Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hallowe'en Eve with Gammy and Grandpa

[As transcribed by Grandpa]

I went for a walk with Gammy and Grandpa immediately after Mom and Dad left for Barrie (to attend Kellie's wedding). We looked at all the Hallowe'en decorations, oohing and aahing. On the way to get a small pumpkin at the corner flower store, stopped at a house with a front lawn full of decorations and jumped up and down in excitement. Gammy and Grandpa said I was full of beans during the entire walk.

At the flower store I wandered throughout the entire store, and found the pumpkins outside in the back. I looked into one bin (Wholeheartedly), searched in several others (the pumpkins were all Too big), and went back to the first bin. With Gammy's help, I picked out a pumpkin. The plan is to carve it for Hallowe'en. Say, did I mention I loved it at school when we carved a pumpkin, and I got to get my hands in its guts? Well, I did.

After our walk, we watched a movie, and for dinner with Gammy and Grandpa we had what I asked for: potato patties, chicken, potato patties, peas, and more potato patties.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Officially Awesome

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Swimming lessons this morning were amazing - my progress report says that I'm officially awesome. I was able to swim with a flotation device across the pool on my own power. Amazing! I was so proud, and so was Mommy.

After lunch we put my Hallowe'en costume on - I was an adorable Jack Skellington, in a custom tuxedo with awesome skull makeup. I looked so cool I surprised myself! At school I was definately the most animated out of all the other kids... we had a costume parade and stuff. It was great. Got lots of candy to take home - even the crossing guard gave me a huge bag of goodies!

After Daddy came home from work, we all got dressed up in our Hallowe'en costumes and met up with Julie and Sarah at Sarah's school, where they were having a big haunted house thing. Sarah was a little afraid of my costume, the place was noisy, I hadn't eaten any dinner, and was tired... the perfect recipe for a Hallowe'en meltdown. We had to go home a little early.

I got to stay up a bit eating pizza and watching Hallowe'en movies, which made me feel better.

Friday, October 29, 2010

No Weaponry

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It was windy and kinda dreary outside... a perfect day to stay indoors and make Hallowe'en decorations. Mommy made pillow covers, cardboard gravestones, door hangings... all kinds of stuff. We drew cool Hallowe'en drawings on the front door, drew pictures on paper, and drew faces on various gourds and squashes.

School was pretty cool - on the way home, I made sure to promise Ms. Free that I wouldn't bring any weapons to school tomorrow (everyone assumes I'm referring to the fact that we're all wearing our costumes to school tomorrow).

George and Ursula were over pretty late in the day today, and did some pretty noisy construction work in the foyer outside the apartment, which I recoiled from. Lucky for me Max and Jenna showed up at the end of the day, and I showed them as many of my toys as I could fit into five minutes.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Sound of Drilling

[As transcribed by Daddy]

What a beautiful day today - as soon as I was up, I went outside into the warm autumn weather and played on my swing. It was such a fantastic day that Mommy let me hang out after school for something close to an hour to play with my friends at the playground!

Mommy and I made a bunch of Hallowe'en crafts when my hands weren't bust plugging my ears due to the sound of drilling (Ursula and George have been working away on our new bathroom). I couldn't wait for Daddy to come home today... once we had dinner, we picked up our grocery order at Claire's Mom's house and then my parents took me to Starbucks (to make up for the fact that I didn't get to play with Claire).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Walking Home in the Rain

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It's Tuesday - and Tuesday means farmer's market! Mommy and I headed over and had a nice time - we ended up coming home with loads and loads of vegetables (Mommy has decided that I need to be snacking less and on healthier foods) and stuff for the weekend's Hallowe'en party.

School was pretty good - Mommy noticed that out of all of the kids in kindergarten, I seem to be the LEAST interested in the monkey bars. Nothing wrong with that of course, it's just interesting.

I had dance class after school - I had a good time, but having to walk home in the pouring rain made me wish we had never signed up in the first place. We all watched a cool TV show at dinner though, so all was good.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Getting out the Vote

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It was unseasonably warm today, but nobody complained, really. School was fine - my friend Jason got to be the helper, and it was awesome because for Show & Tell he brought a keychain with Animal from the Muppets on it. Have I mentioned how much I love the Muppets?

