Wednesday, March 31, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy]

Basil had a better day today! He was far from being his normal self, but he had a bit more energy and was slightly more active. It really looks as though he's going to be having good days and bad days.

School was fun today - I quarreled a bit with Cheyenne, but it was no big deal. I played with some of the older kids, who seem to think I'm cool.

During dinner, my family and I watched the cooking show Ricardo & Friends - I do a really great impression of him, and it always makes Daddy laugh (I even do his French accent). I also invented a cute catch phrase to punctuate my jokes. "I don't like Dinner," I began, and then threw my hands up and said "Jooooo-kiiiiing." We traded a few more quips and jokes, and I made my folks laugh out loud with "Today at school I spent all day exploring my butt. Joooooo-kiiiiing." Daddy managed to stop laughing and corrected me: "Clover, what do we not talk about during dinner?" I replied "Oh, right. Today at school I spent all day exploring... ...not my butt. Jooooo-kiiiiing."

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Lulu

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Basil had a pretty rough morning and a worse night - Mommy and Daddy were both pretty exhausted because they were alternately up with him. I watched some television, had some lunch, and then went to school, which was good! I stayed away from the girl that was being mean to me. The boys knocked me down on the playground but it was an accident, so no problem.

Mommy made sure to pay a lot of attention to me in the afternoon - I think she's a little worried that I was feeling neglected due to Basil's health issues. We had a great time in my room - Basil layed on my bed and watched us.

I played with Gammy in the evening, had a nice dinner with my folks, watched some television, and at bedtime Daddy read one of the books they got for me over the weekend - 'Saying Goodbye to Lulu', a book about a little girl who's dog gets old and dies, and then she's sad. I liked the book so much I asked him to read it three times in a row!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Rube Goldberg Machines

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Daddy was asleep when I spontaneously started helping Mommy with the spring cleaning... he missed a great photo opportunity the time I started washing the windows in the living room. Oh well!

Basil had something of a better day today - his breathing was a little easier to listen to, and he seemed slightly less uncomfortable. Slightly. After lunch today, we watched a movie on TV and then drove down to the beaches - we went to the butcher, got some coffee, and then walked over to the kid's bookstore. While I looked at toys and stuff, my folks looked for suitable kids books about grief and dealing with death.

We all had a nice afternoon - there was more spring cleaning, some video games, and a lot of playing in my room, where I constructed several very complicated Rube Goldberg machines out of Tinkertoys.

Also, Kristen sent through the fruits of her clinical interview assignment (on the topic of friendship) with me. Here's a selection:

K: So when you meet people do you have a feeling that you’ll be friends with them for a long time or little time?
C: For a long time I had that feeling, for like 800 years.
K: So what you mean-
C: Let me tell you something-
K: Yeah?
C: I can count to like 100.
K: What? That’s awesome.
C: Claire can count to 1000.
K: Claire? Do you think so?
C: Yes. She counts to 1000, 100 times.

Listening to: Greenberg - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Earth Hour at Bedtime

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a nice morning watching Saturday Morning Cartoons and playing video games and eating cereal and stuff... and then Mommy and Daddy had to take Basil to the vet again, so I wet to Gammy and Grandpa's place and drew cool pictures with extremely smelly markers.

Mommy and Daddy returned with Basil and some medicine to open his bronchi up a bit - we now have a second vets opinion that Basil's lungs are absolutely full of cancer, so the trick is to make him as comfy as possible (because breathing is rally hard for the little fella) until the vets consult and possibly put him on a 'homeopathic detox.' We all just enjoy as much time with him as we can, but at the same time we want HIM to enjoy it as much as possible.

We all stayed home and had a quiet Saturday - Daddy fell asleep on the couch while I watched a movie. We had a nice dinner, tried to keep Basil well-medicated, and then celebrated Earth Hour by shutting off all the power right when it was my bedtime.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Being Extra Nice to Basil

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Yeah, it was another rough night for Basil - Mommy and Daddy had a hard time sleeping as a result, because all they could do was listen to his uneven, laboured breathing. Poor little fella.

I'm happy to report that school today was much much better. The teacher kept a pretty close eye on me and the girl that's been giving me a rough time. At one point she tried to bother me but I just walked away, and another time she asked me to play - but I still just walked away.

