Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Another game

Mommy and I taught Daddy a game last night. It's called Chase The Spinny UFO. I have this UFO toy and Mommy spins it on the ground. I crawl over to it and pick it up. I give it a good shake and then I toss it away. Mommy picks up the UFO and spins it around again. I crawl over to it, pick it up, shake it, and throw it again. Repeat, repeat, repeat. When we taught this game to Daddy, he took over the role of what Mommy did. And then once he learned how to play, we all played together. First Daddy would spin the UFO and then I would get it and throw it. Then Mommy would get the UFO and spin it. I would get it again, pick it up, shake it, and toss it. Then Daddy would spin the UFO. What a fun game!

Monday, August 30, 2004

The coast, a wedding, a barbeque

I had a very busy weekend. To prepare, I slept a lot Friday night. Daddy ran a big race so he couldn't play with me so I went to bed early. The next day, Mommy said that we were going to meet Daddy on the coast. The coast is nice. There is a lot of water and grainy tan stuff on the ground. There were so many people around I was afraid that Mommy and I wouldn't be able to find Daddy. But Daddy spotted us right away. He walked funny and said that he hurt his foot. Today he is going to see a doctor about it. I told him not to worry because I just went to my doctor last week and she was really nice and made me feel good about myself. At the coast we also saw some friends, Sean and Cassie, Torrey and Angela, and those people we had pasghetti with the other day.

After we left the coast we went to a wedding reception for our neighbors Marisa and Brian. It was at a whinery, which I guess is a place where people complain a lot, but I didn't hear anyone complaining. There were a lot of plants with clumps of juicy, round things on them. Daddy was stinky from running so he used the shower there. My Book Baby friend Lilybell and her mommy and daddy were at the reception so we all played together.

The next day Daddy and I played together while Mommy went to the store to buy things for a barbeque. I missed Mommy when she was gone so I cried, but only a little. We went to the park by my house and set up for the barbeque, which meant that Daddy and I played on the grass while Mommy brought all the stuff over. Mommy said Daddy shouldn't be walking on his bad foot. I learned that a barbeque is where this hot, orange thing cooks food and then people eat it. They eat the food, not the orange thing. Mommy didn't cook her milk for me though. Lots of people came over for the barbeque. Heather held me for a while. Heather is the one who helped bring me into this world. She was the first person I met. Amy also held me. Mommy says that there is a little baby inside Amy. I wonder why the baby doesn't come out and play with me?

After the barbeque Julie and Jay came over to my house and we played. They are a lot of fun. Julie let me pull her hair and stick my fingers in her mouth. Jay said that I'll be ready to walk soon. But why should I walk when I can be carried instead?

I'm so tired from writing about my weekend that I think I need a nap!

Friday, August 27, 2004

B is for Bubble

Today I went to Book Babies at the place where all the books are. One of my favorite things to do there is to play with the clear, round things that float around in the air. When I was at Uncle Ed and Auntie Misa's house last week, they also had the clear, round things. I heard they are called bubbles. The bubbles are fun. Sometimes they pop, sometimes they stick to the ground. Sometimes I eat them, but I can never feel them in my mouth. I want to bring them home with me but I haven't figured out how to put them in my pocket.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Pasghetti

Tonight Mommy and Daddy took me to one of Daddy's worker friend's house for a pasta feed to fill their tummies up and get lots of energy to run a big race tomorrow. I met a girl bigger than me but not as big as Mommy or Daddy. Her name is Kris and I like her very much. She shared her Cheerios with me. She showed me how to put a puzzle together. Then she let me play with big blocks of different shapes. I liked the one shaped like a round stick. I also met a little boy smaller than me named Mike. He was carried in a bucket seat that looked like the one I used to be carried around back in my younger days. He didn't do much. His mommy carried him a lot. I tried to teach Mike how to crawl but he wasn't interested.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

What's up, Doc?

This morning Mommy and Daddy took me to see Dr. Pritchard for my nine month check-up even though I'm ten months old. She put this thing in her ears and it had tubes that came to a circle thing that she put on my chest. It was cold. She said she was listening to my heart. I couldn't see the heart she was talking about. Then she put it on my tummy. Then she put it on my back and listened to my lungs. I didn't know I had lungs on my back. I can't see my back though so I believe what I'm told. Dr. Pritchard looked at my eyes with a light. She also looked at those things that stick out on the sides of my head. Then she stuck a popsicle stick (without the popsicle!) in my mouth. She smiled at me and said I looked good.

The nurse weighed me. Sixteen pounds. She measured my height. 28 inches. My head is 17 1/2 inches around. I hope these are all good numbers. I got lots of smiles so that must be a good sign.

I got poked with a sharp thing in my finger and red stuff came out. It happened so fast I didn't even have time to cry. A doctor took the red stuff. I don't know where it went. I got a blue bandage wrapped around my finger for my owie. Daddy held me and told me I did a good job. I later tried to eat my bandage.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

My Trip


CaptainYoshimi
Originally uploaded by littleyo.
I went to California and visited family. I saw Ba-chan on her birthday. She bought me my very own stroller for my visits. She took me on a walk to her work where I met some of her friends. I was shy and clung to Ba-chan.

