Thursday, April 30, 2009

This is my Mommy's friend Shari...

... and some guy named Hugh Jackman. I don't know who he is, but I don't think he's nearly as cool as Elmo. But whatever. Mommy thought people would enjoy this picture.

Me and My Daddy.

This is me and my Daddy. I wear him out a lot with all my running around. And that's Abby Cadabby next to me. When you squeeze her, she talks. Grampa and Nainie gave her to my for my 2nd birthday. But anyway, this is a nice quiet moment Daddy and I had together. He was tired and needed a tiny nap. I didn't mind if he used me for a pillow.

Awwww.... aren't parents cute when they sleep?

But then Daddy woke up really, really suddenly and started tickling me!!!

This was my reaction. I love my Daddy, but he's a crazy kooky guy sometimes.

Monday, April 27, 2009

April is Ape Awareness Month!!!

If Mommy and I were magically turned into orangutans, this is what we would look like:

Sophia and her baby actually live in Chicago at the Brookfield Zoo. But you can learn more about oramgutans at this size from the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The next song I want to learn....

... is this one!!! I had a banner on my blog a few weeks ago about a contest at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian (which is where my Mommy works). They announced the finalists for their National Anthem Singing Contest. I'm rootin' for this girl, cause I love the soldiers too! (My uncle is one.):

Elmo was at the National Air and Space Museum!

Mommy found out after Elmo has left, but her friend Beth blogged about it on the Around the Mall blog. You can listen to an interview with Elmo about Space here. My favorite little red monster was there for the premier of Sesame Street’s “One World, One Sky” planetarium show.

Science is cool.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sometimes I just break into song....

,.. usually, it's the Alphabet Song. I sing all of the letters...well, almost. Sometimes I skip a few letters, but I sing most of them. Lately, I've been spelling my name.
S... A... D... I... E.... SADIE!

I'm hoping I'll have my own cheering squad soon.

But I've noticed that in using my voice more often, Mommy keeps asking, "When did she learn that word?"

What can I say? I'm a smarty-pants.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I bring up Jeopardy a lot on this blog...

It's made several appearances on This, That and the Other Thing. And you might ask, "Why would a 2 year old little girl be so interested in Jeopardy?" Well, it actually started when I was really little. I'd get in a mood because I was tired, but then the Jeopardy theme would come on and I thought, "I really like that tune!" I even added it to my playlist, which you can see at the very end of this blog.

I like studying for Jeopardy time too. I'll get some books, flip through them and see what I can soak up.

The part I don't like is when I have to put all of my books back. That isn't so much fun. They can get a little heavy and awkward.

I learn a lot from Jeopardy. Like the Daily Double... whenever that comes on, I yell, "DOUBLE!" and it breaks up the monotony of whatever I'm doing at the moment (like playing with Daddy's Birkenstock shoe.)

I dunno, I just think Jeopardy is awesome!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

That's it...I'm outta here.

Sometimes Mommy won't let me have crunchies and applesauce, and Daddy won't let me play with the remote control. Or Daddy will tell me I can't throw my Little People across the room, or Mommy gets mad when I take my diaper off 'cause I want to air out my tushie. And I'm not allowed to bite off the tips of my crayons.

No, No, No, No... that all I ever hear anymore.

But ya know, even I have my limit.

So, I packed up my suitcase, put on my Annapolis hoodie, grabbed my bestest friend in the whole wide world, Miss Abby Cadabby, and decided to move out. And then I realized that was silly... I love my Mommy and Daddy. They do a lot of really good things for me. So we all sat down, ate a few crunchies, shared a few hugs, and everything is okay now.

My Grampa is really, really smart...

We were wandering around the Baltimore Aquarium together, and he asked me a question. "Sadie" he said, "What percentage of the Earth is water?" So, I thought about it.

And thought about it.
I knew there was a lot of blue stuff on my atlas at home, but I didn't know what percentage it was.

Then Grampa said, "It's over 70%!!!"

I did not know that.

I'll have to remember that when I'm on Jeopardy someday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'll be about 8 years old when this opens...

... on the National Mall. This is the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Because my mommy knows people... I got the code for a sneak peak. I'm a lucky kid. So let me show you around... as you fly down towards the Mall... there's the Washington Monument!!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

On really rainy days....

I wonder what it would be like to breathe underwater. I tried to do that when I went swimming last year, and it wasn't such a good idea. But fish breathe underwater, and that's pretty cool. Mommy says I could learn how to Scuba dive and then I could breathe underwater like a fish.

This is me at the National Aquarium in Baltimore thinking deep thoughts.

Those fish sure are pretty.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The ABC's of me...

A - Age: 2 years and 2 weeks.

B - Bed size: Crib... but someday it will be adapted to a toddler bed.

C - Chore I hate: Putting away my toys

D - Dog's name: Don't have one yet, but if I did, I like the name Frank.

E - Essential start your day item: A Hug

F - Favorite color: Bright pink (like Abby Cadabby's hair)

G - Gold or Silver: If it sparkles, I like it.

H - Height: around 3 feet. (I'm really tall for my age- or as Mommy puts it, I'm the Kareem Abdul-Jabaar of toddlers.)

I - Instruments you play(ed): Fisher-Price piano

J - Job title: Professional Kid

K - Kid(s): Are Awesome!

L - Living arrangements: Me, Daddy and Mommy. But Mommy runs the house. Daddy runs the car.

