Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Inflicting Facial Trauma

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Not a great day. Daddy was off on a big commercial shoot in Markham all day, so I didn't see him until ten minutes before I went to bed. Also, it was hot. Not just a little bit hot, but extremely hot. Dangerous hot. Toronto-is-running-out-of-electricity-because-of-all-the-people-cooling-their-houses hot. I don't like the heat that much... and the severe heat meant that we had to cancel a lot of tentative plans we had today.

We were gonna go to the splash pad, but that didn't happen. We were gonna see Claire and Julie and Sarah today, but that didn't happen. So yeah... I was disappointed. I'm hoping we can go to the Canadian National Exhibition, but the heat is supposed to be brutal again tomorrow, too.

To cap off a less-than-awesome day, I accidentally tore Mommy's nose ring off of her face while she was putting me to bed tonight. I was so freaked out I burst into tears.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pup Cake Returns

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We all had a nice morning, sleeping in with Mommy and Daddy. After breakfast and some playing in my room, we had a nice lunch, and then it was time for Mommy and I (mostly Mommy) to tidy up the house, while Daddy drove back out to Markham to pick up my toy Pup Cake, who I forgot at the bookstore yesterday.

Daddy was back 90s minutes later - I was really happy to see Pup Cake again. Claire and her Mom arrived, which was awesome - Claire and I played in my room and in the back yard, and we all sampled some of Mommy's home-made ice cream!

In the afternoon, I visited with my Gammy and Grandpa, did some drawing with Daddy, and walked over to the garden with Mommy, where we picked tomatoes. Nick came over after dinner, and I made fun of how bad he was at playing video games with Daddy. And then I fought going to sleep.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Whereabouts of Pup Cake

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and Daddy and I had a nice morning consisting of sleeping in, yogurt for breakfast, and old television. Eventually lunchtime rolled around - we ate leftovers from last night, and then headed out to take care of a few odds and ends! I brought my little stuffed toy 'Pup Cake' along for the ride.

All week long, I'd been asking to go to the craft store, so we drove out to Markham and visited the Michael's out there. We got a few odds and ends, and then went to the bookstore before driving south to the garden centre, where we looked for Venus Flytraps and bought some grass seed.

On the way to the grocery store, I realized that I had left Pup Cake in the bookstore in Markham. Oops! Daddy's gonna have to drive out and get him tomorrow. Anyway, we did the groceries, the butcher, and then came home and had some dinner.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Waspy Pears

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I spent most of the morning looking forward to going pear picking in the afternoon. Sure enough, after lunch, we walked through the park and over to the designated meeting area for the Not Far from the Tree organization, which puts together volunteer-based fruit-picking excursions.

We walked over to the nearby pear trees, only to discover that the place was completely infested with angry wasps. I did manage to get a few pears, but had to go and sadly sit on the sidewalk and eat one far away from the insects. I made friends with the organizer Alana, who was stung multiple times.

After Daddy got home from work (a bit early today) he took us to a nice gluten-free Thai restaurant, where I ate a lot of gluten-free noodles!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hot Dogs and Homeopathic Pharmaceuticals

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I were invited to go and visit Claire and her Mom for lunch, so we walked over... and on the way we met a neighbour of ours who unexpectedly gave us a free homeopathic cold medicine sample (!).

I had a nice visit with Claire, but our Moms got the impression that we were kinda getting on each others' nerves slightly. So, whatever - we both had some delicious hot dogs for lunch and then Mommy and I headed out to take care of some shopping... fabric and stuff.

We went over to the garden in the afternoon to collect more cucumbers and eggplants - I brought Cinnamon Bunny with me. Actually, after dinner, I brought Cinnamon Bunny with me when I joined my folks on a quest to buy new jogging sneakers (since they've been regularly jogging for two weeks now). I got some hot chocolate from Starbucks on the way home.

Listening to: !!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blue & Yellow

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I had a pretty quiet day today - we made candles out of acorns, which I thought was pretty awesome. We played board games, and I watched probably too much television.

Interestingly, while going for a walk with Mommy today, I thought up a little story and told her about it. "I imagined a story," I began, "Where we went to Nana's house... I was wearing my black and white stripey shirt, and Daddy was wearing his stripey shirt. Nana was wearing orange overalls and asked me if I would help her with the corn."

"What was I wearing," asked Mommy. "You were dressed pretty weird," I told her. "You were wearing your yellow t-shirt with blue jeans."

