Friday, October 31, 2008

95 Years in the Making

I had to stick it out for a while but I finally got to meet

Finally, after waiting over 7 months, I got to meet Great Grandpa Abe. That's nothing, though, when you think about how he's been waiting 1,140 months to meet me!

Rogue's Gallery

Gallery, gallery, on the wall - who's the roguest of them all?

Great Grandpa Abe has a huge bookshelf full of family pictures. He likes to call it the Rogue's Gallery. It didn't take long for me to my mark on it. No, silly, I didn't spit up on the pictures... I meant I'm in a lot of them!

The Suspense is Killing Me

Cheese? There it is... on the ground

I was so excited to finally meet my Great Grandpa Abe. When we got to his house, we waited outside while Zayde went in to get him situated. While we were waiting, Daddy went around Grandpa's condo building rallying support for Obama. He made these little flyers on Holiday Inn stationary from the hotel. We're just 4 days away from the election and Florida is in play. If I were old enough I'd vote for Obama because I'm all about change... when my diaper is full.

Ellie in the Sky with Diamonds

Sticking with the song title theme...

I believe I can fly

I Believe I Can Fly (2nd choice: Total Eclipse of the Belly)

All eyez on me

All Eyez on Me (2nd choice: The Roof, the Roof, the Roof is on Fire)

Monster of the Midway, er... O'Hare

Today was my first Halloween and I got to spend most of it at the airport...

You don't scare me daddy

Having 3 extra eyes sure was eye-deal for people watching at security ...

Trick or Treating in the airport is booooring!

Finally, we made it to Florida. Bubbie couldn't wait to get her paws on my paws...

Now you can tell I'm a Goldman!

You've heard of a piggyback ride? This was a monster-back...

That's quite the chip on your shoulder Daddy

Too much Halloween candy...

Get in my belly!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My First Words... Reprise

About 6 weeks ago, I started babbling and Daddy thought he caught me on film saying "Da-Da." That was questionable. This is not.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

7 Months Old!

My favoritist new toy is paper. Put me within a few feet of that pulpy goodness and I'm all over it like stink on a monkey. I didn't even give Mommy a chance to get a good shot of my monthly pic. Methinks next month they're gonna have to photoshop the sign in.

Dirty Dancing

Remember when I danced with Ellen back in the day? Well Tyler and I decided to try the Ellen and Chris Matthews dance routine. Think we got the dip down...

I thought you were leading?

Tyler Moves In...

Jenny and Tyler came to visit me today and the little guy wasted no time putting the moves on me. Last time, he just held my hand.

I even put on my best bow for Tyler

This time he came out of the box quickly and started rounding the bases...

First Base

Second Base

Mommy finally intervened after the eye-touching started...

Tyler thought I was eyeing him

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Who's Punkin' Who?

Forgive me Father -- or shall I say, forgive my father -- it's been 20 days since my last blog post. Although you might not know it because I backdate my posts to the day the pictures were taken. In a few months, we'll look back on this month and see consecutive daily posts on the 4th and 5th and forget all about it.

Fortunately, I was finally able to carve out some time for updates. Here's a recap of our trip to County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana. They had all sorts of fun stuff there -- a petting zoo, a corn maze, an apple orchard. But all I wanted to do was lay around in the pumpkin patch. You could say my abitions in life at this point are very pie in the sky.

My, What a Big Pumpkin You Have

Let me have a sip of that water!

Mommy and Daddy's friends, Megan and Brian met us out at the orchard to join in the fun. Brian picked out a big honkin' pumpkin to take home. Wonder if he's trying to compensate for something?

Pick (on) Someone Your Own Size

You know what they say, if you're pumpkin's as big as your head...

Now this is a good-sized pumpkin!

Size Isn't Everything

I've got a ways to go to catch up to 6'3!

I may only be 27 1/4 inches long but Daddy checks in at a mean 75. I've got some catching up to do!

Picture Purr-fect

We get so catty when we're together

Played a litte A-Katt and Mouse game with Daddy before the gloves came off and the claws came out.

Here's Looking at You, Kid!

This pen ain't big enough for the both of us!

The petting zoo had all sorts of neat animals -- chickens, llamas, pigs -- but my favorites were the baby goats! Get it? Kid!

No, you can't have any of the rice cereal stuck in my gums!

Daddy wouldn't let me pet the goats but he didn't have a problem with holding me out to kiss them. That was a baaaaaaad idea. What else would you expect from a guy who favors a soul patch over the goat-ee?

Lend Me Your Ear

And, of course, my favorite baseball player of all time is Ty Cobb

C'mon, you knew there was going to be a corny pun for this one!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Born with a Silver Mic in My Mouth

Check me out... I'm the newest star of!

Total Recall



Grandma and Grandpa came to town for a few days. Seems like I'm starting to recognize them. Or maybe that's just the smell of fried chicken.

Upright and Out of Sight

Halfway to sitting and spinning

My latest trick is sitting up all on my own. My personal record right now is about 12 seconds -- which was just long enough for Daddy to grab the camera and snag this shot.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Horsing Around

A horse is a horse a horse of course...

Went back again to the Lincoln Park Zoo today. They were filming an ER episode nearby so we did some celeb stalking. Saw Angela Basset and, of course, Mr Ed.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Little Kippur

For my first Yom Kippur, Mommy and Daddy took me to the Botanical Gardens to atone for all my sins -- you know... the projectile vomiting, middle of the night crying, all that sinful stuff. Then, like Abraham did with Isaac, Daddy offered me as a sacrifice... or maybe we were just playing airplane. Either way, cue the projectile vomiting...

Laid Back


Daddy's flavor savor sure came in handy while he was fasting.

A Lily Among Lilies

Mommy was so hungry, she almost ate me!

Actually, those are mums, aren't they? Well, don't call me out on it. Mums the word, k?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Feeling a Little Green

Got any tortilla chips?

My new favorite food is avocado. I'm on a high fat, high protein diet. And it's paying off. At the doctor yesterday, I weighed in at 16 lbs 12.5 oz which is 50-75th percentile. I'm 90th percentile for height at 27.25 inches and 25th percentile for head circumference at 16.5". I hope I don't turn out looking like this guy from Beetlejuice...

I have a little head... ache.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Swing low sweet chariot

Here I am at the park across from our house. One of my favorite evening activities is swinging. I like to watch other kids on the swings and play "tweet" with Mommy. Just don't try any of that Underdog stuff with me... I don't swing that way.


Aren't we funny... looking?!

Bubbie and Zayde came to visit today. We had a lot of fun smiling and eating.

Hungy Hungry Hippo

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Ap-prentice

Went to the Prentice cafeteria today to have lunch with Mommy's friends that she used to work with. They passed me around like the baton in the 4x100 relay. Priscilla was first up and she showed me off like I was the trophy I am...

Wish I had the matching bearskin rug to go with this bib!

Next up was Kathy and she toyed with me for a while...

Damn these pesky alligator arms

Then, for good measure, Kathy put this stupid little hat on me. Not sure why she has this thing but somewhere a little cowboy doll is feeling inadequate...

Does this hat make my face look fat?