Front Page (LogoBoy) October2003

October starts hot, but by the 2nd week, things are cooling down. The part of the bay by our house is closed to boats through March as a sanctuary for migrating birds.

20 months old on Oct. 3rd.

Strawberry smoothies appear to be a good way to make IckyIronDrops taste good.

Our new favorite local park is the site of the old mill in Mill Valley, a cool redwood-shaded playground by a creek.

Eiche goes with Momma and Dad to see Auntie Karla and Auntie Tana at PapaEd and NaNita's house. Karla and Tana are both expecting new babies in a few months.

Eiche is talking like mad, but mostly one word at a time. Here are some words we've heard him say recently: "Eiche", "boat", "truck", "tractor", "my tractor", "baa" (sheep), "moo" (cow), "plane!", "cracker", "water", "juice!" (sounded more like "doose!"), "shoe", "tie shoe!"

And then the classic one-year-old vocalization: "uh, uh, uh, uh..." (pointing), meaning "I want that!".

A recent cover of the Economist magazine has a picture of a moose wearing red sunglasses. For some reason, this is very funny to Eiche and he laughs a lot when he sees it.

More words: "blue tractor!" (he has a magnetic farm set with a blue tractor), "throw rock!" (on our rocky bay shore).

Eiche is counting: "four! three! four! three!" (or "door! tree! door! tree!"). We've seen him count stair steps.

Some noises seem to startle or frighten him in ways they didn't in the past -- the click of a combination lock opening.

A reliable source has reported a new behavior: whining.

Momma, Dad, and Eiche go to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust's HarvestDayAtTheFarm on Oct. 12th to see farm animals ("horse!" "baa!" "moo!") and to pick up some seasonal decor: pumpkins. (

Late October: Eiche continues to get more talkative. Though most of it is incomprehensible, he's more clearly talking about things, often things he sees from the car window.

There was a big windstorm the Wednesday before Halloween. Eiche got out his pushbroom:

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