Friday, January 30, 2009

Lunching at Chuck E Cheese

Lunching at chuck e cheese!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Howdy Sawatdee

Time for another installment of my restaurant reviews. This one has been long coming, but this is one of my parents' favorite places to eat. Me, not so much, but Mom recently talked to the manager and they said it was cool if I brought my own PB&J. Sweet.

Last night we went to Sawatdee. Its a Thai restaurant near our house, and it also has a sushi bar inside of it. See why I don't like it? Anyway, my parents like to go there for the sushi. They think its the best in town. They always order the same things...(2) orders of spicy salmon rolls, the Chef's Signature Platter (sorry, they hogged it out before I had a chance to take a photo), and Mom always like to have an order of spring rolls. She says these are the best she's ever had except for a place in San Fran of which she can't remember the name.

They do try to cater to kids, and they're more than welcome. I've been coming here since I was in the womb. They happened to be out of kid's menus last night, but the waitress brought me paper with frogs on it, and color crayons. They tried to give me some rice, just to introduce me to the food, but I was happy with my PB&J and pretzels. Then they tried green tea ice cream and fortune cookies, but I wasn't having any of it.

The best part about going on a Wednesday night is that Dan is there, usually with his dad, playing jazz music. Dan sings, and his dad plays guitar. They know me now and gesture to me during the show, which only makes me embarrassed and makes me want to crawl under the table. They are really fun to listen to singing Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and the like. If you don't like sushi or Thai, just go for the music and the great drinks. (Including pink lemonade!)

Overall, the food here is not for me, but I love the staff, the atmosphere, and the entertainment. If you're an adult, this is definitely ...................................................................HHHHH


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I Haven't Pooked Since Yesterday

Feeling much better today! I haven't "pooked" in almost 24 hours. Thanks for the well wishes!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I Just Wanna Lay Down

Its hard for everybody when we've gone 2 1/2 years without really being sick. Mom and Dad don't really look for it, and I just don't even know what's going on. It started out with me not wanting to get out of bed. Which for me is unusual. I'm definitely a morning person. Then all I wanted to do was lay down. Which for me is unusual. I'm definitely a walker/runner/tackler. Dad wanted me to get up and get dressed and I just didn't want to.

Finally, I did get up and get dressed, and Daddy and I headed out to Nini's. We almost got there, and then I threw up. Twice. All over me and my car seat and Daddy's car. So, we turned around, and on the way back home I threw up another 2 times. When we got home, Mom changed my clothes, threw everything in the wash, and then I threw up 3 more times. So far.

In the last half hour, my energy level has gone way up. I told Mom that my tummy feels better. She tried to sneak me that gross Pedialyte, but I know her tricks. I'm working on regular juice and water now. Hopefully the dark times are past. I'll let you know.

Suffer the agony of defeat,

PS - Scratch that. Just threw up again. Dang!

Friday, January 23, 2009

My Horse Track

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Night Swimming

The really great thing about visiting my cousins in Texas is the fact that you can go swimming. In January. Outside. It just really doesn't get much better than that. We all spent a whole afternoon and evening swimming together. Jasper didn't feel like swimming, but he may as well have because he was drenched! Annie always loves swimming too.

Check out this shot of me catching air! And Daddy is always there to catch me! I like to tell Mommy that I swim like a fish like Michael Phelps (only with more butt crack)!

Look at the brighter side of things,

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Month 31 Archives

Dear Henry,

Hey little one! What a month 31 you had. We did a little world traveling, and a lot of visiting with family and friends. You were such a good boy and I'm so proud of you. I'm always worried that traveling like that, for 3 weeks, with a 2 year old is just not smart, but you take everything in stride and you hung in there like a champ. The whole vacation was fun, and I could have stayed longer.

The funniest story has to be last week when your dad was out of town. I got you up one morning and we hung out in bed drinking juice and coffee and reading and playing. After around 45 min. I went to give you a little pat on your bottom and I realized you DIDN'T HAVE ON A DIAPER. I freaked. I ran to your room because I was sure you pulled it off, but there was none. Your jammies were dry and your sheets were dry. Whew! So I thought lets go for it, and I asked you if you wanted to go potty in the big potty. You weren't real interested until I offered treats, and then you went right in the bathroom and did your business. The rest of the day was exhausting, and potty won 3-6, and poop won 0-1. Between you forgetting to tell me you had to go, and me forgetting to ask you if you had to go, we were defeated. The next day I was over it and we'll try again sometime when your dad is home. I need someone to teach you how to hold "it".

Your vocabulary is expanding more and more everyday. In fact this morning you were reading "Go Dog Go" and you said "That guy has a telescope." Telescope. I don't know where you learn these things, Lord knows... You have a bit of a stuttering problem, but its not really stuttering because you can see in your eyes that your brain is just working WAY faster than your mouth. You'll say something like, "Can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, I have a sucker?" Sometimes it lasts so long I get the giggles and you completely lose your train of thought and you move on to the next thing. Its so dang cute.