I came home and did some Hallowe'en crafts with Mommy, and when Daddy came home from work, he and I decided to go for a walk to run some errands. First we went to the voting station so that Daddy could vote in the municipal election, and then we walked over to Home Depot and I helped Daddy find some sandpaper.

After dinner, I decided to go to bed a little early again (I felt tired) but had a rough time falling asleep for the second night in a row.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Claire's Birthday

[As transcribed by Daddy]

We all slept in a little bit today - despite a raging headache, Mommy got a ridiculous amount of work done. She tidied up a bit, made a batch of muffins, worked on her Hallowe'en costume, and helped me wrap presents for Claire's birthday party, which she and I went to in the afternoon.

The party at the dance class was great! I played with lots of the other girls - especially Helena. We had pizza, birthday cake (I brought my own gluten-free cupcake), and learned a little ballet routine which we performed for our parents. I got a loot bag and everything. Pretty awesome.

Once we got home I played some video games, and then we ordered Greek food for dinner. We lured Daddy away from his construction project long enough to help us eat it. Maybe it was something I ate, but I tossed and turned for hours in bed without being able to sleep.

Listening to: Bran Van 3000 - The Garden

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Smells like Tempura

[As transcribed by Daddy]

No TV or computer for me today - Mommy decided that I needed a break. We hung out together instead... after lunch, Daddy went into the garage to work on my construction project, and Mommy and I went to the garden to pack it up for the year. I was a little bit bored, but found a few friends to play with and stuff. We picked a last batch of cabbage and bid farewell to the garden until next year.

Daddy drove us out to the toy store to buy a gift for Claire, and then we bought more wood at Home Depot, and did some grocery shopping.

Once we were home, I was eager to help Mommy do some of the cooking for dinner. Seeing as how Daddy and I watched a program about tempura earlier in the day, I helped her whisk some tempura batter. I smelled like tempura for the rest of the day.

Listening to: Mark Ronson & The Business Int'l - Record Collection

Saturday, October 23, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a swimming lesson this morning... my regular instructor wasn't around, though, so I had a substitute. She was okay, but didn't really push me as hard as my usual teacher. Oh well, I had a really good time anyway, and seem to be under the impression that I'm an accomplished swimmer now (even if I can't jump into the water yet).

Speaking of substitutes, Ms. Free wasn't in at school today, so we had a supply teacher at kindergarten... his name was 'Mr. S' (Mr. Ess?), and he played a bunch of songs for us on his harmonica. Not only that, but he let us out of school a half hour early. How cool is that? Substitute teachers are awesome!

Mommy did a lot of Hallowe'en costume sewing today - mine is almost finished, hers is almost done, and Daddy's is closed to being finished, too. After dinner, the three of us ran some costume-related errands and got coffee.

Listening to: Squarepusher - Shobaleader One: d'Demonstrator

Friday, October 22, 2010

Driving Papa to Buffalo

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a quick morning, really... after surveying the tree that fell on our house and checking out any damage, I hung out with Papa and Mommy before finally heading off to school.

Mommy and Daddy pulled me out of class early so that we could drive Papa to the airport in Buffalo, which kinda made me sad... I didn't want to go! The fact that my classmates all hugged me goodbye even though I only left, like, 20 minutes early didn't make me feel any better.

I got over it pretty quickly and had a lively ride to the States despite the traffic. I was very sad to say goodbye to Papa, but had some fun at the mall on the way home - we checked out Hallowe'en stuff, got cooking equipment, and clothes that still had security tags attached, apparently (nothing three sets of pliers, 30 minutes, and tenacity couldn't fix). I passed out as soon as we crossed back into Canada.

Listening to: Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"She Threw Out the Goose!"

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy pulled me out of school today so that she and Papa and I could go downtown and stuff. We took the bus (we saw our friends Samantha and Emma on the way) to the subway and the subway to the St. Lawrence Market. where we ate a lot of food - I dined on sushi, and then we walked around and explored a bit.