Mommy and Daddy and I have been talking about Basil and how sick he is and what it means for our family, and it's been making us all pretty sad. He had another vet appointment tomorrow, but in the meantime I've been trying to keep focused on happy times with him and have been making sure I shower him with extra love.

For example we had a pizza dinner tonight - we all let Basil have more table scraps than he normally would have.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Worst Day at School Ever

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Tough one today - Daddy's not sure how to 'transcribe' this one. I was quick to call today the "worst day ever at school" because it really seems as though the teasing and stuff I was getting from this one kid (who, again, shall go nameless) is getting pretty out of hand and unacceptable.

Mommy picked me up from school and watched the one girl pick on me and call me names and say awful things to me - in order to get a rise out of me - and just watched me collapse in despair and really cry. She took me home and made me an awesome snack and helped me feel better... we watched a great movie, and the rest of the day was okay, aside form the poor dog collapsing on us left and right.

Mrs. MacIntosh is fed up with this girl's behaviour actually referred to it as 'bullying' and plans to put a stop to it. My parents are obviously upset... I mean, they're confused and surprised that it happens at such an early age (We're four year old little girls, for goodness' sake), but also want to defend me and protect me any way they can. I try to just walk away from the girl, but she just follows and harasses me - she even tried to get me to hit my friend Cheyenne, which was awful!

Let's hope there are positive developments soon. Something is causing this girl to act out, so obviously it has to be handled delicately.

Growing up is hard. Is it over soon?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Singing Vet

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I took Basil to the vet this morning - since we had to wait so long last time, Mommy had the foresight to bring lunch and activities for me to do. Eventually we saw the vet, who - much to the surprise of the lab technicians - sang to me. On the way home from the vet, Basil kinda collapsed again. Poor fella.

Mommy took me to school, where we sang songs about recycling. Afterwards, I played with all the boys - we pretended to be superheroes. I was 'Pink Robin', and thus one of the boys was inspired to be 'Pink Spiderman.'

Mommy has noticed that when I play with the boys, there's far less drama compared to when I play with all the girls. No idea why... just sayin'.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mrs. Charles

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Basil had a rough night, and as a result so did Mommy - he was kinda in rough shape today, which made Mommy kinda sad. She took me aside to let me know that if he's really really sick, she's going to need me to put up with and understand her being, and she told me that she'd be needing an awful lot of hugs. I told her I'd take care of it.

School was great - gym and library day! Awesome! After Mommy came to pick me up, we quite accidentally found my lost pair of red Vancouver Olympic mittens, which was a nice surprise.

After Daddy came home from (a super awful day of) work, I pretended that Cinnamon Bunny (who I recently nicknamed "Mr. Charles") and I were going to get married. I picked out a wedding dress and then took my fiancee out for an imaginary dinner to celebrate the occasion.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

License to Giggle

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It was back to school today! I was really happy to see my friends, except for the one (who shall go nameless) that keeps telling me that I'm ugly or that has been picking on me. My other friend scribbled all over the butt of my pants with a blue marker, which we all thought was pretty hilarious.

I had a nice day at home with Mommy - we took care of the dog, who is still having bladder issues. I listened to my new iPod a lot, which was fun. Anyway, after Daddy came home from work, he took us all to our dentist appointment.

Dr. Hilton told me my tooth inspection was gonna tickle, which gave me license to laugh and giggle so much that everyone in the entire dentist's office could hear me. Afterwards, Daddy and I hung out at the mall and ate chips like a couple of mallrats.

Monday, March 22, 2010

First iPod

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We all had a good morning today - I did a lot of colouring with Mommy, and after Daddy recovered from sleeping on one of his arms last night (rendering him temporarily paralyzed on one side) we all enjoyed a nice lunch together.

Eventually we got our act together and did some errands - Daddy bought a new pair of shoes, and then we all went to the bookstore to look for some odds and ends. Mommy would like to mention that a certain portion of shoppers at Bayview Village really need to learn how to mind their manners and understand that they aren't the center of the universe and need to be considerate.

Gammy and Grandpa got back from their week-long vacation by the time we got home - I spent a lot of time in the afternoon visiting with them. Mommy made us all a delicious dinner, I drew more great pictures, and hid the iPod my Grandparents bought for me somewhere in my bedroom...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Vacation Defeated

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We had lots of plans today - hiking, traveling, driving through the province, hitting the Bruce trail - unfortunately, it snowed. That's right - snow. First day of spring, a week of warm weather hovering around the twenty degree Celcius mark... and it still snowed today.

