Living Dangerously

Baxter likes to weave himself in and out of the stair railing, often walking up the outside edge instead of up the middle like the rest of us.

He’s even been known to jump off the side of the staircase, although we do try to keep him from jumping from too high up.

Fish Fight

Baxter’s newest toy is a motion-activated flopping fish, and it’s his new favorite thing. He’ll attack it with bunny-kicks, or he’ll carry it in his mouth and drop it at our feet.

(Also, Aaron reminded me today of this gem that we watched at a long-ago anime convention, which is where I got the title of this post.)

The Baxter V Rocket

Connor constructed this rocket for Baxter during his day off from school. He borrowed my folding protractor-ruler to exactly measure the angles he needed for the nose cone/pyramid (so he must be internalizing some of that geometry he’s been learning).

Assembly of the rocket involved my (very cheap) hot glue gun, Elmer’s glue (when we ran out of glue sticks), and gaffer’s tape (when the Elmer’s was taking too long to dry).

I’m still not entirely convinced that Baxter enjoys being rocketed around the house in a box, but I could be wrong.