Friday, October 31, 2008

All Hallows Eve

I'm developing a love hate relationship with Halloween. Mommy & Daddy were too cheap and busy to take me to a proper pumpkin patch to get the requisite pictures with pumpkins. So they threw me into the bin of pumpkins at Safeway. How white trash!

But I found a reason to love Halloween... the candy!! I don't know whats inside of these shiny rappers but the outside sure is fun to chew!

I had my skeleton shirt on for daycare today. Tonight Mommy & Daddy are making me get dressed up. I hate things on my head...

But aren't I a cute penguino? :-)

Thursday, October 30, 2008


So I'm not exactly sure what being 'tagged' means, but Auntie Rhian says that I have to share 7 tidbits of information about myself that you don't know. Its pretty tough for me since I don't have a lot of 'life-history' to share. I do have some updates though... so I'll give it a try...

1) I can take a couple steps by myself now! I only do it at daycare though to try to keep up with my friend Adam - he's a month older and already up to 4 steps! Its driving Daddy crazy that I won't walk at home. Daddy doesn't believe I can, but Mommy's seen it.

2) I go to sleep everynight with Bub (also known as Pat the Bunny from the book).

3) I have given four things names: Bub (Bunny), Bou (book), Anana (Banana), and Doo gae (Doggie). (There might be a few more but they're not quite identifiable to Mommy & Daddy... I can say Mama and Dada but I call lots of things ma ma and da da.)

4) I hate having my diaper changed and try to roll over whenever I can. The only good part is pulling the wipes out of the container and all the diapers out of the basket.

5) Daddy taught me how to throw things. Last night while Mommy was at class, I threw most of my dinner at Daddy. It was fun! My first food fight!

6) My favorite thing to do is read books. I love to turn the pages. My favorite book right now is a very very old book from 1975 that was Daddy's when he was a baby.

7) Yesterday, I figured out how to get out of my bouncy seat's straps. (This is not good for Mommy. She puts me in my bouncy seat every morning while she takes a shower. We now have to figure out what to do with me during her shower.) Its lots of fun trying to get through all of the 'safety' features Mommy & Daddy have around the house! I've now figured out the velcro straps on cabinets and how to get out of seat restraints.... next step... gates?

Alright... now I'm supposed to tag 7 other people to share 7 things about them. Unfortunately, I don't know 7 other people with blogs! The people I do know... Olen Dempsey, Alexandra Shinn, Dalton Gray, and Anne Davis... you're tagged. Anyone else, if you're reading this and have a blog consider yourself tagged!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


So I haven't been able to find a Halloween costume - its late so stocks are low. I also have been trouble figuring out what I want to wear. I've been playing with different 'careers' to figure out a costume for Halloween...

Like a party planner... I love the balloons but I'm not sure how to 'dress up' to be a party planner.

I've been practicing 'organizing' Mommy & Daddy's papers... but again... Halloween costume?

I've also been thinking about writing books. An English major is about the complete opposite of a scientist. So might be a good career choice for pissing off Mommy & Daddy, but not good for making a Halloween costume.

Being a train conductor is lots of fun and would make a good costume... but it requires a hat. Boo... I'll just have to keep thinking about it and looking around.

If I DO find a costume, you'll have to wait till Halloween to find out what it is...

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Its fall!! I've been practicing falling and starting to get in the spirit of Halloween.

Really I've been practicing standing, but that involves a lot of falling. What can I say, I got Mommy's grace, elegance and coordination. Really though, I don't like to be too boastful, but I'm pretty good.

What goes up... must come down...

Mommy is teaching me how to ref the other football game. Touchdown!

Auntie Ea sent me some Halloween stuff to get me in the spooky mood. Thanks Ea! The owl was so cute that I actually kept it on for a record amount of time. (I don't generally like things on my head).

We might go look for a Halloween costume for me today... though it will be a challenge to find something that I will actually wear.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cleaning up

I've been doing some more exploring. I made it to the top of the stairs twice. Daddy kept following me up the stairs though... it was a little creepy. Why does he always have to follow me?

I've also been checking out all of the shelves in the living room. Daddy couldn't follow me under the coffee table.

The best thing about exploring and getting into trouble is the mess...

The next best thing is getting clean again!! What could be better than a bath and ducky? I love bathtime... pruney fingers... rubber duckies... soapy hair... waterbabies...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Rebel Rebel

I'm now just old enough to get in lots of trouble. A couple of weeks ago, I got my first black eye while trying to climb the stairs... that rail came out of now where! It was a very fashionable black eye - two spots - one below the eye and one above the eye. I'm showing it off in this picture.

I did figure out how to get up the first step that weekend. I'm now on steps 3 & 4!

Even bigger news... I can now stand all by myself - no furniture, no Mommy, no Daddy - for a couple of seconds. Hey this is hard work, a couple of seconds is a breakthrough. Its probably the equivalent of you learning to do professional ballet! (not that you would necessarily want to...) I'd like to see your perfect pirouette.

I'm just so proud of all my accomplishments that I have to cheer for myself.

(Obviously Mommy hasn't figured out how to take good video yet.)

P.S. Sorry for the delay in posting. Mommy ditched me last weekend to go to a meeting on Cape Cod. She sure does like that Cape Cod place... I didn't really see why when I was there.