"That's not weird", she replied. "Blue jeans go with anything!"

"They do?" I asked, followed by "Do blue and yellow go together?"

Just then a woman walked past us wearing turquoise shorts and a yellow t-shirt. "THEY DO GO TOGETHER", I excitedly announced to the whole city, pointing at the woman.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Yellow Baby

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Just a general comment... during the course of any given day, I do a lot of talking. Anybody who knows me knows that I always have something to say, and don't hesitate to say it. In fact, you could say that I manage to pretty much fill a full day with idle chatter. Anyway, today I somehow managed to do better, and increase my monologue production rate by at least 300%. I couldn't stop talking! I just couldn't! At one point, Mommy had to ask me to go and play in my room, just so she could get a little bit of peace and quiet.

This morning the two of us went over to the market, and we brought home a yellow baby watermelon, which neither Daddy or I had any idea even existed prior to seeing it at the table for dinner.

Also, Mommy and I went over to the garden, where we picked some fully-grown eggplants.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Science Centre

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Ursula was over again, this time dry-walling and then jackhammering the floor away in the furnace room. Since it was kinda noisy and clearly disturbing me, Mommy suggested that we get outta the house and head off to the Ontario Science Centre!

Once we got there, we checked out the Harry Potter Exhibit, which was really overpriced, but still pretty cool. I was particularly taken with the little demonstration of the Sorting Hat, and some other odds and ends here and there. Mommy liked it to...

...and then it was all downhill from there for her. I had a good enough time throughout the rest of the afternoon in the Science Centre proper, but Mommy found it hard to put up with the crowds, the rude children, the noise level, the rude children, the chaos, and especially the rude children. I'm happy to report that I was perfectly well behaved, despite an increasing sense of exhaustion.

I had fun with a little stage set-up they had going, where kids could choose a song and play along with instruments. Unfortunately the kids around me kept choosing the same annoying song over and over and over again, which sickened us to such an extent that we went home.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Meat Muffins

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a whole bunch of ideas concerning what we'd all do today, include going to see the dinosaurs at the museum, going for a train ride, and going to the craft store out in Brampton or buying ice cream and stuff. Unfortunately, we had more practical things to do... like grocery shopping.

After lunch, Daddy drove us out to the comic book store to buy some boxes, and then we drove across town to Loew's to look at paints and carpet cleaner. We drove over to the kid's clothing store, but my patience and manners were running somewhat thin, so we hit the grocery store and got me home as quickly as possible.

Once we were back, Mommy and I watched the first part of the Lord of the Rings movies, which I enjoyed thoroughly. We made some meat loaf for dinner (we didn't have a usable tray available, so we used a muffin tray instead)... so we had "Meat Muffins" for dinner.

Listening to: Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Salmon Balls

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I fell out of my bed last night... so I joined my folks in theirs, instead. Somehow we all managed to get a pretty good night's sleep! Once we were all up and ready to start the day, we drove out to the butcher's, where Mommy got some delicious smoked salmon, which Daddy and I had for lunch. I also got caught rolling mine up like a ball and playing with it, getting fish-smell everywhere.

I also requested that we go downtown today... so my folks drove me to Toronto's historic distillery district. I guess I had a good time... I mean, I DID get some ice cream out of it. But all in all I was a little bit complainy. Lots of strangers commented on the lovely rainbow wings I wore, though.

We all had a quiet afternoon and a lovely dinner while we watched television, which I had trouble sitting through.

Listening to: Aberfeldy - Young Forever

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hungarian Cabbage

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Claire came over today! It was quite the pleasant surprise... she and her Mommy dropped off to return the ice cream maker that they borrowed a while back. I got to play with Claire, which was really cool, even if they didn't end up staying very long. A few minutes after they left, they came back AGAIN (Claire forgot her hat) which made me, like, three times happier than the first time they arrived!

Ursula was over to work on the furnace room some more, and brought along home Hungarian cabbage that nobody expected me to like (I hate sauerkraut), but I did. I felt quite privileged to have Ursula drive Mommy and I over to the park entrance, so that we could visit our vegetable garden.

On the way back from the garden I kinda fell and scuffed my leg, but it's no big deal... I'm okay. I'm doing far better than my bedroom carpet in any case, which seems to be suffering from water damage and the smell that goes along with that.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Homemade Unicorn

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Sorry about yesterday's blog post - Mommy spilled coffee all over the keyboard and destroyed it. The good news is that we have a new one!

