Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Finally Met a Blueberry I Didn't Like

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was the first day of my new Playschool class! Mommy were up and out of the house (before Daddy!) pretty early, and it was good - I actually knew some of the kids from, like, my art class and stuff - Mommy brought me a blueberry breakfast bar to have as a snack, which I hated. It was pretty gross. I did like the flavoured water she got me, though.

We hit Canadian Tire on the way home - and I'd like to take a second out of this blog to mention that the manager there (if that's in fact his job) is a real jerk who needs to take lessons on how to talk to people.

We came home and had a nice afternoon - we did some reading, some tidying, re-arranged the bookshelf, had a nice tea party, and accidentally destroyed the kitchen.

Daddy came home from work and promptly collapsed. We carried on without him.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cramped & Amped

[As transcribed by Daddy]

After a relaxing morning of video games and listening to the pouring rain, Daddy took Mommy and I out for some Chinese food for lunch! I had a fairly hard time sitting still, but really enjoyed the food. However, I should add that fortune cookies aren't nearly as fun when you can't eat them.

Next, we drove to a health food store in some mall I've never been to - the store was cramped, I was amped, and a bit of a handful for my parents. I went up and down the aisles, asking about every single item in the store and every grain sample in every bin. Yeesh.

Instead of taking me to a movie (I was far too crazy), my folks next took me down to the beach! The sun came out, and after some shopping for odds and ends, we had a nifty trek along the boardwalk. I made my own Innukshuk (joining those already on the beach) and then we headed home, where I was still kinda crazy... but in the confines of our own place, it was manageable.

Listening to: N.A.S.A. - The Spirit of Apollo

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Seaton Trail VIII

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Fantastic weather today, especially considering that it was supposed to pour and pour with rain. Mommy and I spent a good chunk of the morning playing and raking and cleaning and gardening outside, and then Daddy somehow managed to make me a decent lunch!

After we ate, Basil joined my folks and I on a drive out to the Seaton Trail (I called it "Park Little Valley") to have another go at its more southern sections... last time we were there, everything was too frozen and we couldn't find the trail. This time, it was less frozen - but we still had a tough time finding the trail. Basil sure seemed to enjoy himself, but I was pretty up-and-down in regards to both emotion and altitude.

After we got home, we had a lovely dinner and then threw the frisbee and ball around outside... and tried to help our next-door neighbours coax a family of raccoons out of their shed.

I really fought sleeping tonight, what with all the Earth Hour goings on.

Listening to: KMFDM - Blitz

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Making it Extra Funky

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy was in the middle of recovering from her stomach bug when suddenly she dropped a modular shelf on her toe, possibly breaking it. Way to go, Mommy! The weather was so nice and warm... we were gonna go outside, but with her toe that was a bit difficult.

I did manage to get outside and rode my trike around a bit. Things were going really well, until I stopped for some reason and got kinda frustrated and ended up doing a lot of yelling and screaming. I was told to go and sit alone on my bed.

Daddy took Mommy and I out for a nice sushi dinner - it's nice to have California Rolls where they don't forget the caviar. On the way home, we listened to some music that really brought out the dancer in me - I stuck out my tongue as I danced "In order to make it extra funky".

Listening to: MSTRKRFT - Fist of God

Friday, March 27, 2009

Rock Star

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy's stomach flu got way, way worse last night, and as such she wasn't up to much more than laying in bed and taking it easy. I made sure I did my best to help her out - I brought her some toy dinosaurs to keep her company in bed.

Other than that, I made up for two weeks of being away from my computer by playing loads and loads of video games, man! I also watched a teensy bit of television and one of my DVDs, but yeah - the computer was my thing today. That, plus playing with my toys.

After Daddy came home from work and joined me for leftovers as dinner (Mommy was in no mood for food), he skipped out to get Basil a refill of his food... and when he came back, Daddy and I played several awesome and fun games of Rock Band. I love banging on the drums, dancing, or playing guitar. I'm a veritable three-year-old Rock Star!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Back to Canada

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 27th]

This morning Aunt Marion let me watch a whole lot of television - and Mommy made me a huge lunch of chicken, vegetables, and peaches. Seriously, man... I ate quite a ridiculous amount of food.

Who should show up just after lunch but Daddy?! I was so happy to see him! He thinks I look so much bigger since I left for this big trip - he was also really happy to see Mommy. I talked the man's ear off, and he didn't even mind.

All things considered, it didn't take him very long to drive us home to Toronto. I was happy to be back in Canada, and even asked if we could take a quick detour on the way home to take the elevator to the top of the CN tower. Maybe later, Daddy assured me.

