Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I want to make a special announcement. After a bit of a hiatus, one of my favorite blogs is back up and running, Brady's Blog. Take a gander over to the right and give him a little read. It'll be worth your time. Brady is a great writer and his daddy's not too shabby either!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thanks to Auntie M, I have a brief recap of activities in SD. The whole reason we went was to celebrate my cousin Jerid graduating from college! We are so proud of him! It was great to see the family while we were there including cute cousin Kyle, and cousin Aaron and fam. I played horsies with my cousin Ethan, until he went outside to nail Jerid with snowballs. Check out this shot!
The sky's the limit,
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
No one knows for sure why, but when we go on our little trips to SD, two things happen: 1. It blizzards. 2. Mom forgets to take pictures. It happens every time. Unexplainable. So we made it home from the white knuckle drive yesterday, and I'm going to show you the two pictures she did take.
Another mystery of the universe is why my great-auntie Jodi thinks she needs 5 calendars hanging in her kitchen. Here, if you look closely, there are FOUR. And then this one is on the fridge. We all thought it was funny. Not "ha ha" funny, but more weird funny. So we had to take a photo.
PS - Maybe Auntie M will email me some pic's from the weekend and then I'll post 'em. Hint, hint.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Let's just file this under "Things Not To Tell Grandma About." On Saturday we loaded up the gang and headed to Lake Harriet for the annual Reindeer Run. Remember last year? Well, there wasn't a blizzard this time, but it was only about 10 degrees with 25mph winds comin' off that lake, and well, let's just say brrrrrrr! I had my trusty Twins blankie to keep me warm, and it really wasn't that bad in the sun. It was fun to just get outside and hang out with our pals. After a strong finish we headed out for Bloody Mary's and chocolate milk, and salad. It was a great day!
PS - Super Duper shout out to my pal Patrick! Happy Birthday bud! Sorry about not getting together this weekend, but we'll party like its 1999 today at school!
Friday, December 05, 2008
I tell ya what, these Christmas traditions just keep getting better and better everyday. The other day I received a package from my Great Grandma Nelson. She sent me an Advent Calendar. Now, this is amazing. It has 25 little doors that you're supposed to open every day in December to count down the days until Christmas. AND THERE'S CHOCOLATE BEHIND EACH DOOR. EACH. DOOR. Honestly, life is good. Oh, and its hard to smile with chocolate in my teeth.
So Hungry He Could Eat The North End Out Of A South Bound Cow,
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Last night I par-took in another Christmas tradition and watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I thought it was a great show....until......THE MONSTER! If you look closely between the slats, you can see my dust!
It's all about pride,
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Remember the good times we used to have together? You know, times like this, or this, or even this. Well, sadly and happily those days are over. Check it out....my new boat bed! I even have a life preserver pillow! Grandpa and Daddy took apart my baby crib, and then put together my new big boy bed! I was a little sad about it at first, but now I love my new bed. I love to make Daddy crawl in with me, and then I tuck him in, kiss him on the forehead, and tell him stories about my day. I have slept through the night each night so far, and I don't get out of bed until Mom and Dad say its OK. Something that is really helping me get through the transition, is that Little Baby E is going to be using my crib, and I love that I can pass that down to the little peanut. I just love family tradition.
Monday, December 01, 2008
G & GE came to town for the weekend, and uncle Derek and auntie Chris came over for the holiday. We had a great meal, but everyone turned very lazy after it was done, and no one wanted to play. At least Grandma still had energy, and we watched Polar Express together and drank hot chocolate. With marshmallows! I love the holidays!
The following night we went to Derek and Chris' house for happy hour. I ate 500,000 chocolate kisses and M&M's. In all the fuss, we forgot to take a photo for Bump Watch 2008, but you can kind of see it in this photo, (somebody get her a chair! Mom - STOP eating!) She's 25 weeks along...getting closer!
Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see which milestone I "put to sleep" over the weekend!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I love it when Molly comes over. Especially on nights that my parents have about had it with me. Then Molly comes over, and everything is all right. She plays with me, and dances with me, and then...before we go to bed...she reads to me and all my friends. She's so much cooler than my parents.
