Friday, December 17, 2010

It's Just a Scratch

Well, at least, I didn't think it hurt that bad. I was just trying to get Mommy and Daddy ready for my baby brother's arrival. (Boys are much crazier than girls, you know.) I was just running around on the playground with my friend Rihanna when I ran into a boy from another classroom. We bonked heads and I cut my eye.

Mommy left work early to come get me. I felt fine by then, but we had to see the plastic surgeon, who recommended one little stitch. The problem was, I had to be wrapped up like a mummy and I didn't like that at all. I tried to tell my mom I was uncomfortable, but she said I had to be brave, calm, and strong. So I did some yoga breaths with her and that made me feel a little better, but I was still glad when it was over.
And really, it doesn't look so bad if you get me on my good side.
In fact, my mom and dad said I was a beautiful princess even with a black and blue eye!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A trip to the dentist

The dentist said my teeth look great! I have to start brushing in the morning too now that I am a big girl. But the dentist said I am doing a good job brushing all by myself.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

okra is bitter and i'm sweet

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Saturday Night Jazz

It's so great to be big enough to stay out late and listen to jazz with Mommy and Daddy.
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nikki Steals the Spotlight

Today, I decided I would practice my ball-la-let for my mom. I got out my ball-la-let instructions, asked Mommy to put on the CD, and danced away the morning.
The problem was, Nikki kept trying to steal my spotlight.
Whatever...I don't need her help to be a star. When we went to see Yoshitomo Nara's exhibit at the Asia Society a couple of weeks ago, I was a hit.
 Strike a pose!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

What I Did This Summer

Well, school started before anyone could blink, and now it's already been a couple of weeks and I haven't told you about the rest of my summer yet!
After Chicago, we went on a road trip to Ashburn, VA to see one of Mommy's best friends from college. She has a daughter who is just my same age, and we had a lot of fun together!
We also went to pick up a new dining room table, but I don't have a picture of that to show you. I do have a picture of our drive to Maine to spend a week with Grandma and Grandpa. That was a reaalllly long drive, but I didn't mind too much.

We didn't just go to Maine, we went all the way to Bar Harbor, Maine. Mommy & Daddy never made it all the way to Acadia National Park before, so we were all excited to see what the fuss was about.
But before we checked out the park, we had to check out some fresh lobsters...even though it was almost 9:30 p.m. by the time we got settled in and had dinner! I thought eating in my pjs might be more efficient, since it was so late.
Everyone said the water would be too cold to swim in, but since we were on Frenchman's Bay, we thought it felt just fine. Nikki liked it, too! We didn't think she was a water dog, but it turns out she likes swimming just fine, especially if we are in the water with her.
We drove into the park at sunset one night, just to snap a few shots at the top.

We weren't only interested in natural beauty on this trip, though--we also had to check out some of the local tourist attractions, like this one:
The best part was meeting Timber Tina and getting on stage with the lumber jills!
We also went for a ride on the Miss Samantha, a lobster boat made just to show us how it's done.
Those baby lobsters sure were cute, and while I was glad the fisherman had to throw them back in the water if they caught them, I was glad they got to keep the big I could eat them in lobster rolls!
It was a pretty full summer, and there's even some time with our friends at the Jersey shore that I haven't had a chance to talk about. But, now that it's back to school, I have to save my time for homework!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Midsummer Mayhem

Now that Mommy's got a blog of her own, she keeps forgetting to update mine! I am happy to report that I have had a jam-packed summer so far. Mommy & I spent a week in Chicago while Daddy attended a workshop for work, and we made sure that we did all of the things Mimi's been wanting to do with me for the last year!

We went to the Lincoln Park Zoo...

...and celebrated Uncle Garrett's dad's b-day at Arlington Racetrack.
The binoculars were a totally big help, since we were in a private room, right next to the announcer's booth!
I was a big help with my cousin, Nathan.
At the Botanic Gardens, I showed Mimi how my growth spurt made me taller than the flowers!
We went to the historic Choo Choo restaurant in Des Plaines for burgers and shakes served by a choo-choo-track on the bar.
It was a lot of fun, but all that running around really did a number on Nathan and me.
I also spent some time at home, but even then I was working!
I did an even better job than Noni's regular manicurist.
The trip included lots of fun sightseeing, but it wouldn't have been complete without seeing some of my favorite people. Unfortunately, I had so much fun hanging out with everyone that I forgot to take pictures! No pictures of time hanging at Grandma and Grandpa's house, or our trip to St. Louis for my cousin Logan's baptism, either. I guess life is really about living in the moment...not remembering to document all of them!

Monday, June 28, 2010

School's Out!

Now that school is finally over (well, for Mommy anyway--Daddy is hanging in for his very last day today) it's time to start planning some summer fun. Grandma and Grandpa helped me get through the end of the school year with a special visit for my birthday.
My birthday cake had my favorite princess on it: Ariel, the little mermaid! I love to sing like Ariel, and read all about her adventures with her friends Flounder, Sebastian, and Scuttle.
One of the things Grandpa wanted to do while he was here was visit Stone Barn Farm, so we took a road trip one day while Mommy and Daddy were at work.
I really enjoyed seeing the sheep and chickens and other animals at the farm. Then, on Saturday, we took a road trip to Cato Corner Farm, which makes some yummy cheeses that Grandpa had tasted all the way back in Chicago! (Well, everyone else says they're yummy--I wouldn't touch them because they were too stinky!)
There were only cows at Cato Corner Farm, but we got to pet some of them in the barn.
I had an open house at my new preschool, to celebrate the end of the school year and introduce us to each other before we start up the school year in August. I am really excited to be going to a big kids' school in the fall!
But, that will come soon enough. Until then, I am looking forward to playing at the park, swimming in our neighbor Dawn's pool, and going to the beach!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Carnival Days

Well, folks, the carnival's come to town--and looks like it might be around for a while. We missed it by minutes in Fairfield, but caught some rides in Rowayton.
The bars on the ferris wheel were a little too high, but the motorcycle was just the right size...
I mean, it's all just monkey business to me...