Thursday, August 30, 2007

Raspberry Picking

My mom took me raspberry picking this morning. I was not very excited.

Then, who should show up? Brer Rabbit! He told me a funny story and I laughed as seen below.

After Brer Rabbit, my friend Alyssa showed up out of the raspberry patch. We exchanged pleasantries.
How could this day possibly improve? Caged goats! I got close...but not too close.
Kudos to my mom for picking out the raspberries from forests of spiders as seen below!

More Birthday and Walking the Path of Akila

Why are you showing me this card? You know I can't read yet...

Oh snap! It plays music!

In addition to receiving great cards from my relatives in Florida, I have also been reading the Boy Scout Handbook which my dad just picked up. In an effort to be more prepared, I now wear both my bib and my sun hat even when I am not eating or sitting outside.

Despite trying to "be prepared", nothing could prepare me for the Orioles giving up 11 runs in the seventh at home against the Devil Rays. However, Brian Roberts is still a cutie - I hope he likes tall women because I'm set to pass him with my next growth spurt.

After reading the section in the Boy Scout handbook entitled, "What to do in case of an earthquake", I was well-prepared when my dad fell down the stairs causing a small tremor. My mom took this picture instead of helping my dad.
Thank you to my great Grandma and great Aunt in Florida for the awesome musical cards!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Early Birthday Party

What a surprise! My southern Virginia side of the family threw a birthday party for me about a month before my birthday! The shock can easily be seen on my face below. After practicing opening presents for 11 months I got nervous at the worst possible moment!

My dad is so weird. He acts like I don't know how to blow out a candle. I swear that he goes out of his way to embarrass me. At my own party no less!

Chocolate is soooo good.
My first cake wasn't enough so we moved on to a strawberry short cake. Here I show how thoughtful I am by opening my mouth very wide so my grandma is sure not to miss with the spoon. I am just a nice person.
Thank you to everyone for my super fun gifts! Since this party I have had other surprise visits/parties and those will be shown soon!

Monday, August 20, 2007


Okay I'm ready---Come on and give me another bite!

Alright another bite!

Whoops! I overdid it.
Stuff it in!
Urgh! Maybe I need to slow down!

Friday, August 17, 2007

B's Tiny Twin

A few mornings ago, M found a bandanna lying on the ground. She held it up and asked her dad to put it on her which he promptly did.

For those of you who know B you know that the bandanna is her favorite accessory and her Saturday morning special. M has obviously noticed and thought wearing it was hilarious.

You can see that it is too big for her.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Trying to reconcile my status as the only child with my status as the youngest in the family has been difficult. Here I feign ignorance as my mother explains to me that I can't run around naked and that a necklace will not fix the problem. After thirty seconds of this face, my mother gave up and I won. I learned how to do this from my dad.
With my new ability to climb things comes a new responsibility. I must constantly prove that nothing in the house is safe. Here, a cup with ice and water has been placed on the opposite side of the table from me. Using ingenuity picked up from watching "Monk" on USA, I solved the problem by using a box and knocking the water over.

Well my birthday is coming up. When you turn sixteen you can drive. When you turn 55 you can save 15% off general merchandise excluding grocieries on Tuesdays at Meijer. And, finally, when you turn one, they let you look forwards when you are being driven around. I must say it's hard to feel like you are being chaffeured when you are facing the rear of the car. My grandparents bought me this sweet chair for my upcoming birthday and I'm already breaking it in for the front facing car rides that will soon come.
I've been listening a lot to Destiny's Child "Independent" and decided it was time to throw my hands up at them. So I got in my floaty and floated parents-free in the pool for the first time. It was a proud moment for my parents, me, and the song writer for Destiny's Child!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

What Have I Been Up To?

Hi there! What have I been doing, you ask? Well, after Williamsburg, I visited my Grandmother in Northern Virginia. Here I am on the kitchen floor after someone discovered too late that a donut hole had hit the ground!

Then my Grandma and Aunt J came to visit me. We went to a baseball game. Larry Bigbie played for the other team and had the winning hit. It has been a tough year for the Orioles. But it was an even tougher year for Fruity Poofs manufacturers trying to keep up with M's eating.

We also visited Schmitt's Sausage House in German Village. It is on the historical registry of historic registered places. My dad said it wasn't on the list for their knockwurst.

I also got to go to the Franklin Park conservatory. Here my mom has told me that I don't have to worry about being bombed from above because their were no birds. This made me feel better so I could concentrate on more important things like eating.

Finally, we were able to visit Cancun, Mexico. Given my young age, the only exposure I had to Mexico was through the movies. Here I do my best to duplicate Steve Martin's famous pose from the hit movie "Three Amigos".