Friday, October 31, 2008

Hallowe'en Party!

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It's the day before Hallowe'en... and I woke both my parents up first thing in the morning, asking if we could get started carving some pumpkins! My Mommy is pretty darned awesome - at one point, I suggested that we have a Hallowe'en party... and she actually obliged!

We spent most of the day preparing for the surprise shindig - we put up a whole lot of decorations, made a lot of food, carved some pumpkins (the one I did looks pretty great), and had a generally awesome time. Our computer was kinda on the fritz, so we could spare the time.

Mommy and I went to the chiropractor's office in the afternoon, and I hung out with Debbie the receptionist for most of it. When we came home, Daddy and Gammy and Grandpa and Nee-Nee joined us for our party - I was alternately excited beyond comprehension and disturbingly hypnotized by the iTunes visualizer (see photo) as the (fixed) computer played some creepy music. The cupcakes were great, too!

Again... my Mommy is the best.

Listening to: Nine Inch Nails - Quake

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Anything but Swiss Chalet

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I went back to playschool today - I had a good time, but when it came time to sing "Farmer Brownie Had a Dog..." I asked them to substitute "Little Clover had a Dog..." and everyone obliged (nobody budged on swapping 'B-I-N-G-O' with 'B-A-S-I-L').

Mommy struggled with another headache today - as usual, I ran pretty rampant through the house (watched Labyrinth again - I like the part where the guy pees in the river) and played in my room a lot, while Mommy curled up on the couch and tried to recover. Usually when she has a headache, I instruct Daddy to get Swiss Chalet for dinner because for some reason, I think it makes her feel better. Anyway, Mommy anticipated this and basically forced herself to feel better and actually made dinner.

I wasn't exactly enthused to go to bed tonight (I would have preferred to crawl all over Daddy some more), but after much fighting off sleep, I couldn't help but pass out.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Lonely, Lonely Market

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I went to the farmer's market this morning, and were shocked and surprised over how insanely cold it was out there! The market was a lonely, lonely place... but at least I still got my customary blueberry danish.

In the late afternoon, Mommy and I headed over to art class, where I had a blast making a construction-paper spider and a lantern. When Mommy came in to pick me up, she could identify which of the pieces were mine (pretty much due to the fact that I had glues more random stuff to my spider than any of the other kids). I was a little tetchy on the way home - Mommy asked me what kind of snack I wanted, and I said "A pear". She said "A Pair of pants?!" and I cried. When we got home, we blew a lightbulb in the living room, and again, I cried.

After dinner (Mommy actually made fish?!?!?) Daddy took us over to Best Buy, Linens & Things, Starbucks, and Home Depot (for a new lightbulb). I pretended to sleep on the way home.

Listening to: I'm From Barcelona - Who Killed Harry Houdini?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Scary Plastic Lobster

[As transcribed by Daddy]

At playschool today, I got ahold of a toy lobster and decided to try to scare Mommy with it. I snuck up on her with it a bunch of times, but only succeeded in making her laugh. Other than that, I also picked a story for us all to read, did some arts & crafts, and maintained my command of respect from little Liam.

Next, Mommy and I went to Richard & Lucie's gallery, and immediately asked for some 'cut up fruit', remembering it from the last time I was there. I drew some pictures, impressed everyone within earshot, and took off to get a pizza.

I watched a mysterious Movie with Mommy in the afternoon, which I enjoyed, and then kinda chilled out with her (as she was still exhausted from the busy weekend). When Daddy came home, I helped him clean up the kitchen and prepared a "big show" for him with my toys, but never got around to actually performing it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

B-A-S-I-L ...and "Basil" was his name-o

[As transcribed by Daddy]

This morning my parents and Grandparents and I bid adieu to Uncle Ed and Aunt Diane, who went back to Montreal - I'm really looking forward to seeing Aunt Diane again at Christmas! Soon after, Mommy and Daddy and I packed up and drove out to Downey's farm, where we bought a whole bunch of gigantic pumpkins for Hallowe'en.

Next, we drove North to Hockley Valley, had a car picnic, and went for a surprisingly fun hike in the pouring rain. Mommy and Daddy told me stories, we sang songs about Basil, and I had a blast touching all of the trail markers.

We headed home, and stopped off at a mall so that we could look for Hallowe'en costume stuff (I bought a cool plastic toolset at the toy store, too - it was "my choice"), and then drove around for an extra thirty minutes chasing a beautiful sunset so that Daddy could get a good photo of it. We came home, had dinner, and I used my new tools to fix the walls of my bedroom.