We took the streetcar home, and were joined by a crazy person who yelled "SHE THREW OUT THE GOOSE!!!" through the open window at random pedestrians. We got home just in time for Papa to catch two back-to-back baseball games! George and Ursula were over, and brought their kids Jenna and Max with them. We all played in my room, and I'm not sure who had more fun... Jenna and I, or Max and Papa.

As I slept, a windstorm caused the neighbour's tree to fall on our house. I slept through it (and Daddy, who was in the garage where the tree fell, didn't notice it).

Listening to: Fitz And The Tantrums - Pickin' Up The Pieces

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pink Batman goes Tap Dancing

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I was the last person to wake up this morning! It was kinda nice to sleep in a bit, and see Daddy off to work. Papa went back to bed after breakfast, so we decided to skip going to the market. No big deal.

In the afternoon, Papa and Mommy walked me over to school again, and were there to pick me up afterwards. I had fun playing with Carrie Ann and Claire, and then had a quick snack at home before heading out for my tap dancing class with Mommy. I wore the leotard from my pink Batman costume - everyone loved how bright it was (and the huge Batman logo emblazoned across my chest)!

After Daddy came home from work, he drove us out to Spring Rolls for dinner, which was great (and entirely my choice, incidentally). We almost made it home before Papa realized he left his credit card at the restaurant, so we turned around, got it, went back home, and I watched the baseball game with Papa.

Listening to: Badly Drawn Boy - It's What I'm Thinking Part One: Photographing Snowflakes

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pasta with Cheatballs

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and Papa and I hung out around the house in the morning - Papa and I did a lot of playing and laughing together. The tuxedo Mommy ordered for my Hallowe'en costume FINALLY arrived in the mail, which is good - it means she won't have to sew one herself. After lunch, Papa and Mommy walked me over to school, where I had music class and I played with my friends.

Papa and Mommy came to pick me up from school, and I was really excited to see Papa. I played at the playground for a while, and then once again it was home to play and laugh with Papa! I also drank a lot of goat's milk.

Mommy made pasta for dinner, but instead of meatballs she cut up pieces of Papa's favourite sausage. It's cheating, but we all loved it anyway. Papa watched the baseball game while I played video games before bed.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Last Apples in Ontario

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Having spent the night in my parent's room (in Basil's old bed) I was happy to wake up, visit with Papa, visit with Gammy and Grandpa, and happy to join Mommy in doing some raking of fall leaves in the back yard.

After Daddy woke up, we all got ready to head out for a day outside of the city. Daddy drove Mommy and Papa and I to a nice restaurant in Brampton, where we had breakfast for lunch! Then we drove into Caledon, where we found the very last apple orchard in the vicinity with remaining fruit left to pick. Of course, so was every other person with a hankering for apples in Southern Ontario, apparently. Oh well - we had a pretty good time anyway.

We had a long drive home afterwards, and even stopped at Michael's for some crafty stuff on the way back. Papa (who is feeling pretty sick) camped out on the couch to recover once we got home - I played in my room and played video games before and after dinner!

Listening to: Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rochester & Cousins

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Well, we were all up and out of the house pretty early this morning, made our way along the QEW through Burlington traffic, hit the border at about 10:30, and had crossed into the United States by, uh... noon. All things considered, I held it together really well.

We arrived at Uncle Johnny and Aunt Gail's place outside of Rochester at about 1:00 - boy, was I ever happy to see Papa (and to be out of the car)! We all took a hike through the garden and stuff - I stuck to Aunt Dot like glue until my cousins Abby and Emily arrived. The three of us had a blast! We ate pizza, drew pictures, played hide & seek, yelled and hollered and screamed, and dressed up in funny clothes!

When it was time to drive all the way back home, Emily took it pretty hard - I have to make sure I write to her before I see her again. I tried to stay awake on the (much shorter) drive with Papa back to Toronto, but lost consciousness before hitting downtown.

Listening to: Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Written in Cement

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had another swimming lesson this morning! These one-on-one lessons are going ridiculously well. Mommy's pretty stunned at how well I'm doing - it's a far cry from the lessons I took a year ago, when I wouldn't do what the instructors asked and just wanted to play. Now I'm really learning to swim!

