Saturday, March 31, 2007

Mommy Haircut and a Lesson

This week I had a new experience. After dinner, mommy took off my booster seat's tray, put on my biggest bib, and came at me with a pair of scissors! For some reason daddy was playing with bubbles right in front of my face instead of protecting my hairs. Mommy kept telling me to watch the bubbles, but I wanted to see the scissors.

So eventually after a while, they turned my chair around to face the big black box in the corner of the room. Then the box came to life and there were moving pictures on it! It was beyond amazing! I sat and watched and watched and watched. I forgot all about the scissors! But after the black box went back to sleep, I felt my head and all my beautiful hair was gone! Mommy had cut it while I was engrossed with the box!

So... a lesson for babies everywhere, beware the beautiful pictures on the black box if you want to keep your hair the way you like it, long and shaggy. Or at least pay attention to the snip snip around your head while you're watching.

Towel bib

Towel bib

Here's a picture of me a couple days before my haircut modeling one of my new haute couture bibs that mommy sewed for me out of a dish towel. Do you like? Very nice!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

It's maple syrup time!

A couple weekends ago we went back to Drumlin Farm for pancakes, maple syrup, and baby animals. We ate the pancakes and syrup, and we looked at the babies.

Daddy and me enjoying our pancake breakfast
Here's daddy and me enjoying our pancake breakfast

After breakfast we went outside in the icy snow. The first place we stopped was to look at some lambs and baby goats that had been born just that week.

Daddy and me with Mommy sheep and her lambs
Here are a couple that were outside with their mommy

A kid having his lunch
This baby goat was inside having breakfast

After seeing the lambs and goats, we saw some baby cows, but they weren't so cute, so I haven't posted any pictures of them.

Then we went to see how maple syrup gets made. The syrup maker showed us how they have to boil and boil it off so that it thickens up. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup!

Maple syrup being boiled down
The maple syrup evaporator

I had a great time at the farm!

Mommy and me at Drumlin Farm
Mommy and me at Drumlin Farm

Later that day we went to Aunty Karna's for breakfast #2. I was still full from breakfast #1 but I liked walking around her place. Look at what I found!

Daffodil for Mommy

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A little more stable on my feet

Here's another video clip of me walking. As you can see, I'm starting to get the hang of it.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Taking my first steps

A quick blog to show everyone that I can walk on my own now. I'm free! I'm still a little unstable on my feet, but as soon as I get more practice... no more being tied down to Mommy and Daddy.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Budding artist

Mommy took me to IKEA today by herself since Daddy had to work all day. She told me that we needed to get some new furniture. When we got there, Mommy took me to the kids' furniture section, and we tried some tables and chairs out. We ended up getting the MAMMUT round table and two chairs. We also got a few more plastic tubs to put my growing collection of toys. After spending all that energy on shopping, Mommy and I refueled at the IKEA Restaurant. We split an order of chicken marsala and a fresh fruit cup. Yummy!

When Daddy got home, he was so excited to put together the chairs and table for me. But Daddy couldn't figure out how to put the legs on the table, so I had to help him by reading the instructions.

Ok, Daddy, here's how you do it.
Ok, Daddy, here's how you do it

Let me show you how to put this together
Let me show you how to put this together

After we were done putting it together, Mommy gave me some markers and paper. Daddy supervised me while I made some drawings. You see, after all these trips visit museums, I'm inspired to make some works of art myself.

Deep in concentration
Deep in concentration

In fact, on Saturday's visit to the Museum of Science I made a leaf at the Discovery Center using some markers, water, and filter paper.

Emerging Spring (2007). Watercolor pen on filter paper.

Supernova (2007). Crayola marker on computer paper. This is one I made today. Do you like it?

Untitled ("Turtle") (2007). I made this one with some old crayons Mommy's had for over 10 years. Don't you think it looks like a turtle? Maybe a teenage, mutant, or ninja turtle?

Okay, more art to come later...

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Museum of Science

Today we went to yet another museum, the Museum of Science. We went on the train into the city. I fell asleep on the way there, but when I woke up we were inside the museum!

The first thing we went to see was the butterfly room. There were lots of cool butterflies, but it was sooo hot in there. I mean, we keep our house hot, but it was steamy like in the bathroom after daddy's taken a shower!

A little boy took me and mommy around and showed us all the butterflies. He was so cool, and because his dad works at the museum, he knew all the people there. He even offered to take us on a tour of the rest of the museum, but we went on our own because I wanted to take my time.

Butterfly poking its nose into flowers
A butterfly was poking its nose into these flowers, looking for a drink. Mommy says its nose is called a proboscis.

Then we wandered around the exhibits and saw these chicks being hatched out of eggs! That was cool too. The one that had just come out didn't look too good, but then again, neither did I when I first came out.

Watching hatching chicks
Watching the chicks hatching

All those chicken and eggs made me hungry so we went for lunch after that. I had chicken fingers.

Then it was on to the Discovery Center, which is basically just a play room for kids like me. I had a lot of fun there!

Giant lite brite
Check out this giant Lite Brite!

I got to make a roller-coaster out of pipes. I even tried to go through the roller coaster myself, but I couldn't fit.

My robot arm
Maybe if I hold my breath?

Making a magnet bridge
Later we made a bridge out of these metal donuts. That's Kung Kung's engineering genes that I'm showing off.

We had to go home after that, but I had so much fun, and we didn't even get to see half of it! I hope we get to go back soon!

Aquitaine Bistro
Dinner entertainment--I am demonstrating my proboscis.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Put on My Socks

Even though it's cold outside (5 degrees this morning), it's always warm up in my room. So when daddy changes my diaper, I don't like having to put my pants back on. I will try to put my socks back on if they come off though.

Open up
First I open my sock up

Can I fit it on?
Then I try to put it on

I'm not too good at it yet, but I'm going to keep trying!

Walking with rubber duck in my mouf
Socks back on, walking a few steps with my rubber duck in my mouth

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Matching hats

Since it's gotten cold again, mommy made me and daddy hats that cover our ears. It's important to have warm ears, even though daddy says we look like we're about to go play water polo!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Providence Children's Museum

This Sunday we went to another Children's Museum. This one is in Providence, which is like a suburb of Boston, only it's in another state. I fell asleep in the car, and I woke up just as we were pulling into the parking lot. This is what I saw:

Providence Children's Museum
A big lizard climbing over the building!

Inside there were all kinds of cool things to do!

Loading up my rocks
They had a big mess of rocks on the floor, so I helped them clean up by loading some up into this dump truck

They also had this little grocery store that was my size! Here I am, picking out a green bell pepper.

Picking out some produce
How do you know if it's ripe?

That'll be $500 please
Self service check-out is all the rage nowadays.

And of course they had some water tables for us to play with. This one is a kind of water roller coaster. In this photo, you can see my new "unsupported standing" kung fu technique.

Whoa. Wetness is seeping up my legs

We're still working on syncing my actual walking with taking movies on the camera, but just so you know, I can walk almost 6 steps now without having to sit down!



My hair is getting pretty long again, so to keep it out of my eyes, mommy made me this hairstyle. In Thai, it's called juk, like this boy's hair.