Anyway, after yesterday's coffee incident, the time she was bitten by the neighbour's cat, and the fact that the other neighbour's tree fell on our house in the middle of the night, we decided to just play it safe and stay at home today. Mommy got a lot of much-needed housework done, and I pranced around in the lovely set of rainbow-coloured 'wings' Mommy made for me.

Actually, in a fun blast of creative inspiration, I fashioned a unicorn horn out of construction paper and strapped it to my Martha toy's head. Afterwards, I helped Mommy put together a tomato tart for dinner (using the tomatoes from our garden and tomatoes generously donated by Ursula).

Listening to: Doctor Who Series 4 - Original Television Soundtrack

Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Liteig To: Te Bir Te Bee - R Gu re ot Jut Te Future

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Splinter and Monica Removal

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I went to the local farmer's market and got some odds and ends, which was good (as usual). We came home and played in the tent in the back yard, and somehow I managed to get a pretty tiny splinter in my foot. Mommy used some trickery and sneakiness (hiding the needle she used from my field of view) to remove it, so there were no meltdowns or coping mechanism failures.

I tried working on a birthday card for Cheyenne, but nothing was really coming out the way I planned, so I kinda got somewhat upset over that. In the late afternoon, I went over to the garden with Mommy - we stayed there too long for my liking.

I was happy, however, that Mommy painstakingly removed the embroidered monogram 'Monica' from the pink backpack I picked out at LL Bean while we were on vacation. Too bad... everyone thought it was funny that I picked out a backpack that said 'Monica'.

Listening to: Mae - (a)fternoon

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuna Helping

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a pretty quiet day today. Mommy didn't really want me playing video games or watching TV very much - I suggested making a fort or something. We thought that was a great idea, and set up the tent in the back yard, where we read books together. It was really nice! Mommy and I took a break from the fort to go to the toy store to buy a birthday present for Cheyenne, but when we were home it was back to the fort / tent for dinner.

Speaking of dinner, I noticed the meal Grandpa was preparing for his dinner - I ran over to our place to tell Mommy about how delicious "Tuna Helping" looked and asked that we have it sometime in the future.

When Mommy was putting me to bed, she told me she wished that I would have a lovely day tomorrow and would grow to be a happy and great person. I told her that I wished she would leave the room so that I could sleep!

Listening to: The Bird And The Bee - The Bird And The Bee

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to Normal

[As transcribed by Daddy]

So, things are pretty much back to normal today. Mommy was off to her garden this morning, and Daddy drove downtown to return the rental car... so Grandpa and I drove after him to pick him up and take him back home.

Daddy made me a quick lunch - he and Mommy are on a strict dietary regimen after our food-filled vacation, so snacking was quite limited today. We all went grocery shopping and made a quick run to the butcher, but other than that, Daddy spent a good chunk of the day sorting through vacation photographs and updating the blog for the past week. He did give me a new Doctor Who toy, so that kept me busy.

Dinner was lovely this evening - once it was over, I was full of pent-up kinetic energy. It might have something to do with the ridiculous thunderstorm we suddenly had thrust on us in the late afternoon... a thunderstorm that caused flooding in our kitchen and bathroom.

Listening to: Best Coast - Crazy For You

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thank Heavens for Saltwater Taffy

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We were out of our hotel and had the car packed and loaded (goodness, but did we ever buy a lot of books on this trip) and set off for Nana and Jim's temporary NH residence pretty early (after a stop at the donut store for some fuel and horrible customer service). We had a nice visit with them, and then we were off on our way home again, across NH, VT (where we hit a major detour), and New York State, where we stopped for some lunch and more horrible customer service.

The drive across the New York Thruway wasn't too bad, actually… it seemed to go by kinda quickly (when in reality it absolutely did not). We only stopped along the way a few times for bathroom breaks and stuff. I listened to my iPod kinda loud and sang along. I'm also grateful for the saltwater taffy we brought along from Cape Cod, which kept me happy.

We were glad to be back in Toronto just shy of ten hours after we left New Hampshire. I had a quick dinner, visited with Gammy and Grandpa and Nee-Nee, helped my parents unload all of our gear, and went to bed! My own bed!

Listening to: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Too Much Food

[As transcribed by Daddy on August 15th]

This morning we drove over to the local Denny's, where we met up with Zoe and Nana and Jim. We all had a happy reunion, and ate far too much breakfast for six people. Once we were able to leave the table, we did some browsing at LL Bean and a few other stores before Daddy and Zoe drove off for Manchester, and the rest of us did a bunch of antiquing.

