Monday, October 30, 2006

More Pre-Halloween celebrations

This weekend we went to a couple of pre-Halloween parties. The first was at the store where mommy and I take our classes. There were tons of people and lots of babies in funny costumes. Daddy got excited because there was a baby dressed up like some guy named Yoda. He said he wished I could have been Yoda this year so he could carry me on his back. This guy must be really cool if daddy wanted me to be him.

Baby Ronak was there too. He was dressed up like a Hershey's Kiss.

Me and Ronak in our costumes
Me and Ronak in our costumes. I am trying to eat the leaves.

Later we went to a MOMS club party at the Brookline Senior Center. Vanessa Trien sang for us. Mommy and I saw her sing at another party and we liked her music so much we bought her CD. Baby Grant from last week's birthday party was there too. He was a monkey, but it was too hot so he had to take off his costume.

Grant and I got medals
We both got Halloween medals

Today we went to two more Halloween celebrations. I dressed up again and went to our stroller class. That's Baby Grant in his monkey suit next to me.

Stroller class Halloween
Halloween, StrollerFit style

After lunch and a short nap, we went to our mommy and me class. Here are my friends in their funny costumes. Baby Jackson's grandma made his elephant costume (3rd from the left). Pretty amazing huh?

Babies at our Mommy and Me class
I wasn't paying attention because I'm surrounded by the ladies.

Tomorrow daddy promised to take me "trick" or "treating." I wonder which one we're going to do?


On Saturday, I was in the mood for some reading. The baby faces book was out on the floor, but I'd read it so many times already I wanted something new. While mommy and daddy weren't looking, I crawled over to the bookshelf and pulled out some books. I got out all my Curious George books. When mommy came in to check on me she was so impressed!

Curious me

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Dress up time

Today mommy put me in a new outfit that I haven't seen before. She was smiling at me so much afterwards! Then she took me to a gathering and everyone smiled at me there too! I guess they must like my new outfit. What do you think?

I can stand and look at what's on the table now
I can stand and look at what's on the table now. Apparently some big orange apples have taken over...

What are these big orange apples?
What are these fruit? And why are they so hard?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Pumpkin Festival and a Birthday Party!

After a few days of rain, I woke up today to a beautiful sunny day. Since the sun was out, I thought I would be able to go outside in my t-shirt, but Mommy and Daddy made me wear a huge coat! I couldn't even move my arms since it was so thick. I guess it was a good thing that they bundled me up since it was COLD and windy.

We went to the Life is Good Pumpkin Festival and, boy, there were lots of pumpkins there.

More pumpkins
Mommy and me in front of the pumpkins

Mommy and Daddy decided to help the people there break the world record of lighting 30,000 jack-o-lanterns in one place. They each carved a pumpkin, and I got to wait for them.

Waiting for Daddy to carve his pumpkin
Waiting for Daddy to carve his pumpkin

Mommy and her pumpkin
Mommy and her pumpkin

Here are some more pictures of the festival.

Lots of pumpkins!
Lots of pumpkins

Even more pumpkins
Even more pumpkins!

Pumpkin Festival collage
These are some neat looking pumpkins that we saw. The ones in the upper left hand corner belong to Daddy and Mommy... they're not the greatest artists.

After the festival, I got to rest a bit before going to my friend, Grant's first birthday party! I had lots of fun playing with Grant's toys. We sang "Happy Birthday" and had cupcakes (but none for me, as usual).

It's party time!
I've got my party hat on... let's get the party started!

Owen and the birthday boy
Me and the birthday boy


For the past few months, Daddy has been spending a LOT of time with these books. He says it's for a big "board" exam he has to take this week. I got to look at some of the material today, and I don't know why he spends so much time on it. It's so easy!


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Another visit to Walden Pond

We went hiking on Sunday at Walden Pond. Mommy and daddy wanted to see "the fall foliage", but I really don't know what the big deal is all about. I still can't figure out why the leaves outside my window are turning orange and red, then fall off. And I don't know why they would want to drive so far to see "leaves" when we have them right outside our door.

When we got there, it was really cold, so mommy had to put my warm hat on me. Even though we thought it was cold, there was an old man swimming in the pond! We met him later after he came out of the water. He said he must look like a strange fish to me.

There were also people fishing for trouts and kayaking in the cold water.

All in all, we had a good time. I even got in a little nap while Mommy and Daddy had a picnic by the water.

Here are some pictures from our visit.

The main beach at Walden Pond
The main beach at Walden Pond

Beautiful Fall colors
More orange leaves by the pond

Original site of Thoreau's house
Last time we came to Walden Pond, we walked for hours trying to find this place... the original site of Thoreau's House. This one's for you, Uncle Nicky.