Pull a rabbit out of the hat,
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I have a way with the ladies. There's just something about me that they can't resist. Maybe its the way I am so aloof, and don't give them the time of day. You know what they say...you always want what you can't have. My strategy is to just let them be...don't bother them when they're trying to do other things. A woman likes to have her independence, and I respect that. It makes me crazy how they throw it back at me, and try to use the ignore tactic...it just makes me love them even more.
Play like you practice,
PS - Hey Emma, I had a great night...call me!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Dear Booger Butt,
There is so much to cover this month. You've become such a little boy, and a great conversationalist. We're having so much fun with you, and especially this time of year. Its been fun to start introducing you to holiday traditions because you're beginning to understand what's going on. Granted you still probably won't remember what we're doing now, but part of me thinks you might have a faded memory somewhere back there.
Let's start with fears. I gotta be honest here little guy, you are nothing if you aren't one big chicken. And its OK, sounds like your dad was a chicken when he was little, so hopefully you'll grow out of it. You're deathly afraid of grocery carts, cars on the street (or anywhere), dogs barking in the distance, deer, and monsters. I can already see your imagination going crazy.
Speaking of grocery carts, you will not ride in one unless its a race car or something like that. At Target you threw yourself to the floor, and cried and cried, until some workers came over and gave a sticker. I was ignoring you and then I explained how you only like race car carts, and they agreed to do what they can to make your dream come true.
Next we'll tackle firsts. You went on your first (really, fourth) real airplane ride this month. It was the first time you've had a clue what was happening. You were so good, and sat there with your snack, and watched your movie, and looked out the window. You didn't seem to mind at all that your mom was having a minor panic attack right next to you. Please, DO NOT catch that from me.
When we were in Texas last week, you ate calamari. It was so funny, but full disclosure, no one spilled the beans that you were eating squid. Plus, who doesn't love anything deep fried with marinara! But, you're new favorite food is salad. Yes, salad. I'm as shocked as anyone. But last week, you wanted to eat some of my salad, and now I make you one every night with dinner and order you one when we go out. You prefer ranch on the side. And you like a few croutons sprinkled about. Awwww, just like Mommy.
Loves, Mama Mia (You've been calling me that lately, and then I can't get ABBA out of my head for the next 2 hours.)
Friday, November 21, 2008
I don't know how to fully explain where we went to dinner on Saturday night. To put it in actual words, is nearly impossible. Talk about "kid friendly!" So bear with me and grab a cup of coffee. This post is going to be a media blitz of photos and videos. I just think its the only way to fully explain it all. And remember, it all takes place in about 2 hours.
On a side note, I learned something about my cousin Jasper that night. Everyone thinks he's all cute, and sweet, and innocent. LIES! He's a french fry thief and I caught him red handed. Some people's kids.
The evening ended with saying "Hee Haw" for Annie's birthday and a cupcake. This was the greatest birthday day I have ever been apart of. And in case you're wondering we all slept until noon the next day:
So, besides more great food and saying goodbye to Jasper and Annie, that about rounds out my vacation. The airplane ride home was about as basic as can be, even better than the way down. We're heading back to TX in December, so I already to know all the hot spots I want to hit. Thank you so much to Gammy and Grampa Jack for letting us take over for a few days, and sorry, again, about the cabinet and the glasses. You know what I mean.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
On Saturday was my cousin Annie's 4th birthday! We had THE BEST day! She told me that she loves being four. The day started with Gammy and Grandpa Jack taking all of us kids to the Fort Worth Stockyards for the walking of the long horns. It was awesome. Annie and I got new cowgirl and cowboy (respectively) hats.
Afterwards we headed to my favorite restaurant, The Buffalo Butt, where I like to ride on the saddle bar stools. See above photo. I like pretend like I'm a jockey while sitting on the saddle. I just lean down and hang on!
Wait until you see what we did for dinner that night! Oh, and be sure to check out Pumpkin Juice for more photos and recaps.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Bear with me. We're home from our trip to Texas, but now we're busy back at work. I wanted to just share this picture with you from our flight there. It was a great flight! I loved it, and got wings from the pilot! Daddy bought me the snack box and I watched my horsie racing movie, and before we knew it, we were warm and toasty in TX!
I will spend the rest of the week updating with all of my adventures. Stay tuned!
