Tuesday, January 19, 2010

tench froast

Sebastian's new favorite food is french toast, but he transposes the consonants, so he runs around yelling "I want tench froast! Tench froast, mommy!" Daddy's tench froast is the best, and 'Bastian got to eat it all weekend long.

We ran around the city on Saturday, checking out the fancy new playground at Union Square, and drove out to LI to visit Grandma and Grandpa Raab on Sunday. And on Monday we did some Metronorth joy-riding. It was tough to return to work and daycare today.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

new foods

Sebastian has always been a pretty good eater - he loves his pasta and bread as much as any toddler, but will consent to eat other things as well. And he eats enormous quantities. He's been known to pack away three scrambled eggs, a piece of toast, and half a banana for breakfast, and come back for a second breakfast two hours later.

But while we were in Phoenix he suddenly became adventurous and accepting in a whole new way. He ate all kinds of things that he had previously shunned, including edamame, french fries, nuts, broccoli, Thai pork satay, and chicken shawarma. He did still refuse some of the usual suspects - hummus, guacamole, most vegetables. But we were impressed nonetheless! And just last weekend he continued with the newly carnivorous trend, happily downing pulled pork at Q BBQ restaurant in Port Chester. That's our boy. :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Phoenix trip

We went to Phoenix for 10 days, meeting up with Carl, Kim, and Danica, and with my mom and dad (aka Popo and Bompy - Seb's new moniker for Grandpa). It was a glorious vacation - warm and sunny weather, two cousins who were thrilled with each other's company, a festival of activities - and the joy of seeing my far-flung family.

We visited the Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Zoo, the Natural History museum, the Children's Museum, and the fantastic Heard Museum of American Indian art and cultures. We hiked up Usery Mountain to a cave, climbed the rocks in Papago Park, and went for a long hike up Siphon Draw in the Superstition Mountains. And in between, endless games of chase in the hallway, crazy dancing to the Boynton dance book and Sesame Street, and lots of truck, train, and car games. I've posted over 200 pictures in the Picasa web album. Hopefully I'll blog more about our adventures in the next week or so.

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