5, explaining to me just how he will put his snowsuit on all by himself.
5 showing off his ski moves, encouraging us to keep up.
During the last snow storm, we went out and bought 5 his very own cross country skis. We weren't sure how he would do, but he'd been giving us signs over the last few weeks that he was ready:
Standing on the bed holding two screwdrivers and abruptly plunging them behind him "Mama, I seeeing!" (took me quite a while to make the connection to sKiing).
Later, walking down the hallway and randomly kicking a foot out behind him "Look Daddy! I skiing!"
We figured we ought to at least give him a chance. As the ski season is always over by now, everything was way clearanced, and we didn't feel so bad about buying two hunks of plastic that he'll only be able to use for a few years.
Five is a natural born skiier. He almost never gets his tips crossed, he only falls down on purpose, he can follow in Daddy's tracks or (much slower) make his own. He is SO much better than I was when I started. The things that kids can just take to absolutely amaze me.
5 showing off his new favorite pants.
He picked this flannel out at Joann's a few months ago- I love it when he picks out fabric. So when he and my husband went up north for the weekend (yes, it was 5's first night away from me, and yes, it was much more heartbreaking for me than him) I spent the weekend stifling my sorrows by sewing and watching comic book movies.
Among other projects, I drew up a new pants pattern for 5's crazy-long-all-of-a-sudden legs and made a test pair in the bikes fabric of course! They are his new favorites and they have to have something sticky or otherwise gross on them to count as dirty enough to take them off.
My little dapper don, showing off his Mama-made bowtie and the appropriate face to go with it.
5's first self portrait. I taught him how to use Photobooth on our computer. He got pretty into it. He was so fascinated by seeing his own face in real time, though, that he forgot to put any kind of expression on his face....
I now have all my pictures from each week, I'm really just behind in posting them. Hooray! Perhaps I'll catch up yet!
5, showing me how he can count on his fingers (and jump on the bed at the same time).
This little dude has become obsessed with letters and numbers lately. He is almost always singing his ABCs under his breath, at the top of his lungs, in a bear's voice, etc. He is working so hard at counting on his fingers- the counting is there, but getting one finger at a time up is really hard!
It is sooo fun to be able to sing songs with him (as opposed to singing songs to him). 5's favorites of the moment are ABCs, the rainbow song, the songs his Daddy mak
My name is Ansley Knoch. I am the creator of Rispok, a line of accessories for big and little people made from repurposed materials. I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my husband, Fred, and our son, also Fred, better known as 5.