Mommy and I watched a movie this morning, which I absolutely loved and danced all the way through. Eventually we got Daddy out of bed after making him cupcakes, but his cold was still bad and the utter defeat of his vacation was looming pretty heavily on his mind. Didn't stop him from running errands for us, even if he was too sick to drive.

Also, he took me to the mall in the afternoon for some bubble tea. We had a pretty good time, I guess - I was happy. We came home and I played video games and watched TV and Mommy made me a new jacket.

Listening to: Orbital - The Altogether

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Seaton Trail XII

Nuthin's Better Than Salmon
Originally uploaded by Clover_1
[As transcribed by Daddy]

We had lots of plans today - hiking, traveling, driving through the province, hitting the Bruce trail - unfortunately, Daddy is still pretty sick, and we're still trying to take it kinda easy on Basil. So Mommy and I let Daddy sleep in (funny thing - I had a rough night and slept with Mommy, so I woke up to find Daddy in MY bed).

After lunch we decided to try to take advantage of the warm weather and go out regardless. Honestly speaking, Daddy was probably too sick to drive, but he got us out to our favourite playground by the Seaton Trail without incident. I played and played and played on the playground, ate potato chips, and went for a little hike (like 5 mins) with my family along the river.

We rented some movies on the (long) drive home, and watched one of them while we ate dinner. Daddy passed out in the middle of it (must be all those cold meds) and I got bored. But hey - at least I got to stay up a bit!

Listening to: Local Natives - Gorilla Manor

Friday, March 19, 2010

Nuthin's Better Than Salmon

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We had lots of plans today - hiking, traveling, driving through the province, hitting the Bruce trail - unfortunately, Basil had an urgent vet appointment, so we ended up taking him there and WAITING for something like an hour before the vet could see him. We made friends with the other dogs in the waiting room.

The vet needed to keep Basil there to run some more expensive tests, so we begrudgingly left him there, went home, and nervously waited to pick him up again. In the meantime, Daddy (who now has animal allergies to add to his illness tally) took fun photos of me, and I did a lot of playing in the back yard - I wrote and performed a song called "Nuthin's Better Than Salmon." Watch this space for the music video!

We picked Basil up in the afternoon and brought him home and will wait for the results. In the meantime, we showered him with love, apologized for leaving him so long, and had a quiet evening. Hopefully I don't have any more bad dreams, like the one I had last night where I was a rotting apple.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Old Dog

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We had lots of plans today - hiking, traveling, driving through the province, hitting the Bruce trail - unfortunately, Daddy's become pretty sick and had a chiropractor's appointment, so Mommy and I hung out in the back yard and played and raked and stuff.

After lunch, Daddy got all medicated, and then we decided to try heading to the beach since the weather was so nice. We hit up the ice cream store, the toy store, and the bookstore before heading home - poor Basil hasn't been eating, is mopey and tired, and has been having a really really really hard time going up a flight of stairs or running up a hill. We've made another vet appointment for him tomorrow. We think he's just getting oooold.

When we came home, we showered the dog with affection, played some video games, Daddy had a nap, and we all watched a DVD. We all stayed up and snuggled together on the couch and watched television together, too. Daddy got a really bizarre rash and allergic reaction on is arm from resting it on the dog, though.

Listening to: The White Strips - Under Great White Northern Lights

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Reading to my Toys

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We had lots of plans today - hiking, traveling, driving through the province, hitting the Bruce trail - unfortunately, Basil got kinda sick and Mommy decided we all needed to focus on tackling housework instead.

After lunch, we tried to make the best of the day and drove out to Halton Hills to hit a Bruce side trail. It was muddy and mucky (and even a little icy in places) and Basil was pretty slow-going, so we only hiked for about 45 minutes before heading home. By the time we got home, Daddy's back had seized up (from his marathon saunter the other day) and the sniffle I gave had turned onto a full-on head cold. I swear, Mommy and Daddy have been sick more times since I started kindergarten then they have in their entire lives.

I played in my room (I even read 'Captain Underpants' to Cinnamon Bunny and Annabelle) and let Daddy snooze on the couch while we waited for dinner, which I eventually finished in order to help finish off the remainder of the Adrenal Gland Cake.