M - Mom's name: Mommy or Pretty Lady

N - Nicknames: Sadiebug

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Nope, but my birth allowed me to stay at the hospital until my Oompa-Loompa-like jaundice went away.

P - Pet Peeve: Being put in the pack n' play for a time out.

Q - Quote from a movie: "It's not Alison Wonderland! It's Alice In Wonderland!" -Elmo in Abby in Wonderland.

R - Right or left handed: Righty

S - Siblings: None, so far.

T - Time you wake up: 6AM

U- Underwear: When I get potty trained... I'm hoping for Wonder Woman underoos.

V - Vegetable you dislike: Peas! Blech!

W - Ways you run late: I sometimes don't want to put a coat on. So I yell, and fall on the floor and wave my legs around.

X - X-rays you've had: One, when I ate a tiny, little calculator battery.

Y - Yummy food: APPLESAUCE!!!

Z - Zoo favorite: I haven't been to the zoo yet, but I really liked the fish at the Aquarium. I also like birds. They fly and have pretty wings.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The White House Easter Egg Roll sounds so cool!

Every little kid who does the Easter Egg Roll on the lawn at the White House gets these souvenir eggs. Mommy knew this year I would just be practicing in the backyard. But now that I'm in-training, I think I will be an Easter Egg Roll champion next year... if we can get tickets.

But if you want to buy your own souvenir eggs, you can do it here.

Happy Easter!!!

Holidays are fun. So is when people start dancing unexpectedly in a train station.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I have a crush on someone... but don't tell anyone.

His name is Brooks, and we've hung out a couple of times. He's really nice, but here's the problem... he lives in Bolivia. Yeah, go get your atlas out and look it up. Bolivia!!!

But when he's in Washington, DC, Daddy and I visit Mommy and we all hang out with Brooks' mommy. We play on the National Mall, and go in the museums. We went to the National Museum of American History and looked at a lot of old stuff. But I probably won't see him again until July! What a bummer.
I wasn't sure if Brooks really liked me, or if he wanted to keep playing on the Mall with me... but then his Mommy told my Mommy who told my Daddy who told me that Brooks was actually a little torn up about it after we said goodbye and he went back to the Metro.

Applesauce is the best food ever made....

I don't know who came up with the idea of mashing up apples and putting a little cinnamon in them, but WOW! Good idea! I am giving you complete and total kudos. Whenever Mommy or Daddy are near the fridge, I suggest nicely (okay, sometimes not THAT politely) that I would like some of that A-Sauce. I even get so excited about eating applesauce that I turn my shirt inside-out because I know I'm going to town on that little yummy snack! By the end of it, I don't even bother with a spoon.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Woo Hoo!!!

I LOVE bein' an American! This is me on the steps of the Lincoln Monument. (He's, like, 200 years old this year.) And the spirit just moved me. I thought, "I could've been born anywhere in the world. But I got to be one of those crazy Americans! They are NUTS." So I fit right in.

You can see the Washington Monument right behind me. It was a foggy day.

Don't Talk About Toddler Fight Club.

Remember when I told the story of how I got mad at Daddy for not letting me be barefoot and then I shook my stroller so badly that I tipped it sideways and fell on my face in the parking lot only 6 days from when we were having the family fly in from 3 different states for a nice family photo for my 2nd birthday? Well, this was the damage.

Mommy coated me in Neosporin for the week and Melanie B photoshopped the little leftovers out of my picture.

But Mommy sent a picture to Uncle Bryce, who replied the philosophy of Toddler Fight Club: You are not your Elmo Slippers... You are not your Baby Gap Khakis.
That's deep, Uncle Bryce.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I love my new kitchen!!!

Nana and Poppy gave me this fun play kitchen for my birthday. Now I'm cutting up carrots, grabbing some mushrooms, and putting them in a big pot on the stove. Then I put it on simmer, add a smidgen of salt and pepper, and stir. I might nibble on some cheese while it's cooking. When I'm all done and the dishes are washed, I put the leftovers in the fridge.

But sometimes you need to brown bag it. Skip to My Lou has the best ideas. Nobody can make a felt Ho-Ho like her.

"Run-By Hugging" is a popular toddler pastime. All the cool kids do it.

It's hard to explain what exactly a run-by hug is... you really can only experience it. I do it all the time with Mommy and Daddy, especially when they aren't expecting it. It's like everything is all normal and calm and then... RUN-BY HUG!!!! But Delia's mommy was videotaping her at the time of one of her run-by hugging spells, and this was the result:

Friday, April 3, 2009

My awesome birthday cake...

Dear Miss Abby Cadabby,

You are awesome! We have so much fun together and I take you everywhere I go. Sometimes I give you hugs and kisses and I sing my ABC's to you.

I know a lot of people think Elmo is the bestest little monster on Sesame Street... but Abby... you are most awesome of all the fairies ~ even better than Tinkerbell. And your fairy dust doesn't make me sneeze. You are a very good friend. Thanks for making my birthday so much fun!


Sadie Angelica

Future Fairy-in-Training

I'm not the only one who turned 2 years old...

I meet a lot of other kids while I'm blogging. This is Esme... and she turned 2 TODAY! We were born days apart... but she lives in Africa. Really, she does. Mozambique to be specific. I'm learning a lot of geography while I'm blogging.

Happy Birthday, Esme!!!


(Esme is really tall like me...)