Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Mommy had a Dr. appointment yesterday and she wanted me to come along with her. I know why they call it a waiting room now...we waited a very long time! It was a brand new clean building just upstairs from where I see my doctor. You know, the Shot Lady. Anyway, the waiting room was filled with people waiting to see their doctors and we sat next to a nice grandmotherly woman who talked my Mommy about ME the whole time.
I was interested in the Annapolis Convention on the tv there. (I was the only one watching it, actually.) At one point, a speaker had finished and everyone in the tv audience started clapping. I took that as a cue and I started clapping too! Mommy flipped at how cute and funny it was...and so did the whole waiting room full of people. Wow, I got a huge reaction from clapping my chubby little hands. Cool!
Anyhow, I got antsy after awhile so Mommy wheeled me around a lot. We took the turns around the couches and chairs really fast. She made me think I was gonna fall out a few times. She had me under control, but she made me think I was in danger. Hahhaa! It was awesome!
Then, we "walked" around the room quite a bit...and our name got called. Yeah! The nurse was really nice and I liked the stethascope she had around her neck. I actually went to her and played with the other nurses until Mommy was done. Everyone was amazed at how good I was. Especially Mommy! Three Cheers for TJ!!!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Mommy got the wind taken out of her sails today. You see, since she takes care of me all day, her wardrobe has drastically changed from "working woman professional" to "mommy day care frumpy". She wears sweatshirts and jeans and flip-flops all day long. Well, after some encouragement from Daddy, she got all dressed up for shopping at the mall. She had a corduroy skirt on with brown heels, a new top, and a neat coat from her working days. She thought she looked decent and Daddy did too. So, we waved good-bye to my Dad and proceeded to drive to the mall.
We had a great time looking at the HUGE Christmas trees in the mall, the lights all over the place and tons of red SALE signs in the windows of all the stores. We even went by Tiffany's and looked the the jewelry. It was tons of fun. Well, our final stop was a store called Delia's. Mommy wanted to look at winter hats there but after trying it on, she decided to pass it up for a pair of cute, black patterned tights instead. Before checking out, an employee told her that all tights and knee-high socks were buy two get one free. She showed my Mommy and me the cute items and Mommy asked what she could wear those socks and tights with. The girl described some outfits - none of which fit Mommy's "new" wardrobe. Then, the girl ended her sentence with "and they'll still be age appropriate". AGE APPROPRIATE? Mommy caught her breath and said "no thank-you, just these tights will be fine". Then we left. Mommy sighed as she wheeled my little stroller out to the main mall and whispered to me: AGE APPROPRIATE??? What was that supposed to mean? Being a boy of very few words, I said "goooon"? And Mommy laughed.
I think I called my Mommy a goon at the very worst time possible, but she loved it. I don't think she's a goon. And I don't think I'll be practicing "old lady" anytime soon. "Mama" fits better for now.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I am in the 25-50th percentile for height and weight, but I am 100% boy! I'm not kiddin'. I roll around with my trucks and fall into walls and nothin' gets me down. (Except for naptime, but that's another story)
I like my milk straight up, my lady friends older (Sophie, my best pal, is 15 months), and my t.v. remote control. Watch my video and you'll see how I get "zoned" when I get to watch a t.v. show.
Mommy and I are going to finish our Christmas shopping tomorrow. We need to finish early this year because of our traveling and Mommy's surgery. It'll be fun. I can't wait to see more Christmas lights and candy canes.
My Mommy said I look really cute in my bookbag...but that I'm too young to go to school. Someday though. Someday in a long, long, long time, she said. Then she didn't want to talk about it anymore! : )
I don't think I'm too young. I think I look just right in my bookbag...so I pulled and pulled on her pink jammie pants. She said we'd have "play school" at home like when she was a little girl. Before kindergarten. So, I guess that'll have to do for now. : )
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
I got a whole mess of shots at my 1-year visit to the doctor. Dr. Anna is really nice and pretty but I'm starting to wonder about her. I always leave her office pretty sad.
When I got home, Mommy snuggled me a lot and then changed me into sweatpants and my Cool as Ice shirt. Very snuggly outfit. There's nothing like sweatpants, right? I immediately felt better and my Ibuprofen started to kick in. Nap time right? Nope. I just couldn't sleep so Mommy got me out of bed and we played with my new toys. Wow! I'm so happy for having 85 band-aids all over my legs and finger.
I get to try scrambled eggs tomorrow morning. I can't wait! Plus, I'm almost done with bottles completely. Mommy is buying me whole milk today instead of formula. I'm not sure how I'm gonna do with it, but we'll see. Well, I'll write more later.
Love, Big Boy TJ
Friday, November 16, 2007
I woke up at 5:12 am because I was so excited! (But mostly because I had peed through my jammies.) Mommy came and got me and sang "Happy Birthday" to me while she changed me and my bed sheets. We went downstairs and did our usual morning bottle thing, and then played with my toys. Daddy went running before work and he sang the Birthday Song to me twice before he left. He said he's gonna sing the Birthday Song to me using each of my nicknames. Wow....it's gonna take him all day long to do that!
Anyhow, my cake party was planned for after lunchtime so Mommy and I did fun things and errands until that time came. I ate grilled cheese and squash for lunch (my favorites) and then they brought out the CAKE! My eyes got really wide when I saw the lit candle. I didn't know how to blow it out so my Daddy and Mommy did it for me. Then, they set the cake in front of me and just watched me with big, goofy smiles on their faces. At first, I was pretty shy about this round, white, sugary thing in front of me. I stuck one finger in it. And tasted the icing. Then I patted it with my hand, and some of the icing stuck to my hand. It went DIRECTLY into my mouth. And ohhhh, it tasted good. I ate more and more little bites of it and then WHACK! I dug into the chocolate cake part. I dug in and had some fun UNTIL...my hands were covered. I felt trapped! What could I do? My hands were suffocating in icing! All I could think to do was cry because I don't know how to say, "GET THIS STUFF OFF OF ME!" in English.
Wahhhhhh! I just cried with white icing and chocolate cake all over my face and hands. I don't really think I ate very much, but it was fun while it lasted. I think I'm glad that I don't get another whole cake until my 2nd birthday. Maybe I'll be more mature then and enjoy it more. Like with a fork or a spoon! : )
Thursday, November 15, 2007
"The Greats" (my Great Grandparents, Nonny and Pawpaw) got me an awesome outfit for my birthday, which my parents just adore. MY favorite part of the gift was the blinking Rudolph nose! How cool is that! I'm playing with it in this picture. When you pull the strings, it lights up and I carried it around with me all day. I was sad when Mommy wouldn't let me nap with it. But I got it back when I woke up. Thanks "Greats"!
I saw my birthday cake in the fridge today. Yummy! I cannot wait until my birthday. My parents can't either! It's my first one!
I will never forget you Scooter! Even though I am just shy of 1 year old...I promise never to forget you. You made me laugh all the time and I want you to know that I love you!
On a sillier note, Mommy made turkey cookies in honor of Thanksgiving and our football party on Saturday. Aren't they silly looking???
Love, Timothy Jonah Budic "The Almost One-Year Old"
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Last night, we had a big competition in our household!!! It was Mommy, Scootie, and me against Daddy in Nerf Basketball. Ummmm, I'm embarrassed to say this but....we lost. How could we lose 3 against 1? I'll tell you how. My Mommy shrieked like a cheerleader (no offense, i love cheerleaders) when Daddy would try to get the ball from her and a few times she just threw it at him because she didn't want to get an elbow in the face. What a Baby she is! Scooter was good at stealing the ball and I was good at being cute. Anyhow, I had a great dunk at the end of the game but we still lost 5-0. It was so much fun though!
I went in for my first Big Boy "Hairhuck" and it was a day to remember. I sat in the waiting area on my Mommy's lap like a good boy. We had to wait for a little while and I didn't make a peep. I just watched the lady in black cut the old man's hair. (Not my old man's hair...he's letting his grow) When it was my turn, I sat with my Mommy in the big swirly chair and we both got to wear a cape! Mine was cool blue with a ton of doggies all over it. Mommy's was just plain black.
Anyhow, I sat there pretty quietly while my hair got sprayed with water and a comb was run through it. Of course, I heard numerous comments about my "beautiful locks of hair" and it made me proud. The lady cut lots of length off my hair...and I had more of a mullet than I thought. She even trimmed my sideburns. Wow! I am a true man.
Mommy didn't think she'd get emotional about my first haircut. She really wasn't sentimental of my hair ... but rather of the fact that I was old enough to need a haircut. She's actually pretty upset that I'm turning one. Wanna hear a secret? She missed me so much last night that she came into my room around 10:00 and sang me a song while patting me on the back. I think she sorta wished I'd wake up and want to be rocked, but I slept right through it.
Alright, I need to go play with Scooter because this is his last night in our house. That's all I can say for now.
PS Isn't this a cute picture? I forget how old I am here, but I look so adorable!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Today, I ate mandarin oranges with breakfast. I had a little piece of an orange on my lap that I was saving for later...but it fell off when Mommy picked me up out of my highchair. She didn't see it fall on the floor. But I did. Oh yes, I went right for it and stomped on it a few times before smearing it all over the floor. It only took me seconds to make pure orange juice...but I wasn't allowed to drink it. Oh well.
It's about 77 here in Charlotte today. I love the warm weather because I go for walks more often. I'm about to go on another walk now...and then for a run in the babyjogger with Mommy later. (I didn't wear gloves today in the heat...this pic was from a freezing morning...fyi)
Mommy is working in the nursery now at our church. She works in the Crawler's Room which is where I go, so I'll get to hang with Mommy in the nursery the first Sunday of each month. Cool, huh!
My Mommy's cousin just got engaged last night. How exciting! Mommy was so happy when she got the call. Lynnie even asked her to be in the wedding. Wow! So now, Mommy gets to be in 2 weddings! Lynn's in May and my Aunt Carey's in June. I get to be in my Aunt Carey's wedding also! I'm totally pumped about that. I will look pretty hot in my tux and tall socks - or whatever she makes me wear. I'm really working on walking so that I can do it really, really well by the time June 21st rolls around. Yeah for weddings! I love love! : )
(Sorry Daddy, I know I'm talking like a girl right now. I promise to be more rough and tough in my next blog!)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Mommy and I are going Christmas shopping tomorrow. I've never been Christmas shopping before so I can't wait! Plus, I'm not spending my own money - which really works for me!
I'm not sure I ever made an official announcement on this blog about my Mommy's book, but she's going to be published! The release date is not set yet, but she sent in the last details and illustrations just last week. We're all very excited about Ebenezer Flea and the Right Thing to Do. She's working on a website to help market the book. As soon as it looks decent, she'll let you know the web address. That's it for now! love, tj
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
It was discovered today that I LOVE MEATLOAF! No, not the singer (ew!) but the actual food! Mommy gave me some thinking that I'd spit it out...but I gobbled it up like a little beast. I ate a whole piece!
I've also begun doing the bear crawl. I'm not sure why I do it, it's just fun. I look and feel silly when I do it because I wriggle my little butt in the air. You should try it sometime. It's great fun!
A few months back, Daddy bought me a lion walker...and I played with it a little bit. But all of a sudden, I've fallen in LOVE with it! I walk back and forth across the living room and bedroom floors for what seems like hours. I am really strong too because I can stop it when I want to even though it doesn't have brakes. It probably won't be long before I can walk on my own. You should see me with this thing! I ram it into the wall, and then let go with one hand to make sure someone is watching me...then they turn me around and I do it all over again until I run into the next wall. : )
I miss you guys! love, tj the lion tamer