Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Christmas Elfo

Apparently there is benevolent Christmas ghost, named Ethan, who finds your presents and other lost items for you. He is not to be confused with the kid named Ethan (also imaginary) who bites and kicks and scratches you.

Toddlers are confusing.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Christmas Vocabulary

Reno, elfo, trineo. I'm working on my Christmas-related vocabulary in Spanish.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Joaquin's Fans at the NC Museum of Art

I'm glad this picture came out because it captures a very interesting cultural exchange that Joaquin enjoyed at least three times with these ladies during our visit to the NC Museum of Art last month. The only thing they appeared to be able to say in English was "Joaquin," which they would repeat over and over again as they poked at his feet and belly whilst giggling.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Art's Indifference to Human Dismay

At the North Carolina Museum of Art, which we visited with Loli and Celia and Tutu and Sindo in early October.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Death Tube

We went on a pumpkin hunt two weeks ago and thought we should try out the slide. Joaquin really liked it.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Spring Visitors Part One: Baby Soup

Here are some cute baby/toddler soup photos from the last Kaplan Durham visit this spring. Bath time and yummy "corpse revivers": a winning combination.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Favorite Part of the Day

My favorite part of yesterday occurred just before midnight, when Amy and I went down to the garage to check on the three chicks that we are taking care of this week. Through the garage window the orange-yellow glow of the warming lamp against the white wall made their little house look like a hearth fire. As we quietly approached to see if they were sleeping we realized that the chicks were excitedly feasting on the moths and cockroaches that had been attracted to the warmth and light. Amy and I each drew up a chair. We sat down and watched the chicks running back and forth, chirping playfully and contentedly. We sat there for half an hour, smiling and laughing while we imagined what the chicks must be saying to each other as they snapped up the bugs with their little yellow beaks, running from one end of the box to the other. I think Amy and I were both thinking about the same thing as we watched those baby poultry brothers at play.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

One Year

One Year, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

Now celebrating one year in Chapel Hill.

Sweetest Thing

Sweetest Thing, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

Look at this perfect little nest we have residing in one of our
hanging ferns. There's a nest in the other fern, too, but no eggs yet.

Monday, May 09, 2011


Spelling, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

Look who can spell his name! Backwards!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Toddler Live-Blogging during 60 Minutes

Yay! What's this movie called?

He said "Helicopter!"

I like this movie!

Is that your present? [A replies, "No, president."]

Is this movie a present? [A replies, "No, that man is our president."]

Is Obama a president?

Is that a president, too? [Indicating Steve Kroft.]

He said "Killed."

He said "Trophies."

He said "Expert!" [New word he learned earlier today. Rad reinforcement of new knowledge.]

He said "Mission."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Beausol Gardens Farm

Beausol Gardens Farm, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

Piedmont Farm Tour

Piedmont Farm Tour, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

Before the torrential rain hit, and just previous to the tornado
warning in Alamance County we visited Beausol Gardens. We were on our
way to Chapel Hill Creamery when the weather started getting rough.
Now what?

Monday, April 11, 2011

The First Iris

The First Iris, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

I guess this means the black widows are on their way!

Friday, March 04, 2011


Spring, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentimes Day!

Happy Valentimes Day!, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

Someone loves her daddy. And her daddy loves her.

Tutu and Benny and a Peacock

Over the Christmas break we went to the Arboretum with Toots. We had a nice time observing the peacocks, feeding the ducks and eating pears.

Caption Contest! Pig Edition.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow Man

Snow Man, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

We got home from poker night and found that B had made a snow man in
the family room.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What did I do?

What did I do?, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

To be this lucky? After a 12 hour day on campus, I came home to find
that there was a martini and spicy chips eating for me at the kitchen

I love my wife.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Dialogue I Overheard

A: If you eat all your dinner you can watch an episode of Muppets.

B: No. I want to watch Polar Express [pronounced Poelick Ickspress].

A: No, you can watch Muppets. Polar Express has been put away for the season.

B: Where did it go? Who took it? Where did you send it?

A: Santa took it.

B: Oh. [Beat.] Is he going to bring it back?

Saturday, January 08, 2011


BeeBu=Boobie. That's how J asks for breast milk.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Best Day Ever

Best Day Ever, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

Trains. In N Out. Enough said.

Why I Hate Fitted Sheets

Why I Hate Fitted Sheets, originally uploaded by AmagoMundi.

Here you can see one eating my sweatshirt. Whole.