So some time in the last year the blog has suffered a number of blows:
1. I started working more (Two 12 hour shifts a week feels like a lot to me with only 3 short days of preschool to work with)
2. I forgot how to download and upload photos, I blame the mac, picasa and blogger but really it's just me.
3. Silas became camera shy. It was bound to happen after thousands of photos were taken of his cheeks in his first 3 years. Recently Si said: "I don't want anyone to take my picture because I don't want them to see my cuteness." Well luckily he seems to have loosened up on that rule a bit and agreed to let me photograph him spontaneously hugging his fish tank today.
that photo was enough to make me want to learn how to blog again.
Sorry we haven't mentioned it before to follow up on the death of goldfish Eliza, but we have successfully kept a tank of 7 living healthy - dare I say happy - fish for 6 months. Even the plants and exponentially reproducing snails seem happy (perhaps the snails are too happy). After taking these photos of Silas as fast as I could, I realized how messy our tank looks with many of the plants uprooted from a recent water change and/or the dirty work of the snails. Perhaps I'll get a nice photo of the tank soon, and maybe Silas will agree to be in it. The photo, not the tank.
Here's the largest resident: dwarf gourami
and here are the fanciest residents: male fantail guppies (getting a kiss from Silas)We recently went on a field trip to Little Farm with Silas's preschool, Little Elephant Montessori. He is now a "senior" in the class and having a great year.
Little Farm is awesome, we've been going since we moved to Berkeley 3 years ago. Oh how time flies and boys grow up and get brave enough to feed the animals by themselves.
And here Silas and his buddy Wilson are discussing the cows... or discussing something with the cows. Hard to tell.