Saturday, April 30, 2011

Drake is 6 and only has one more month as a kindergartener...

Time flies, right? He's still amazing but in new ways all the time. I think we agree that it will be fun to have summertime...I've missed him a lot.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Well, he's 4 now.

Can't keep up, can I? Is time going faster or that just me?

Drake is still reading and now he's giving numbers some attention. His favorite question seems to be "Are you 90 Mop?" I've been saying "No, not yet." But after he asks the question 90 times I'm feeling like I might have aged that much... From the 90 question, we go to "How many years until you are 90?" "Is that a lot?" Etc. It can take up a whole afternoon if we work the snacks in.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

long hot summer is finally cooling...

Drake and I have less time together, but we both have a great time when we hang out. I picked him up from his dad yesterday and we went to the library. He enjoyed picking out books about the alphabet and a couple of movies ("Big Bird Does the Alphabet" and some phonics thing he's had million times...). We read the books (all 4) before we checked them out. And, it's worth noting that he reads as much as I do when we sit with a book now. He also wanted to play computer games--he does this with Daddy, but Drake informed me that the computer is down at Daddy's so he wanted to play at the library. So he played a Reader Rabbit game until I was bored silly and then he got there, too, so we left. At 3 1/2 he is more fun than ever. He has a wicked sense of humor some times and he LOVES to dance. Last night we were at a couple of places with music playing and he twirled and kicked and went crazy (with no sense of rhythm that I could detect) until I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. It was completely joyous dancing, but I confess that I was laughing at him as well as with him. Man, it was funny.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Drake is READING

Drake turned 3 in March...and now he's reading! Dick and Jane books! Really! I'm so impressed. He loves it. Me, too.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

too busy with Drake to write!

Drake is still my best little buddy. He misses his daddy and mama, but talks to them often. I don't think that's enough for him, but it's what we've got right now. He's happy, healthy and oh so smart. The alphabet is still something he obsesses over, but he knows it (upper and lower case) and he knows the sounds the letters make. He's really getting close to being ready to read. He can be restless at night (he's at my house Sunday thru Thurs afternoon) so I sleep in his room often. He'll call out "Mop?" or fling an arm or leg over to see if I'm there in the wee hours. At 2 1/2 he is still not potty trained, but he can talk about it intelligently. That's some sort of progress, right?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

fun times! blue eyes

fun times! blue eyes
fun times! blue eyes,
originally uploaded by ex posto facto.
This isn't a new photo, but I don't have one just now. Soon? Hope so.

Drake is with Nana and Mama today. I hope he stays in the silly mood he was in while he was with me. His sense of humor is really developing and he loves to see the silly stuff. We were putting his stuff in the washing machine and it included a fabric ball that soaks up water and you throw it in a water fight? Well, the ball was floating as the clothes all agitated and moved around and around and he thought that was so funny. He giggled and giggled and wanted to see it over and over. Then he'd say "Funny," and giggle some more.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


originally uploaded by ex posto facto.
Here is Drake's favorite cat buddy, Elvis. He and Elvis have a kind of love/hate thing going on...which is how Drake got a scratch on the face and Elvis ended up in Drake's little pool.