Listening to: Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains - Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chicken Sacrifice

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Busy day today - Grandpa and Uncle Ed were off to Guelph to visit GG today, meanwhile Daddy and Aunt Diane did a little grocery shopping. Aunt Diane, Gammy, and I made a bunch of sandwiches, and Mommy made soup and cookies for the guests coming over at lunch. Once they arrived, though, I got pretty shy and nervous and hid downstairs.

Mommy comforted me, and after a while coaxed me into having some lunch in the stairwell, where I was joined by our guests' kids, Omar and Lena (not sure on the spelling there), who I really hit it off with! We played together a lot - I wanted to play Dinosaurs, but Omar wanted to have a tea party. We compromised and played with my doll house... I tried to teach Lena to share, but she only speaks Arabic (and I don't speak Arabic).

I was sad to see them leave - I hung out with Mommy and Daddy, and we took Basil for a nice walk around the block. Daddy dug into his Gordon Ramsay cookbook and completely ruined a perfectly good chicken, who tragically died so that Daddy could just end up blackening it beyond recognition. Thank goodness Mommy made potatoes.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Something Other than Grilled Cheese

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I had a pretty good morning - I pushed pretty hard for us to go to a restaurant for dinner, but compromised by agreeing to going out for lunch (I actually had something other than a grilled cheese sandwich). We went to drop off a present for Emily Johnson's baby (I even drew a cute picture on the card), and went to Home Depot, where I played in the outdoor sheds on display.

I got a pretty awesome and unexpected treat this afternoon when Uncle Ed and Aunt Diane showed up! I talked Aunt Diane's ear off, made an apple crisp with Mommy, and then shared dinner with the whole darned family - Ed & Diane, Gammy and Grandpa, Mommy and I, Nee-Nee as a bonus, and then Daddy. Uncle Ed and I really seemed to go for the Thai chicken wings. Pretty awesome! As soon as I finished my dessert, I decided it was time for me to go to bed. So I did.

Friday, October 24, 2008


[As transcribed by Daddy]

I wish I had more to tell you about today, but... it was pretty quiet and uneventful. I played a lot of video games, borrowed and watched a DVD from Nee-Nee, played in my room and stuff, read a lot of books, and took it easy. For lunch, Mommy made me a can of beans (which Nana brought from the States). I can't say I liked them very much at all - 'Nanabeans' get a big thumbs down (and a sour face) from me.

After Daddy came home from work, I did my very best to convince both my parents that we all needed to go out for sushi for dinner. I tried really hard, but I just couldn't convince them, and was distracted from my mission when Daddy started tickling and playing with me and making me laugh. The veggie dogs we had for dinner were pretty awesome, I have to admit.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Marshmallow Swindle

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It was another cold one out there today. Mommy and I took a walk over to playschool, and I had a great time - I especially loved all of regimented activities. I guess I'm the kinda kid that seems to appreciate some structure. Nebulous 'play time' doesn't hold a candle to regular activities. Anyway, on the way home, I had a bit of a freakout when Mommy said we couldn't stop by the playground (it was pretty cold outside).

After lunch, Mommy and I worked on my Medusa costume for Hallowe'en... it's proving more difficult than we thought to attach rubber snakes to a fancy wig. We were in the middle of helping Gammy with HER costume (for a work-related party) when we realized we almost forgot about swimming lessons. We raced over there, and managed to get there just in time! I had fun going on the slide into the pool.

Somehow, I managed to persuade/swindle Mommy to buy me a bag of marshmallows on the way home, and spent the better part of the evening trying to get someone to actually let me eat them.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It's Snowtime!

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I were gonna go to the farmer's market, but apparently a time warp opened up in the sky and December's weather traveled from the future into the present and hit us hard. It was cold out there! Late in the day, we eventually made our way to art class in the snow. I honestly think I'm the only person in the city excited about it - because I was overjoyed to see the first snowfall of the year! Art class was great - I made some cool haunted houses out of construction paper. I kissed a little boy on the cheek... it was cute.