Cut the cheese,
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Hey everybody! I'm hoping this Tuesday finds you all well. We're doing great here. Its snowing a bit but nothing crazy. Its time for a new update of my new cousin! Little Baby E is 21 weeks old! He/she is about 1 lb and the heart rate is beating in at 143. Hmmm...what does it all mean? Well, the mama and dada decided not to find out the sex, but thankfully, the doc says the little one is healthy and rockin' and rollin'. Just ask Auntie Chris, her stomach is a rockin' and rollin' too!
The more the merrier,
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Mom thinks I can't hear her, but she always makes fun of me because I I haven't quite figured out that I can't fit inside my garbage truck and my tractor. I walk my hands up the sides of the trucks, and then I put my fingers through the windows, and I grab the steering wheel and drive. Sometimes both at the same time. I can sit there and "drive" my trucks forever if you let me. Or of course, unless my horsie racing movie is on TV.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
It was! It was! It was Santa's reindeer! They brought me a present and everything! Check out my new cool dinosaur lounge chair/recliner. Actually, its an early present from Gammy. She's so on top of things. Thank you Gammy and Gpa Jack! I just love my chair, and I love to watch my horsie racing moving while I sit in my chair. Can't wait to see you next week!
We've got to give 110%,HAJ
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Check what was in my back yard the other day. I'm not even kidding. Here's proof: You can see my basketball hoop, then back there is the deer. It even has horns. OK, not huge horns, but there's horns. Here's a shot of it by the Buddha. Here's the shot where I thought it was going to charge me and crash through the sliding glass door and kill us all. So we hid in the bathtub until it left.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
My first Halloween, trick or treating all by myself. Well, Mom and Dad came with me, and I even recruited Ethan to play the big brother role, and teach me the tricks of the trade. The first house we went to, I was a little shy but very happy to take the candy and say thank you. The next house I didn't even want to walk up to the door. The next one I walked to the door, but I didn't want to carry my candy bucket anymore. Seems like Ethan didn't have time to wait for me, he was very busy. About the time I noticed this, and then one of the other neighbor kids scared me, I was DONE. Back in the house, shoes off, coat off, didn't want any candy (in fact left my candy bucket at the neighbors), and was watching a movie. The "adults" were outside having a good old fashioned garage party (since it was 60 degrees). Mom wants you to check out Wayne's costume, he's the one in white.
So, I ended up with about 4 pieces of candy, which is fine for me. Maybe next year I'll get what all the fuss is about, but for now I'd rather watch a horsey racing movie than have to walk around the neighborhood begging for candy and being scared out of my wits.
Too close for comfort,
Friday, October 31, 2008
Happy Halloween all! Look at me! I'm an Old Time Golfer! Did you see my hat? I can't wait to get out there and get me some CANDY! I'm not really sure what this is all about, but Mom is pretty sure it'll only take a house or two to get me going. Do you think I look like Payne Stewart? Have a great day everyone, and I hope you all gain at least 5lbs in sugary sweetness.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
We made Halloween cookies for me to take to school. As I said when Daddy told me that I was bringing these treats for the kids, "They're gonna love it!" We made witches, pumpkins, cats, and a haunted house from these cut outs that Brookie got for me. First we made the dough and cut out the shapes. Then popped them in the oven. We frosted them with all kinds of different colors. After that, and here's the cool part, these are special 3-D cookies that stand up when they're assembled. Some stood up perfectly, while others...not so much. They were a big hit and a lot of work. Good thing Halloween only comes once a year...but here comes Thanksgiving. I gotta go ask Mom if we can do turkey cookies next!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Don't you just hate it when I leave for the weekend and don't tell you? I just pack up my garbage truck, my baseball bat, and my farm animals and hit the road. I spent the weekend visiting G&G E in South Dakota. It was an amazing weekend, and possibly a preview of what's to come. I sat down and watched Polar Express with Gma and I think a bit of the holiday spirit started rubbing off on Gpa.
For example, see that yellow dump truck behind me? He took me to the toy store (see new jacket) and I got to pick out anything I wanted. Then when we got home, Gpa brought out this tractor. AND before I could get bored of that, he brought out this train set. Although, I know Gpa, and he loves trains, so I think he loves this as much as me! Mom told Gpa he should have saved those things for Christmas, and he said, "What are you talking about? Its not Christmas!" Gotta love Gpa.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Happy 2nd Bloggy-versary to me! Can you believe I've been telling you about my life almost everyday for two years now? I thought I'd celebrate by revisiting a few of my favorite photos from the past year.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I made my first secret mess the other day. You know one of those messes that kids make when the parents aren't looking, and they come upon a scene like this. And then, as their brains are trying to compute what happened they see this. They're finally putting things together when they look in here. And then soon after notice this. Which leads to a little investigation and they found it here. They should be thankful it was relatively easy to clean up. Now, where did I see that chocolate syrup?
