Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mrs. Richardson

[As transcribed by Daddy on Dec 4th]

Sorry the blog is so late, folks - while Mommy and I were living it up in South Carolina, our computer totally died on Daddy up in Canada. Thanks to the fine folks at the Genius Bar at our local Apple Store, however, we're finally back up and running!

Anyway, Today we discovered that we were out of food, so Mommy and Papa and I drove to the grocery store and picked up some supplies. We took the cereal over to Papa's friend Mrs. RIchardson's place - I really liked it there, because she had tons of cool Christmas decorations and dolls and music boxes and stuff.

It was raining all day.. I was kinda grumpy about that. Papa asked if we wanted Pizza or Chinese Food for lunch - I voted for Chinese Food. He and I are really hitting it off - but I'm still exceptionally clingy with Cinnamon Bunny.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Talking Bird!

[As transcribed by Daddy]

This morning, Mommy and I bid a fond adieu to Aunt Trina and Cousin Zoe, and drove off with Papa to South Carolina! I don't need to tell anyone that it was quite a long drive, through North Carolina and with frequent stops for important things like old fashioned candy.

Once we were almost to Papa's place, we stopped at my Uncle Russell and Aunt Margaret's place. I must have been cooped up in the car, because man oh man did I ever have a lot of energy! I was a total spaz, but very happy to see Aunt Margaret! We dropped off our old-fashioned candy with them.

Next we went to visit Papa's friend Brenda. I was being shy and wouldn't get out of the car to se her, but once she popped her head into the car, I came to life and was my regular friendly self. Get this - she has a bird that talks. Isn't that insane?! A bird that talks! It even talked to me! It whistled and said "Hello!" I can't wait to get home and teach Basil to talk.

We finally arrived at Papa's house, and his newborn baby kittens hissed at me. It was the cutest thing ever (but not as amazing as a talking bird).

Friday, November 28, 2008

Natural Bridge

[As transcribed by Daddy]

nana and Jim and Charlie left Virginia this morning - in their honour, I have vowed to continue to gorge myself on blueberries. After that, I shall consume more blueberries.

Aunt Trina drove Mommy and Zoe and Papa and I out to a little town called 'Natural Bridge', where we found a (closed) museum dedicated to the Union Soldiers who used dinosaurs against the Confederacy in 1863.


Papa bought me a cowboy hat, which was pretty awesome, and Zoe showed me some really cool slide shows that she had made on her computer.

Did I mention that there's a museum dedicated to the Union Soldiers who used dinosaurs against the Confederacy in 1863?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

No Little Kid Games

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Man oh man, did I ever sleep deeply last night. Today I pretty much stayed at Aunt Trina's house and held down the fort with Mommy and Zoe and Trina and Papa and Nana and Jim and Charlie. With that many people, there was enough going on to keep me entertained... new pair of blinking dinosaur sneakers arrived in the mail today, and I absolutely love them, even if Mommy thinks they're pretty terrible. That along with all the pecans and blueberries I ate and I was super happy. At one point Nana and Zoe went to the store without me, and it kinda ticked me off - I asked them to bring me back a rubber ball and they totally didn't! The nerve! Papa made up for it by giving me a bunch to play with.

Also, Zoe has lots of fun games to play, but no 'little kid' games. I got to open some early Christmas presents today, which was extremely awesome. Aunt Trina was then especially taken with the vast amount of food I was able to pack away at dinner.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Virginia is for Clovers

[As transcribed by Daddy]

My parents had the nerve to wake me up at four in the morning, throw me in the car, and drive me down the QEW to Buffalo in sleet and rain. At first I was very opposed to leaving, but the prospect of air travel became increasingly appealing. Mommy and I bid adieu to Daddy and boarded a plane for Charlotte just as the sun was coming up.

The flight was alright - I sang Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer on a continual loop until I had "adopted" several new nearby grandparents, but I suffered from some ear-pressure pain and was a bit complainy. Believe it or not, we arrived in North Carolina before Daddy had made it back to Toronto from the Buffalo airport.

Our connecting flight from Charlotte to Roanoke was incredibly turbulent, but I absolutely loved it! Cousin Zoe picked us up from the airport and took us to Aunt Trina's house - when Papa arrived, I was insanely shy and nervous around him and wouldn't come out of hiding. On his way to the corner store he asked if we wanted anything - from my hiding spot, I called out that I wanted a bouncy ball.

