Friday, May 4, 2012
Pictures from Ohio, and then we're done recounting a trip that is now months ago. I promise even less inspiring comments now, since I am posting this only because I have new pictures to post afterward.
Unfortunately for Ohio, I broke my camera lens in Florida. The day we left Florida, in fact, at something like 5 o'clock in the morning, I dropped my camera on its face, forever and irreparably busting the crap out of my lens. As a result, we have no pictures from Ohio's first week. Well, no, we have this unfocusable picture of Joash standing in the window.
Then Dan took a little trip to Craigslistville and bought me a new lens. This is a collection of road signs he found while testing the lens on his way home.
So-called camera magic.
It was in Ohio that Joash discovered his love of ribbons.
Pretending to care about crawling. We thought he never would crawl, given his apparent exclusive interest in standing/walking, until one day he started shuffling himself lazily across the floor. Now he's an enthusiastic four-limbed army crawler.
Cool picture of a cool cat.
We took a cousins trip to the Cincinnati Museum Center.
Joah's one, true cousin, Abraham. His unceasing 2-year-old verve makes him nearly impossible to photograph.
Muppet PEZ at the museum. Did you know that PEZ was invented to help people stop smoking? That's why it looks like a lighter.
His very own Auntie Ann(i)e helping him drive.
He is a pearl and a peach.
This was when he wasn't quite sure how he felt about sand. By now he knows how yummy it is and how fun it is to be dirty.
Admiring his Uncle Ben and admiring himself.
Learning about falling. What's up, America? How come there are virtually no activities for infants in any kid-centric places? Nothing for him to do at Universal. Nothing for him to do at the museum. In Korea, you can do whatever you want with your baby, as long as he's dressed in a comforter while he's outside.
Playing in Grandma Jean's wedding present boxes.
Happy, somewhat serendipitous meeting with Matt Mooney at one of our required restaurant visits to Giminetti's.
The kid caught a stateside illness and woke up with these sleepy, sick eyes. So cute.
He took it out on the dog.
Vampire baby shrinking in the sun.
Drinks with Lacy, who he gave his evening cuddles to.
He has a thing for bears.*
Taking stuff out of boxes is a favored activity.
Koreans say that rain is the result of a raspberry blowing baby. Make it rain, son. Make it rain.
Big boy bath!
Quality time with Grandma Jean.
Look who thinks he's fancy Dan. This was after Joash had changed for the night, more comfortable for dancing, I suppose.
Blurry cousin fun.
A time for photos in the grass and sun because he may not see such as Kentucky Bluegrass for another year.
Our first love replaced. Sorry, Tater.
In between grass nibbles.
He is always looking for something better to look at.
Boozer. This is what happens when moms aren't looking.
Bonnie is a cat whisperer. See, I hate cats. This cat I tried to make an effort with, giving him food, saying nice things to him. But the second I would stand up, he would throw himself down the stairs and into the basement with all the fury of fear. Bonnie meets him, picks him up and has him purring in seconds. Whatever, Bonnie.
But that's fine, we can still be friends.
Here we are on cookout day. Lunch cookout at the Nimmo house. Dinner cookout at our house, sponsored by Dan's brother. We are twin fiddlers.
Having a laugh.
Secrets and celery. I think celery is nature's teething toy. So, duh, I should really go buy some right now so my kid can stop screaming his head off while he chews relentlessly on things that bust his gums.
Nap on the couch. He makes sucking sounds in his sleep.
One of those new kinds of babies, little Oakleigh.
There is a robot among the Cincinnati skyline.
The start of our United sponsored San Fran vacay.
The culmination of the same.
Hotel bath that ended in travel-weary, time zone confused tears.
Seeing all the sights. And thus concludes the telling of our American tale.
*Email me if you want to know what that means (complete with special bonus picture)