals sick. 2) The zoo has priorities and you are not it. Thanks once again to the Google Awesome algorithm for assembling the video clip without any effort on my part. Yes, those are mud-bathing ostriches in the second video. What’s a scorcher in…

Day #156 Seeing the Amnials

“Amnials” is how Hawkeye says “animals” at the moment. Frankly, I find it adorable. I always have to bite my tongue not to laugh and I have to sternly remind myself to say it correctly in response, and not indulge my own whimsy at his toddlerisms. This past weekend we went to Dublin Zoo again.…

Day #137 Notions

Sometimes the Mister gets “notions” in his head. They’re usually awesome. Often, it means the boxes of Lego come out and  fun stuff happens. Oh, yeah… sometimes pants fall down. Um… sorry? By the time we were done playing the inside of the tower had acquired improved ramps to reduce sticking points and the top…

Day #136 Marching to his own beat

My son definitely has his own way of doing things. For example, while most parents spend the first couple of years of their baby’s life frantically trying to keep everything out of their baby’s mouth, Hawkeye was just not that interested. In fact, we had trouble getting stuff into his mouth when it came to trying new foods. Even teething…

Day #124 And then the giraffes started to dance

A lot of candidates for happy moments today. I got a bit of a lie in. I went to the spa for a massage. The weather was sunny and glorious. Best thing hands down, however, was Hawkeye at the zoo. We went for a short visit in the afternoon. It was well after 3pm but…