Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Well, today was no different. When Mommy dropped me off, I clung to her like a little monkey. The lady in the red smock had to pry me off of Mommy...and I started to cry. Mommy said 'i love you, tj' and then vanished. She's trying to make me tougher but it's really hard for her. (I must remind you that I am good in the church nursery and with my new Sunday night group)
As Mommy was coming to pick me up, she saw a lady down the hallway walking out of an emergency exit with a little red-head with a light blue shirt on. That's what I had on. Her Mommy instincts kicked in full force and without thinking, she took off down the hall. When she got to the lady, she saw the little boy's face and realized it wasn't me. So, she covered pretty well and said "let me get that for you" and held the door for the lady. Nice save, Mommy!
Mommy did the walk of shame and came back down the hallway to get me. She stood in the pick-up line and said "tj the screaming red-head, please". My face was blotchy and soaked with snot and tears. I practically jumped into her arms and smothered my face into her shirt. Then I gave her a kiss and she consoled me and had a talk with me. She told me that I was the most important little boy in the world to her and that she waited 28 years for me...and that she would never leave me. Ever. I have to remember that. I'll work on it.
By the time we got to the car, I was squealing and singing. I now say Mom-mom-mom sometimes...but mostly Dadadada.
I am so lovable! love, tj the screaming red-head
Right now, I am sleeping through a huge apartment fire that's going on right across the street from us. The news chopper is practically shaking the house and yet I'm sound asleep. I think it was from all the crying I did at the Y today.
I hope all those people are okay. Mommy is watching it on the news right at this moment. Okay, time to get back to work.
love, sleeping tj
Sunday, September 23, 2007
When the closing song of church began, Mommy and Daddy darted to the nursery and looked in the door to see me sitting on the floor playing with a ball. Mommy said "we're here for TJ" and the lady said "i'm sorry, you can't have him back. we want to keep him!" The lady then told them that I didn't cry a tear or even frown. And that I really liked the big, red ball. When I looked up and saw Mommy and Daddy looking down at me, I started to whimper and crawled right over to them. They hugged me like they hadn't seen me in forever. Boy were they PROUD!
I took a great 3 hour nap when I got home (can you believe this?) and then got ready for another field trip. My Mom and Dad had their first small group meeting with people they hadn't even met before. Without giving you too long of a story, Mommy met another Mommy at church who she knew from a recruiting visit when she was looking at colleges. This other Mommy invited her into their small group and that's the recap on that. So, we drove to another part of Charlotte and met a bunch of other families with one little girl or guy each. Mommy and Daddy had a great time getting to know some new friends. I went into the playroom with the other little guys so that the other grown-ups could talk about church and God. Mommy came to get me when they were done with adult time, and the Mommy who was watching me said I didn't cry at all. She actually said that I was "all business" when I played with the toys. She told Mommy that I pounded on a kiddie table, and put some blocks in the holes and had this "all business" attitude the whole time. How silly! : ) I am so cute, and I know it.
Oh, my new favorite foods are turkey sticks, cooked carrot bites, and CHEESE! Mmmm.
I love everybody!!! love, tj-good-boy
Saturday, September 22, 2007
So, yesterday I wrote a blog about how I don't sleep anymore...but today I was back to my good ol' sleepin' self again! I got up at 5:15am (pretty normal) and then took a two hour nap mid-morning...then a 2 1/2 hour nap this afternoon. Mommy and Daddy were ecstatic! Mommy got to catch up on her sleep too. Wow-how nice of me!
Daddy mowed the lawn today and I watched him the whole time. He and Mommy had big smiles on their faces the whole time that I pressed my cute-as-a-button face against the door. They can't even describe the feeling it gave them to see me like that. Awwww.
Mommy is going to test out her knee and go running now while Daddy takes me to the store to buy deodorant. My Daddy goes through deodorant like you would not believe! My Mommy thinks he eats it or something. Well, at least he smells good...it's better than the alternative!
Since I was born, Mommy has not baked a single batch of cookies that she hasn't burned. Why? Because she so intent on taking millions of pictures of me that she forgets or turns off the timer and runs to keep me from eating a plant or something. Poor Daddy has to eat burned cookies.
Gotta go! Love you guys! TJ-sleepy-pants!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Lately, I've been choosing NOT to sleep. My naps have gone from nearly 2 hours...to about 20 minutes. At night I've been getting up at least once...sometimes two or three times even. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I miss my Mommy and Daddy. Maybe because my silly mouth just hurts so badly. Maybe it's because I had a bad dream. But whatever the reason, I just need to nuggle with my Mom or Dad for awhile and then I go back to sleep.
Last night, Daddy took care of it all. Mommy just couldn't do it, so Daddy stepped up at 2:15 and 4:30. He changed me and rocked me back to sleep the first time. Then, at 4:30, he changed me again and gave me a bottle. I fell asleep that time too, only it took awhile. By the time he got back in bed, he had 30 minutes left to sleep before getting up to run with his friend. He's Mommy's hero. HipHipHooray for Daddy!
My Uncle Ben as a new girlfriend...if he lets me, I'll post their picture next time I write. My Mommy likes her very much. That means a lot too because she's pretty picky and protective of her big brother. Yeah Uncle Ben. Cristy is so nice and I like her too!
Well, I love you all! G'nite...it's naptime. For a teeny bit of time, of course. : (
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I am a great climber! Daddy taught me how to climb up steps and I'm so good at it now. I just scramble right up those little mountains and get to the top as proud as can be! Today, Mommy and I climbed the stairs and I made it to the top carrying a present for Daddy the whole way! I ripped through a magazine and took a little souvenir of the paper in each hand. When I got to the top, I squealed then crawled into Daddy's office with my paper present for him. Of course, he was thrilled, as you can imagine. Don't parents loooove homemade gifts?