Papa drove for almost twenty miles to the nearest vending machine and bought me a 25 cent rubber ball, and then brought it back to me. By then, I was totally his friend.

Nana and Jim and Charlie are here, too! It's great! Emotionally draining and exhausting, but, you know, great.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


[As transcribed by Daddy]

Had something of a weird treat today - Daddy joined Mommy and I at playschool this morning (he's on vacation, apparently). Emily and I were the only kids, though - maybe the cold weather scared everyone else away. Ah well. I had fun - Daddy and I did a lot of running around.

We visited Gammy and Grandpa on the way home, and read books and danced with Ndumiso (see photo). I watched one of my movies, played in my room, played some cool video games, and did a lot of drawing and playing with Daddy in the afternoon - he's trying to cram in as much Daddy/Daughter time as he can before Mommy and I fly to South Carolina tomorrow.

Daddy even took Mommy and I out for sushi at dinnertime, which was fun. Then it was off to bed after a bath and some suitcase packing... I'm being really non-committal when it comes to which stuffed animals I'm gonna bring with me.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Rudolph-Related Glee

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We all had something of a quiet morning - I ate breakfast with my grandparents and the Bujolds, and had something of a tiff with Mommy over a misplaced pair of socks. We watched one of my movies over lunch, and kept things pretty quiet.

In the afternoon, we went over to Gammy and Grandpa's, where Cynthia and I looked at photos of animals, and then she and Ndumiso joined Mommy and Daddy and I on an excursion to the mall. Man, was it ever packed there. We were gonna buy a new kettle (because Daddy destroyed ours last night), but got popcorn instead.

Next we took Cynthia for her first Starbucks coffee in two years, and I got a Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer DVD. I was so excited and happy to have it, I made the grizzled, gnarly, tattooed clerk at the DVD store really happy. I watched it as soon as we got home!

We went back to Gammy and Grandpa's for a delicious dinner, and were joined by all of their guests and Nee-Nee. Mommy sure is a good cook! I sang Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer to myself until I fell asleep!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cold Hike

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It was another cold one out there today (and it's not even December yet). We all had pumpkin pancakes for breakfast and then headed out to the butcher to pick up some groceries. After we got home, we had a late lunch and played around a bit before heading out once more into the cold.

Basil needed to get some exercise and we were all feeling kinda cooped up, so believe it or not, we decided to go for a hike. We only went as far as the Rouge Valley, and didn't hike for long (Basil and I were having a great walk - it was my parents who kept complaining about the cold)... but I guess it was pretty cold. We told each other stories and I tried to eat all the snow.

Once we got home, we had dinner, and then I stayed with my grandparents and the Bujolds as Mommy and Daddy ran some other errands. When they got back, we all played video games and then I went to bed.

Listening to: Belle & Sebastian - The BBC Sessions

Saturday, November 22, 2008

41 and 41

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I was up early again this morning - Mommy and I had a fairly average day... we hung out at home, baked some cookies, did some crafts and stuff. You know the deal I visited Gammy and Grandpa and their guests, played in my room, and bothered the dog, Mommy measured me - I weigh 41 pounds and am 41 inches tall (that's an inch and a half in five months!).

Mommy and Cynthia and I went to the drug store in the cold mid-morning air, and once we arrived I gave Cynthia a guided tour, which was nice.

After Daddy came home from work, we played with my toys and had a nice dinner and then did the grocery shopping. When we came home, I couldn't stop eating! I'm just so hungry... I'm sure I can add to the height and weight totals at this rate.

Friday, November 21, 2008


[As transcribed by Daddy]

Man oh man, was I ever excited to see all that snow this morning! Mommy and I were outside building a snowman on the front yard before Daddy had even left for work in the morning!

Once they were up, Naisa's visiting parents and their friend Ndumiso from Swaziland hung out with me... and now he's my friend, too. In fact, I followed that guy around for hours and hours... we drew pictures, played hide-and-seek, and I told him all about dinosaurs, and I even helped introduce him to snow, which he is seeing for the very first time in his life! I informed him we'll be making snow angels in the near future.

Mommy and I had a busy afternoon, despite the fact that we didn't actually go anywhere. We did cooking, crafts, and cleaning and stuff. I drew all over my pants and face. After Daddy came home from work, we played and snuggled, and then he joined Mommy and Gammy and Grandpa and Nee-Nee and I for pizza. I had a bath, and then watched television with my folks.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I went to playschool this morning, which I enjoyed primarily because a) Liam wasn't there (I'm still miffed at him for stealing my cookies) and b) because I got a Christmas present! It's my lucky day! On the way home, Mommy and I stopped off at the toy store and got some dinosaur stickers.