Actually, it was at a little antique store where I decided I had to use the bathroom... after emerging, it took me a few minutes to realize that I had accidentally left my pants in the bathroom. We all laughed about that one.

After all was said and done, Daddy and Zoe met up with us all at the house Nana was staying at. She and Mommy and Daddy and I grabbed some ice cream for lunch, we said goodbye to Zoe, and then came home and just kinda hung out with Nana and Jim as they loaded Zoe's belongings onto their trailer (to take back to Virginia).

Eventually it was time to go for dinner... we hit up the Outback Steakhouse just inside the Massachusetts border and ate way too much food. I got to run around a bit at the local playground before heading back to the hotel for bed!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Four Days, Four Beaches, Four Sunburns

[As transcribed by Daddy on August 15th]

We were up and out of our hotel room with seconds to spare before check-out time after enjoying another nice breakfast. Our first order of the day was to drive three doors down from the hotel and partake of the mini-golf course I kept seeing... we had a fun eighteen holes, even if I didn't exactly get the hang of it right away.

We were back to Hyannis for some lunch, which was pretty good... then we drove over to our fourth beach in as many days. This one was small and semi-private and full of grass and a really long boardwalk out into the middle of the bay. I splashed around and made friends while Daddy sat on the beach in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt, and somehow managed to get another sunburn.

While recovering from sunstroke, Daddy drove Mommy and I to a cute little bookstore in Sandwich where we bought even MORE books and then we began the long drive to Nashua, passing through (under?) Boston along the way. As soon as we were checked into our hotel room, it was off to Newbury Comics for Daddy and to Target for Mommy and I. We thought about skipping laundry and just buying new clothes, but that's just lazy.

Zoe met us at the hotel restaurant - I got to stay up WAAAAY past my bedtime chatting, but as soon as Zoe left I was out like a light.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy on August 15th]

My folks and I started the day off with some breakfast and playground playing at the hotel, and then headed eastward for Provincetown. Of course, we ended up hitting unexpected traffic along the way, so it took us a LOT LONGER to get there than we planned for. I can't for the life of me understand why my folks like NPR so much.

Once we got to Provincetown, we spent a long time just looking for parking, as it was insanely busy. We went to a great restaurant for lunch, but we all drank too much lavender lemonade, which was so full of sugar it made us kinda groggy. We walked it off by exploring the main drag, checking out some stores, and searching unsuccessfully for beach access. We ended up going back to the car, and then driving down to a gorgeous, sunny, sandy beach, where I had a blast playing in the water.

Today is my parents' ninth wedding anniversary - we planned to go to a nice romantic restaurant hat catered to those of us with wheat allergies and where I could get a lobster dinner, but couldn't find anything in Wellfleet, Eastham, Dennis, or Harwich. So it was back to Hyannis and the Black Cat for a lovely but very very very late meal.

They probably had to drain the ocean of lobster to make the lobster roll I ate for dinner.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Dunes of Cape Cod

[As transcribed by Daddy on August 15th]

I was up pretty early today, and ready to get going. Mommy and Daddy joined me - they drove me over to a nice little breakfast place, where the only thing any of us really seemed to enjoy was the corned beef hash they erroneously brought Mommy.

Next we drove over to the mall of Cape Cod, where we got some odds and ends, including goggles, a bathing suit for Mommy, CDs for Daddy, and the odd toiletry. We stopped off back at our hotel room, and then drove over to Sandy Neck Beach in Sandwich. I was as happy as a clam to play in the freezing cold ocean - Mommy and Daddy and I did some sunbathing and made a pretty awesome sand castle. We were out there for a few hours, which explains the sunburns my folks have (never ask Daddy to apply your suntan lotion).

We had a quick lunch in Sandwich, and then turned right around and drove back to the beach for a hike. As is customary with our vacation hikes, we completely underestimated how hard it would be hiking large sand dunes without extra water. Mommy and Daddy were worried about me overheating and passing out, so we rushed back to the car and got a big popsicle into me.

After we nursed our sunburns, we headed back into Hyannis for a walk along main street. We got some odds and ends, some Taffy for Zoe, I got to go for a ride on a carousel, and then we went for a fantastic Tapas dinner. Considering that we were still digesting breakfast, that's pretty impressive.

