Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Turtlespotting & Punkrocking

Before Ronan was born, his grandmother spent several weeks of her time sewing an amazing ocean-themed quilt speckled with anatomically correct sea turtles.  A known stickler for details, she made sure the blanket contained at least one of each of the seven species of sea turtle.  She also added a baby turtle for him to find... an old-fashioned "Easter Egg" of sorts. Now that he's just over ten months old, Ronan is able to find the little turtle when asked; the picture above shows the results of a successful search.   What is not shown in the photo is the broad smile that lights up his face once he's done picking at the little turtle.

In addition to better identification and fine motor skills, Ronan has started to experiment with his external identity. The means devising a properly coiffed hairdo.  Although he has yet to have an actual haircut, the changing nature of his hair filling in affords him something new every couple of weeks.  Previous attempts included a fohawk, the Alfalfa, and a mullet (business in the front, party in the rear!); this evening he decided to simply punk out in the tub.  It's ironic that at ten months such experimentation is cute while at ten years it is something to dread.  The result is below.

Personally I'm pulling for a spiked, dyed mohawk. 


Roger said...

Which Grandmother is the detailed oriented one? Ahhhh, I'd better leave that one alone! Anyway, that quilt is awesome--Ronan is one lucky dude to have such a lover of sea life as one of his several Grandmas. By the way Erik, I'm with you for once: I'll vote for the spiked-dyed look too, as long as the color is purple! I'm glad the Beery-Eyed, I mean Bleary-Eyed Father is back! I love reading it!

Holly said...

Make that several months of his grandmother's time (smile) and every minute was a joy. I'm amazed that at this early age he can actually FIND the baby Green Sea Turtle. Smart kid!! And the hairdos are fab - who says women get to have all the fun with hairdos - sounds like Ronan beats us all, hands down!
Give the little one a hug and kiss.
Looking forward to more blog entries

vontetzel said...

classic, punk rocker! what do you say you color his hair red or something?....maybe multi-color like google. that might speed up his acceptence into the daycare program.

so cute!

Holly said...

GREAT idea by vontetzel! Since we never did Google nails, your son can do Google hair!!

Erik said...

Yes, great idea. Best to brand the child when he is young. Perhaps we can get some advertising revenue from it? :-) Didn't a mother-to-be sell ad space on her protruding stomach when she had tickets to the Super Bowl?