Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We Got a Patio Cover!

After much drama with our dreaded HOA that went on for several months, we had a cool new patio cover installed in our backyard yesterday. It's made of aluminum so Dada says it will last forever and never have to be painted. Awesome! So now I can play outside and splash in my new pool in the shade. Good thing, too. It's over 100 degrees in super sunny Santa Clarita, California, this week. Maybe I'll have to try out my pool this weekend. Stay tuned...

Further Messy Food Exploits

Here is another photo of me after a good meal. This time I thought I'd take some advice from Cousin Jack and check out the world of grooming with food. This is what I like to call "The Mac 'n Cheese Floof"...

Dance, Dance, Dance!

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I've recently begun to really get into dancing. I usually stand pretty still while watching my favorite shows but this weekend I felt the need to really let loose!

Playdate with Cousin Jack

On Saturday, Jack's Mama and Dada went on a much-needed anniversary outing and Jack stayed with Mimi and Pop. So they invited me over to keep him company. We had a great time and played very nicely together. We played piano...

And had some snacks and fueled up on plenty of water...

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And we even did some coloring. Our friends Dele and Cam (she was visiting from Pacific Grove for the weekend...what a treat) were there to help us. We did pretty good and even shared the crayons...

In all it was a fun afternoon. See you at the next playdate, Jack buddy!

Life Is Not Always Going to Be Pretty...

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Hi, cyber fans!

So I've recently become more and more independent in the eating department and have begun to insist on feeding myself. Here's a video of what I typically look like after dinner. Nobody says life as an 18-month-old is always going to be pretty...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

We spent Father's Day at Uncle Jon, Auntie Jenn and Cousin Jack's house.

We gave Dada a lot of nice gifts, including a travel coffee mug with a picture of both of us on it. Here we are taking in the festivities. So, Dada, can I have a sip of your tasty brew?
No such luck. Mama gave me a cracker instead.
A boy can hope...
Here I am with my grandpa, Sir. But I've got more to see...
So Jack got a new water table and I was very hesitant to try it at first. You know all about me and water. But when no one was looking, I decided to try it out. Pretty good for splashing...
And so much to see and do...
Auntie Nora came over to help me splash...
And then I really got going. This is so fun!
Jack watched me from a lawn chair. Thanks for sharing your new toy with me, buddy!
And then, I became "Noah the Focused," as Pop likes to call me. It was all serious business as I took everything in.
After a costume change and some dinner, Jack and I gave each other lots of kisses.
We had all the adults cracking up.
And I had a blast playing with Jack's fridge magnets. Mama says we have stainless steel so magnets don't stick to our fridge. Gotta get a magnet board, I think.
We thought we'd finish out the night with a group photo of all the dads and the boys.
These things don't always go as planned with two toddlers...
Here I am with Dada and his Dada (Sir)...
And here I am with my Mama and her Dada (Pop)...
And of course, here's a photo of Uncle Mike and his baby-to-be. Wow, that baby is getting soooooo big! Only five more weeks...

Well, a good time was had by all. Happy Father's Day! Let's do it again next year...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pots, Pans and Ice Cream

I figured out how to get into that kitchen cabinet this week. Mama was busy washing dishes so I nonchalantly made my way over there and pulled out a few to check them out. Wow, banging pots and pans is so much fun!
Oooops, she caught me. Now I'm busted!
Maybe not. After the cabinet incident, Mama let me have some ice cream. It was fabulous!
OK, so let me get this straight. You get into something that you know is bad, Mama catches you and then you get ice cream. Works for me!

I'm 18 months old!

Greetings to all my cyber fans!

On June 12 I passed another landmark in my cute little life...I'm now 18 months old! So I thought I'd put my life into perspective for all of you.

First thing you have to remember is that life for an 18-month-old boy moves VERY fast. If you blink, you might miss something.
But you can't forget to take time out of your busy schedule for some wholesome foods. I love my milk and Mama says it build strong bones.
You also have to keep up with your reading. Books are my life...I can't get enough of them, especially at bedtime. Mama has to cut me off at two or we'd be up all night long. I love "Good Night Moon" the best...we read it EVERY night. Mama knows it by heart, I think.
I also love just hanging around. You gotta take a few moments a day to ponder the big stuff. Like what can I get into next that they haven't thought of yet? You know, that cabinet in the kitchen with all the bakeware is calling my name. Maybe I'll figure out how to get in there over the next few days...
And you definitely have to have lots and lots of fun. I especially love it when my Dada plays with me. He knows just where all my tickle spots are.
And you can't forget to take in a few good children's programs once in a while. I have to admit that I am quite hooked on "Yo Gabba Gabba" and "Jack's Big Music Show." I just stand there mezmerized, sucking my thumb and taking it all in. Mama thinks I'm hillarious.
So there you have it. I hope I've given all of you some serious insight into the adventures of 18-month-olds! See you soon...

I LOVE My New Tubbie!

Hi, Everyone!

Those of you who have been following my blog since I was a newborn know that I just barely enjoy taking a bath. I've started to have fun splashing around a bit and have really taken to my tub toys but I think I've reached a whole new level of bath time zen. My new tubbie, which goes in the big tub, has allowed me to stretch out a bit and lounge in the tub. It's a relaxing end to a tough toddler day, I tell you.
We tried to be as PG as we could with my tubbie photos. But I didn't really understand what the washcloth was doing there. I'll just remove it...
Hope you all have as much fun in the tub as I do. Stay clean out there, people!

Monday, June 8, 2009

While My Parents Were Away...

Hi, everyone!

My Mama and Dada took a well deserved movie outing on Saturday so Tutu and Sir let me hang out with them at their joint. I spied this interesting device just sitting there within my reach so I thought I'd check it out. They tell me it's called a "computer." Whatever, people, it looks like "fun" to me.
Sir, it's asking me if you want to reformat your hard drive. You want that, right? Let me just push this key and see what happens...
Maybe I have a future in this "computer" thing. Who knows?

Have a super week, everyone! Bye for now...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Aunt Marisa's Having a Baby!

This past Saturday, we went to a baby shower for Uncle Mike and Auntie Marisa at Tutu and Sir's house. They're my godparents, you know. Apparently they're having a baby and "she" is growing VERY fast. Wow, there's a baby in there? Amazing!
Mama says that baby showers are usually just for ladies but they let us guys hang out. Here I am with Mimi. She's the best!
Auntie Marisa does hula for fun. Neat, huh? Her hula sisters were there to do some special dances just for her baby.
I loved the hula dancing and music soooo much. It mellowed me right out. Good thing Auntie Jenn was there to hold me.
Then Auntie Marisa did hula dance all by herself for her little baby-to-be. There was not a dry eye in the house.
The day would not have been complete without one of Pop's silly hats. I looked fabulous, don't you think?
And of course Cousin Jack was there, too! We played with toys, ate lots of fishy crackers and yummy fruit and enjoyed all the great grass in Tutu and Sir's backyard.
And Auntie Darlene came all the way from Miami for the festivities. She is a scream!
Here are Auntie Marisa and Uncle Mike with their "little bundle."
And here is Auntie Marisa with all of her sisters: Uncle Mike's sister Liz (who came all the way from Washington), Auntie Darlene, Mama and Auntie Nora.
And here is Dada with his beautiful sisters. What a fun day! We sure did shower the parents-to-be with best wishes for a healthy and happy baby. See you in late July, little one!