Once we got home, Basil smothered me with kisses, which made everyone so happy... he really missed me, apparently! Gammy and Grandpa were really happy to see me too, and looked after me while my folks bought some groceries for dinner.

Before bed, I made sure to get re-acquainted with all of my toys. I had a great trip, but sure am glad to be home!

Listening to: NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Road to Rochester

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 27th]

Mommy and Aunt Marion and I finished packing up all of our stuff and left Nana and Jim's place early this morning. Our first stop was Aunt Trina's place, where we said goodbye to her, and picked up several coolers full of pecans, blueberries, and frozen deer meat. So much so, in fact, that none of us have any clue how we're gonna keep it all frozen at home. Whatever - I love blueberries!

We made a bunch of little stops on the way... I snoozed a bit, and just generally didn't really like being in the car so much. We ate a packed lunch, but did take a break to buy some chips. Meanwhile, Mommy subsisted entirely on ginger ale and chewing gum.

Once we arrived in Rochester, we called Daddy (and woke him up, as he was exhausted from getting his new big website up the night before - check it out, including all the commercials and stuff he shot), and then I played with Rosie the dog (who was really excited to see us) before going to bed.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Watering Nana

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 27th]

Mommy started feeling kinda sick today. She hung out at Nana's house in an attempt to feel better, so Nana and Aunt Marion and I drove over to the Wal-Mart in Danville. We bought a whole bunch of flowers and some fruit snacks... I had to tell Nana and Aunt Marion not to buy me any more toys - the other day, Mommy told me that I was getting so many new toys I was gonna need a new house to keep them in. I really like my house and don't want to leave it, so... no new toys for me, I told them.

When we got back to Nana's place, I helped her with the gardening... I watered the soil, watered the flowers, and... I watered Nana! It got a pretty huge reaction, and it only provoked me into literally vhasing her all over the yard with the hose and sprinkler. We all laughed and laughed!

Before bed, it was time for Mommy and I to start packing for the long trip home. People ask if I'm looking forward to seeing Daddy - I confirm this, but also remind them that I miss Basil, too.

Monday, March 23, 2009

In Search of Panther Falls in Lunch Burger

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 26th]

Today Mommy and Aunt Trina and I went to Lexington, VA to check out some cool bookstores and stuff. Trina bought me some awesome dinosaur cards, and we had a fantastic lunch at The Joyful Café - I had what Mommy deemed to be 'the best looking Greek Salad wrap ever made'. If you're ever in Lexington, check it out! Afterwards, we had ice cream... I had delicious lemon sorbet and enjoyed checking out the candy shop. I vetoed buying Jellybeans for Nana and Aunt Marion, though.

We hit George Washington National Forest on the way home, and had a short but nice little hike in search of Panther Falls. We even did a teensy tiny bit of the Appalachian Trail! I had trouble peeing in the woods, and accidentally ruined two different pairs of pants. Mommy washed 'em in a stream, and we hung them from the rear-window of the car like a flag to dry.

We met Nana just outside Lynchburg - I had a hard time remembering the name of the town. I alternately called it "Hot Burger", "Lunch Burger", and "Fried Burger".

Sunday, March 22, 2009

No Pansies

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 26th]

I discovered the delicious morsel that is the rice cake today. I have tasted heaven, and the walls are paved with puffed rice.

Mommy and Nana and I drove all over town looking for a garden centre that sold pansies, but... no dice. We came home and did some more gardening anyway.

In much bigger news today, Zoe moved back to New Hampshire today. We all said good-bye to her, but naturally, Nana and Aunt Trina were pretty sad. Mommy and I did our best to keep their spirits up - Mommy made them some spaghetti, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Then we drove back to Trina's - I tried really really really hard to stay awake so that I could help her gather eggs in the chicken coop, but I was out like a light, and slept on Trina's couch.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tire Swingin'

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 25th]

We had some pretty lovely weather today. Nana had to take Jim to the doctor today to get his shoulder and arm looked at - so Mommy pushed me in the tire swing for something close to half an hour! It was really wonderful... she thought I might actually fall asleep in it, I seemed to be enjoying it so much.

Mommy did some Grocery shopping, and then went off to run some errands with Aunt Marion later in the day. Therefore... Nana (home from the doctor) and I had most of the afternoon together. We had a really nice time... we did some gardening, played on the computer... the regular stuff.

It's nice to get some quality time with Nana, and she really seems to enjoy spending time with me (even though I talk her ear off).