During my visit, Mommy and I stayed at Auntie Misa and Uncle Ed's house. It is a very nice place. The floors are very soft and fuzzy. It's like crawling on clouds. I spent a lot of time in a room that has clear walls. I heard it's called a Sun Room, but I didn't see the Sun inside. Uncle Eric and Auntie Wendy also stayed with us. One evening, we all went on a boat ride. Uncle Ed even let me steer. That's me in the picture wearing my captain's hat and holding a toy gun.

My cousin Kelly had a party that I went to. She used to wear these shiny metal things on her teeth for a long time, but now they are off and she had a party. There were all sorts of chewy candy and other foods that she wasn't allowed to have while she had the metal thingies on. Mommy wouldn't let me eat any of it since I only have two teeth.

My Auntie Wendy taught me a new game. It's called Bumping Heads. She puts her forehead against my forehead. We bump. It's a lot of fun.

I also visited Mommy and Daddy's friend Lisa and her family. They let me play with colorful blocks that stick together.

I did a lot of other things on my trip, but my memory is not very good so I can't write about it.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Play Ball!

I play this game where I throw my roundy thing across the room and then I crawl as fast as I can to get it. Once I pick up the roundy thing I throw it again and then crawl and pick it up again. I do this many times. Sometimes Mommy plays with me. She will roll the roundy thing on the ground and it will stop in front of me. I pick it up and throw it across the room. Mommy gets the roundy thing and rolls it to me again. I call this game Throw The Roundy Thing And Get It. Mommy calls this game Ball, but I don't know why.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Paper or plastic?


Paper or plastic?
Originally uploaded by littleyo.
Today I went to the place where Mommy and Daddy get the things they eat. I don't know why they don't just drink milk. It would make things a lot easier. Still, I had a good time. I drove the basket. That's me in the picture steering the basket. Mommy and Daddy put the food in the the trunk. After we were done, we left. This time Daddy drove home. But it was the car and not the basket.

Friday, August 13, 2004

A new friend

Mommy and Daddy's friend Mario is here today. He came all the way from where Ba-chan and Ji-chan live. He flew on a plane. I've been on planes before. They are neat. Things that are normally very big look very small from way up high in the sky. Mario played peek-a-boo with me. That was fun. We also played Blocks together. That was fun too.

Tonight was a hard night for me. I didn't feel very well so I cried a lot. Mommy and Daddy tried to make me feel better, but I just couldn't tell them what was wrong. Sometimes I think we have problems communicating. Don't they know that when I say, "Wahhh!!!" it means that I'm hungry, and when I say "Waah!" I need my diaper changed, and when I say "Waaa Waaa" I want to be cuddled? Daddy took me in the stroller and we walked by the houses around my house until I was all better. My stroller makes me happy. So does being with Daddy.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

If you're happy and you know it...

...clap your hands! Today Daddy and I played a game of clapping. If you don't know how to clap, don't feel bad. I just learned how to clap. If I can do it, you can. You open your hands and bring the palms together. The palm is the big, flat part of the hand, not the sticks, but the stick parts of the hands come together too. It takes some coordination, but if you don't get it right the first time, keep trying. When you do it right your hands will make a noise. Repeat many times. It's fun.

So now Daddy and I play this game. He claps, then I clap. He claps at my clapping, and then I clap at his clapping. I don't know how we know it's time to end, but eventually it stops. I like this game. It makes me laugh. Try it with your Daddy. I'm not sure if Mommy knows how to play yet. Maybe I will teach her.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Merrily I stroll along

This morning after I woke up Daddy went running and pushed me in my stroller. My stroller goes fast. I always beat Daddy. No matter how fast he runs, I'm always in front. Sometimes Mommy runs with us. My stroller is faster than her, too. The world goes by fast when I speed along in my stroller. I see streaks of green and grey and blue and other colors. It's pretty.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

I'm a Book Baby

Today I went to the place where all the books are. I go there a lot with Mommy. There are other people my size and we sing songs and read books and play with toys. It always starts off the same. There is a lady that blows these clear, round things that float in the air. When I try to touch them they disappear. Where do they go?

Sometimes I play with a toy and another baby grabs it away from me. That makes me sad. But then I see an even better toy and I play with that. That makes me happy. And sometimes I see toys that other babies play with that I want to play with too. I try to get it from them, but I usually am not very successful. Today I shared some of my special toys (the ones in Mommy's bag) with Ethan and Tyler, two of my Book Baby buddies, because they were sad and I wanted to cheer them up. I was a little nervous that I wouldn't get my pink rattle and green caterpillar back, but Mommy remembered to get the toys while I explored the room.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Watch out evil-natured robots!

Hi! My name is Yoshimi. I'm a black belt in karate. Pow! Pow!