I had a great time in Colorado with my cousin Christina. Play doh pancakes are the best! Grandma Gail got a lot of use out of her new cell phone... she thought it was pretty cool to take pictures and movies! She's going to be mad at me for posting this one because I couldn't figure out how to change the volume. Oh well, she loves me anyways!
Monday, December 15, 2008
At school, my teachers (Miss Janet, Miss Saless, and Miss Sandy) are teaching me the alphabet. Sometimes we recite the letters; other times, we sing the ABC Song. Here I am (looking incrediby cute, if I do say so myself) practicing at home.
OK, so I'm not perfect, but who is at age 2?
Sunday, December 14, 2008
When kids are little, their parents want them to walk. Countless hours of video are taken of toddlers taking their first wobbly steps, of year-old children with huge grins on their faces while they fall down because they're still unsure of themselves. Mommy and Daddy were no different, although I don't think there's too much video of me.
I don't know what the big deal is. There are so many ways to get around. Crawling, either forwards or backwards, accomplishes the same thing. And why risk walking down the stairs and falling (and maybe hurting yourself) when you can slide?
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
In my mind, there's nothing to compare with a good old chocolate chip cookie. No frills. No walnuts. No mint chips. Here are a couple of pictures that you might enjoy. That's me with my cousins Phoebe (from Cleveland) and Yael (from Miami). Yael taught me to dunk my cookies in milk.
Monday, December 1, 2008
The highlight of the holiday was getting to cook with Daddy and with Grandma. Grandma got me my own cooking utensils, a hat, an apron, and oven mitts. Here they are in action.
Then I helped Grandma make stuffing for the turkey. Grandma likes matzah stuffing much better than bread stuffing, so I helped break up the matzah.
Grandma realized we needed more mushrooms for dinner. She came up with a plan for me to cut them--an egg slicer. By the time I was done, I was quite a pro.
And what's Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes. Daddy let me help him.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
And if you didn't know who I was going to support, here's a picture.
I just felt that Barack and Joe were more supportive of the toddler community. They listened to what we had to say, they promised not to cut federal subsidies for daycare centers, and their health care plan was just more appealing.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Some people grow up wanting to be a doctors. Others want to be a lawyer. Maybe astronaut or luggage handler at the airport (this is what Daddy wanted to do when he was little) sounds good to you.
I prefer something that you can practice all the time: chef. Here I am in action.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Here's a picture of me in my pirate costume. My friend Kyra loaned it to me this year.
Mommy's favorite part of Halloween are Smarties. I've just finished feeding her a roll here:
This is my friend Elle. She's just learning how to walk but she's awfully cute as a bear.
What do you think I should be for Halloween next year? I'm going to ask Daddy to take me trick-or-treating so that I can get lots of really yummy candy.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Peter Cottontail. Roger Rabbit. Brer Rabbit. The rabbit guarding the Cave of Kyre Banorg in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. All of these members of the order Lagomorpha have been made infamous through the years. But none of them are quite as fun and cuddly as my rabbit. And mine is so much more talented—look at what it can do.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
As most of you know, October 17 was my second birthday. Things are going well: I know all of my capital letters, I can count to 10 (although not necessarily in the right order), I'm speaking more and more, I've moved up rooms at day care (which means that potty training isn't too far away), and my smile is to die for.
My birthday was pretty fun. Everyone listened to Mommy and Daddy and didn't get me lots of presents because I have everything I need. I had my all-time favorite dinner: chicken nuggets, fish sticks, and peas. Here's dessert and my birthday celebration:
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Here I am in the maize maze. no dead ends for us wee ones!!!
This was my favorite thing. All of those pieces of paper were flying around inside the bubble.
Here we are on the tractor ride. Evan, Kyra and me! (and Evan's Mommy, and Kyra's parents, and Kyra's little sister, and Mommy!)
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
We started our morning by peeling a head of garlic. After Mommy cut it up a bit, I transfered it to the Cuisinart. Then we put on shoes and hat, went outside, and filled a huge white collander with basil from the front yard. Then we washed it and I shredded several pieces. Since I know my letters, I could find the P (for pulse) button, which I really liked. After Mommy added the olive oil we watched it really mix up and salted it. I got to taste it with Mommy by putting my finger on the spatula and then into my mouth. When we decided that it tasted right, I decided I wanted to eat it for lunch!