Friday, March 20, 2009

Also, Jello

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 25th]

Papa stopped by this morning to say goodbye to Mommy and I. He helped fix Nana's swing, and then was on his way back to South Carolina. We'll miss him, and hope to see him soon.

A whole bunch of us - Mommy, Nana, Aunt Trina, Zoe, and Aunt Marion all loaded into our vehicles and went to Wal-Mart (again). Aunt Marion bought me a nice doll (it came with beach stuff, and I saw a commercial for a doll that swims, so... I pretended it was a swimming doll / 'beach baby') and some new dinosaurs.

I played inside and outside with Mommy helped Nana take care of some gardening. I also had some Jello.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

One last jump on the Trampoline

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 21st]

Today Mommy and Papa and I joined Deena for breakfast - she was nice enough to provide me with a bunch of cool workbooks for my long car ride. I was so excited, I couldn't eat my breakfast (this blew Papa's mind).

After a quick jaunt to Timminsville to fee dUncle Russel and Aunt Margaret's dog, we drove over to Mrs. Richardson's house and bid a sad farewell to her and her son Jim. Then, it was back to Papa's house to pack out stuff and to have one last go on the trampoline.

Papa drove us all the way to Nana's house... it lasted for about four hours, during which we stopped to eat and in my case, to go to the bathroom. Once we got there, I was pretty happy to see Nana and Jim, who is recovering surprisingly well from his emergency shoulder surgery.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ready to Drive

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 20th]

Sorry if this blog entry makes little sense - Daddy is writing it several days after the fact, and when he took his [indecipherable] notes down he was pretty out of it and exhausted.

I woke up and had some bacon, and then I had some more bacon, followed by a delicious third helping of bacon. To be one the safe side, I threw in a side of bacon and some more bacon after that. I liked it so much yesterday, I figured I'd best not overdo it, though.

After watching television and having a snack of bacon, I helped Papa outside. We had a single hour of sunshine today! How exciting! Papa took me to the restaurant next to the place where he works - I really wanted to sit in the back, and everyone happily obliged me.

We then went back to Florence, so Papa could have his pyhsical therapy appointment at the mall. I talked the ear off of a lady at a kitchen store, and told her all about my wheat allergy and the rash I get from it (not that she asked).

Back at Papa's, I jumped up and down on the trampoline, and put on a Circus for Papa! He loved it, and let me sit on his lap while he drove his truck around. "I'm ready to drive", I declared.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Three-Legged Dog

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 20th]

Rain again. Not that I seemed to care (I declared it to be a "great day to take a boat ride") - but it's just funny that meanwhile, back n Canada, Daddy has a sunburn on his face.

Papa took Mommy and I to Florence today to buy stuff for his quails. We stopped over at the Western Sizzler for lunch - once again, I partook of the great southern tradition known as 'buffet', which is a great option when you have a wheat allergy.

We went to my Uncle Russel and Aunt Jeanette's house - I played in the backyard where they have a little playground under the pretense of 'feeding the dog' - in this case, a three-legged dog that barked and scared me. Oh, and some goats.

Mommy kinda felt lousy today, but I didn't let that get ME down. Papa and I visited his animals and pets, I played with my toys while everyone else napped around me, and watched some pretty good TV. I'm having an amazing vacation.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Southern Sushi

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 20th]

More rain today. We went to Mrs. Richardson's house today, where I played with her son Jim. He was really awesome... we played and did some puzzles and stuff. I've decided that he's pretty cool.

When asked what I wanted for dinner, of course I said 'sushi', so somehow Mommy and Papa managed to find a Japanese in this neck of the woods. I impressed the heck out of everyone by ordering California Rolls by myself, using chop sticks quite well all by myself, and complaining about the lack of caviar. All by myself. The teppanyaki table we ate at was pretty amazing!

One of Papa's friends at the local gas station gave me five bucks. I was very shy, so I hid my face while accepting the nice man's money. Papa and Mrs. Richardson took us to Wal-Mart, where I spent my money on a toy cash register. Once we got back to Papa's house, I spent ages pretending to check out groceries.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Collecting Gumballs

[As transcribed by Daddy on March 20th]

No quail-killing today, unfortunately (fortunately?)... I seem to have forgotten all about that. In the meantime, Papa and I did some more bonding today - we drove around and around in the four-wheeler, had some nice walks together, and collected acorns, pine cones, and gumballs from the gum trees.

