Friday, May 27, 2011


Here's my summer 'do.

Ok, so this is a picture from 3 weeks ago (if you check the post date), which means it's almost time to get trimmed up again!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mom's Day

I gave Mom (and Dad) the gift that really keeps on giving.
They got to sleep until 7.30.

Truly, they are lucky to have me.

We had a nice time celebrating -- Mother's Day is probably my favorite national holiday. Except for maybe Marcus Day. It's good to have a holiday in the spring, too!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Well, not exactly, but...

So, Jo and Erv, our really nice neighbors from around the corner, grew us this tree from a cutting of their Confederate Rose. But then Mom and Dad didn't get it into dirt for a few days. All the leaves fell off. The poor thing was a very sad little stick. That they planted...

Then wouldn't you know: it bloomed.

And then 10 days later it started growing leaves like crazy. It was funny.
Mom, 8 am: Hmm, honey, I think the tree might be getting some leaves. It has little buds.
Dad: Mmm hmm. That's nice dear. Have you seen my Blackberry?
Mom, 12 pm: What the? Dost my eyes deceive? I don't think the tree looked like this earlier... I'm going to call Dad.
Mom, 5 pm: Geezy petes. Where the h-e-double hockey sticks did all these leaves come from? Yeah, yeah, she might have not spelled that last one... I mean really, is it necessary? All this c-o-o-k-i-e and c-r-a-c-k-e-r nonsense. I know what you're saying. Or spelling. I'm just waiting until I can say supercalafragilisticexpiallodocious. Or maybe spell it.

But I digress. The tree is all kinds of growing up now. It's very neat and a very good thing because Mom really didn't want to go tell Erv and Jo that they accidentally killed the tree cutting. You dodged a bullet on that one, Mom. I suppose the tree will be asking for the car keys soon...

Gramma and Grampa

Gramma and Grampa came for a little visit a couple weekends ago. I hadn't seen them since August and am waaay cooler now, with that whole walking thing and copious teeth. Not to mention my mad peeing-on-the-potty skillz*.

We had a lot of fun in a little time!

Limited not just to reading and my feeding Grampa Cheerios.

We started with a little house tour -- here's the deck:

And here's my room:

Not too much later we had bath time -- which always presents hairstyling and bubble blowing opportunities.
hmm, still dry...

this is mo betta:

All done? Nuh-uh!

there's still time to flirt -- I do love a photo op!

Then on Saturday we went to the playground where I showed off my sliding (and swinging, climbing, hanging, running, dog petting, kid following, ...):

We came home for a little while so Gramma could supervise our contractor. He was finally installing the beautiful stained glass windows she made for our house. We really like looking at them -- it makes the journey upstairs/downstairs much more exciting.

After a little rest and a spot of lunch, we headed to the aquarium to visit some of my relatives:
Note the similarity in smiles. The sharks actually have fewer teeth, though.

And the piranhas

And the frog prince

It was a lot of fun. No pictures of our trip to get frozen yogurt afterwards, though that may have been the best part :)

Alas, all good things must come to an end...
But I want to see you next!

* I have actually pooped on the potty twice now, too! Go me. It's a party in the potty!