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
- I can't believe it, but you told Daddy about our dirty little secret. You know, how I give you a sucker when I pick you up from Nini's house? One day Daddy picked you up, and you asked for a sucker and told him that Mommy has suckers. Honey, these are things you gotta keep to yourself or we could all be up a creek one day.
- Which brings me to your brutal honesty. I just love how you don't know about lying yet. You come and get me every time you make a mess or spill or break something. "Mommy, come wook what I did. Mommy, I bwoke dat." If you tell me about it, I don't get mad. Maybe that will cut down on the lying for the future.
- Lately, and this is mostly my fault, you don't want to come eat dinner with us at the table like a proper family. We, as an improper family, enjoy eating in front of the TV, mostly on Sundays. So when Monday's roll around, you want to eat in front of the TV. But we don't allow it, so you end up in time out. After 2 minutes, you're thrilled about eating dinner at the table. Its a crazy ritual that I hope ends soon.
- You love babies. You hug, kiss, feed, and want to carry and hold the new baby at Nini's house. She said she's not ever seen a boy your age be so loving to a baby. If you're trying to hint at something.....get over it.
- When you first meet someone who you aren't familiar with, you get shy. Which is fine. But if they try to talk to you, you holler at them. This is not cool. For example, auntie Jodi was trying to make friendly conversation with you about your truck, and you yelled "YOU DON'T HAVE IT!" and then you made the stink face. Its going to be really hard to make friends if you keep that one up. So stop it.
- And probably your new favorite thing in the universe is watching the movie Racing Stripes. "I wanna watch horsie racing!" You'll watch it 100 times in a row if we'd allow it. Which we don't. We're heading to TX in the next few weeks....just you wait to see what we have planned for you.
Another great month Baby Bear. We've got a lot of exciting things coming up with travel and the holidays. Its going to be so interesting to see you on an airplane now that you kind of know what's going on, and to see you with Santa. You're already starting to talk about him and you like to go look at the Christmas decorations at Target (already). Watching you awaken and become aware of your surroundings is such a blast, I don't want to miss a thing.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Over the weekend Mom violated child labor laws and hired Andrew and Ethan from next door to rake the yard. They were raking their own yard, so she offered them a pretty penny to come and work on ours. Works out pretty good for me...so far.
I'm fine as frog's hair,
Friday, October 17, 2008
I love Palmer. He's my best pal. We always have so much fun when we're together. He likes to sit by me on the couch. And I don't mind it one bit. I just snuggle right on in, and try to enjoy his company. Because if there's anything I'm good it, its sharing.
Honest as the day is long,
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The final stop on our trip included a stop in the beautiful New Ulm, MN to see my great gpa and gma W. They just moved into new digs, and Gpa rides around in a SCOOTER. I know. So I really liked that, and then I started telling Gpa about how I like baseball, and how I like the Twins and all that. Well, what I'm about to show you is very rare and may be worth a serious amount of ching one day. My gpa...the HUGEST Yankee fan EVER....in a Twins hat. Shhh, don't tell him I showed you. He swore me to secrecy. I'm sure the Yankee gods are not happy.
Slicker than snot on a doorknob,
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
When we were in SD, we stayed with my great auntie Jodi and uncle Butch. Although I like to refer to him as "auntie Butch", and he seems cool with that. My great gma and gpa J came over for a visit too, along with my cousin Jerid and his cute girlfriend Ashley. Here's a glimpse into how we spend out time during our visits. Exciting stuff huh? Whenever we go see them, (or anyone for that matter), my parents always make me go around the room and say good bye to everyone and give them a hug. I pretend I'm shy, but deep down I love this ritual. See.....here's Jodi, and here's Jerid, and my favorite is Ashley.
Thanks again to the SD clan for putting up with us for the weekend! We just love visiting you guys and get ready because we'll be back before ya know it!
Keeping on top of things,