Monday, October 27, 2008

Farm Day

[posted by bkmarcus]

Note: Compare with Farm Day, 2007.
- papa

Postscript: a photo Maman took blind while on the hayride:

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

a new friend from Notre Dame

[posted by bkmarcus]

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Gargoyle Marcus

[posted by bkmarcus]
Benjamin: "What's your name, papa?"

Me: "Brian, but not too many people call me that. What's your name?"

Benjamin: "Gargoyle Marcus."

The boy seems to have 2 categories of obsession: what he is to be called (Tiger, Monkey, Gargoyle) and what everything else is to be called (robot, tractor). Right now he's a gargoyle and everything else is a tractor.

HOWEVER, I'm starting to suspect that he understands the word "tractor" to mean "tool," because I talk about digging tractors, plowing tractors, dirt-moving tractors, lifting tractors, etc.

Benjamin: "That a tractor, papa."

Me: "These are scissors."

Benjamin: "That a tractor for cutting."
- papa

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Monday, October 13, 2008

since we haven't been blogging (now with comments)

[posted by bkmarcus]
we might as well share the photos:

This is Benjamin sleeping with Louis. But sleeping with a soft plushy seems to be a thing of the past these days since Benjamin has taken to sleeping with his soft plastic trucks—sorry, TRACTORS. Everything is a tractor these days (even blankets).

This outfit comes in handy when making cookies or pancakes.

New boots from Nevada!

Our not-so-lost Lost Boy.

Do you know what Benjamin built? You guessed it: it's a tractor! Unfortunately, this tractor does not seem to be equipped with a shovel for cleaning up rooms...


And finally... the first day of school picture promised so long ago.

(Maybe Nathalie will add commentary later.)
- papa

- maman