y parents and I rang in New Year's quietly, with a few friends over for "Hot Pot." Mr. Chuck, Miss Kay, Mr. Doug, Mr. John, Miss Kirsten and Jack came over to hang out and enjoy the NFL games and the delicious Hot Pot. Yummy yummy. Even Jack and I had some...well, we had the Pot, but not the Hot. Moms boiled us up some of the food in a very brothy, not spicy version of the dish.
Jack and I share a meal, and a high chair
I LOVE to Share!
After watching Moms' beloved Cowboys lose the night before, Pops and I were steeling ourselves for the Rose Bowl. What would happen if Moms' beloved Ducks lost on the National Stage again?!?!! Could we safely remain in the home? Turns out we didn't have to worry about it: Ducks Won!
During the game, Granny called. I took the phone and hopped into a chair and started having a conversation--or, at least, my parents assume as much. Since they could only hear my side of it they can't say I was responding appropriately or logically. What I can say is I was MAD because I asked Granny if I could go to her house and my Moms said "no." Waaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Can I come over to your house, Gwanny?
Wolf ears, your free gift with purchase...
Have you been to the GREAT WOLF LODGE?!?!?! We went the weekend of the 7th and people, let me tell you, I had more fun than you would ever think possible. The Great Wolf Lodge has a H-U-G-E indoor water park with areas made especially for toddlers like me, and super big slides for when I get a little older. Pops and I went up early on Friday and Moms joined us later that night. Our room included my own WOLF DEN sleeping area--which I LOVED--and we got up the next morning and partied in the water some more. Moms left during my nap on Saturday to have Girls' Night Out with Auntie Feather, Miranda & Katy Jo. Pops and I partied. It was a blast.
Drying out...in the ARCADE! (this place had everything)
Enjoying a show and some Starbucks (what did I tell you? EVERYTHING!)
Happy Birthday, Uncle GoGo!
January, it turns out, was also my last full month in my classroom at daycare; mid-February I'm "GRADUATING" to the next level!
Despite an earlier failed attempt, I was able to spend two consecutive Saturday nights at Granny and Grandpa's thanks to some birthday celebrations. Miss Kirsten turned 40 and Mr. Eric turned 50, respectively. My parents say a good time was had by all at both parties and I, in turn, had a great time with my grandparents.
Moms also gave me a haircut here at home. This was the first time she was successful in the sense that I did not freak out. Lucky for her, a TV show I really like was on and that kept me occupied, although I did get annoyed with the itchy hair that accumulated on my neck.
The three-day weekend also meant more smoked meats on the Traeger! We all got up early to be at Gartner's Meat Market right when it opened. Pops has now made ribs, brisket, and pulled pork on the Traeger. He's doing a very good job with it.
We celebrated MLK Day by hitting the big slide with Miss Kirsten and Jack. Sadly, we were joined by pretty much the rest of Portland so we didn't stay long. We came back and Jack and I hung out here with my toys instead. We finally interact with each other, even if it's just to try to take toys away from each other....
"Driving" the car with Pops
Sharing my iPad
Moms turns off "Downton Abbey" and lets me pick something to watch