Saturday, June 28, 2008

greetings from texas

well, i went on another plane (very exciting) and am here in texas (yee-ha). and i'm noy sure why, but everything seems a little bigger:) so far it is mostly HOT. but i'm not crying about it because they have lots of fun stuff to look at & they have WIND! i must like it because i'm being so good & cute, even making new sounds:)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Many people wonder why I am constantly batting at objects, even the air, flailing my arms and legs. Well, to clear up any misunderstandings, I am training for an exciting career in professional pinata smashing. So toys, blankets, my rice cereal bowl, even mommy and daddy are target practice. watch out!

The Great Escape

Yes. I like to wiggle a lot.
This picture demonstrates my skill at wiggling even when I am asleep. My snuggly, which is still velcroed shut, is up around my shoulders so my hands are free, also I have freed one half of my body from my diaper.
I am good.

Funnest Thing Ever!

We have a beautiful big tree in the backyard with tons of mini pink flowers. Mommy took me out back to see it up close today. She would make some Wind (by "blowing") and the flowers would jump and dance, some even fell to the ground. It made me giggle so hard everytime she did it. I didn't know flowers like Wind too!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Daddy Day Care

Mommy had to go back to work for the last 3 days of school. (She cried when she first stepped into the office, but after that had a really good time.) I got to hang out with Daddy in his office for 2 days and then I visited Great Auntie Rhonda [who has a Wind called Ocean Breeze:)] Daddy did a very good job keeping me on my schedule and giving me things to put in my mouth, so I had a good time. He made up a horsey song that made me laugh and laugh. Aunt Rhonda and I blew bubbles and stuck out our tongues at each other. She read me some stories, which I of course loved, but the pictures in her books pop out of the page- it was almost too much excitement for my little 4 month old body to contain:) I had so much fun I didn't even notice mommy was gone, but I was happy to see her when she came home. We had a special time laying in the bed ('cause she was tired), laughing and eating and singing all the Kindergarten songs that were stuck in her head.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The World of Fruit & Vegetables

I have long watched with great interest as Mommy and Daddy put strange and vividly colored things into their mouths, and now finally I too get the chance to put something not white in my mouth. And I must say... I love it. I have tried green beans, bananas, peas, carrots, and pears. Carrots are my favorite, probably because they are orange like Mr. Monkey. I do have a ritual I like to practice when getting a new food. When it first hits my delicate palate I say nothing, but savor the flavor wide eyed. Then open my mouth gingerly for another taste. That second taste is followed by an approving "MMMMM" and then I open my mouth wide and try to shove the spoon in myself. When we are done, I will cry to indicate my love for this new food, then I will spit it up.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Drooling vs. Spitting

I've been doing a little research to answer the age old question, which is better, drooling or spitting? and I've learned that both have their benefits and drawbacks.

Drooling is by far easier. Just stare at something interesting with your mouth open and it just comes out, whereas for spitting you first have to create the drool and then muster a trumpeting of the lips which requires quite a burst of energy.

Spitting however is far cleaner. By spitting you spray your drool or rice cereal (or whatever happens to be on your face at the moment) onto the person holding you. Drooling just gets you personally all wet.

Spitting has the added benefit of getting a much bigger reaction than drool. Don't get me wrong- a proper drool can bring some well deserved praise, maybe even a chorus of oohs and ahhs. But spit up surprises your audience so that they act quite dramatically, lifting you into the air (away from them) while jerking their head back and forth loudly hailing your profound ability.

Still, I have found the evidence to be inconclusive so far and will continue my research for the greater good of humanity.

watch me grow!

4 months

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pond Expansion

There has been some construction in ToyLand and my 2X3' pond has now been expanded into a circular sit and spin we now call "the circus". The Circus is great, but a little overwhelming. There are lots of fun things to look at, listen to and touch, but after trying for 15 min to stick things in my mouth I finally end up with tears and a puddle of drool in my realization that "it ain't gonna happen". Mommy says they arefixed in place and don't move, but I don't understand how that is even possible. I can pull everything else to my mouth: binkys, toys, blankets, burp rags, mommy's hair, mommy's shirt, mommy's fingers, mommy's arm...Anyway, sometimes when I get upset with a toy for not cooperating, I just need a little reminder that there are other toys in the world and mommy spins me a few inches and viola, there's another toy for me to try to coax in my mouth.