I eat a lot of food, so Moms is trying to teach me how to make some
September started off with a visit from Gram for Labor Day weekend. We had a blast! She arrived after my bedtime on Friday, and then Saturday we shopped, had some lunch, and shopped a bit more. Then on Sunday we went to the Zoo so I could show her around, and we got to see the new exhibit for the orangutans and friends. That night Granny V, Gramps & Auntie Feather came over. They had cioppino, and it looked gooooooood. The next morning, we took Gram to lunch, walked around northwest Portland, and then she went to the airport. Lots of fun!
We took a stroller to the zoo this time. There was a tire repair kit that came with it. I really, really, really liked it. More than the animals.
Me, Moms & a Hippo. She likes those things. I'm not sure why.
That next week, Pops went on his annual golf trip with eleven of his closest friends. I don't know anything about that trip, because nobody who goes will talk about it when they return to the Portland city limits. Even though I'm only 15-months-old, I have noticed that when Pops goes on these "golf trips" his "cell phone doesn't get any reception." Moms buys this. I do not.
While he was away, Football Season began. Moms dressed me up in my finest Cowboys jersey in honor of the occasion. Romo!
That weekend, the Howitts and the Leshes came over for dinner. It was super fun to see Sawyer and PorterLesh again. I also enjoyed seeing BabyRhettLesh, his parents & Sawyer's parents too! In preparation for their visit, we went to Costco to get some food. Pops saw a bulldozer toy that he got for me. I loved it SO much I had to play with it in the car on the way home.
Let's Go Cowboys!
Behold: PURE Joy
Leaned back and relaxed, ready to watch DirectTV's Red Zone Channel
Football Sunday is kind of a big deal at my house. Moms and Pops stay in their PJs all day long, and we watch all the games we can until our eyes gloss over.
I'm not quite down with just sitting still though, I like to play and chase the animals around the house. Pops is looking forward to when I get lazy.
Sometimes when I run around I fall on my face; check out my sweet bloody nose.
The weekend of the 18th, Pops' pals came over for a Halo Tournament during my nap. Then I read a bit--I am really digging books these days--and took another nap. I capped off the day with dinner at Little Big Burger in the Pearl. YUMMMMMMM.
Sunday? Yeah, we watched more football.
When I grow up I want to be as dorky as Pops
Reading the book "Waddle," a Christmas gift from my Great Uncle Ray & Great Aunt Susan
Waiting for our LBB
Ummm, dude? Hook a baby up!
The first fries I ever loved: with Truffle Oil and Sea Salt
The last weekend of September was much like any other. We hung out around the house on Saturday. I played with Pops' iPad--my FAVORITE TOY in the world! Later, we went to the Howitt's house and met lots of cool people while watching the OSU-Boise State game.
Where's my iPad?!?!?!?
aaaaahhhh, there it is
On Sunday we went to the Chargers-Seahawks game up in Seattle. Mr. Eric and his son, Michael, sat near us so we hung out with them. I also got to meet an old friend of Pops and Moms, Mr. Jason. Even though he's a Chargers fan, he seemed pretty cool. He has a daughter who is a few months younger than me, but I didn't get to meet her...too bad, I would have seriously turned on the CHARM if I had!
Getting ready to be a 12th Man SuperFan
Pre-game Mr. Eric met this SuperFan, and took her picture. Wow.
Hanging out w/ Pops before the game, charming lots of ladies
The month ended with open house at my daycare. Moms and Pops came and met other kids and parents. I was happy to show them around my daily hangout, but I admit I was a little confused by them being there and was really concerned they might leave...so I was kinda clingy.
I'm not trying to brag, but this month has also been one of major developments for me. My mouthful of teeth is getting fuller and fuller, and now includes a couple of molars. As I already mentioned, I'm really loving books, and every night Moms reads me something before I go to sleep. I've mastered some sign language, my favorite is the word "MORE" and Moms is working with me on "please." I've modified the sign for "kitty" and "dog," and whenever I do the sign for "dog" I say "woof woof" out loud. When I see pictures of a cow I say "moo," when I see trains I say "choo choo," and I notice cars and planes and make a roaring noise...
I'm not saying I'm a genius, but my parents think it's pretty cool when I mimic them. Pops is trying to teach me "Uh oh, Spaghettios" (I'm good at the first part...) and Moms is trying to teach me the UO anthem, "I Love My Ducks!" (I'm good at grunting the rhythm). I also love the song "Baby Beluga" that they play at school--music makes me lose control!
At the Open House--I flopped, Pops tickled--Loved it!