Saturday, February 28, 2009

11 Months Old!

Mona Lisa Smile

I'm the big one-one and can barely fit into the sweater that Bubbie knitted me. It's getting really hard to get me to sit still in the brown birthday chair. As Zayde would say, I've got shpilkes!

By the way, in case you haven't figured it out, I'm prone to a little blog trickery and often back date my posts to make sure they stay in chronological order. I just added a slideshow showing Mommy's pregnancy in 24 seconds so check it out and make sure to periodically browse through the archives either by date or by label so you don't miss a thing!

Bada Bing

There've been a variety of words that have gotten me to laugh in my day -- my name and whoopise come to mind -- but none of them can hold a candle to the bing. In this vid, Daddy sets up the camera unbeknownst to Mommy and commences bingage. Who needs the bling bling when you've got the bing bing?

A Little Bounce in My Step

What better way to follow the bing than with some balls and some bounce? As you can see in this video, Daddy's got me training to be a decathlete. So far, I've got the shot put and the high jump down. For Mommy's sake, let's hope Daddy never gets anything remotely resembling a pole vault on tape.

Rat Tail

I smell a rat!

I've been trying for a while now to grow a mullet. My hair is finally starting to fill out a bit in back. I haven't quite achieved mullet status yet but I've definitely got my rat tail going -- both on my head and in my hand!

Gimme Five

My newest trick is giving five. In this video, I actually give 20 including five up high!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Playgroup in da house

Would you like to play with this, Deere?

Mommy hosted playgroup today so our house was overrun by lil' uns. I was ok sharing my toys...

Have a ball

And it was all fun and games until David poked me in the eye...

Suppose it's better than a sharp stick in the eye

So I asked everyone to quiet down...

Can't quite put my finger on it

Cuz I was ready to pass out...

Debbie Downer

Monday, February 16, 2009

Holding Court

All Eyez on Me

Cousins Carol and Alan Rosenthal came to pay their respects today while Grandma fanned me and fed me grapes. Ok, not quite. More like fawned over me and fed me puffs.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Where Art Thou?

Be Still, My Art

Went to the Art Institute today. It's free for the entire month of Feb. My favorite genre, of course, was Dad-aism.

We Are Family...

P.U. Who was that?!?

...I've got all my grandparents with me!

Bury Your Smile

Where's Waldo?

Sorry, only Daddy's AEPi brothers will get this one.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

It Takes 2 to Tango

Stand for what you believe in

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit today and I got to show off my dancing skills. Today was also my first Valentine's Day so Mommy and Daddy decked me out in my finest pinks and purples. As for who my Valentine was -- let's just say there were so many suitors that it was the heart-est decision I ever had to make... so I didn't make it and just stayed home all day!

Dress for Success

Would you like to ad-dress me formally?

Mee-maw and Pee-paw brought me presents including this pretty sun dress. I just love it. Now, if only there were some sun, I'd really light up.

Friday, February 13, 2009

It's Good to Be Seen

Is that a bottle in your pocket or am I just happy to see you?

I'm always so excited when Mommy and Daddy come into my room after a nap... not so much when it's anyone unexpected coming in -- sorry Grandpa! In this case it was Mommy and combine that with the camera she had and now you have 2 of my favorite things together which explains the ear-to-ear grin I'm sporting. As you can see by the mutliple pacifiers strewn about my crib, my folks have learned the trick to keeping me happy throughout the night or naps is to make sure there's always a paci within arm's reach. Hopefully one day soon paci's will be passe for me.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stand in the Place Where You Live

Stand By Me

This toy has created quite the controversy. It plays piano chords that sound eerily like sitcom outros. Daddy's videos of these jingles have started a stir on Facebook. The first one had about 10 different people weigh in before David J. Barnes solved it -- although Uncle Noah isn't sold. Daddy just posted the second one a few minutes ago so we'll see what people come back with. As for this pic, I'm getting much better at standing, btw. Can't say the same for Daddy's singing though. In fact, I really can't stand it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Meal and a Movie

Marns and Stripes Forever

Today was date number 8 with Leo J -- but who's counting? We had lunch at his parents house -- why are they always chaperoning us? Then we watched David After Dentist on YouTube. I hope I never have to go to the dentist -- although it does look kinda fun.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Dancing Queen

Now that I'm standing, I can add a little wiggle and call it dancing! Here am I sashaying with Mommy. To the left, to the left. To the right, to the right. To the front, to the front. To the back, to the back. Now dip baby, dip.

In the Flesh

Pampers Model

I like to hang out in my room in my skivvies. You know what they say... fake it 'til you're naked!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I Saw Her Standing There

Daddy butchers the words to the Beatles song and it's all downhill from there.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Can I have this cake and eat it too?

I went over to Bubbie and Zayde's today and met Uncle Josh's friend, Karen. It was her birthday so he surprised her with a cake he baked. It was chocolate and the candy on top was the, er... icing on the cake.


Hey, it's better than a shirt that says, 'My uncle went to Disneyworld and all I got was this stupid shirt!'

Uncle Noah and Sarah went to Disneyworld and got me this ball as a present. It goes well with Zayde's balled head. Hee hee.

Dixie Chick

My cup runneth over

Uncle Noah could've forgone the ball and just gotten me a paper cup. That way he could've saved a cup-le of bucks.