After a trip to the grocery store, Mommy and I headed home and had some lunch. I had a good time at school, where I ran around and enthusiastically yelled in the ears of my friends. I came home and was happily surprised to discover that my folks had bought a movie for me to watch the other day - I thanked them quite profusely. The homemade candy corn was also a big hit. I wrote my name in the wet cement in the laundry room, too.

We watched more Muppets at dinner, and I made sure I went to bed when I was good and ready... we have a long drive to Rochester ahead of us!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Glow-In-The-Dark Skeleton

[As transcribed by Daddy]

More rain today! Luckily Mommy and I were safe and warm at home, where we played cards and stuff. I did a lot of playing in my room once Mommy had completely tidied it for me... there's nuthin' like a cleaned-up room, especially when you didn't clean it yourself! Mommy and I even managed to cover it with autumn and Hallowe'en decorations, including a large glow-in-the-dark skeleton.

We sang some Hallowe'en songs at school today. Carrie Ann made me a wonderful present - a home-made star decoration, which we thought was so sweet of her. We put it up on the fridge for us all to look at.

During dinner, we watched a few episodes of the Muppet Show, which Daddy bought off of Amazon at a crazy discounted price. I loved it! At bedtime, there was some drama that may have involved the presence of a large glow-in-the-dark skeleton.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Toys in Traction

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I played in my room a whole lot by myself today - buildings casts, slings, braces, and bandages for my toys and putting them in wheelchairs made out of Lego. Poor Barbie... her impossibly long looks as though it's never gonna heal.

At school today we made up for not going to the library or gym class yesterday, so that's cool. When I got home the weather turned dark and drizzly, so Mommy and I decided to play a lot of board games and stuff indoors, which was great!

Mommy and Daddy had to drive out to Oshawa in the evening to buy some insurance and to administer an educational fund for me and stuff, so I hung out with Gammy and Grandpa while they were gone. We had a really nice evening - I read to Grandpa as he and Gammy put me to bed, which blew everyone's mind.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


[As transcribed by Daddy]

Daddy was home for the day - his last official vacation day of the year. He was bound and determined to work on my playhouse in the back yard, and over the course of the day successfully measured, cut, and mitered 4 pieces of timber! And he didn't cut off any fingers or make any mistakes!

Mommy and I went to the market, but today there was no sweet potato man - so no muffin for me. I got and ate a lot of plums instead. Daddy gave us a ride to school, which was pretty uneventful (no library or gym today). I played at the playground with Carrie Ann for quite a long time afterward!

After I got home and surveyed (and approved of) Daddy's carpentry, we watched an episode of Doctor Who that really made me cry.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Return to Hockley

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy and I let Daddy sleep in a bit today... in the meantime, I played on the computer and stuff while Mommy prepped some leftovers from last night, which we started eating for lunch.

Daddy and I had a 'classic television' moment when we sat down and watched Bugs Bunny and Road Runner cartoons together for something like an hour. We laughed and laughed!

Daddy drove Mommy and I aaaallll the way out to Hockley Valley, where we went for a 90-minute hike (which includes the time Daddy lost his car keys 10 minutes into the hike and had to backtrack to find them). By the time we were finished, though, I was pretty exhausted and prone to whimpering, whining, and crying about nuthin'. Ah well, it was a good day.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thanksgiving Daddy/Daughter Day

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Mommy had lots and lots of Thanksgiving cooking to take care of today, so Daddy and I decided to have a 'Daddy/Daughter Day' and leave her to mind various pots, pans, and ovens.

We had a great day. First we went to the restaurant of my choosing (Dim Sum!) where we ate lots of awesome food and had a generally great time. Then we walked around the mall a bit - I helped Daddy try on shirts, and I got a new Jack Skellington toy!

Next up, we went over to Home Depot to buy a circular saw and some lumber for Daddy's big building project. The lady there was awesome - she helped us out a lot, recommending all sorts of things... she even gave me my own free professional tape measure!