At one point today, Mommy walked in on me feeding fluff from Mike's head to my toy dinosaurs on a plate. She sewed Mike up, which caused a little but of drama, but I'm happy to have Mike back as good as new. I helped her make some goulash for dinner, which Leslie came over to help us eat! I actually kinda tidied up my room all by myself in anticipation of her arrival - Mommy and Daddy are very proud.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quick Jaunt -> Long Excursion

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I headed off to playschool this morning - I shocked and surprised everyone around when my nemesis Liam tried to take one of my toys from me again, and instead of freaking out, I introduced him to the concept of sharing and asked him to take his turn. He listened and learned! Pretty stunning! I had a really great day, having taken discipline into my own hands.

Mommy and I had a nice lunch at home, and then headed out to the beaches to do some shopping. We got some books, went to the butcher for some groceries - but my stopping to check out every single Hallowe'en-related window display turned a quick jaunt into a long excursion. My refusal to use a public restroom (something I must have inherited from Daddy) led me to hold my bladder for quite some time, with no accidents!

Before bed, I convinced Daddy to tell me the story of The Wizard of Oz a bunch of times before bed. He thinks the one I made up today combining it with Snow White is better. Surreal, but better.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Orangeville / Shelburne / Mulmur / Congee

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We got up and headed out on the road pretty early today - by the time we hit Orangeville, it was time for a quick lunch at a nice chain restaurant, and then we continued on to Shelburne, where we visited Daddy's friends Becky and Jason. I was happy to see them... I talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and started running out of energy.

Before I could pass out, we went for a hike along a Bruce side-trail in nearby Mulmur. However, I was tired and whiny, and started having meltdowns on the trail. Mommy and Daddy kept me distracted by playing hide and seek, having me make monster faces (see photo) and a generally good time.

On the way home, Mommy suddenly got a craving for Chinese food, and fantastically suggested we go to Congee Star for dinner. Appreciating the infrequency and unlikelihood of such an occurrence, Daddy threw out his diet for the rest of the day and took us there before Mommy could change her mind. It was good stuff!

Listening to: David Bowie - iSelect

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Serpent Quest

[As transcribed by Daddy]

After some breakfast and saturday morning cartoons with Daddy, he took Mommy and I to the grocery store, where we set a land-speed record for buying a week's worth of groceries. We headed home, had a quick lunch, and walked with Mommy and Gammy and Grandpa over to Emilie Johnson's baby shower... I didn't really feel like staying, though, and chose to spend the afternoon with Daddy.

The two of us went on an afternoon quest to find rubber snakes for my Hallowe'en Medusa costume. We first tried a party store, then the big toy store, only to no avail - finally, we found a bunch of good ones at the little toy store right down the street from us.

Mommy came home while Daddy and I were playing video games, but found the snakes we bought to be too big. So... we went right back to the toy store and bought a bunch of smaller ones. To pay for his inability to properly judge the appropriate size of rubber snakes - Daddy had to make us dinner. It was good!

Listening to: KMFDM - Extra Volume 3

Saturday, October 18, 2008


[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I just kinda hung out this morning, but then went up to Marvelous Edibles for lunch and had sandwiches. Delish! After lunch, we did some Hallowe'en crafts... the paper maché pumpkins didn't work out so well, but we made some cool window decorations out of coloured paper. I had a blast cutting out little random shapes.

While the glue in our crafts was drying, we had a snack and then went for a walk around the block with Grandpa and Basil. I kept asking Grandpa to take my picture, and when the camera was pointed at me, I'd pose. My parents have no idea where I learned that.

We came home, tidied our crafts, made apple crisp, watched some TV, and went to meet Daddy on his way home from the bus stop - aaaand somehow missed him completely. He came home and then picked US up in the car. We went out for Japanese food, and I entertained myself with a bowl of rice and chop sticks while waiting for Mommy's chicken and egg hot pot.

Since I was such a good girl, I got to stay up and watch a movie. Yay!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Herbivore Robots

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I was sad to see Nana and Jim head home to New Hampshire this morning... in fact, I was kinda cranky up until lunchtime, where I barely touched any of my food. Afterwards, Mommy and I laid down for a nap, which I think we both really needed. After we woke, I had a second lunch (this one I actually ate) and then the two of us walked up to the toy store. I bought a new ankylosaurus.

Next, Mommy and I stopped by the quilt store, where I immediately began chatting up everyone in there - I told them about my ankylosaurus, which one lady informed me ate vegetables. "I'm a herbivore", I exclaimed, and professed my love for broccoli and baby bok choi. I even told the lady how to cook it.

Daddy came home from work with a heart monitor strapped to his chest. As a result, we both decided to TALK-LIKE-ROBOTS-FOR-THE-REST-OF-THE-NIGHT.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Flat Tire

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Another day of less than twenty minutes of television. Not bad! I hung out with Mommy and Nana and Jim and Charlie and Basil... we had a nice time talking walks to the corner store, the drug store (where Nana had fun comparing prices here to those back home), and around the neighbourhood. I even helped Jim and Basil (?) fix Gammy's flat tire (?).

Later in the day, Mommy and I had out weekly swimming class down at the local pool. There weren't many kids there, so we had a lot of one-on-one time with the instructor. I was pretty proud of myself... I was a brave girl and put my entire head under the water a couple of times, and managed to "swim" several widths of the pool!

After Daddy came home from work, we played restaurant on the front yard, had some real dinner, and played World of Goo before bed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Day of Surprises

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I woke up to a great surprise - last night, Daddy downloaded The World of Goo for the Wii, a game I've been excited to play for months! It's hard!

Later in the day, I had another surprise while painting a picture outside. Mommy and I had a slight disagreement over how to properly wash my paintbrushes - I decided to run away, but quickly came back when Nana turned up at the door - along with Jim and Charlie! She brought me a new toy dinosaur (to replace the one Charlie ate) and a jack-o-lantern-shaped rug, which I went completely over the moon for!

I took nana for a nice walk around the neighbourhood, and showed her all of the local sights and stuff. We all had a nice dinner (as soon as Daddy had voted in the Federal Election), and another surprise - Mommy said I could sleep with her in her bedroom, seeing as how Jim and Nana and Charlie will be staying in mine. Awesome!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Stoufville Gas Holiday

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I was in a much better mood today - mostly on my best behaviour so that I would be allowed to maybe watch my new movie. Alas, today was a 'no TV' day. I managed to get through it in one piece.

After a leftover turkey lunch in the back yard (another oddly great autumn day), Mommy and I hung out before Daddy drove us all out for a walk in the woods. On the way, we realized we were out of gas and had something of a frantic few minutes trying to find an open gas station on the holiday Monday in Stoufville... but once the car was fed, we found a beautiful chunk of York Regional Forest to walk though. It was late in the day, so the setting sun was lovely on the coloured leaves.

After we came home, we had a lovely dinner, I played with Mommy, and had something of a difficult time going to sleep.

Listening to: Mates Of State - Re-Arrange Us

Monday, October 13, 2008

Not-So-Happy Thanksgiving

[As transcribed by Daddy]

After a relatively nice and quiet Sunday morning (breakfast, lunch, cartoons, tennis in the back yard with Daddy, and video games), Daddy took me out of Mommy's hair for the day, so that she could finish Thanksgiving dinner and cook a turkey and stuff. I guess it's something of a tradition.

We took the bus to the subway station and took the subway downtown, and went for a nice walk down Yonge Street - we stopped at a toy store, got some bubble tea, and picked up some DVDs at the big DVD store and some books at the big book store. Fun times! We headed home and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

I was far too shy, suddenly, to go over to Gammy and Grandpa's and visit with GG and Aunt Jan (although cousin Emma did hang out with me in my room). I threw such a huge fit and temper tantrum when it came time to join the family for dinner (much like the one I had when Leslie was over the other day) that Mommy had to physically restrain me until I went to bed. Without dinner. That's never happened before.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Seaton Trail II

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and Daddy and I took care of the grocery shopping this morning, which included waiting outside the butcher for Mommy to carry out a large turkey for tomorrow's dinner. After we got home, we had lunch (I had two, actually) and did some tidying up of the house.

We grabbed Basil and all headed out for the day - Mommy mailed her absentee ballot for the U.S. presidential election, and then we headed outside of the city to pick up a lovely chunk of the Seaton Trail. We had a really great walk - believe it or not, we even saw a guy fly by on some sort of jetpack. SERIOUSLY. I caused a small commotion when I threw a huge rock at Basil's face. He's okay - my parents hope I've learned my lesson.

We came home and had some dinner... I got spaghetti sauce all over myself, so my folks threw me in the tub and used the opportunity to clean my room. What a great day!

Listening to: The Week That Was - The Week That Was

Saturday, October 11, 2008

You a Silly Fool, Mon.

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We couldn't find the remote control this morning... so I sat and ate my breakfast in front of a blank television screen today. We had a blissfully quiet morning, but after lunch it was time for Mommy to get going on getting Sunday's thanksgiving dinner prepared, and I had to keep myself entertained. You should see the picture of Mike I drew!

