Saturday, June 30, 2007
It's so hot here. Really humid too. It's so hot that Mommy and I have had to cancel our morning walk a few times this week...and we're usually done by 7:30 most mornings. Kind of stinks but now that my Mom will be teaching me swimming at the YMCA, we'll at least get to do that kind of stuff.
Daddy is racing with me in my babyjogger on July 4th. Wish us luck! love, tj
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I had a very traumatic day today...Mommy decided that today was the day I would try out the kids area at the YMCA. We went to sign up for swimming lessons a few days ago and it was too late to sign up . So, she's going to teach me herself! (She used to do that for other kids when she was younger, so now she can teach ME! Yippee! I digress...)
Because I didn't have the right diaper pants to go swimming, she decided that I should try out the kids area. She inspected it and it was everything she had hoped for. Sweet ladies with extra-sweet accents, loving hearts, experienced backgrounds, and CLEAN CLEAN facilities. We signed in at about 13 different places and I got a few nametags and ID tags. Mommy took me to the Shrimp play area (I don't like being called a shrimp, but I'll get to be a Guppy pretty soon) and put me in a saucer. JUST like the one we have at home. She found a nice lady and tons of toys for me to play with. I just stared. Looked around. Stared. Got a bit ridgid. Then I shut my eyes really tight and let out a howl that any dog would find offensive! Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Mommy kissed me on the head and the nose, and said "good luck" to the ladies. She couldn't look at me as she turned to walk out the door.
But did she even work out? Not a chance. She stood at the window and watched me as I sobbed and cried and screamed and sighed over and over again. 2 mintues went by. 3 1/2 minutes went by. 8 minutes went by...and she jumped right back in line to pick me up. My face was blotchy and red, eyes swollen, tears all over my face and t-shirt made me look a mess. I didn't look at Mommy right away. I was mad at her. Very mad. But then, once she was holding me, I gripped her skin for dear life and rubbed my sad little snot-coated face into her arm and sighed about 12 sighs of relief. We walked straight out the YMCA doors into the 95 degree parking lot and not once did Mommy get mad at me for making her miss yet another workout. Nope. She said she loved me and kissed me 2 dozen times. Then she said "we'll just try it again tomorrow." Maybe I'll get used to it after a few days. I'll try. I promise.
That's all I got today, folks! love, tj the great
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
when daddy checked on me in the early morning before he went to run, he told mommy to come look at me. i had my knees up under me and my butt stickin' up in the air. i sleep like that a lot lately. it's terribly comfy. you should try it sometime!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Mommy and I played in a tug boat today! (It really wasn't a tug boat, it was a box but we pretended. Don't tell her I know, okay?!) We had a race down the hallway and we won every time! It was cool. She made tug boat noises too...but Daddy said "that sure sounds like a train" and Mommy laughed. Daddy was right, but at least Mommy tried.
I also played "model" today. Before our morning walk, she took pictures of me in my stroller with my hat on. I noticed my hat more than usual, and held on to it just about the whole stroller ride. It was pretty ironic that I had my "little flirt" shirt on because I really did give flirty eyes to the camera. Don't you think? I am so cute. I just know it.
Daddy raced in the park tonight. I got to stay up and watch him. There were over a thousand people there and I just stared at them all! I wouldn't even eat my bottle. I just hung out in the front pack on Mommy and chewed on some toys. It was awesome. It was about 90 degrees even at 7:30 when the race went off, but it's cooled off a bit since then. Daddy did well and I was sure proud of him. "That's my dad!" is what I wanted to say, but it came out as "ooooooh! uhhh! weaahhhhhhh!"It was fun staying up until 9:00. Mommy and I rocked in the glider at home with my night-night bottle and I fell right asleep. Talk about a big day! Tomorrow we have church and then we get to watch the USATF Championships on TV. I can't wait. I really don't watch it. But I get to play on the floor with my Mom and Dad the whole time. It's great. Well, I'm really tired so I'm gonna go back to bed.
