Friday, December 21, 2012

Guest blogger: Jesse Jaguar

Jesse Jaguar is our class jaguar. He goes and spends time at home with each kid in my class; he stayed with us for most of December and I'm hoping he comes back soon! Here's a copy of his journal  entry for school.

What a busy month! I moved in with Marcus and his family on December 3rd, and we got to spend some quality family and holiday time together. Marcus did a really good job taking me places, and we had so much fun playing together. He’s very good at sharing! Marcus’s mom took lots of pictures, so let’s take a walk down memory lane…
Here we are headed home together
Where we did some fun coloring...
Helped cook...
Had a snack
And met my host kitties
Marcus's wild cat, Tenzing
Tenzing sharing his snack
Marcus's wild cat, Zsa Zsa
After an abbreviated nap time (Marcus had a lot to tell me!), our adventures continued with some bike riding, a trip to Michael’s, dancing (to Marcus’s music box), and meeting Evan on a little walk. Evan has an awesome jingle collar that I really had my eye on…

As our time continued, Marcus introduced me to many of his toys and proved to me why “Hazard” really is his middle name (as if that bike ride and close encounter with Evan hadn’t already). We rode tricycles, fire trucks, shopping carts, swings, and shoulders and played dress up and dance party. Marcus’s mom read to us a lot in funny voices and introduced us to this great song called “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield; we LOVE it and listened it to over and over and over again. Until the iPad would stop working – so odd that kept happening. Marcus, his Dad, and I Skyped with his aunt, cousins, and grandparents after breakfast most days, which was fun. We cleaned house and ran errands to the library, Whole Foods, and Sams.

Rockin' out to "Jessie's Girl" x 100
And I went to gymnastics 3 times followed by Starbucks for lunch – we like to bring a PB sandwich and orange to share.

Best of all, we got to celebrate Hanukkah together, which included lots of great stories, the beautiful hanukiah, and latkes and donuts. Yummy! Tenzing and Zsa Zsa like to play dreidel by swatting it across the room – a novel approach.

Then, not long after Hanukkah, we decorated the Christmas tree and celebrated Christmas and New Years.

We had a really fun time and are sad to part ways, but I can’t wait for my next set of adventures! Happy 2013!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Who am I?

Dr. Hazard

Peter Pan and Captain Hook

Vidal Sassoon

Quick, call UPS!

Ever the box-lover, Tenzing doesn't realize that Mom and Dad are pretty serious about shipping him to the North Pole a la Boris and the Snoozebox if he doesn't stop scratching the rug. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Race Day!

Mom ran her 2nd half-marathon (that's 13.1 miles) over the weekend and did quite well. She shaved off about 12 minutes for a PR of 1:53, which put her pace at under a 9 minute mile for the race.
Go Mom!!!
The best part was that I got a Tootsie Pop while she was running. Can't wait for the next race!

Here she is getting her fitness on:
That "stroller" had former Saints player Steve Gleason 
Can I take out her Achilles from here...?
Make sure to step on the tag reader

Friday, October 12, 2012

Snow time!

We like to be prepared in our house. Hence the ski suit.

It may be a mere 85 outside, and Mom might have cranked up the A/C briefly to get this shot, but it will get cold. In Utah. In February.
Now, the skis, those might be a little trickier...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


On Wednesdays, Mom takes me to gymnastics! And Aunt Donna comes to watch! I like to bring one of my cars to watch me, too. Having an audience is always good... It's really a lot of fun, and I'm getting a lot better. I'm pretty sure I'll be doing the vault in a few weeks. I just need to keep asking about it...
Just call me twinkle toes...

The nice thing is that we sometimes get to do something with Aunt Donna after gymnastics. This week we went to Starbucks so I could eat my lunch and the ladies could have coffee. I got a little taste of coffee, too -- and had some coffee yogurt.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Butterfly rescue

Mom found this monarch butterfly on our sidewalk today when she left for spinning at 5.30. She thought it had died and was sad because she really likes these guys. When she came home, though, he was moving around a little.
Fast forward a few hours later and we have ourselves a new butterfly pet. He might not make it that long since his wings are pretty beat up -- probably from the torrential rain this weekend, but at least he's got food and water. He seems to like the pomegranate nectar Mom made him and has tried to fly a little, though we keep telling him not to yet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


We took a little trip to Syracuse. Which got off to a rocky start after Mom and Dad's 4 AM wake up, but I tried to make the best of it and our loooong delay leaving New Orleans.
I made friends with this little boy named Sebastian and his green monkey. We had a blast and he showed me how his monkey can fly (though his mom put a stop to that once the trash can got involved)
Strangely enough, Sebastian and I both know a little girl named Maggie -- I spent every week for a year hanging out with her and her brother, Raffi; he goes to school with her. Small world here in New Orleans.