Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Born Good Natured; Loves to Rock the Boat

Who's tripping down the street of the city,
Smilin' at everybody she sees,
Who's reaching out to tickle a horsey
Everyone knows it's Avery
When I look at this picture it makes me think of that 7-Up commercial with Brad Garrett. It almost looks like I could be whistling and snapping my fingers!

Monday the 23rd was pretty standard. When I came home from Miss Anne's I was well rested and was walking all over the place (see above.) During one of my trips to the family room I found my new favorite book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and asked Mom to read to me. It's Mom's current book club book but I'm really enjoying it too. It's not better than any of my other books per se, it's just different. For starters, no pictures which is kind of a bummer but the pages are really thin (vs my 'board' books) and I like to riffle through them.
Mom is kind of a downer though and doesn't let me play with it by myself. BOO!

As has been pretty standard lately we spent some time outside as well.
PHOTOBOMB!
After dinner (delicious bacon-cheddar burgers from Hen House - YUM!) Dad and I went on a walk while Mom took a NAP! Whoa, ROLE REVERSAL! Usually Dad and I are the nap takers while Mom stays up - crazy! Actually, I just rode in the stroller most of the way while Dad pushed but when we reached my future school, Dad decided to get me out so I could walk the rest of the way - ABOUT A QUARTER MILE!
I made it about a block before I tripped hard over a raised square in the sidewalk. Hey, can we some of that stimulus money to fix these sidewalks?!?! Needless to say, I demanded Dad carry me the rest of the way after that.
After our walk we woke Mom up so I could take a bath. Thank goodness too because we know what happened last time Dad and I tried to go it alone.

On Tuesday the 24th Dad dressed me in my K-State garb to begin the count down to Football season. Sweet. I mean, I have a teddy bear I really like that plays the KSU fight song so needless to say I am a huge fan of the Purple and the White.

When I got home from MA's I did a lot of playing outside. Whenever I see Parker & Penny's buddy Jesse outside, I always walk to the edge and tell her, "Woof." Does that qualify as a word I can say?

I spent some time in my newest Fort which I discovered on Monday...

I moved some furniture...

Then it was back inside to play ball (a word I can say)...

Then it was back outside a little later to move more furniture...
Then I was off to bed!

Before I sign off, a few things: First, M&D have broken the 6000 picture mark. SIX THOUSAND PICTURES. That's more that 10 a day my whole life. Whoa.

Second, Here's Blogger's "Blog of Note" for August 31st. I really liked this one. A: I like the design and wish I had a cooler layout. B: It made me laugh a few times and I don't even know this person.

Third, the title to this post is also a link - GO!

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Monday, August 30, 2010

Disney Garden of Good or Evil

Mom and Dad elected not to pick me up from Grandma & Grandpa Davenport's after the party at the Ludlow's Saturday night (sorry I missed you Evan, Mason & Maddie) so I woke up at G&G D's. To make the swap back to M&D we decided to meet at a neutral location for breakfast and went ahead and invited Aunt Darcy & Uncle Dave as witnesses. Oh did I mention it was the neutral location at the Shoppes at Corporate Woods?

After breakfast we headed over to Target for some groceries and stumbled across this ridiculousness. Toy Story 3 FRUIT. Where's the fable?
I know I'm shocked by this but I'm not sure if I'm outraged or impressed? Half of me thinks, "Are there no limits?" but the other half thinks, "It's probably better for kids to want fruit than candy bars." Hmm. Interesting.

After Target I took a nice nap and then it was back to playing. If I take Mom's work suitcase into my Fort does it then become a Cubicle? I feel like that takes some of the fun out of it. Ugh, I'm already dreading having to play Cubicle this week. I'm gonna start playing Powerball instead!

I had already had a post-nap snack but then I found Dad eating Triscuits and salsa and my curiosity was piqued. In an un-dad-like moment, he pulled me up on his lap and let me have some Triscuits. And after seeing him dip 'em in the salsa, I wanted to try too. YUM! And just like Dad, I managed to spill some on my t-shirt.

Okay, I was hoping to knock out a few more days in this post but I'm exhausted after this weekend (which you'll probably read about in... a week) so I need to go to bed.

However, if you're desperate for some more blogging, feel free to check out Blogger's "Blog of Note" for August 30th. It's something about a mixed tape - I only skimmed it. After all, I am my Mother's daughter. I do like the intro pic though. I guess that's something.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Doctor's Orders


Friday the 20th was one of Mom's 'on' Fridays so I got to spend the day with Grandma Herbert. It was a pretty awesome day because I got to play with Aunt Abby and of course, do some classic GmaH items like reading books (Jake bakes the best cakes) going on walks and playing the piano. Sweet!

On Saturday the 21st Mom had to work and NOT for Paper Mill Designs. BOO! But before she left she got me up and had breakfast with me followed by some playing. May have been a little too much playing too because she was late to work. Oops!