At one point I asked to play restaurant with her, but she asked me to play in the living room and not in my room - which caused me to totally lose it. I was happy when Leslie came over for a visit, but went right back to my screaming fit soon afterward. Poor Leslie had to sit alone on the couch while Mommy calmed me down (sort of). I actually gave myself a nap!

Said nap ended when Daddy got home from work and tried to wake me for dinner. I resumed my screaming fit, but was calmed through the dillgent work of both my folks, who read me some Dennis Lee poems - one of which (an old favourite of Daddy and Cool Uncle Gareth) really made me laugh:

Eh, mon,
Cool, mon -
You a silly
Fool, mon.

Friday, October 10, 2008

No no no no no

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy took the Batman bandage off of my face today, and when she tried to put some polysporin on the injury (see photo) I really freaked out, and ran away yelling "No no no no no no" She eventually pinned me down and put it on me, but I really lost my cool and just kept shrieking and hollering for the next ten minutes. At one point Mommy told me to stop screaming, and I replied with "I! CAN'T! STOP! SCREAMING!" In hindsight, it's pretty funny.

Later on, we went to the drug store to get some Kleenex (I've got a cold on top of the facial injury) and blowing my nose is difficult due to the scrape on my nose. After lunch, we took the bus over to the chiropractor's, which was fine, and I almost passed out on the bus on the way back.

I was groggy by the time Daddy got home for dinner, and decided myself to go to bed a little bit early.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Dinner à la Daddy

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy's cold in in full-force today, and I have a slight shiner, so... the two of us took it pretty easy today. Mommy stayed medicated and semi-conscious, and I stayed entertained by being allowed to watch television - despite this permission, I still managed to voluntarily turn it off and go play in my room and stuff.

I visited with Gammy and Grandpa - together with Nee-Nee, we had a nice little tea party, Grandpa and I played on the computer, and rumour had it that there may have been some brownies to eat, too!

Daddy came home from work (minus one mole on his arm, removed care of the dermatologist... the cauterized wound kinda freaked me out a bit), Mommy was too out of it to make dinner, so Daddy actually took care of the meal! He was so proud of himself for being able to make it look kinda pretty, too.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Flurpy is Shnerpy

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I'm happy to report that my appetite is back in full-force. Yay!

Mommy and I headed out to the farmer's market this morning - I got about three doors down from home, tripped over a crack in the sidewalk, and landed face-down on the pavement. Mommy quickly rushed me home (I was afraid we weren't gonna go to the market) and put an awesome Batman band-aid on my face - I've got some gnarly road-rash and a bit of a split lip, not to mention two potential black eyes. After I calmed down, she put me in the stroller and we went to the market after all.

After lunch, we took the bus over to art class over at Main Square... we were a little late, but I had fun making a thanksgiving turkey and stuff. I snoozed on the bus on the way home, and when Daddy came home a little bit early from work, I asked him if we could go get soem Swiss Chalet for Mommy's worsening head cold. He obliged - we had a great time on the way, making each other laugh with funny made-up rhyming words.

Listening to: Antony & The Johnsons - Another World

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Theraputic Decorative Corn

[As transcribed by Daddy]

My appetite hasn't really returned... I didn't really eat much breakfast. Mommy and I went over to playschool, and I was having a pretty good time until I started having difficulties with another kid - she's sweet, young, and friendly, but she doesn't know how to share. When she took my beachball, I had a bit of a meltdown, and Mommy had to calm me down. It happened again when the same kid usurped a puppet show I was trying to put on for Mommy, and I had to hide and sulk in the kitchen. So... Playschool was a wash.

Mommy bought me some decorative corn to put on the front door - it seemed to make me happier. I pecked at my lunch, and had a relatively quiet afternoon, with only a few moments of high drama while we were doing some yard work. Reading a lot of books together was nice and theraputic.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Apple Gnome

[As transcribed by Daddy]

My folks knew something weird was up with me when I barely touched by breakfast. We drove out to Glen Williams anyway, and had a nice lunch at the Glen Oven Bakery... I managed to eat pretty much my entire lunch, so no big deal.

Next we headed out to an apple orchard we hadn't been to - I wore my gnome hat and beard, so everyone was laughing and smiling at me. I was pretty cute and adorable! After harvesting three huge bags of apples, we drove out to Caledonia and found another new chunk of the Bruce Trail to hike. It was buggy, but we had fun anyway!

