I forgot to mention that for New Year's Eve, my Auntie Feather and Uncle Bobbob came over to babysit so Moms and Pops could go to Mr. John and Miss Kirsten's party. It was super cool of them to do it, since being home with their dogs probably sounded like a way more fun evening.
Here are some pix of Moms getting me ready for bed before they left. Auntie Feather is an excellent photographer.
On January 2, Pops had to work over near Clackamas Town Center. Moms thought it would be the perfect opportunity for us to go hang at the mall. She needed to stock up on Duck gear for her trip to Arizona, and there was a UO store there so it should have been perfect.
Unfortunately, an unexpected stomach virus for Moms meant frequent trips through the food court into the restroom. It was not pleasant. Luckily, the mall had strollers for rent so Moms didn't have to carry me around. Also unfortunate was the fact that the store opened a full TWO HOURS after we got to the mall. By the time we were able to get in there and do some shopping I had hit my limit and I was in full meltdown mode by the time Moms got to the cash register.
I got a smaller version of this to take home with me. Hut-hut, Hut-hut, HIKE!
Beep Beep! (According to Moms, this was the best $5 she ever spent)
That night, Moms and Auntie Feather were supposed to go to a Blazer game, but Moms was still not confident in her stomach....so, Auntie Feather came by and got the tickets, and Cousin Kevin joined her! I got to see them both before the game...but I was a little messy. Moms isn't sure if this is Apple Sauce or a Crime Scene!
My new trike is almost as cool as Spidey's Zoom-n-Go
Moms deserted us for FIVE WHOLE DAYS to go see her Ducks in the BCS National Championship Game. We missed her, but we kept her posted on my daily activities through iPhone photos.
I did all I could from up here in Portland, but I guess it wasn't quite enough!
The National Championship Game (or "The Natty" as the cool kids were calling it) took place on January 10, 2011. Moms, Auntie Feather, Uncle Bobbob, and Feather's friends all went to see the game WITHOUT ME. So, so lame. Luckily, the game was in Arizona which meant Moms and her friends were able to stay at Gram's beautiful house. Again, WITHOUT ME. Good thing I get to go check it out next month, or I'd be really mad!
Auntie Feather and Moms with Dear Friends Mr. Chuck (left) and Mr. Malcolm (right)...neither of them have had the pleasure of meeting me yet. I feel sorry for them.
Weighing my options for activities
Moms was pretty bummed out about the results of the game, and returning to the thick layer of ice that almost stranded a taxi on our street (I'm pretty sure the driver is still cursing her existence). Luckily, she got to see me, which really cheered her up.
We celebrated her return and MLK day by taking our first trip to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). I have to say, I had a lot of fun there, ESPECIALLY with the suction display which vacuums plastic balls up into a funnel and sends them back down to earth. Check out these pictures and video...
Pops helps me out at the vacuum machine
Having some milk in the OMSI make believe kitchen
Remember when I was a wee baby in this thing?
Playing with my new vacuum
Moms and I like to make little vids for Auntie Feather from time to time. One night we made one for her AND Pops because he was out with friends. Check me out!
Tower, this is Ghost-Rider requesting a fly-by. Negative, Ghost-Rider.
On Sunday the 23rd, Mr. Chuck, Mr. Doug, and the Sewell family came over for the annual Big10-Pac10 payoff dinner. The grown-ups had hot pot. Can't wait until I'm big enough to have some myself!
Miss Kim read Ellas, Sophie and me lots of books. She's super nice.
My very first BUBBLE BATH!
It was hat day at school. This one is getting a little small on my big noggin.
BUT I have this cool matching sweater, so I had to wear it!
The last weekend of the month, I got to see my Granny again after her trip to Georgia. She had a really good time, and I hear I may get to meet her hosts this summer when they come to Oregon! As soon as she got back she DEMANDED my presence at her house (she had to wait for her lost luggage) so Moms packed me up in the car and took me over. Gramps bought me the hat I'm wearing in the picture below, and he has one that matches. We look cool. That night my parents went to wish their friend Mr. Josh a Happy 40th Birthday. That is SUPER OLD. Katy Jo came over to babysit and brought her neat friend Lauren.