After a quiet afternoon (I somehow managed to have a nap, which is strange and unusual), I was nervous about visiting Gammy and Grandpa's houseguests - however, as soon as I saw the snowfall outside I got so excited all shyness melted away. The joy I feel for the snow (which is akin to eating a big bag of sprinkles, apparently) almost makes it bearable for Mommy.

Swimming lessons were pretty good, despite the fact that I didn't wanna do anything the instructors said. After we got home, Naisa's Mom showed me some photos of animals from Swaziland, but I was too wound-up to focus. Mommy and Daddy and Basil and I watched Wall*E during dinner, and I crashed at bedtime.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sprinkle Thief

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Aside from the fact that I was up ridiculously early, Mommy & I had a pretty average morning of laundry, tidying, television watching, and cookie baking. Things got fairly weird, however, in the late afternoon. Mommy found me in my room, with the door closed, eating a huge bag of rainbow-coloured sprinkles (we were decorating cookies earlier). I tried to act like I didn't do it, but I had sprinkles smeared all over the floor and my face.

Needless to say, I was pretty wound-up for the rest of the afternoon. Long-time family friends from Swaziland arrived at Gammy and Grandpa's, but I was "too shy" to visit them. However, Leslie came home for dinner with Daddy, which made me really happy. She loves it when I scream "LESLIE'S HOME!" when she walks in - she probably liked it even more as my scream was amplified by a stolen bag of rainbow sprinkles!

Listening to: Max Tundra - Parallax Error Beheads You

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


[As transcribed by Daddy]

This morning Mommy and I went to Playschool, where things were going well until my archnemesis / boyfriend Liam stole my cookies. I was so upset - I really let the little kid have it. All the way home, I complained to Mommy about the theft of my cookies. Hopefully someday I'll be able to get over it.

Mommy and I had a pretty quiet afternoon - we did some cooking, some crafts, and a whole lot of tidying. I was so happy to have my bedroom cleaned that I immediately turned around and messed it all up again. Woo!

When Daddy came home from work, we had a lovely dinner and then played and stuff. As he put me to bed tonight, I actually asked him to sing to me - a role usually reserved for Mommy. I doubt I'll ask him again, though - he literally fell asleep right in the middle of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sweet Marie

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today started off pretty normal - we had a quiet weekend morning, some breakfast, and then headed out to do the grocery shopping. No big deal. After lunch, however, Daddy produced some Sweet Marie bars he brought back from a party last night. I had one. Not two, not ten, but one. Of course, you'd think I ate fifty.

We were all kinda trapped inside due to terrible weather... I couldn't hold my attention on anything for longer than ten minutes. Video games, snacks, puppet shows, crafts, games, drawing pictures... I ran my parents pretty ragged. In retrospect it wasn't THAT bad, but given their headaches and growing level of exhaustion, it felt like a loony bin.

After dinner, I finally stared winding down and went to bed fairly easily (an evening drive over to Starbucks will always put me to sleep), and then my parents collapsed.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Snowpants

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I actually kinda let my folks sleep in a bit this morning before coming in and jumping on them. Wasn't that nice of me?

We did a lot of shopping this morning! We headed out to the big mall in Scarborough nice and early, so we could hit the stores and some sales before the place got packed full of people. It was rainy and cold, so we were happy to be inside and warm - we bought some clothes and new snowpants for me. Awesome!

We came home and had some lunch, and then sat down to watch a cool movie. I got tired of having my folks tell me to be quiet all the time, so I went to my bedroom to play. Our DVD played cacked out on us, so I rejoined my folks to finish the flick at Gammy and Grandpa's place.

We also played some video games, which had me mildly entertained. Daddy had a headache (it seemed to be exacerbated by the walk in te rain he and I took) and passed out for the evening (missing dinner), but he didn't miss much. I had a bath.

Listening to: Mike Keneally - Piano Reductions Vol. 1

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ate and Ate and Ate and Ate

[As transcribed by Daddy]

This morning I woke up really really hungry... I ate and ate and ate and ate until we were completely out of breakfast. As soon as we had out act together, Mommy and I went over to Julie & Sarah's house, and had a really nice time... I was a little bit hungry, so I ate and ate and ate and ate until I had eaten every last morsel of food in Julie's house.