So with Mom at work, that meant a day with the dad. Yea! Dad decided to start the day with a bath. Double Yea! Usually bath time is something we do as a whole family but about 2% of them are done with either just Mom or just Dad. And while usually M&D are very good about splitting the parenting responsibility 50/50 (every other diaper change, every other feeding, etc) at bath time they have very specific roles. Mom is in charge of getting me ready, grabbing the towell and the wash cloth while Dad draws the bath and readies my toys. Mom does the wash cloth work while Dad washes my hair. Then of course they take turns squirting me with my own bath toys. Where's the fable? Then Mom drys me off and gets me ready (usually for bed) while Dad drains the tub and cleans up the toys. Anyway, it's pretty entertaining when Mom has to do Dad's jobs and it's very entertaining when Dad has to do Mom's job. Oh, did I mention that Mom is the one that keeps me from drowning? Yeah, that may be the most important part now that I think about it. But Dad did a... satisfactory... sure that works... job through most of the process. After my bath he wrapped me up in my towel from Great Grandma Chapman. He must have thought I looked pretty cute because he set me up on the EDGE OF THE VANITY and snapped some pictures with his phone. He tried to take one too many though and I nearly took a header on the bathroom floor. Somehow Dad managed to catch me IN MID AIR but it was at the expense of that third picture. I guess we all make sacrifices.

After my near death experience Dad and I headed out for some lunch. First Watch? Cheddar's? Nope, we headed toward Jack Stack but stopped just shy and hit up Red Robin - YUM! As per usual, the lobby was filled with balloons (one of which I got) and as we headed to our table, I noticed every table we passed had kids. It was immediately apparent why "we" chose RR - because being surrounded by kids and having a balloon to play with would reduce Dad's entertainment responsibility five fold. Heady play old man.

For lunch I had a corn dog which Dad de-corned for me, some apples and a few of Dad's fries. The fun was short lived though because the knot Dad used to tie the balloon to my chair failed (I thought his were a nautical people) and it floated to the ceiling. DOH!
Uh Oh
Not to worry, we grabbed another balloon on the way out but Dad made it ride home in the TRUNK! He blabbed something about Grandma Davenport and balloons in cars but I lost interest. Dad let me rescue the balloon from the trunk and I played with it until I was too worn out and went up for a nap.
Uh Oh
For his own mental health Dad realized he needed to tether the balloon to something and this time he used a double knot - ooooohhhhhhh!

Oh, check out this sheet I stumbled across during some of my exploring. Nice work Dad!

When I woke up from my nap, GmaD came to get me because M&D had a party to go to. GmaD took me straight from our house to Sar-Ko-Par park (boys that's a keyboard full) where we walked around and even played on the swings. Sweet! From there we met Grandpa Davenport, Aunt Darcy and Uncle Dave at Sutera's.
I don't eat seafood, I make it! (see food - get it - HA!)
After dinner we went back to AD&UD's to play with my cousin Riley.

After AD&UD's, G&G D and I headed back to their house where I ended up falling asleep so M&D decided to "let" me stay there. Sweet.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Top Shelf

I mentioned a few post ago that it's difficult to catch up when Mom & Dad take so many pictures and on the 19th they took 125. And this wasn't a family reunion or a day at the zoo (hint hint) or even a weekend day but just an average Thursday. Yet somehow they squeezed in over a hundred pictures. Also, the first picture wasn't taken until 7:11 pm and the last at 8:24 pm. So in 73 minutes they took 125 pictures which is almost two a minute. COME ON!
Shortly after 7:00 we headed out outside to play on the patio. I love my little yellow chair but sometimes I like to sit in a big girl chair too. Of course, there's something to be said regarding the portability of the little chair. I figured out I can push it around just like my Stand & Groove inside. Though the lines on the patio continue to cause me frustration because the legs of the chair get caught in the grooves. I usually just take out my frustration on the chair and magically I start moving again.

We came back in after a bit and I got to open a Book-of-the-Month Book.
Oooh, new wrapping paper - I like!
The book is entitled Tails and is pretty fun. The pages all have some sort of interaction on them whether it be fur or texture or a tab you pull to make certain tails wag, etc.
However that last item is maybe a bit of a problem. I can't always get the pull tabs to work as designed which gets me a little irritated. In fact, there's already been a bit of a casualty on a similar book so M&D have taken this one out of play until I'm a little older.

Mom found this Cat in the Hat bag at Target's dollar section a while back and was pretty stoked that I was playing with it. She even showed me how to carry it over my shoulder.
Uh oh, TCITH bag has some competition.

I love my little sisters a lot and I show them that every chance I get.
I occasionally stop by the bookshelf and grab a snack from the potpouri popouri potpori popourie potpourie (oh man, I started out so close) potpourri dish (second shelf on the left) but other than that the bookshelf hasn't lured me much (after all, my books aren't there.) But now I'm getting a little taller and the third shelf is now in play... and it looks like it's full of toys. SWEET!

125 pictures taken and I post 14; 11% Hmm, I wonder what my overall percentage of pictures taken to pics in the blog is. Uh oh, I smell a rabbit hole....ahhhhhhh!

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery