Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmastime is Here!

We celebrated Thanksgiving this year, but not on Thanksgiving day. Our plan was to celebrate with Mom's family on a different day and then celebrate with my Great Grandma and Grandpa Northcott in Yakima on Thanksgiving day, but that just didn't happen. Dad got a pretty bad cold and we decided to stay home in order to keep from infecting anyone else. In case you wondered, Dad is feeling much better now. :) I really enjoyed the pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey on Thanksgiving, but my favorite is still the sweet potatoes. Yum!

With Thanksgiving behind us now, we can focus on enjoying the Christmas season! I think I am going to learn to love Christmas as much as Mom does. Mom's already made some gifts for people and together we've had fun decorating our tree and putting up other Christmas decorations around the house. However, my favorite activity we've done so far was going to downtown Gresham for their annual tree lighting... we didn't stay for the actual tree lighting, but we did enjoy walking around Main St. (all the trees are lit up!) and I got to go in a petting zoo! There were sheep, goats, baby pigs, baby cows and a donkey! They also had pony rides there for the bigger kids.

Mom, Nana, Aunt Mary and I went to the big bazaar here in Portland this past weekend and that was pretty fun too! I think Mom may have gotten a small gift for me when I wasn't looking. Any ideas on what it could be? Oh yeah, and we ran into Sara, Kate, Grandma Jill and Grandma Rosa while there. I was really sad when it was time to say good-bye to Kate, but, we did get together last night and had fun checking out the decorations on our tree.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Chilly weather in November

Because it's been getting cooler here in the great NW, I've been doing a lot more indoors. Mom took me to the sip 'n play again so I could play with my friends, Bodhi and Kate, and also to play with all the cool toys they have there. I love that indoor play structure they have there!

I also went with Mom and Grandma Jane, or 'Na Na' as I call her, to the Mills End fabric store. I think I had even more fun than they did there! The place is big and open and because it was pretty empty of customers, Mom let me run around a bit. I had the most fun playing 'hide and seek' with one of the nice ladies that works there. When it was time to leave, I was pretty upset. Mom says we'll go back again, so I'm hoping it'll be soon.

We have gone outside some too. One day we needed to do some shopping at our local outdoor mall, so Mom and Dad took turns wearing me in our new winter carrier. It was so cozy!! After we did our shopping, we stopped at Starbucks to warm our insides up with a holiday drink. Yum!

Because we've been spending more time at home, I've had the opportunity to find ways to get into more mischief... I've used our little stool (which was actually purchased for Mom to use when she needs to reach things on the top shelves in our kitchen) to climb up on the dining room table and I also tried to get into the bathroom by standing on the stool. I can't quite get the handle turned enough to get it open, but I'm working on it! In case you're wondering why the bathroom door is kept closed, it's because I have a tendency to unroll the toilet paper roll and I also like to play with the toilet lid/seat, which really, really grosses Mom out.

Mom and I do get bored from time to time from being cooped up inside, so here's a goofy video we took of me having fun throwing my food on the floor while in the high chair. She doesn't usually let me throw my food on the floor, but like I said, we were bored. Sorry that it's kind of long. :)

Well, hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 02, 2007

Fun times on Halloween

I may only be 1, but I sure had fun this Halloween holiday. Mom and I carved our pumpkin (well, I watched from my carrier while she carved). We picked out a 'ghost' pumpkin at the pumpkin patch so we carved it to look like a ghost. Great idea, eh?

Later, in downtown Gresham, the roads were all blocked off so little kids like me could go trick-or-treating through all the local businesses and stores. Kate and Sara met us there and so naturally we had a blast.

Then when it got dark, we went over to Kate's house so I could trick-or-treat like a big kid. I only went to her house, but I gotta say, it was a great experience! I got a homemade popcorn ball and it was yummy! I also got a yo-yo, but I'm still learning to use that. Here's a photo of Kate and me at her house when we stopped by. Aren't we cute?!

Hope your Halloween was as exciting as mine!