The weather was unfortunately kinda rainy, drizzly, and terrible, but I honestly didn't seem to mind! Papa and I had ourselves a great day in any case, and I managed to even sneak in some television watching. At one point I found a bunch of loose straw outside, and made a little broom out of it and tried to clean Papa's trailer with it. There's straw everywhere.

Meanwhile, Daddy's been busy at work back home (hence the tardy blogging...) - when making notes for today's blog entry, he wrote "No cats in suitcases... Papa's cats" and has no idea what it was in reference to.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sad Hamburger

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Yet another day of travelling! Today Mommy and Zoe and I drove down to South Carolina from Nana's house. On the way we stopped at an American fast food restaurant, where I got a plain hamburger with no bun. When I saw the sad little patty all by itself, I cried. Mommy gave me some pickles... but man, sometimes this new wheat allergy freakin' sucks.

Once we got to Papa's house, I started having the best time ever! Papa took us out on the four wheeler (which he FLIPPED, but we're all fine), through the swamp, and I played on the trampoline and then had an awesome time helping Papa feed animals and collect eggs and stuff.

Papa and Mrs. Richardson took Mommy and I to Wal-Mart (I got a Dora doll and a Panda I named "Bambooey") and we all had dinner at the traditional South Carolinian Buffet.

We got home really late, but I was super hyped! Daddy (prepping for his marathon commercial shoot tomorrow) called, and I quickly told him "Tomorrow I'm gonna kill quails with Papa I've always wanted to do that okay love you buy". Then he heard me exclaim that a pink towel "Freakin' Sucks." Not only am I using the phrase incorrectly (because the pink towel is awesome), but we're trying to determine where I learned it in the first place...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Birthday Wish for Mommy

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy (it's her birthday!) and Aunt Marion and Trina and Zoe and Jim and I (phew) left Aunt Trina's place (and her awesome hammock) drove down to Nana's new house in Chatham VA. It's really nice - I was happy to see Charlie again, and spent most of the day going person-to-person, spending time with everyone. I'd get their attention by saying "Excuse Me..." which was cute. Meanwhile, I don't think Aunt Trina's dog Serra [sp?] likes me much - she keeps barking or growling at me. Frinkle is protective of me, though. Still, Mommy and I are a little nervous.

When Nana and I were doing some laundry, I confided to her that I enjoy both picking and eating my boogers, even though my folks tell me not to do it. For dinner, we had a turkey (which tasted better than boogers, I can tell you) - Mommy and I shared the wishbone. When I broke off the bigger piece, Mommy asked what I wish for, and I told her I already got my wish: That Mommy would have the "Best Birthday Ever". It was very sweet.

Aunt Trina and Zoe made Mommy and me a wheat-free birthday cake. We all thought it smelled funny and were kinda nervous, but it turned out to be absolutely delicious!

Listening to: Tom Jones - The Best Of Tom Jones

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Long Haul

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was the epic drove from Rochester New York to Virginia - and Mommy drove the entire way! My goodness! Meanwhile, I sat in the back of the car and was pretty much as good as could be expected - I only freaked out twice - once when I stabbed myself with a pencil, and once when I dropped something and couldn't reach it in the car. I mean... sure, there was your frequent "Are we there yets" and frequent stops to use the bathroom and wheat-free snacks and such, but for the most part it was completely uneventful. I didn't even really sleep.

Now that we're in Virginia, I'm super excited to see Aunt Trina and Cosuin Zoe... Mommy is so exhausted she's considering going to bed and letting one of them put me to bed. I talked to Daddy on the phone really quickly.. I said "Hi Daddy it took a long time and we didn't do much today love you bye."

Toldja it was quick!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Poor Basil

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I started the process of packing our stuff and loading up the car for the short ride to Niagara Falls, to be followed by the long drive to Virginia. Meanwhile, renovators arrived upstairs to re-do the kitchen floor... Basil was pretty confused and upset by our hustling and bustling and all the noise and pounding upstairs.

Daddy was home a little bit early from work, so we were ready to fly outta here not long after his arrival. We said our goodbyes to Gammy and Grandpa and drove to Niagara Falls in really good time! At first, I was really shy in front of Aunt Marion and nervous and afraid, but I warmed up to her pretty quickly.