When Mommy and I got home, I was kinda hungry, so I ate and ate and ate and ate until we were almost completely out of food. To prevent me from eating it ALL, Mommy and I went to visit Gammy and Grandpa. While I was there, I was kinda hungry, so I ate and ate and ate and ate until they had no food left at all.

Once Daddy came home from work, he joined me for dinner, where I ate and ate and ate and ate until everything was gone. By that point, though, I was tired from all the eating and went to bed.

Friday, November 14, 2008

So Sour, So Sweet, So Quickly

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Ugg. Today Mommy and I had a day off - no playschool, no swimming lessons, no art class, and all we did was fight each other. I had four meltdowns throughout the day, and Mommy gave as good as she got - but it really seemed to take the wind out of her sails. It wasn't a very relaxing day off.

In the afternoon she kinda forced us to have a nap, which seemed to have a really good result - for the rest of the day, I was calm and collected (no more drawing sprees where I scribbled on anything that wasn't paper, either). Mommy is bewildered that I can go from being so sour to so sweet so quickly.

After Dinner, Daddy took us out to Starbucks, where I wowed the baristas with my cuteness (they didn't see me screaming about the scent of toothpaste only a few hours earlier), and then we came home and I watched TV with Daddy while Mommy hid and recovered from the day. I even let Daddy sing to me at bedtime! That never happens.

Listening to: Scott Weiland - Happy In Galoshes

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Life Jacket Wedgie

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I went to playschool this morning, and had a good time - we realized a few things. 1) I'm very popular with some of the other kids. 2) I'm very popular with the other parents, and thanks to her puppet shows and imaginary ice cream stand 3) Mommy is also very popular with some of the other kids.

After we came home, we bid a fond farewell (from the stairs) to the Nixons, and I had a bit of a meltdown over the fact that Mommy was eating her lunch before making me a second lunch. I overreacted, went to my room, calmed down, came out and apologized, and we hugged it out on the couch. Later on, while we were getting ready to go to swimming lessons, Mommy noticed that my pants were wet. I explained to her that I peed in my pants a little bit and that it wasn't a big deal. She wasn't to thrilled - but I was watching Yo Gabba Gabba, which is an awesome show, and couldn't be bothered to head to the potty. Can you blame me?!

Swimming was good - I kinda swam for the first time, but didn't like wearing that life jacket. The strap keeps giving me a wedgie. Daddy somehow got home from work before we got back from the pool - he humoured Mommy and I and grabbed Swiss Chalet for dinner.

Listening to: Squarepusher - Just A Souvenir

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Witch Cackle Debate

[As transcribed by Daddy]

As Daddy was on his way out the door to go to work this morning, I stopped him dead in his tracks with an 'important' thing to tell him before he could leave: My friend Madeline at art class thinks that witches cackle like "Heh-heh-heh", but I say they cackle "Hee-hee-hee." She told me that I was wrong, and that witches cackle like "Heh-heh-heh", but I set her straight and informed her that they actually cackle "Hee-hee-hee." Madeline disagreed and told me that witches cakle "Heh-heh-heh", but I demonstrated the correct witch-cackle, which is "Hee-hee-hee."

The rest of the day was comparatively less urgent. After art class (where Madeline and I continued our witch cackle debate), I came home and was feeling so creative that I drew all over my body with a blue marker. When my parents asked me why I did that, I told them that it was because the pink marker didn't work.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Little Red Riding Hood Meets the Dinosaurs"

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I was in bed with my parents so early this morning that I was actually there last night! Didn't sleep so well. The day went accordingly.

Mommy and I were off to playschool this morning, which was fun, as usual - Mommy performed a couple of puppet shows for all us kids, one of which we lovingly titled "Little Red Riding Hood Meets the Dinosaurs". At craft time, I spent quite some time focusing and perfecting a little construction paper boat. Mommy could tell that I was proud of my hard work.

We had something of an emotional day once we got home, marred by a few meltdowns. I did manage to help Mommy make cookies, which we shared with Gammy, Grandpa, and the visiting Nixons. I played with Daddy once he got home form work, and had a hard time keeping my fingers out of the dinner Mommy was preparing.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Traffic Jams

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Daddy may act like he doesn't like it when I jump up and down on him as he's trying to sleep in, but I know he loves me and thinks it's kinda funny at the end of the day.