We tried to get some sleep while a bunch of Germans had a party outside our room.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy on August 15th]

Mommy and Cool Uncle Gareth and I were up early... I joined my folks in bed last night, pushing Daddy off of the air mattress and onto the dusty hardwood floor. So, we let him sleep in a bit. Mommy and Cool Uncle Gareth went to a local donut shop and brought breakfast back for everyone. After some playing, Daddy and Uncle Gareth and I dropped some stuff off at Kate's apartment... she remembered me from last year and requested that I visit.

We hit the road right around noon, and semi-successfully navigated our way out of New York City and through Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts to Cape Cod (I slept around the end of the drive), and traffic was heavy on-and-off along 95. Once we arrived at our lovely little inn in Hyannis, we unpacked and headed out for a delicious seafood dinner, checked out some local artisans, and went to the local beach - where we played in the sand, collected sea shells, met a nice dog, and had a great time as the sun went down.

As Mommy put it so poetically today - any day that starts with donuts and ends in a lobster roll HAS to be amazing, even of you've been stuck in traffic for most of it.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Haley and the Aftermath

[As transcribed by Daddy on August 15th]

I must've sept well or something last night, because today was a busy one - and I kept it together! As soon as we all got ourselves in gear, Cool Uncle Gareth took Mommy and Daddy and I out for coffee and then over to a really awesome rooftop vegetable farm, with bunnies and chickens and stuff!

Next we took the subway downtown to the Lower East Side, where we met up with Daddy's friend Haley, who took us all out to brunch. Haley was cool, and I took to her immediately... we both love unicorns. Cool Uncle Gareth had stuff to do, so Haley took my parents and I over to Soho for gluten-free cupcakes, and then we went to two really cool stores, Pearl River and Purl.

After a stop at Anthropologie, we took the subway uptown to Union Square - we got toys at the comic book store and books at the Strand! Then we walked over to Greenwich Village, where we found a nice hidden playground. I met some kids (Cathy, Cameron, and someone called either "Daphne", "Aquabat" or "Aftermath") and we played for hours.

Then we met up with Gareth again and had a delicious dinner at a gluten-free pizzeria! Delicious... I even got a gluten free Twinkie for dessert. We took three subways home, bidding adieu to my new friend Haley, and went to bed. How I managed to not have any major exhaustion breakdowns, we have NO idea.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Back In A New York Groove

[As transcribed by Daddy on August 15th]

We left Scranton at a relatively decent hour and headed South on highway 81 until we found a decent restaurant for some breakfast. We hit some ridiculously major traffic at the Delaware Water Gap... not sure what happened, but we were at a standstill for over an hour. I didn't mind much - I enjoyed listening to Car Talk on NPR, much to my parents' surprise.

Despite horrible left-lane drivers in New Jersey, we made our way to the Lincoln Tunnel and crossed into Manhattan. Due to some street labeling issues, we got somewhat lost(ish) in NYC, but Mommy navigated us right through the heart of the city, and we made it to Cool Uncle Gareth's place relatively easily.

We went to a nice cafe for brunch (in the middle of the afternoon) - everyone loved my watermelon and feta salad (with a side of bacon) except for me. We went to the Lego Store at Rockefeller Center, the Nintendo Museum, Central Park, and then to FAO Schwartz. We were all pretty wiped out by then and stumbled (on packed subways) back to Greenpoint, where I had a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner and struggled to fall asleep on Uncle Gareth's couch.

Man, did we ever do a lot today.

Saturday, August 07, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy on Aug 15th]

I spent all day today eager and excited to be leaving on vacation. I must have packed and then unpacked and then re-packed my toys at least three times! Daddy had a pretty great day at work today, but was still a little bit later than usual in coming home. Once he arrived with a spiffy rented black Nissan, we all loaded into the car and headed for New York City...

...of course, we had to suffer through close to three hours of rush hour traffic leaving Toronto. Pretty boring, if you ask me. Once we got past St. Catharines, though, things sped up. We grabbed Subs (my request) just outside of Buffalo and drove through the rain to Binghamton, NY...

...where all the Hotels were full, much to everyone's frustration. No worries, though - while I snoozed in the car, Mommy and Daddy made reservations in Scranton and drove there instead. So... here we are. In Scranton.

Listening to: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Friday, August 06, 2010

Hours of Fun

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I were planning on having a pretty quiet day, until she discovered a message on her phone from Claire's Mom, who invited us over after lunch. So I raced through my meal and Mommy and I headed over to Claire's house. We had a great afternoon together, playing in her pool in the back yard, playing inside... hours of fun!

