Odin- a little man with a big name

Odin became a little man with a big name on July 26, 2006 at 11:01 PM. He currently resides with his Mommy, Daddy, dog, Honey, cat, Grasshopper, and fish tank of un-named fish in Santa Cruz, California where he enjoys long walks along the ocean, daily visits with Daddy to the greenhouse in the backyard, and being social with Mommy and his friends. Odin will be getting a sibling at the beginning of October and he's really excited!

Current Age: 2 years (25 mo.)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Gone to the beach...

Hi all!
I had a cute video for you but I turned the camera like you would to take a picture and then later realized there's no way to "rotate" the video ;) So....I'll write down the cute thing Odin did...

This morning, in his diaper and nothing else, Odin brought me his shoes, asked me to pick him up onto the couch with me, and gestured his shoes towards his feet. Ok......I'll put your shoes on...? No idea why you want your shoes on with nothing else this early in the morning, but ok....

Then, he got up and walked off in his shoes and diaper. I decided to follow with the video camera to see what he was planning to do in his shoes...

Next thing I know, he heads to the door, pauses, points to it and speaks in jibber-jabber, and when I don't respond, he goes to the door, and bangs on it then looks back at me. When I don't respond, he goes over, reaches up, and tries to TURN THE KNOB!

Needless to say, I was SHOCKED! I didn't know that he knew what a doorknob was for, and I had no idea that he knew that he should put on his shoes before he went outside! I hardly even knew that he knew that outside was behind the closed door!!! It was crazy! He knows SO much more than he lets on!!!!

Anyways, we're off to Nantucket tomorrow morning and then onto Vermont/NH for Ryan's sister Rachel's wedding. We'll be back July 31st! Have a great rest of the month!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Dining in the buff...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Our trip to the zoo and amusement park...

Here are some photos from our trip to the zoo and amusement park...it was such a great day!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Odin shopping on Santana Row

You HAVE to click this link...it's TOO funny!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Happy belated 4th of July!

Hi everyone!
Sorry for the lack of posts, I've just been feeling lazy lately! Hope you all had a nice 4th of July! We had a wonderful time! Ryan, Odin, and I all walked down to The Boardwalk to check out the craziness down there. It was like a real party! Then, Odin and I headed to a friend's house to play with other moms, dads, and babies, and watch the fireworks and Odin was the only baby that stayed awake to see them and he passed out sound asleep in the middle of the show! He would point at them and look at me like "Do you see that?!?!?!" Then, he hopped to his feet at one point and said "Ahhh" like that particular firework really moved him ;)
New things Odin's been up to lately:
He is now officially walking :) He looks a little like he hasn't quite gotten his sea legs ;)
He can climb up and down the stairs AND walk up and down them holding onto the railing!
He fits his circle puzzle pieces into the circle holes.
He says cute little phrases like "Hi Kitty!" "Babies" "Doggie" and many other word "mutations."
He likes to brush my hair, feed me food, use a spoon a little, wipe things with a towel, mop the floor, and use a screwdriver.
He LOVES to read books.
Here are some of the latest photos...Odin and his birthday balloons, Daddy's strawberries he grew in the greenhouse, one of Odin's friends at 4th of July, and Odin and Daddy :)