Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Daddy Day Care - Day 18

Hump Day. It was a good one. We are definitely back on track.

Wee man slept well. Woke at the normal hour. Regularly scheduled programming for the morning and afternoon naps. Managed to get out on the Danforth for some errands (good sale at Shopper's this week on formula - $4 off/can; Dad finally got his haircut; and picked up ingredients for dinner).

Lots of crawling practice too. It definitely makes him hungry though. His Gia-Gia would call him a gannet.  See:

Gannets are seabirds in the family Sulidae, closely related to the boobies.
The gannets are large black and white birds, with long pointed wings and long bills. Northern gannets are the largest seabirds in the North Atlantic, with a wingspan of up to 2 metres. The other two species occur in the temperate seas around southern Africa and southern Australia and New Zealand.
Gannets hunt fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater. Gannets have a number of adaptations which enable them to do this:
  • they have no external nostrils;
  • they have air sacs in their face and chest under their skin which act like bubble-wrap, cushioning the impact with the water;
  • their eyes are positioned far enough forward on their face to give them binocular vision, allowing them to judge distances accurately.
Gannets can dive from a height of 30 m, achieving speeds of 100 km/h as they strike the water, enabling them to catch fish much deeper than most airborne birds.
The gannet's supposed capacity for eating large quantities of fish has led to "gannet" becoming a disapproving description of somebody who eats excessively, similar to "glutton".

All in all a pretty darn good day. Tomorrow is shaping up to be much busier. Here's hoping the sleep pattern holds. Oh, and the poo-pattern too. It's been pretty consistent for the last little while, making life and laundry much easier (I know, you were all itching for a bowel update).

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