I love you guys! love, tj-the-flirt
Friday, June 22, 2007
i had a super great day today. i pooped three times (which is a record for me!) and my teeth didn't bother me so much. i went to the park with mommy and her friend, Lisa, played on the floor with my doggie and all my fun toys, and ate yummy cereal. i also took an awesome nap in the afternoon.
i smile so much every day...but laughing is my specialty. my daddy makes me laugh so hard that i pee my pants. (actually, i do that anyway...but you know what i mean) mommy can't make me laugh like daddy can. thanks, daddy!
i get to stay up late tomorrow and watch daddy run a night race. wish him luck! he runs at 7:30 when i'm normally fast asleep. i think i will probably fall asleep on mommy's shoulder. she loves that! loves it!
g'nite everybody! g'nite! i love you! tj stinkerpants
p.s. Watch out for pics tomorrow, Auntie CareCare. You have some friendly competition! : )
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
today, daddy surprised mommy and me and took us to the park for dinner! we went to freedom park and drove by all the multi-million dollar houses on the way. we sat around the big pond and ducks came right up to us. daddy SAVED THE DAY! this one duck was scooter's twin almost. he came right up to us and begged for food. "barking" with his beak! daddy had to put his foot up and it tried to eat his shoe a few times. he was friendly...but hungry. we're going to visit again and maybe bring bread. it will be fun to feed the duckies!
mommy and i went for a tour of the ymca today. it was like a small city! the outdoor pool had a big-people pool and a little-guy pool. the little-guy pool had big huge animals in it that we could climb on and water falling down from sprinklers and stuff. it was so cool. i will get to go there soon with my mom and dad. i think they're going to join. that means swimming lessons! hoorah!
do you think i look cute in a box? my mom and dad think so! by the way, i am working on a few more teeth at the bottom and i ALMOST crawled today! i got up on my knees and moved one leg forward. i didn't do more but i am close. i am a pro-roller though. mommy wonders how i don't get dizzy!!! : )
love you guys! tj
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
i threw up on mommy today. like, real throw-up. i'm not sure exactly what that is, but mommy said "oh gosh, it smells like real puke"! it burned her nose. yikes! i had 2 tablespoons of chicken for my 7 month birthday...and i've puked it up 3 times...then pooped it out pretty good too. my tummy never hurt and i never cried. i just didn't like chicky! so, i guess i'll try it again someday. just not very soon.
well, see ya later!
love, mr. bojangles (that's what jason calls me...i even have a song!)
Friday, June 15, 2007
Since I watch the construction men building houses outside all day, I was thrilled to get this hard hat (Bob the Builder, no less!) so I can be like them! Except that I speak English. No, actually I don't. But I will.
Ain't I cute?
love, TJ the Builder
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I have been on vacation for the past few days on Pawley's Island. It was a long drive from Charlotte, but worth the drive. I have been to the beach each day since Sunday. Now, this is not the first time I've seen Mr. O ... but when Mommy put my feet in the water on Sunday, I freaked out a little. She scooped me right up and stood there with me for awhile. She tried again a few minutes later and I realized that I LOVE IT! I squealed and squealed and shook my arms and fists. Ooooooooooooooooooo is what I actually said. I jumped and jumped and kicked my feet like a crazy man. Ooooooooooooooooooo! I liked the feeling of the sand on my little toes and I liked it when I got splashed on my legs. When the waves would first come at me, I'd pick UP my legs until they passed, and then I'd stick my legs down and jump until it went back out to sea.
Getting down to the beach was a big chore in itself. We had so much to carry! WOW! Mommy, Daddy, Tenley and Jason took turns lugging the stroller, cooler, umbrella, diaper bag, toys, blankets, towels, body boards (for Daddy and sun-burned Jason) and other stuff down the steps to the soft, warm sand. Before I was allowed out in the sun at all, Mommy slathered SPF 50 all over my entire fat, little body. 3 times over, actually. I guess since I have red hair, she worries about me even more. I wore my hat the whole time like a good boy. But lately, I've been taking off my sunglasses to eat them. For awhile, I would sit in my stroller under the umbrella and just stare at the water. I would just STARE at it and if someone stood in between me and Mr. O, I would move my head and look around them. All I needed to do was whimper and I'd be allowed out to wade in the water.
Well, I am going home tomorrow so I will be writing more regularly from now on. I'll post some sweet pictures of the beach tomorrow, so get ready! I have to end this now because the second half of the Cavs game is starting...I have a hard time concentrating!!!
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
My Daddy came home today (YEAH!) after being on a business trip since Tuesday. My Mommy and I were missing him so much. But he had some big jobs to do and a great race to run and we understand all that! : )
We went out to dinner and I almost crawled! I tried so hard to get on the table from Uncle Bill's lap because I saw butter and salad and chicken and all these things that I wanted to put in my mouth. I did not succeed at crawling on the table but I had an awesome time. When my Mommy got her Diet Coke, I went straight for the straws and grabbed on...then put them to my mouth. I didn't get to drink anything but it was pretty funny.
I did a lot more but that's all I can think to write right now...
I miss every one of you! Love, tj