We came home and then headed back out to do the grocery shopping. Unfortunately, Daddy was running on very little food - and we all know what happens when you start grocery shopping on an empty stomach. That's right - you empty out the entire grocery store. I had a bath before bed, too.

Listening to: Pavement - Quarantine The Past

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Emptying Out The Supermarket

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We had lots of plans today - hiking, traveling, driving through the province, hitting the Bruce trail - unfortunately, Daddy got sidelined by some work issues (over his holiday!!!) that needed his full attention. So he took a conference call while walking through the neighbourhood whole Mommy and I had an average morning.

After lunch, Daddy and I played some video games, and then we took Mommy to the outdoor mall to let her do some birthday shopping. I was pretty full of beans, and tried to tear the place down while Mommy tried on sunglasses.

We came home and then headed back out to do the grocery shopping. Unfortunately, Daddy was running on very little food - and we all know what happens when you start grocery shopping on an empty stomach. That's right - you empty out the entire grocery store.

Listening to: Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks

Monday, March 15, 2010

Captain Underpants

[As transcribed by Daddy]

The clocks went BACK an hour last night, and it only ended up getting us all confused about what time it was today. Daddy didn't end up getting out of bed until the afternoon as a result.

We all had a good morning and a nice lunch. We had a bit of a break in the bad weather so that I could go outside and swing on my swing, which was nice. Daddy got an aggravating email from work, took care of it, and then we all went to the bookstore for some retail therapy. We all got some books and magazines and stuff, and some coffee.

We headed home, where I was quite suddenly full of beans for the remainder of the day. We had pancakes and bacon for dinner, watched some television, and I danced around the apartment for hours.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Decorative Canine Adrenal Gland Cake

[As transcribed by Daddy]

The wind and rain were pretty heavy outside today, making it virtually impossible to go outside. Luckily, Daddy had a big project to do today - he had to make Mommy's birthday cake. We all went to the supermarket, braving the elements to get baking ingredients, and then came home and got to work.

See the above photo - first, he made the fondant, then the cake mix, then he baked the cakes, then he iced everything and applied the filling, draped it with the fondant, decorated the fondant, and painted it. It was ugly - the world's very first decorative cake in the form of a canine adrenal gland - but I absolutely loved eating it. Daddy's first ever baking project was really weird, but also funny and successful.

I stayed up a little extra late to eat it, which meant my emotional capacity was stretched to the limit. I was so worried that Nee-Nee was gonna think the cake looked gross that I had a bit of a meltdown when she joined us for a slice. I got over it when I realized she thought it was cool. Weird, but cool.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today is Mommy's birthday! Daddy and I made her breakfast in bed this morning, and then Gammy and Grandpa drove off on their vacation, which made me sad the first three times I went looking for them at their place throughout the day.

School was good - I told everyone that it was my Mommy's birthday today, and by coincidence it was also Mrs. Macintosh's birthday! Wow! Anyway, once I came home from school (bringing with me a drawing for Mommy with the headline "HAPPYBRTHDAYFRUMCLOVER") I made sure Mommy got all dressed up to go out to dinner.

After I gave Mommy her birthday present - a beat-draped table lamp I picked out especially for her - Daddy took us all out for sushi - we went to Mikado, and I was on my best behaviour and was pretty adventurous with my food. I even ate the salmon roe!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wacky Hair Dance-A-Thon

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was the school "Wacky Hair Dance-A-Thon"... in order to raise money for a bird / butterfly sanctuary, we had to collect pledges and then have a dance-a-thon after doing our hair up in crazy hairdos and stuff. Mommy gave me braids on one side of my head, and a bun on the other side of my head.

The dance itself was great - they turned out the lights, gave us glow-sticks, and played fun music (The Hokey Pokey, "I Like To Move It", etc). Daddy thought it sounded like an elementary school rave. I had a blast! I loved it!

When Daddy came home from work and we got some dinner, he took me shopping (at my request) for a birthday present for Mommy. I can't go into details here (in case Mommy reads this), but we found what we were looking for. We had a good time.

Listening to: Broken Bells - Broken Bells

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Goodnight, Everybody!"