When we got home, it was almost time for dinner. We joined Gammy and Grandpa and Nee Nee and our friend Dia and her son Homsa... and ate tons of delicious food. We'll all sleep well tonight!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sagequest 2010

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was a day of pre-Thanksgiving errands. As soon as Daddy was up, he drove Mommy and I around town for some odds and ends. Sage appears to be out of stock all over the city, so we had to hit up three different supermarkets before finding any. While Mommy went to the butcher, Daddy and I went to the bookstore. He read me a book about manners, and proceeded to spend the rest of the day reminding me to mind my own.

After a late lunch, Mommy and Daddy and I walked over to Home Depot to check out paint swatches, power tools, and lumber prices. I've recently asked Daddy to take on a mammoth building task for Christmas, and Mommy thinks it'd be good for his status as a handyman to actually attempt it.

In the evening, we had a lovely little dinner and watched some television. After I went to bed, Daddy FINALLY finished Mommy's anniversary present... only two months late.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Lego Drama

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Time for another swimming lesson! I had a great time, and got some fantastic one-on-one instruction this morning, even if it was for only fifteen minutes. I really paid attention and practiced kicking. On the way home, the unseasonably warm weather made me pretty uncomfortable.

School was all right - we sang songs and stuff - no big deal. I played with my friends in the playground for longer than usual since the weather was warm. Mommy and I made a decorative cornucopia in the afternoon, but I could only help so much (the glue gun was pretty hot).

In the evening, I got pretty upset while playing with my Lego... the houses I built with Mommy a few weeks ago kept coming apart. One of these days I'll learn to cope with the fact that Lego was meant for building, taking apart, and re-building. Daddy made me feel better with a trip to Chapters before bed.

Listening to: David Bowie - Station To Station

Friday, October 08, 2010

Must... brush... teeth!

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I crawled into bed with my parents last night because I missed them (and not because of the bad dream I had). Things were going well in the morning until it was time to go to school with all of the baked goods we brought for the Fall Fair. On the way, I realized I forgot to brush my teeth, which completely freaked me out. I was super worried that everyone at school would tell me I had bad breath!

Somehow Mommy got me to school - as soon as it was done, me and a school full of kids had the annual Fall Fair. There were games, snacks, crafts, prizes, running around, treats, corn, burgers, a real cop car to sit in... fun times! At one point Mommy thought she lost me, but I had only run across the field with Claire. All was fine. Daddy joined us after he got home from work.

In other news, we had the water in the house turned off this morning due to some plumbing work that was happening. George & Ursula were all done at about 4 in the afternoon... but the city didn't turn the water back on until five hours later. Which made finally brushing my teeth difficult.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Feeling Better

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I slept in this morning - but as soon as I was out of bed, any sign of the fever I had been fighting off yesterday was gone. I arose a chipper, healthy little girl in great spirits! A complete turnaround in every respect. A solid night's sleep can really do a person some good!

School was alright today - Mommy was a little late picking me up after I was done, but no biggie. Later, I visited with Gammy and one of her former students (Dia, the nice lady who bought me that Barbie doll) for quite a while... I even read to them from one of my favourite books! After Dia left, I hung out with Grandpa.

After dinner, Daddy took Mommy and I out to run a few grocery-related errands for tomorrow's big school bake sale. Mommy is making whoopee pies! Gluten free ones that I can eat! I can't wait!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Cold and Tired

[As transcribed by Daddy]

It was dark and cold and soggy and wet this morning. Grandpa drove Mommy and I to the market, but I was too cold and tired to even get enthusiastic about my regular market snacks. It might have been because I was starting to get a fever.

School was fine today - we learned about turkeys and Thanksgiving, and I got an invite to Claire's ballet-themed birthday party (which makes me nervous, because I don't know ballet). Speaking of ballet, in the late afternoon I went to my tapdancing lesson - I was very well-behaved, unlike some of the other kids (and their parents).

I came home and barely touched my dinner... I was still cold and exhausted and somewhat miserable. Daddy drove Mommy and I to pick up her brand new sewing machine and some fabric, and then I was really happy to go to bed.

