Looking Up

Over the weekend, we spent some time at our favorite place: The San Diego Zoo. This time with my parents. And some close friends.

Behold, Archer, intently watching his favorite Zoo creature do Zoo creature things:

Still watching...

Watching (Hi, Dad!)


Watching. Watching. Refusing to look away.... From the cable car:

Of course, pretty soon, we were all just as interested. We were all watching, too. I guess that's what happens when you go the the Zoo with an Archer...

... A cable car quickly becomes a magical floating box in the sky.


Meemo | 4:30 AM

One of my greatest joys is watching the world through my kids eyes.

Mimi | 4:47 AM

How sweet!

Anonymous | 7:17 AM

Had to come out of the woods to say two things, Bec.

(1) I love the look of awe and wonder on Archer's face during the zoo trip. I love seeing that look on my daughter's face. Is there anything better? I think not.

(2) Your dad has one of the most awesome 70's porn moustaches that I've ever seen. It's definitely one of the coolest ones I've seen in a long time. I can only dream of one day growing a 'stache like that!

P.S. Congrats on the book! Can't wait to read it.


My dad's 'stache is indeed impressive. Puts Burt Reynolds to shame, I say.

Anonymous | 6:01 PM

I can't believe how fast his hair is growing! Cute pics!!!

screaming girl | 6:46 PM

We have the same experience when we go to the Minnesota Zoo. Julian loves watching the train go by. I have not let him ride it yet - I am afraid it will make all the wonder disappear.

Anonymous | 6:51 AM

Hello there! I haven't commented in a while, but I do like to pop my head in just to see what your adorable toddler is up to. I've been reading your blog pretty much from the start and I see that Archer has grown and thrived so much! I thought of Archer immediately when I started reading "The Einstein Syndrome" by Thomas Sowell. Seriously, if you haven't read it, it's worth a look (it's about extemely bright kids who talk late and are often mislabeled). I know you don't appreciate unsolicited advice, but Archer seems to fit the bill. Take care and congrats on your book. I look forwatd to reading it.

-Sandra from NYC

BOSSY | 11:29 AM

Cable Cars rock.

Heather | 12:04 PM

Yes, if we would see things as our children see them, the entire world would be a wonder. Even a blade of grass.

It's sad that we lose that as we grow. It's even sadder that the children who fully embrace it are sometimes viewed as disturbed.

Namito | 12:31 PM

You've got it. Let him lead the way, and everything is amazing.

I love being a mom.

*Tanyetta* | 5:35 PM

he's so smart! we can learn a lot from archer! ;)

Anonymous | 6:36 PM

Did he get a chance to ride in it? Priceless times, for certain.