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Nothing amazing to mention about this morning - there were a few issues at school today, though, where one girl was calling me things like 'ugly' or 'not very pretty' (it's hard for my parents to get a straight story out of me and discern exactly what I was said) in order to make me upset, and it worked. This girl (who shall go nameless) probably has older siblings who pick on her, and we know she's got a new baby at home that's probably making her a little upset, so I'm trying to handle it as best as I can. But believe me - if it was me talking to other kids that way and MY parents got wind of it, it would end.

I didn't have much of an appetite at dinner, but afterwards Daddy and I had an awful lot of fun dancing to music, teaching each other really weird and simple magc tricks, watching television, and doing really funny voices... not to mention impressions of my favourite television commercial.

Listening to: Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Noodle?

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy slept in a bit today, so I kept myself busy with some early morning video games. We had a good morning, and then I went to school after lunch - today we went to the library and to the gym, but Mr. Sheffle wasn't in... and just who his replacement was is hard for my folks to discern. Every time I tell them that we had subs named "Mr. and Mrs. Noodle" I burst into a fit of giggles. Nobody has any idea what I'm talking about.

After I came home from school Mommy made up for not taking me bike riding yesterday by taking me for a nice jaunt around the block today. Grandpa and Basil joined us, which was quite lovely.

Dinner was good - afterwards I had a bath, and then was so wound up from the AMAZINGLY AWESOME BATH that I pretty much refused to go to sleep.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Who are all these kids?!

[As transcribed by Dadd]

Mommy and I had a good morning and everything, and decided to really take advantage of the wonderful weather by heading over to the school playground a little bit earlier than usual. That place was packed like none of us had ever seen before! I don't even know who all those kids were... nice springtime weather seems to bring every kid under six out of the woodwork.

School was fine - nothing all that important to report, really. I had another crazy long playtime in the playground afterwards, and then Mommy and Basil and I headed home. We were gonna go for a bike ride, but Mommy suddenly got a really bad headache and had to recouperate on the couch. We watched a DVD and stuff, it was fine.

Daddy came home from work a little later than usual, and made us all dinner. He managed not to make a horrible perversion of nature out of the taco salad the same way he ruined spaghetti for everyone.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Ray, Kristin, Jim, Lisa, Nick

Drawing and Dancing
Originally uploaded by Clover_1
[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was Oscar day, so Mommy spent the better part of the day cleaning, tidying, making food, getting snacks ready, and just generally being productive, and Daddy spent a good chunk of the day working. I laye din my room, watched some TV, had some snacks, and managed to use the computer when Daddy wasn't looking.

In the afternoon I roe my bike around the 'hood a bit (the weather was awesome) and went grocery shopping with my parents - using the shopping list that *I* wrote myself! A huge crowd of strangers at Starbucks loved my shopping list ('Meat', 'Pork', 'Ham', 'Bacon', 'Grape Juice') and I got a lot of high-fives for it.

Once we got home, Ray came over (he brought me new toys!), Kristin and Jim came over, Lisa came over, and Nick came over - we all had a big dinner and had a grand old time. Kristin interviewed me for her class and we played in my room, which was great. Coincidentally, while we were hanging out, Daddy's episode of Cash Cab FINALLY happened to air. I was more concerned with playing with Kristin.

Right before bed, my intestines decided they didn't want to play nice... which made the first few minutes of the annual Oscar party pretty eventful.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Winter Saunter

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a nice morning of cartoons on television, video games on the computer and on Daddy's iPhone, breakfast, a visit with my Grandparents and toys in my room.

After lunch, Mommy and Daddy and Basil and I took advantage of the nice, warm weather and melting snow, and drove out to Eldred King Woodlands for a hike though the woods. It was pretty good - but I wasn't exactly into moving very fast, and kept a pretty leisurely pace. It wasn't so much a 'hike' as a 'saunter'. Luckily Daddy's acid reflux was the worst it's been in 15 years, so he left a trail back to the car that was very easy to follow.

We had a long drive home and a quiet evening. I played with toy cars in my room and with Daddy's iPhone some more before bed. I'm really looking forward to seeing Kristin and Jim tomorrow!

Listening to: Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Back to the Bones

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was a P.A. day (no school) so Mommy finally indulged me and took me somewhere I've been asking to go for weeks and weeks - the dinosaur Museum!

