Sunday, July 29, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I've also learned how bad cigarettes are for you. We have a guest staying at our house and he smokes when he's not around us. I snuck into his room and found his cigarette pack. Mommy thought I was being a little "too quiet" and found me sitting on the floor with cigarettes all around me and one sticking out of my mouth. She freaked out at first, but later mentioned that she wished she had at least gotten a picture first. It's not like I was going to take the habit up. It wasn't lit and it didn't taste that great anyway!
And today I got to go to the water spray park with Keilani and her mom (Auntie Faye). We had tons of fun! Keilani is 1 month older than me and really smart. I'm hoping she can teach me how to roar like a lion just like she does! Here's a few pictures of our time together, including a photo of me enjoying my first experience with sand. All I have to say is that sand feels really cool falling between your fingers, but it sure tastes horrible. Anyway, Keilani and I are going to try and get together every Thursday afternoon to play so that gives me (and Mommy) a break each week! Yay!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
The only caveat to the fore-mentioned boredom is in regards to my sleep. My next two teeth are coming in and I'm having a horrible time sleeping. Mommy is starting to mumble things about me becoming an only child. That's fine with me... it just saves me from having to show any new kid who's boss.
In closing, I thought I'd end with another dance video primarily because it's just so much fun. Here I am enjoying yet another Great Big Sea tune, a remake of R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World As We Know It". Great song...
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Also, here's some pictures of my friends enjoying themselves in our backyard. The first picture is Hailey trying to decide whether or not to brave the slip-n-slide, and figuring that sliding through the jaws of a shark just wasn't appealing. Then there's a picture of Tristan enjoying the pool and Tommy tossing around the beach balls.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
5. Sleep is for the weak.
4. Big people food is WAY better than the mush they try and feed babies.
3. Cheerios are the way to happiness.
2. Cardboard melts in your mouth... not in your hands.
1. Mommy and Daddy would do ANYTHING for me (except let me play in the toilet)!
Anyway, yesterday Isabelle's mommy (Auntie DeAnna) took some photos of me to commerate the first year of my birth. She did the pics as my birthday present and they turned out great. (Thanks Auntie Dee Dee!) But, I'm starting to think that I may need to hire myself a modelling agent the way everyone is constantly snapping my picture. At least that way I might get some royalties out if it! Anyway, here's a few of my birthday pics! Enjoy!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
Our first night in Long Beach was really exciting. We didn't get to our hotel until 10:00 at night, and the first thing I noticed was that Mommy and Daddy weren't going to be able to fit my playpen into the bathroom. I was going to get to sleep in the same room as them! My first sleepover! I stayed up until 1:00 in the morning talking to them and laughing (much to their dismay). Mommy and Daddy were really upset, and I don't really understand why they weren't into our late-night sleepover as much as I was. Anyway, the next day I wasn't able to see Grandpa and Grandma van Riessen like planned because Grandpa was ill (hope you're feeling better Grandpa). So Mommy and I went to the aquarium while Daddy was at his seminars. I loved the aquarium! There must be a trillion different kinds of fish! But the highlight for me had feathers, not scales. They had a aviary with lorakeets in it. I could get sooooo close to these birds but Mommy kept me just far enough away so I couldn't grab one (which was really annoying).
The next day we went to Grandma and Grandpa Belknaps house, which followed up with a trip to the San Diego Zoo! I thought the Long Beach Aquarium was cool, but the zoo was a quadrillion times cooler. And it was soooo huge that we didn't even come close to seeing everything there after being there for 5 hours! I ended up seeing some of the exhibits through closed eyelids because I was exhausted! The highlights of the trip included seeing the baby monkeys, and watching Mommy and Daddy get attacked by a rather large bird in one of the aviaries.
The trip thus far had been fabulous, but we got to end our vacation with another visit from Hailey, Uncle Scott and Aunt Christie! The first night they were there, we went to the park to burn off some energy. Hailey couldn't control her excitement to be out of the car after their long drive, and she just ran and ran and ran. And Uncle Scott got out his new trick kite and we watched him fly loop-d-loops. He let Daddy try flying it and he put it into a nose drive and hit Auntie Christie with it. He said it was an accident, but I know the truth...
Finally, on the day we left, we got to celebrate Hailey's first birthday! She even shared her some of her individually made bug cakes with me. Neither of us had ever eaten cake before, but it didn't take long for us both to get the hang of it! I can't wait for us to chow down on some more cake in a week and a half when Hailey will be here for my birthday party! Yay!Anyway, sorry this is such a long posting, but so much has happened that I just can't contain my excitement! Hope you are all having as fabulous a week as I am. Also, happy "day after" Canada Day to all my Canadian homies! We were thinking of you yesterday!