Note, in particular, the first bib I've worn in months and the glass of milk on the table. We only use sippy cups when we take milk in the car! For lunch, I had half a pita dipped in pesto, several slices of red, orange, yellow, and green peppers, and some cottage cheese. And I ate lots of tortellini with pesto for dinner, too.
Mommy says she likes spending time in the kitchen with me. She thinks it's fun and I do too. It was a nice (but messy) way to spend our Saturday morning.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
As you have probably seen, I love my ABCs. I now know A, B, C, D, F, H, I, M, N, O, R, S, T, and V perfectly. I get E confused with F and Y confused with V, but I'm close to getting those two letters down also. I'm coming along nicely with L and X. I like to tell Mommy and Daddy what letters I can see at any moment. I really like to jump around in a word so that they have no idea what I'm looking at! It could be their T-shirt, a cereal box, a board game, a water bottle, or something they don't even have a clue about.
I'm also starting to count. If Mommy or Daddy gets me started by saying "one," I can get all the way to "four." but, I'm not sure what comes after 4. Is it 3 or 8?
I run pretty well these days and was recently spotted running laps around our main floor. I'm really fascinated with a tricycle, but I'm just a little bit too short to work it all out. I also now walk up and down the stairs. Carefully. Preferably holding someone's hand.
Horsie is still my favorite animal, and I keep him nice and safe (but not so clean) in my crib. While horsie sleeps during the day, my favorite two animals are my plastic Pooh and crazy-hair Baby. I'm also rather fond of Tigger, Penguin, and Elephant.
At mealtime, I can get a whole bunch of peas on a fork and into my mouth without dropping any, much to Ziggy's disappointment. I still eat pretty much anything, from pesto to tater tots to steak. I no longer sit in a booster seat because the buckles were too "distracting."
My favorite toys right now are my alphabet puzzle, my golf-club set, my miniature Pooh books, anything that rocks, and crayons. My favorite songs are "row, row" and the dinosaur march. I'm also getting competent at Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes! And, one day, Mommy stopped singing the ABC song in the middle and I had to help her get going again. My favorite books are Green Eggs and Ham, Fox in Socks, the Alphabet Book, and Clifford books.
I still love daycare (they taught me how to count!), and will start going full time in September. Also in September, I will probably transition into the Green room with Ms. Saless and Ms. Janet. I'll miss Ms. Debbie and Ms. Gail so much--they've been my teachers since I was 3.5 months old! I guess the big deal with the Green room is something called "potty training."
I'm really fussy about putting things where they belong. For example, when I come inside, we do "shoes off." Then my socks come off and need to be tucked into my shoes. Then my shoes have to be placed just so against the wall or in their basket. Lastly, if mommy or daddy have left shoes and/or socks askew, I have to fix them.
My favorite words: Mommy, Daddy, shoe, hat, baby, Pooh, (m)ilk, stool, up, please, help, slide, (out)side, H, and O.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Like a fine wine that gets better with age, so too does a bruise on the eye. Note the wonderful color change from Tuesday morning (the first picture) to this evening (the last picture).
Friday, August 1, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Here are me and Daddy in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is one of the larger National Parks in the country and it's within a two day drive for over half of the population of America. There are lots of hikes to do--Mommy took this picture on a short one near the Sugarlands Visitor's Center. As you can see, I didn't do too much hiking of my own...
The aquarium in Gatlinburg is one of the largest in the world (so they say). We saw lots and lots of sharks, rays, and reef fish. One of the neat things that they have is a tank where you can feel horseshoe crabs. Daddy forced me to touch one.
The other thing that I really had fun with was the slides on the playground. There is a very small slide at day care in Oberlin, but nothing like these two.
I was in these last two states for the past week. Mommy, Daddy, and I went to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for a vacation. We stayed just outside of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and had the chance to do a little hiking. Here are some pictures:
That's me, standing in a tree on our first hike, just off of the Sugarlands Visitor's Center.
This is the view looking west from Clingman's Dome, the highest point in the National Park.
And here's the stereotypical family shot, again on Clingman's Dome.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Make-believe dancing was lots of fun. Here I am with my crown and twirly thing.
Some of these stars make noise. Here's Mommy helping me jump from one to another.
What else would I find here but a Winnie the Pooh book?Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream...
My very first tea party. More are sure to follow.
Part of the museum was a pretend tree that you can walk beneath. Here I am coming out of the roots.
I've painted before--in fact, we do lots of it at daycare. But this was just so much fun. Paint. Brush. Smock. Instant classic.