Listening to: KMFDM - W├╝rst

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Laughing at the Dentist

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I woke up really excited to go to the dentist tonight - I was specifically looking forward to the part where the 'water hose' tickles the inside of my mouth. Somehow, I had to get through the day in anticipation.

School was nice - we had a fire drill, and then many of my friends expressed interest in the Silly Bandz Kristen brought me the other day. Claire told me I had to give her one... I expressed my concern to Mommy, who explained the concept of 'trading' to me. Once I understood, I just started giving mine away - I even gave two (!) to my nemesis. It felt good.

In the afternoon, Daddy came home from work a bit early and took Mommy and I to the dentist. Sure enough, everyone in the dentist's office could hear me laughing away happily as the hygienist worked away on my mouth!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Bathroom Tornado

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had a great morning of breakfast, video games, playing in my room, and a little bit of television. Once my folks were both up and out of bed, we had some breakfast and then headed out for Brampton, Ontario, to hit up a Michael's we had never been to before. Unfortunately it also looked as though we'd never be able to leave either, seeing as how Daddy couldn't find his way back out of the parking lot.

We found a lovely favourite trail of ours not too far north of there, and hiked for close to an hour. I pretended to be a newscaster most of the way, and gave silly weather reports about tornadoes localized in our bathroom.

Once we got home (I napped on the way) Daddy and I went to pick up Kristen from the subway station - she joined us for dinner, and regaled us with stories from her recent trip to Israel. She even brought me back a coined skirt (not sure that the technical name is) which I absolutely love!

Listening to: Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross - The Social Network Soundtrack

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray for Basil Day... ...sorta

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Today was gonna be 'Hip Hip Hooray for Basil Day', where we were gonna go over to the Seaton Trail and have a special picnic to celebrate Basil (all my idea), except Zoe was the only one who said she'd attend - and she lives in Virginia. That, plus it rained. To make up for it, we went to the mall in Pickering.

Last time we were there, we all remembered it being pretty dumpy... in fact, it still looks dumpy from the outside. But on the inside it was pretty great, as far as malls go. We ended up buying lots of gear for my Hallowe'en costume and Dad's Hallowe'en costume.

I snoozed in the car on the way home, as we passed about ten Shoppers Drug Marts along the route. Seriously... those things seem to be perpetually multiplying through the city.

Listening to: Electric Six - Zodiac

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Scary Flush

[As transcribed by Daddy]

I had my first swimming lesson (in a year or two, anyway) at a pool I hadn't been to before this morning. It was pretty good... it was just me and one instructor, and we had a nice time. I did everything she said, and seemed to enjoy myself!

School was good - I played with my friends and stuff in the playground (no big development there) and we all sang a lot of songs we've been learning in music class. We had our Terry Fox Run today - I was mostly excited about the awesome popsicle I got afterwards. Mommy thought it was funny to see all the little kids showing each other our popsicle-stained tongues.

Mommy and I made some candy and cookies in the afternoon, and then Daddy took us out for sushi for dinner. I downed a lot of food, even if the service wasn't so great today. In the ladies room, some girl in another stall flushed the toilet - the sound was so loud (I have an irrational fear of loud toilet flushes) I screamed, and freaked everyone out. Oops!

Happy Birthday, Cool Uncle Gareth!

Listening to: Ben Folds/Nick Horny - Lonely Avenue

Friday, October 01, 2010

Waiting on a Sewing Machine

[As transcribed by Daddy]

Alright, so this morning Mommy and I stayed in our pajamas really late and made up a batch of applesauce. I even drew up a whole bunch of labels and everything... too bad the printer is out of ink, or we'd have jars of applesauce for everyone! School was pretty good today... we learned about skunks, and how you have to bathe in tomato juice in order to get rid of the smell. Isn't that hilarious?!

Mommy and I went to an organic farmer's market after school... it was okay, I guess. I got some cheese and stuff. After dinner, Daddy took us out to do the grocery shopping. Mommy decided somewhat spur-of-the-moment to buy a new sewing machine, since hers has been giving her some rough time. First, though, we had to listen to the sewing machine ladies give a demo and sales pitch for the different models while Daddy and I waited around.

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!