On the ride to Rochesteter, I did not. Stop. Talking. For something like three hours, I never shut up once, and kept everyone in the car pretty entertained! Luckily, once we arrived at Aunt Marion's house, I was pretty exhausted from all the excitement and conked out quickly.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Wheat-Free Day

[As transcribed by Daddy]

This morning Mommy and I headed over to Julie & Sarah's house of a nice visit... we all had a pretty good time, but Sarah and I were a little bit difficult with each other. I was a little bit too loud and fighty, and Sarah was a little bit too sensitive and complainy. Ah well. Julie made me an awesome wheat-free mac and cheese for lunch! I found a cool toy of Sarah's (a 'water baby') that I pretended kept pooping its pants.

After Mommy and I headed home later in the afternoon, we suddenly realized that we had completely forgotten about swimming lessons, which made me pretty upset! Luckily, Daddy came home and we had a great wheat-free eggplant green curry for dinner and then Gammy and Nee-Nee made Mommy some pretty delicious wheat-free apple crisp for dessert!

We were all exhausted for some reason and passed out pretty quickly (Daddy had a dentist's appointment ad couldn't hep put me to bed). Tomorrow we have the start of our long drive to Virginia...

Monday, March 09, 2009

Daylight Savings Surprise

[As transcribed by Daddy]

After Daddy woke up, we all took a nice afternoon walk to the toy store... unfortunately, it was closed. So... we walked back home, got in the car, and drove to a faraway toy store in Richmond Hill. I was happy to be there and had a great time playing with all the stuff and the other kids - but my folks were WAY more excited to find a Panera's location north of the American border (even if they didn't have hazelnut cream cheese).

Next we went to a nearby bookstore, which was pretty crappy - I almost dislocated Daddy's finger at one point. Oops! I slept in the car as my folks drove back into the city and stopped at the butcher, and was in a pretty rough mood when I woke up. Playing racecars with Daddy seemed to cheer me up, as did the awesome ham Mommy cooked for dinner (and wheat-free cornbread muffins!).

There at the end of the day, we were all stunned to discover that daylight savings was upon us (none of us had any clue) and that it was my bedtime. Needless to say, after my long nap in the afternoon, I was not in the mood to sleep.

Listening to: Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Three Haircuts

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Interesting day today. Once again, the weather is warm - but rainy. After breakfast and an average Saturday morning, Mommy made me some wheat-free (sigh) lunch and then Daddy drove her and I to Old Navy while he bought some gear for his commercial shoot next weekend. We all ended up buying some new clothes, too!

Next, we drove down to the beaches, so that I could get a haircut at this pretty cool little salon for kids. It had a ball room, toy dinosaurs everywhere, and books to read! I loved it, and had a great time getting my hair cut.

Next, we drove to the mall so Daddy could get HIS long hair shortened a bit. Unfortunately, the place he went really screwed it up badly... so he had to go to another place to get it fixed. Meanwhile, Mommy and I bumped into Julie and James and Sarah - I didn't wanna leave them! The only way my folks could get me to go home was to promise me sushi for Mommy's birthday dinner!

Said birthday dinner was pretty amazing, despite me being a little exhausted and amped-up. But whatever, it was great. By the time we got back to the parking lot, a birthday gnome was waiting for Mommy in the car...

Listening to: War Child presents Heroes

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Anger Management

[As transcribed by Daddy]

The biggest news today? It was NICE outside! An actual lovely spring day! Mommy and I took full advantage of it by heading out to her Doctor's appointment early and taking our time. Once we were there, I kept busy by wearing a pair of latex gloves. Sounds kinda boring, but to me, it was awesome. The receptionist showed me a model(?) of human fat. It was pretty weird.

After we got home and had some lunch (I pretended the subway was a dragon again) I rode my tricycle out front. I'm getting too big for it, and didn't wanna cross the street... Mommy taught me some deep-breathing anger management techniques fr when I'd get frustrated on the thing (which happens often). The deep breathing worked!

I got to stay up tonight in order to wait for Grandpa to come home from Las Vegas. He brought me a little toy puppy and a light-up nametag... but I was mostly just happy to see him.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Allergic to Wheat

Commercial Dinner
Originally uploaded by Clover_1
[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I went to the drug store this morning - and along the waym we decided to use our imaginations - something we didn't stop doing all day long. I pretended to be the "Young Princess", and Mommy was the "Beautiful Queen"... we pretended that the road was shark-infested waters, and that we had many adventures there-and-back.

Later in the day, the Beautiful Queen and I rode in the belly of a Dragon (the Subway) to the Naturopath, who took a look at my rash and gave me the results of my tests from a few weeks ago - apparently, I'm allergic to wheat. No fooling. Looks like my diet's gonna have to change...

On the way home, I befriended an autistic boy (his Mommy told my Mommy that the conversation he & I had is the longest he sustained with another kid) and then I slept on the busride home.