We saw a lot in there this time around, including the meteorites, the Egyptian section (I liked the Mummies), the hall of biodiversity, and the customary dinosaur stuff... unfortunately it seemed like every other kid in the city had the day off too, because the place was packed and some of the older kids were getting on my nerves. The revamped batcave (no pun intended) was particularly difficult. All in all, we spent a few hours, I educated a few strangers on pterosaurs, and got pretty worn out.

We stopped at the Carrot for a few groceries, and then called on my grandparents for a ride home. Dinner was nice, but it was clear to everyone that I was pretty worn out after an exciting and busy day!

Friday, March 05, 2010

The Primate Misunderstanding

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I used the computer, drew an awesome drawing on my easel, and watched a little bit of television today before going to school (with a weird snack request: a whole, unsalted cucumber). My friend Grace was in a bad mood today - I recognized this and tried to be her friend, but she wasn't really into it. Poor thing.

After I got home from school, Mommy went back there to have a conference with Mrs. Bartlett - you know, get the human, non-mechanical of my report card. She had nothing but good things to say, and replayed a cute story... apparently earlier last week I made a friend mad by calling her a 'monkey'. Mrs. Bartlett explained that I was TRYING to tell my friend that we were all (as in all humans) were primates and last of the 'great apes' but my friend just thought I was calling her and her family 'monkeys'.

It's nice to discover that that school drama is simply due to the fact that I'm more of an intellectual compared to the other four-year-olds.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

First Report Card

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was alright - once again Daddy was home from work, so I had to fight with him to get to use the computer. Instead of being glued to the Mac, Mommy made sure that we got in some quality home educational time... we did some of my workbooks, did some reading, some colouring, ate an educational lunch, and of course we went to school.

School was fun - I played 'Princess' with my friends and I got to be the 'Royal Baby.' A nice treat for my parents - I brought home my very very first ever report card! It was nice and very complimentary, but still my folks were somewhat disappointed that it wasn't handwritten like back in the olden days.

Mommy made a delicious dinner which Daddy and I devoured (this is the second night in a row that I've eviscerated my dinner... so my appetite is clearly back and healthy).

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy]

Daddy's work laptop is still broken, so... he stayed home and worked. And worked and worked and worked and worked. Man, I hardly saw that guy get up from the computer chair today! I wanted to use that thing, too!

School was good today, and afterwards, Mommy and I watched some movies and I played in my room and stuff. We coloured in some colouring books, I did some drawing - great stuff.

As a special treat, Mommy and Daddy decided to take me out for dinner tonight... we went back to Relish, which functions as a tapas bar in the evenings. We ate lots of delicious food, I drew some really cute drawings with my crayons, and I even got home in time for bed! Also, I made sure that Daddy would remember to make a note on the blog that I kept singing the 'Home Hardware' jingle in the car on the way to the restaurant.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Goodbye Olympics

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a hard time coping with things this morning. Little stuff would really set me off... maybe I didn't sleep enough last night. Who knows. Anyway, today was pretty good, aside from Cool Uncle Gareth having to go back to New York. I was sad to see him go!

School was pretty good today, too. I played with my friends, made a lot of crafts, and just generally had a great time. I went over to Gammy's place after school and we played together.

After Daddy got home from work, I told him about my favourite part of the Olympics - the 'Goodbye Olympics' song from the closing ceremony. The only thing... not only did I not watch the closing ceremonies, but there was no such song.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Go Canada!

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I took it pretty easy this morning - video games, television, that sort of thing. Eventually my folks got out of bed and we all had lunch together, followed by a trip to run a few errands... the weather was pretty nice, so I didn't wear a coat for most of it. We bought some groceries and drove around.

Once we got home, anticipation for Canada's impending date with hockey history was upon us! Daddy and Cool Uncle Gareth bought some snacks, we all set up in front of the television, and started watching the Gold Medal Olympic hockey game between the U.S. and Canada. As soon as I was finished my snack, I lost interest (about 10 mins into the first period).

Thankfully, we won! Everyone was so happy - not just in our house, but from coast-to-coast across the country. The medals were awarded, and then we all went over to Gammy and Grandpa's for a big family dinner of ribs, grits, and succotash.

Anyway, that's it for the Vancouver Olympics. We'll see if I even remember any of it years from now - but all in all, we enjoyed them. Yay Canada!

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!