one of the uniquely strange things about ryder is that he loves to sit in front of the dryer vent while it is on. i am not sure if it is because you can make his name from the letters found in dryer or if it b/c the warm air covers him in a moist film that attracts all manner of dirt, but whatever the reason he will sit in front of that thing for 15 minutes at a stretch. even when it is not on, he crawls over to check it out.
isaac heard crickets for the first time last night, and now he thinks they are the sound of the moon. as we were waiting outside a party he pointed to his ear to indicate he heard something, which turned out to the chirping of the little insects. soon after he saw the moon, so he associated the noise with the object. tonight he couldn't understand why he couldn't hear the same thing when he found the moon hanging in the sky.
a few nights ago in the bath i found isaac picking his wrist where he had received one of his many minor scratches. i am pretty sure it was itching b/c he would just kind of rub his fingernail over it a couple times ever few minutes. it is funny to watch him experience new things.
another new favorite for isaac is lizards. everytime annie mentions the park he makes the sign for lizards, and does his signature gasp whenever he spots one. today i brought him a plastic one that has been sitting in a drawer at work for years. when i showed it to annie she thought it was real. i am pretty sure i almost got slapped.