Mommy and I headed over to the garden where we did some watering and I made some more new friends. We carried home a handsome load of tomatoes, and then I got pretty excited about the vacation we're taking tomorrow. I can't wait to see Cool Uncle Gareth in New York, and I can't wait for us to go onto Cape Cod afterwards!

Daddy was late coming home from work again. But when I see him tomorrow, I'm gonna run my idea past him - that we start a Doctor Who fan club.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Canadian Tire in Flip Flops

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had something of a contentious morning with Mommy... I found a sheet of stickers that just wouldn't stick to anything (because they were actually static window decals, and not stickers). I freaked out, which got me sent to my room until I calmed down, which freaked me out a bit... anyway I won't bore you with the details, but eventually we worked it out, hugged it out, and I lost TV privileges.

There was more cleaning and housework today - George and Ursula were over and did some more work on the place. Ursula's floor-tile-removing machine scared me a bit, but no big deal.

After Daddy got home from work (not late, for once!) he took Mommy and I to buy a cooler for our upcoming vacation and some Anniversary presents for Gammy and Grandpa. I wore flip flops on the trip, which made walking around Canadian Tire kinda awkward.

Listening to: Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Where was I?

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was one heck of a seriously quiet day. Normally on Tuesdays we go to the market, but not this time... it was a combination of not being able to get our act together, and also just having odds and ends around here to take care of.

For example, there was a lot more cleaning and sorting that needed to get done. Mommy spent a good chunk of the day going through old boxes and clutter - she found a lot of her wedding stuff, which was interesting to look at. I voiced my displeasure with the fact that there were no photos of me in her wedding album. Even though they were married four years before I was born.

Other than that, I watched waaaay too much television and played waaay too many video games and stuff on the computer for one day. Mommy and Daddy and I walked over to the garden in the evening, but I was much more interested in playing Doctor Who with Daddy along the way.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Silly Putty Removal

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today Mommy and Daddy and Grandpa decided to clean up, sort through, and tidy the foyer / anteroom between our two separate residences. It meant a lot of boxes, a lot of dusting, a lot of sneezing, and I got to sit at the computer and play video games (and sneak cheese strings out of the fridge) the whole time!

To better store things, Mommy and Daddy decided to take me over to Ikea in the afternoon (it was unexpectedly open on Simcoe day), where we bought a new bookshelf (for Daddy's art books) and some storage bins and other odds and ends. We picked up some cheese and gelato on the way home.

Mommy noticed that I had ground silly putty into the couch and onto Papa's quilt while we were having dinner, and I was in a serious load of trouble... I got all my silly putty taken away and thrown into the garbage. So... there was drama tonight. But hey - I was warned about leaving silly putty around.

Listening to: SONOIO - SONOIO

Monday, August 02, 2010

An Afternoon with Gammy and Grandpa

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a nice morning with Mommy today, and eventually we got Daddy up and out of bed in time for lunch. I was already looking forward to spending the afternoon and evening with Gammy and Grandpa, so I drew some pictures for them.

Mommy and Daddy got all prettied up to go their friend Nik's wedding, and headed off into the afternoon. Gammy and Grandpa walked over to the park, where I played in three different playgrounds! I met a little girl named Emma - we had some fun. On the way home, I got a popsicle.

I played some board games and stuff with Gammy before Grandpa took me for a bike ride around the block. Once we got back, it was time for dinner, which I totally wolfed down! We all watched a movie before bed... I was hoping that Mommy and Daddy would get back before I fell asleep, but no such luck.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Nine Flights of Stairs

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy was off to the garden this morning - in the meantime, I played video games, and Daddy slept in. Eventually, he woke up with some sort of sinus infection or something weird.

We did the grocery shopping relatively quickly, and then Daddy and I did laps around the butcher while Mommy compulsively bought fifty pounds of prosciutto. We came home and ate some for lunch.

Then it was time to drive out to Guelph for a visit with GG. I listened to my iPod on the drive, and was extremely well behaved during the visit with GG and Uncle Russ (I climbed nine flights of stairs), both of whom were very surprised to see how big I've gotten. It was nice, but listening to grown-ups talk about stuff other than myself can get boring.

We all headed home in the late afternoon and had a lovely dinner, and then I watched with rapt fascination as Daddy tried to wash out his sinuses.

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!