Tuesday, September 30, 2008


The not-so-nice people at Sesame Street won't let me "share" their video. I find that a little odd. Shouldn't we all be sharing? That's what they teach on Sesame Street. Harumph! But if you click here, you can see a great song about... well, you'll see.

Monday, September 29, 2008

That looks like a cool book...

Mommy wanted me to help promote this new book from Barefoot Books. It's called Arthur of Albion. It looks a little advanced for me, but it's great for older kids, like from Ages 8-Adult. You can click on the banner on the right if you want to order it. Here's what the nice ladies at Barefoot said about it:

The ultimate book on King Arthur! Combining the best-known stories about Arthur and his court with fascinating research on who Arthur really was and where Camelot was built, and the relationships between the main characters in the legends, this magnificent edition has been designed and illustrated to the highest standards.

Friday, September 26, 2008

It's all about the Benjamins, Baby...

I like shoes. But to get shoes, I need the cash. I'm starting to understand this. Toys cost money too. Grandpa and Nainie are really good at teaching me about this kind of stuff. Nainie is an accountant, which means she counts money for a living. They also thought I should understand the stock market. So, they got me My First Stock for Christmas, which is hanging near my basket with my Huggies pull-ups. Yeah, I own a bit of Disney. I'm savvy like that.

But then I came across this... The Munny Journey. I thought it was pretty cool. I'm just learning how to count, but my parents should understand how this money thing works if I'm going to go to college. I wonder if people on Capitol Hill and Wall Street have Munny Journals. I think they should get one, cuz' word in Toddlerville is that they aren't doing a very good job with their Benjamins.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dear Mr. Phelps,

I hope you received my last blog post that I wrote to you. I still hope you can be my coach so I can learn how to swim. When I was in Canfield, Ohio for my family's hootenanny, the hotel had a pool. Mommy thought this would be a good chance for me to have my first "dip in the pool". I think you can tell from my photo, I was nervous. But I really wanted to put my bathing suit to good use, and figure out this swimming thing.

I started by putting my feet in the water...

... but I was still a little nervous. I had never done this before and I wasn't sure what to expect.

Then we got in a little deeper...

... and for the record, the water was a little cold.


... the water was cold.

It felt kinda weird...

...floating around in the water. I was still a little nervous, but Mommy promised she wouldn't let go. Once I got used to it, I had so much fun! It's better than running because I don't have to worry about falling down.

I don't know if it's an Olympic Event...

... but I particularly enjoyed doing "The Cannonball."

I've decided that I really love swimming...

... so if you are able to be my coach, I'd really like to work with you.
Sadie Angelica
(Future Olympic Hopeful in The Cannonball Jump)

Wanna see my new shoes?

Aren't they awesome? Mommy and Daddy got me these when we went shopping for a new potty. I thought about getting the pink ones so they would match Mommy's, but I decided to go for something a little different.
I haven't figured out how to tie the laces, but I did figure out how to undo a double knot. I'm a smartypants like that.

See? Aren't they totally cool?

I think these are my favorite shoes so far. But I do miss the velcro on my Mary Janes and my little sandals. But these have a nice burst of color, and I like the color red. Elmo is red, and he's pretty cool.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Henry Hootenannys are a time to sit and chat...

But I'm a kid, and as much as I tried to stay focused one what people were saying to me... I really just wanted to play.

Grandma eventually realized this and let me go play with all the other kids.

I had never been on a swing...

...so Owen and I started running towards them... and then quickly realized what "swing" meant and almost got knocked over. Then we ran away.

They had a bouncy house!!!

But to be honest... it seemed a bit big for my taste. But Kasia said that her dream house was going to look like the bouncy house. She's a bit nutty like that. And experimental.

Where do you put your potty in a bouncy house? That could get really messy. I don't think Kasia has thought this through.

Kasia and I played a quiet game of croquet...

... but her shot was a little off. I thought I'd help her out while no one was looking.

Zoe wants to be a rock star some day...

She didn't want me to tell anybody, but I think it's kinda obvious. And Kasia wants to be her drummer. Everyone knows the drummer is the one that's kind of nutty. Look at Animal. He's a crazy, red little drummer! Anyway, Zoe also knows how to work the camera too. Very important if you are going to be the frontman (or girl)

I thought I would put my intern to work...

... so he sat with Uncle Bryce while I was eating some applesauce. It gave me a break, and Uncle Bryce still got cuddly time. I'm starting to get good at this multi-tasking thing.

This is Cade...

... making sure everyone was on tempo and in tune. After the sun goes down, we have a nice little fire, sit around, and SING!!! I love singing.
That's usually how we end our Hootenanny's. With a lot of singing, drinkin' (milk for me), and good times.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Have an Itty-Bitty Little Question....

... and I feel a little silly asking it. I thought I would have an answer by now. I've read books, done experiments, but I'm still baffled.


What exactly...

... does a bellybutton do?
I poke Mommy's and Daddy's all the time, and they giggle. Is it a laughing button?

I don't get it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'd like to thank everyone for...

...all of the fantastic applications to be my new intern. As you can see from a previous post, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the emails, phone calls and my new venture into potty training. To help me get organized, I decided having an intern would really help me achieve my new goals. To apply you had to:

A. Be under the age of 17 months.

B. Have the ability to share toys and munchies and

C. Give good hugs. (References required.)

While I was at my family's Henry Hootenanny Hoe-down, I ran into my younger cousin Tyler. Tyler couldn't believe he was related to all of those people (and neither could I!) But I sat down with him, had a brief interview (Who's your favorite Muppet and why? What are your thoughts on applesauce?) and thought he was a great match. He will be telecommuting from Ohio.

This isn't Tyler's first appearance on the blog... We hung out together last year at the Hootenanny:

Monday, September 15, 2008

I ponder these things very seriously....

This is my first experience with the election process. I find it all very confusing. I hear a lot of people talking about silly things, like lipstick on pigs and a whole lot about someone being from Alaska, but I'm not hearing a lot about healthcare for little kids like me. And there's nuthin' on affordable childcare or how to lower the cost of things I use a lot... like milk, diapers and most importantly TOYS. I dunno, I feel like the establishment isn't really talking to me. I know now that I'm not old enough to vote (which is so NOT cool.) My t-shirt in the photo is from my Uncle Bryce... it says, "I Support My Parent's Political Beliefs". I know what my mommy thinks. She can't shut up about it. I wonder who Santa is voting for.... oh... wait... now I know.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Six words to decribe parenting adventures....

Hi y'all! I'm always talking about my experiences in toddling, but I sometimes should see it from Mommy and Daddy's point of view. It's hard being a little kid, but I think sometimes the parentals get a little tired too. When Mommy needs a break, she checks out Thingamababy, which is blog written by a work from home daddy. Well, he had a contest to see who could write the best short story about parenting. Actually... it's really short. Only six words. She was proud of herself 'cause out of 1000 entries.... she came in 4th! Here's her 4th place story:

Nine months was the easy part.

Check out the other entries and the winner . I also LOVE comments, but I don't get that many... What's your 6 words parenting story? OR if you aren't a parent, what is your "Thank God, I'm NOT a parent" story?
One of Mommy's other entries was Little Girls Turn Tough Men Gooey. I agree with that one.
This blog was brought to you by the letter B and number 6 (of course!)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ya had a bad day....

I'm a toddler. And toddling is tough. I bump into things. I slip and wipeout. I generally get floppy when I'm ready for a nap. So, this clip made me feel like I'm not the only one who has those clumsy moments.

Friday, September 5, 2008

This is Uncle Eric, Mommy and Uncle Bryce...

...at their cousin Jake and Carina's wedding a long, long, long time ago. It was before I was born, or Vivian was born, or Isabelle was born... or even before Kate was born!!! Mommy says she can tell how long ago it was by how big her hair was.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Oh... that wasn't a good idea.

Remember when I said how much I love eating my strawberry flavored puffs? Well, I ate way too many last night. I got a bad tummy ache. I whimpered for hours while Mommy held me. Then she put me in my crib and, uh, well, I had another spewy moment.

But I STILL didn't feel good. But I finally went to sleep, and when I woke up, I still didn't feel good. I thought to myself, "No puff is worth all of this."

Then I pooped, and I felt much better. Nana was nice enough to help me out with a fresh, new diaper. And for that, I just want to thank her.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

If I went to high school in 1978...

I would have looked like this... You can see what you would've looked like by clicking here.

At least I have a really good sense of humor.... and I like boogie woogie down.

My imitation of Elton John

This is Elton John.....

And this is me.

Monday, September 1, 2008


I just got back from Ohio and the Henry Hootenanny! It was a lot of fun, but really exhausting. I'll post photos soon. It was just me and Mommy since Daddy had a well-deserved break to go see Jimmy Buffett. My dad is kind of a work-from-home but running around a lot dad. My mom is a work-in-an-office mom, and we do our best to make good quality time together, like this weekend in Ohio.

Sometimes Mommy and Daddy talk about how different they are from the other kinds of families. I didn't think we were that different but I guess there are not as many daddies who take care of their kids all day. Mommy says Daddy is "ahead of his time" and that other men will realize they have the right to be a stay-at-home daddy too. Mommy also says that "feminism gives Daddies and Mommies choices".

All I know is, my Daddy is awesome and we have a lot of fun together. Mommy is cool too, but my Daddy puts up with my yelling a lot better.