This morning Mommy and Daddy and Cinnamon Bunny and I did the weekly grocery shopping. Once we got home, we had some lunch and headed back out for what was supposed to be a quick jaunt to the craft store. I was a little whiny, and my parents wanted me to sleep in the car, so they avoided the highways, which turned into a major trap when they got caught in a Christmas parade north of the city.

Once we made it to Michael's, we got stuck in another traffic jam... this one caused by a faulty cash register. By the time we were ready to go looking for apples, it was too late and had to head back.

There was a great pot roast waiting for us in the slow cooker when we got home... I ate a ton of it. I wanted to stay up and watch my folks play boring video games, but no luck.

Listening to: The Beatles - Help!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Seaton Trail V

[As transcribed by Daddy]

This morning Mommy and I made pumpkin muffins and coffee and brought breakfast in bed to Daddy! Wasn't that nice of us? We all had a nice morning - video games, cartoons, playing... that sorta thing.

We drove out for a nice lunch at a new sushi restaurant today. We all ate a whole lot, and kept us really full 'till dinner. We came home, picked up Basil, and headed back out to the Seaton Trail again. Of course, it started to rain, so we had to head back and didn't get much of a hike in... but we still managed to have fun. Have I mentioned that I've taught myself how to whistle? Well... I have.

After a few quick stops on the way home, we said hello to the Nixons, who are visiting Gammy and Grandpa, and had a fantastic salad dinner to offset the ridiculous amount of carbs consumed at lunch.

Listening to: Eagles of Death Metal - Heart On

Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Best Part of Being a Kid

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I had a nice morning - we played some video games, cleaned up my bedroom a little bit, and then walked to the toy store for some art supplies. We picked up some glitter, glue, poster putty, stickers, and then headed home for lunch. We made some cool Christmas trees and a reindeer out of construction paper (and loads of glitter)... gotta love rubber stamps.

I played in my room as Mommy started doing some cleaning up outside the apartment - I told her that the best part of being a kid, in fact, is playing in my room. I decided to write a letter to Santa, asking for a shiny red bucket of dinosaurs, including a friendly Allosaurus and a Tyrannosaurus. The bucket also needs to have a Brachiosaurus painted on it.

I found some of Daddy's old action figures and played with them - one has taken the place of Buzz Lightyear and is guarding my bedroom at night.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Peas & Cheas

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I woke up this morning and discovered the books my parents bought me the night before, so I read them and woke up my parents so that they could read to me. Mommy and I had a nice morning and a nice lunch (peas and cheese), but got kinda bored in the afternoon, so we took the bus down to the Beaches and did some window shopping.

I passed a cute barbershop for kids, and decided that I wanted to grow my hair out so that I could get a haircut there. We stopped by a thrift store, and I grabbed a new dinosaur book at the bookstore - which I promptly read to a kid a few minutes later in the shoe store. I had a hard time choosing a toy at the toy store (and didn't get one as a result), but the popcorn I got at the next store we visited made me feel better.

Daddy was late coming home from work - I fell asleep while Mommy was reading to me, and woke up just long enough to say hi to Daddy as he got home.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


[As transcribed by Daddy]

Last night my parents were up late watching the stirring American election coverage, and when they went to bed, Basil got a hairball stuck in his throat or something and made horrible hacking and coughing noises* all night which kept the whole house up. I tried to join them in bed, and had a screaming fit to learn that a then-sleeping Basil got preferential placement. My folks hardly got any sleep.

Mommy and I went to playschool and had a really great time - Liam hit me, but I lectured him and he apologized and felt bad (apparently, he speaks fondly of me at home, so I forgive him). I got a lot of really awesome comments from the the other parents regarding my manners, intelligence, and vibrant personality.

After I got to play in the playground and then have a sandwich, I was ready to sit inside and play videogames, but Mommy had to persuade me into playing outside in the lovely warm November autumn afternoon. Later, we had swimming lessons - I got to wear a life jacket and learned how to get in-and-out of the pool!

I was happy to see Daddy after he came home from work, but kinda was hoping to just have dinner with Mommy alone.

*see blog title for descriptive sound effect

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Proud Americans

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I started the day with breakfast, a haircut, and a bath. You can't have a bad day when you start it that way.

Mommy and I went to the final Tuesday morning farmer's market of the year - and it's a good thing I had the haircut, because Mommy and I were interviewed for television! The lady asked us some questions, asked me my favourite part about the market ("The Danishes") and put us on camera and everything!