Mommy and I decorated for fall and Halloween today. Mommy said she can't wait until she gets to hang up my "artwork" from coloring or from school projects. I think I'd like to make her a macaroni necklace first. That way, she can wear it proudly to all the business dinners that she has to go to with my Daddy. Won't she be the talk of the party?! : )
Well, my 8 teeth and I have to go back to sleep now. Love, TJ
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
i got to go to a concert with my mom and dad and grammie and poppy the other night! it was at my poppy's school and it was an acapella group. they did all the singing and instruments with their mouths. the beatboxing was great! they are called praise a pella and i jumped for the first half of the concert. after that, i was tired and fell asleep in the middle of a loud song. i actually got to introduce the group because principal purdy took me up on stage with him at the beginning. i just stared and was a little scared but i did a great job not crying. mommy and daddy held their breath the whole time, i think.
i'm practicing a new skill called clapping. i miss my hands most of the time when i try to clap them together, but once in awhile i get it to work! then i hold my hands together and shake them up and down. right now, that's clapping to me. i think i'll get the hang of it soon. : )
my favorite place to crawl is into the bathroom. therefore, i love germs!!! here's a little proof...this picture is of me in mommy's and daddy's bathroom. silly me.
well, i gotta go play with scooter's chain again. talk to you later, guys! tj
my spanish is terrible...but do you know what silla ulta compacta means? it means collapsable high chair. yep! and i got to use it at my grandma's yesterday. it was fun! i didn't feel much like eating dinner and i made a face when i ate some chicken. so, mostly i just played with my cars and blocks. i had a great time slappin' my hands down on the kitchen floor and making noise. i pull myself up everywhere and scooter and vader were both nice to me...but not to each other. scooter terrorized vader for awhile. he made mommy and daddy very angry. mostly mommy. but that's nothing new. he likes to get on mommy's nerves but she still loves him very much.
mommy said "tj no-no" just before taking this picture. doesn't the look on my face just scream "what? what? i'm not doin' anything bad...hehehe". yep, that's me! mr. innocent.
to those of you who speak spanish well, please forgive me if silla ulta compacta means something completely different than i said it did. i have a hard time remembering things from the day before sometimes. does that get better or worse with age??
i have a cute bellybutton! love, tj
i look sad in this picture...but i'm not. i'm climbing on my little piano. i like to sit in the seat and reach the keys...then pound on them. i look like linus from snoopy and the peanuts characters.
today, my daddy won the river run half marathon. it was unbelievably humid and raining. the trees in the park just held it all in and made it pretty hard to breathe. i'm so proud of him! i got to see him at the 1/2 mile mark, and after he finished. i was in the car at the 7 mile mark or so, and only my mommy got out. it was raining to badly, so i sat in the car with grammie. he was winning already by that time. what a man! did i say i was proud??
silly park rangers kept me from seeing him at the finish. i forgive my mommy for saying some bad words. she was very frustrated but daddy understood. can't break the rules. even if you're leigh bodden.
yesterday, we got to see my grandma and grandpa and auntie melissa and uncle bill and all my other family members. it was great!!! i was pretty good but still out of my element so i was kind of a momma's and daddy's boy. i have tooth #7 coming in so maybe that was an issue too. i watched a lot of corn hole and jumped just about each time the bean bag hit the board. it was fun though!
it was my grandpa's surprise 60th birthday party. i had such a good time. i even got to try some birthday cake! i liked it so much that when my mommy's said no-no when i wanted more...i gave a little squeal. she didn't give in though. she's tough. (sorta) my grandpa and grandma watched me play with my new driving toy they got me. i turned the wheel and sped up and slowed down and the noises were great! i giggled a lot. i also loved watching the big screen HD tv. that was awesome. i'm such a man!!!
auntie melissa kissed me and ate my hands and i loved it! lots of people played peek-a-boo with me too and i liked it! games are fun. can you believe i'm almost 10 months old? my mom and dad can't!
this afternoon, i watched the browns lose...and i was sad. but at least i got to sit and play and watch it with my daddy and my grammie and poppy. that was nice. then everyone got to take a nap while daddy tickled me and fed me. i like my daddy time. it's the best! i also like to slide around on the new floors at my grammie's house. the tore up the carpet and finished the floors so they're nice and slippery. makes my slippery knees and go perfectly with the slippery floor! yeah for crawling!!!
more later! i love you easter bunny! tj
My sickness is OVER!!! I've been sleeping much better lately and I haven't been as creepy or crabby! I do have a lot to say but I'm so tired right now. As seen in this picture.
Quickly, I will tell you about Sonny. Sonny and I have a lot in common. We both love our backs scratched, we both spend our time on all fours, and we're both smarter than Scooter. (Awww, God bless little Scootie Guy!) Sonny is the dog that my Mommy fell in love with. She found him on petfinder.com and wants to rescue him. He's in a foster home right now but we visited him to see how he and I would get along. We were visiting for a good 20 mintues and I started to whine because it was time for my nap. He ran right over and sat straight up in front of me. Worried. Looking at my Mommy and Daddy as if to say "well, geez, do something! the kid is crying!". My Daddy's eyes even lit up when he saw Sonny and how cool he was. Mostly, Daddy was just going along with the new dog idea because he loves my Mommy and is very good to her. But I think he kinda likes the handsome and very obedient Sonny.
We're taking Scooter on our next visit to see how those two get along together. The idea is to hopefully have Scooter behave better in the house if he has a pal. An "alpha dog" pal. Scooter is great with me...my Mom and Dad are thrilled about that. He's just mostly bad with everything else. No worries. Scooter is not being replaced. (Unless someone really wants to give him a good home...hint hint.)
Hehehe! Love, TJ the Dog Rescuer