Leslie joined us for dinner - I was pretty wacky and full of beans (due to exhaustion). Check the video clip above... it sort of sums up how I'm doin'.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Anatomically Correct / Incorrect

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I headed off to my last Playschool of the term this morning... once I got there I was so excited to see the huge spread of food, I tried to eat absolutely all of it! When I arrived, I told Emily we were having a party and that Mom made muffins. She spontaneously erupted into a "Party! Muffins!" chant. I gave my Playschool teachers some drawings, and Mommy gave them some crafts - I think they really liked them.

After we came home, I drew a whole lot of... um... shall we say "anatomically correct" pictures of dogs, and "anatomically incorrect" pictures of boys. Er... it's hard to explain, but let me just say that my parents think the pictures are pretty funny.

My rash is bad again - as per the naturopath's suggestion, Mommy gave me a really awesome massage to helpfully ease it up a bit/ I dunno if it worked, but I've already request that Mommy give me a massage every night from now on. It was so awesome, I barely registered Daddy coming in from his location scout.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Lady

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I only did a little bit of the usual humdrum today - there was the usual watching television, playing, and game-playing... but for some reason I woke up today just wanting to learn how to write. Mommy obliged, and we spent a really good chunk of time learning letters and printing and stuff. Later on, I went to my art class, which was fun - Madeline and I were inseparable. Mommy really realized just how tall and strong I am for a kid my age when comparing me to the other kids. At the end of the day, while Mommy and Daddy ran some errands, I made dinner with Gammy and Nee-Nee.

The biggest event of the day, though, had to be the amazing artwork that just poured out of me. Not only did I draw an astounding portrait of Gammy that looks absolutely fantastic - it really looks like her - but I also made some fantastic drawings and pictures to give to my playschool instructors tomorrow.

My family is both astounded and delighted at my quickly-developing artistic ability. Oh - and my handwriting, too!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Pool Enthusiasum

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a nice quiet day today which is good because it's waaaay too cold outside. I missed Grandpa... I was hoping to hang out with him today and look at pictures of rubber duckies on the computer with him. It's just something we like to do. I hope he's having a good time at his convention.

Mommy and I played some board games watched a little bit of television, did some drawing, read some books, and even played some video games. Eventually, it was time for my swimming class, which was awesome! I have so much fun there - we practiced putting our faces in the water and blowing bubbles and stuff. I think my enjoyment in the pool intimidates some of the other kids.

Daddy was really really late coming home from work, but he was at least home in time to read us both to sleep.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Meowing Tiger, Arthritic Jaguar

Originally uploaded by Clover_1
[As transcribed by Daddy]

To celebrate Daddy waking up, Mommy made us all fancy French toast for breakfast, and it was pretty awesome. We then hopped into the car and drove off to do some location scouting - Daddy's working on a series of commercials and spots for work without the benefit of a production company, so... Mommy and I helped him out by scouting some long highways and looking for suitable tollbooths.

That was boring, though - so I napped. When I woke, we were at the zoo! Awesome! We pretty much had the whole place to ourselves - probably because it was a million degrees below zero. Still, we got to see some neat stuff, like a really loud, meowing tiger, friendly orangutans, and arthritic jaguars.

We grabbed some cheeseburgers for lunch / dinner at Harvey's... good stuff, even though they made Daddy kinda sick (his own fault). We had a nice drive home, and I got to stay up later than usual and just hang out with my parents (Grandpa's in Las Vegas!).

Listening to: Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Continued

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Where's Wonder Woman?

[As transcribed by Daddy]

After getting fairly upset with Daddy for sleeping in today, he and I eventually had a nice morning of playing video games and playing Doctor with my stuffed animals. After some lunch, my folks and I drove downtown to see a play written by a bunch of little kids (in a program run by Daddy's friend Kristin) - we were almost 20 minutes late, but that's okay, because she show started 20 minutes late. The show was a lot of fun, but I was under the impression that Wonder Woman was gonna be in it for some reason.

Immediately afterwards, we drove back east and stopped at the nice Greek restaurant we went to for Grandpa's birthday two months ago. We had a really nice early dinner... and then, for a surprise, Mommy and Daddy took me to an ice cream restaurant for dessert! It was amazing there... we all shared a giant banana split...

...and it may be the last time we ever do that. Despite my total exhaustion and erratic emotional behaviour, I just could not sit still or fall asleep. The dessert had to be the culprit!

Listening to: Ben Folds - Stems & Seeds

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!