The family at Walden Pond
The three of us at Walden Pond

Daddy and me at Walden Pond
Me riding in Daddy's backpack

On the way home, we stopped at Hammond Pond.
Hammond Pond
This is the view from the Bloomingdales parking lot 2 miles from our house.

Giddy up, Horsey

On Saturday, Mommy and Daddy took me to my favorite toy store, Magic Beans. Mommy wanted to get me some big cushie blocks that climb on, but we didn't find any there. Instead, we found this nice horsey who let me ride on him.

Giddy up!

Monday, October 16, 2006

My mommy's lap

Today at our baby class everyone was playing with toys on the floor, and mommy was sitting right next to another mommy. I crawled over to her and tried to pull myself up onto her lap. Before I could get all the way up, the mommy's son, crawled up and pushed me out of the way! I was miffed because, you know, he wasn't using the lap or anything, but I went back to playing with the toys. No sooner than I got back to the toys, I saw him trying to crawl into my mommy's lap! So of course I crawled right over and edged him out of my rightful place. So brazen! Weh!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

New Developments

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw these fluffy blue things on the floor in my room. They look so cuddly, I must have them. I had to concentrate really hard to get myself across the room. It took lots of effort, but I did it! Mommy said that I'm a big boy now since I've started "crawling". Silly mommy, I just didn't have any source of motivation before.

Also, I am now able to stand for a few minutes if someone helps me pull up to a stand and I have something to balance against. This is what happened when Mommy left me by the coffee table yesterday.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Farmer's Market

Last Thursday we went to the farmer's market at Coolidge Corner. We met up with Baby Ronak and his mommy Sarita, and we had a great time!

Auntie Sarita, Ronak, and me at Zaftigs
This is Aunty Sarita, Baby Ronak, and me eating at Zaftigs

Mommy and me at the farmer's market
Mommy and me at the farmer's market

Farmer giving a talk about veggies to kindergarten kids on a fieldtrip
This farmer was giving a talk to these kids about veggies! I wanted to listen but I couldn't hear what he was saying. Something like "Buy lots of veggies! Tell your parents to buy lots of veggies!"

Mommy said that the eggplants she bought from this farmer was super fresh and tasty. Maybe we'll go back tomorrow?

How I voice my displeasure

The other day after I had finished my dinner, Mommy and Daddy wouldn't let me out of the booster seat since they were still working on their dinners. They kept giving me toys to play with so that I can entertain myself. But what I really wanted to do was to roll around on the floor in my room. So this is what I did... for at least five minutes straight.

Needless to say, they finally got tired of hearing me scream and finally got me out of the booster seat.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Puja and More Apples

This weekend we went to my friend Baby Ronak's 6 month puja, where he got to eat "food" for the first time. It was in a temple way out in the countryside. I fell asleep, and when I woke up, we were there.

I was very interested in all the goings on. I was also interested in the priest's pants, and when mommy wasn't looking, I crawled up and tried to pull on them.

Afterwards we went apple picking again. This time it was a different farm with all kinds of apples.

Bite of apple
Mommy let me taste her apple.

Yellow tree
This tree got painted all yellow!

Afterwards I got to play with an apple while we waited for daddy to come back from filling up the bag with apples.

Whaat's the big deal?
I still don't see what the big deal is with these things.

Aunty Sarita (whose lap I'm sitting on in the picture above) said that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I know, I saw all the apples that fell off the trees. But mommy thinks she might have meant something else.

Daddy at 9 months

Saturday, October 07, 2006

It's Fall

Mommy and daddy have informed me that it is now "fall." I'm not sure what that is, so I have been making observations. Here are some of my notes so far:

1. It is cold at night.

2. Someone is painting the leaves of the trees in our yard.

Rusty leaves
The work of the artist on the tree outside the front door

Admiring the fall colors
Here I am studying the leaves. The redness is going from the top down. I haven't been able to figure out who's doing this yet.

Tree outside our window
The tree outside my bedroom window is almost all yellow already!

More observations later...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Drumlin Farm

This weekend we went to a real farm to check out their Fall Festival! I saw so many animals (skunks, foxes, sheep, goats), cow milking, and sheep herding, and we had a great time picking berries. It was even kind of warm that day, but mommy and daddy made me wear my hat anyway. That is, until I pulled it off!

Turtley came over to see me.

A big corn!
A big corn! What's everyone laughing about?

Another pumpkin "patch."

Mommy picking berries
Mommy picking raspberries. I don't know why she has to pick them. I can blow raspberries for her anytime she wants.