Somehow, I managed to not really sleep on the way home, and it became clear to everyone that I was both wired and exhausted. It was a pretty dramatic evening... I had some of the worst screaming fits in months. Mommy ended up putting me to bed a little early - and boy, did I ever fight it.

Listening to: Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Old Dinosaur

[As transcribed by Daddy]

This morning we were all up at a reasonable hour, fueled up with some breakfast, and drove over to the chiropractor's so that Daddy could have casts made of his feet for some new orthotics. Next we drove down to the beaches, where Mommy got some groceries while Daddy and I windowshopped and then we all went to a cool bookstore and got a dinosaur card game, which we played when we got home.

After some lunch, we drove out to the mall, which was extremely jam-packed full of people (even moreso than we expected), so our various gift certificates went unspent. We grabbed some coffee to wake ourselves up on the way home, where Daddy and I played video games together.

I met some of Gammy's students after dinner and gave them a guided tour of her little photo album, full of photos of me. Daddy had to go out to see some friends he hasn't seen in ages (where he told them all that I was tall), and I snuck into Mommy's bed for the night.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Black Belt in Pilates?!

[As transcribed by Daddy]

This morning, Mommy kindly asked her if I would join her for pilates. I was happy to oblige, claiming "I love karate games!" She corrected me immediately, but I nonetheless did every single exercise with her (or I tried to, at least). We had a nice morning! Karate is cool.

We had a fairly quiet day - at one point, Gammy joined Mommy and Basil and I for a walk in the park. I picked up leaves and acorns, met a yappy dog I didn't like, and got some exercise. When we got back, we had a fairly uneventful afternoon... we were gonna do some grocery shopping, but Mommy forgot.

We joined Nee-Nee and my Grandparents for Greek food, which I enjoyed - when I could focus on actually eating. It was clear that I was getting tired and wound-up at the same time, so Mommy put me to bed a little early.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Reason for Growing

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It was rainy and much more chilly than usual outside. Despite this, Mommy and I managed to walk over to the drug store and back for some stuff, and then headed home again, where I watched far too much television.

After lunch, Mommy and I took the bus out to the chiropractor's office. While she had her back adjusted, I hung out with the receptionist Debbie, who was happy to see me - I told her that the reason I'm growing up is so they'll let me on the rollercoasters at carnivals. We played some games and chatted.

We did some shopping immediately afterwards, and took the bus home - by this point, I was cold and chilly. Before Daddy got home from work, Mommy and I made a big batch of homemade candy corn, which of course I wanted to eat.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Clover Lecture Series

[As transcribed by Daddy]

This morning Mommy (who had another headache) and I walked over to playschool, where suddenly I seem to be the 'big kid' of the group. It's tough - not only am I the oldest and most outgoing, but none of the little kids seemed to want to share, take turns, or listen to my lectures about dinosaurs. Mommy explained that they're 'littler', but I tried to explain the traits of the stegosaurus to them anyway.

We had a nice afternoon, and then it was time to head out once more, this time to our swimming class! Before we could hit the pool, though, we needed to find the entrance to the school that contained the pool. Said search made us late - I was nervous about getting in the water, but once Mommy pulled me in, I was more than comfy. We had a great (albeit brief) time!

In the evening we had some dinner, I sang 'Happy Birthday' to Cool Uncle Gareth over the phone, and went grocery shopping with my folks.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Best Art Class Ever

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I were gonna go to the farmer's market today, but it was pouring with rain out there, so we decided to stay in and wait it out. After lunch, the two of us hopped on a bus and went to my 'Kindercrafts' class over at Main Square.

On the way in, I passed a gymnastics class and got excited to take part in the "Olympics Class." Mommy redirected me to my art class, and before we went in, I immediately made friends with a nice girl named 'Madeline' - we held hands and walked into class together (I don't have a hard time making friends, clearly). Mommy went for a walk while I enjoyed the heck out of my class... I made some cool crafts, played, read a dinosaur books, and loved every minute of it. I called it "The best art class ever!"

We came home and had tacos for dinner. Daddy and I played some video games together, and once again, I was out like a light at bedtime. Keeping a busy schedule sure is making me sleepy!

I'm a happy kid living with my parents and our dog in Toronto. I'm goofy, sweet, smart, extremely chatty, and pretty much the cutest kid on the face of the Earth!