We came home, had some lunch, played a bit, and then later in the afternoon it was off to art class. I had a blast - I made a snowglobe, a 'hug' made out of construction paper, and drew some pictures. Mommy and I came home, played a bit, and were joined for dinner by Daddy and Leslie! It was great!

I had to go to bed, but Mommy and Daddy and Leslie got to stay up and watch history unfold.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Catch and 'Not Catch'

[As transcribed by Daddy]

This whole daylight savings thing is really screwing me up. I was up before six this morning, and drove my parents crazy as they tried to sleep. After Daddy was off to work, Mommy and I went over to playschool, and I had a great time - little Jack asked me to perform my customary puppet show, plus I tickled another little kid on the nose and made him laugh. I whined all the way home.

Since I was up so early, Mommy decided that I needed to have a nap - we struggled with it, but eventually I passed out. I woke up in time for Grandpa to drive us to the chiropractor's, where Grandpa and I played catch and 'not catch' while Mommy got her neck fixed. Once we got home, I was allowed to watch my 'Aladar movie' for once, and Lucie came over to pick up my old crib mattress.

When Daddy came home from work, we played together a bit (when I could pry him and Mommy away from the pre-election news coverage that's making them crazy) - he pretended to be a helpful nurse while "Doctor Clover" gave checkups to my stuffed animals. I'm an awesome Doctor - my most common prescription is to send sick toys to the movies to eat popcorn and ice cream.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Seaton Trail IV

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Either I've been sneaking loads of Hallowe'en candy or someone's been filling me with coffee, because I was totally AMPED this morning and practically danced on Daddy's sleeping body in order to wake him up. I didn't let up just there, either... as Mommy and Daddy and I did the grocery shopping I was pretty crazed, and through lunch back at home I was kinda wacky.

We drove back out to the Seaton Trail in hopes that I would snooze, but no luck - we arrived and I was cranky, crabby, and tired. We changed things up and took a different route (connecting yesterday's trek to our original Seaton Outing with Leslie from several months ago), and then went for a drive around the greater Toronto area in order to get me to snooze.

Once we got home, I was still a little spastic. Daddy and I played some video games and I played with a lot of my toys in the living room. I wasn't really into dinner and just kept asking for candy... Mommy tried putting me to bed a bit early, but I just kinda laid there awake.

Listening to: Electric Six - Flashy

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Seaton Trail III

[As transcribed by Daddy]

This morning as I struggled to not devour my haul of Hallowe'en candy, I went with my folks over to Babak's office, where Daddy picked up his new orthotics. The weather was so agreeable that we decided to go for a nice afternoon hike, so after a quick lunch and some videogames, we drove back out to the Seaton Trail and went for a great walk in the woods!

While out there, we had a fun game of hide and seek, stopped by the river and threw rocks in the water (where we were also annoyed by some other hikers' curly-haired dog), and told stories. The one of us who had the most fun, though, was clearly Basil - who frolicked and ran like he was suddenly five years younger. It was like having ;'the Old Basil' back!

We got some hot chocolate on the way home, played more video games, and then went out for Swiss Chalet for dinner. It wasn't the expensive lobster dinner my parents were craving, but whatever. I ate a ridiculous amount of mashed potatoes.

Listening to: Blitzen Trapper - Furr

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Medusa

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was the big day - the one I'd been looking forward to since November 1st, 2007. I spent the better part of the day being really jazzed about Hallowe'en! Awesome!

After helping Gammy with her witch costume this morning, Mommy made me some Hallowe'en-themed pancakes, and then we headed downtown to visit Daddy at work (so that Mommy could use his fax machine to clear up some administrative issues concerning the upcoming American election). I had a good time visiting with his friends, eating pizza, and talking about Hallowe'en.

Once we got home, I watched my Jack Skeleton movie one last time and tried out my costume (see photo). While we were doing that, I made friends with some local kid and invited him to go trick-or-treating with us.

After dinner, Mommy and Daddy took me trick-or-treating... the culmination of a year's worth of anticipation. I had a lot of fun - sure, I lost a few snakes from my 'Happy Medusa' costume along the way, fumbled with my goodie bag, and tripped over my robe... but I had an absolutely fantastic time. I kept spontaneously exclaiming "My costume is awesome!" Once we got home, I ate some candy, helped Gammy and Grandpa hand out some to other kids, and crashed pretty hard when it was time for bed.

365 days and counting until Hallowe'en 2009...

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!