Your dad and I were so excited the other night when there was nothing on TV so we turned on ESPN Classics and watched a Twins game from a few years ago. You completely stopped dead in your tracks, and went right to the TV and placed your hands on the screen. You turned around and asked, "Mommy? Where is my bat?" GOD BLESS YA KID! You were starting to love baseball last year right when it was ending and we were so scared you'd forget by the time it started up again. But there you were, mesmerized by Joe Mauer. Just like Mommy.

Yesterday was a very historic day in your young life. The country is in a bit of turmoil with wars and a really bad economy. So we elected this guy, Barack Obama, who promises to help us out of this mess. Not to mention, he's the first African-American to be President, so the whole country is really feeling warm and fuzzy and hopeful. You got to watch President Obama take the oath of office yesterday at Nini's house with all your pals. I know you won't remember it, but I'm so proud you got to see that little bit of history. Its your first really historic event. Well, besides when Mommy actually says no to second helping at the dinner table.

Loves, Mama

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Remember when we could play baseball outside everyday & not wear snow boots!?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Quiet Time

Quiet time watching a movie!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Spending the day in the house since its -20 outside!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Remembering The Alamo

I thought I better share a few of my favorite photos from our trip to Texas over New Years. We spent a few days in Dallas, then a few days in Houston with the cousins, and then a few more days in Dallas. We got to see a lot more of Texas again this time, and the weather was amazing. Although Mom wasn't used to the heat, so she spent the whole vacation sweating.

We went to Frisco, TX to the Holiday Festival, and Dad bought me some pickle flavored popcorn from Love, Peace, and Popcorn. Believe it or not, it was YUMMY and I ate the whole bag. Then we went to dinner at a restaurant called Celebration. Daddy used to go there all the time as a kid. Mom ate fried okra for the first time. I was in a great mood and had a lovely time.

We got to Houston on New Year's Eve, and all the "adults" went to dinner and had bananas foster. Wow, what a flame! Then everyone came home and hung out and wore silly hats. On New Year's day we opened Christmas presents, and uncle Larry set off fireworks! I was a little nervous about that, but we all made it out alive.

Here are a few shots of me and my cousins. All Mom wanted was one nice picture of all of us. But no one felt like cooperating. I love being goofy with my cousins!

Hear no evil,

Monday, January 12, 2009

To Daddy

Dear Daddy,

You are the world's greatest daddy ever in the history of people being daddies. We play catch, sing karaoke, wrestle, play horsie, and sneak candies. You always have time to play with me, and you always are there to rescue me when Mom is trying to teach me a lesson. Thanks for showing me how to pee in the shower and how to dance while sitting in my car seat. These are all things I'll take with me the rest of my life. You are THE best daddy in the world. I love you.


Friday, January 09, 2009

I Wanna Sleigh Ride

The weather was awfully cold and snowy when we were in South Dakota for Christmas. But ya know what's good about that? Sledding! With a little help from Daddy and Gpa, and with Gma pulling me on Mom's old (border line antique) sled, we buzzed all over the neighborhood. I had so much fun!

Don't eat the yellow snow,

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Holiday Hijinx

Happy New Year! I know I've been gone a while, but we're finally home for good. We'll, we're home, Daddy is gone again to his annual fishing trip up north. Must be good to be Daddy. Anyway, we're just happy to be home in our own beds, with our own remote controls for the TVs, and good to hear our own radio stations. I'm sure you're all just chompin' at the bit to hear what's been going on the last three weeks, so since the next few days are packed with absolutely NOTHING to do, I'll recap:

We spent Christmas in Aber-dabber with G&G E. Not to relive it, but the drive there was less than ideal, and let's just say Mom and Dad are still married. We were able to stop by and lunch with Auntie M and Big Jim, and that saved the day! When we arrived, we all got hugs from Gpa E, and all was better.

Christmas was amazing. We went to church, and "That was fun!" I couldn't believe all the presents, and food, and candy. Just between you and I, I really don't think I was that good. I left cookies and milk out for Santa, and carrots out for the reindeer, and they ate them all right up. Well, Santa left half a cookie but I was happy to finish it off for him.

Christmas day was great because my Great Gma E came over with my Great GREAT aunt Lydia, and we watched the horsie movie and GGma made STRUDLES! They were amazing!

The highlight of my Christmas was my new horsie racing game that Santa brought for me. I played it the whole rest of Christmas, when we got home, and that's all I could talk about on the plane ride home from Texas yesterday. From now on, if you need me, you'll know where I'll be.

More tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Walking the dog...little Sugar.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Just kicking back a few here in TX! Be back later in the week.