WISCONSIN!!!   May 31st, 2010

Well, internets, this has been a VERY exciting weekend full of new friends and new experiences!

Today is Memorial Day and daddy didn’t have to work, so we went up to a magical place called WISCONSIN for the weekend. That’s where Grandma Neen and Grandpa Jim, and Nana and Papa live. We had to take Grandma Neen home, which is a very sad fact, but I will see her again in 6 weeks and I’m sure that my mommy and I will have lots of fun in that time.

It really takes a long time to get to this magical place cause we were in a car for SO MANY HOURS! We left really really early in the morning – the sun wasn’t even fully out yet! The first few hours of the ride were really nice and fun, but then I got kind of bored and I missed my mommy holding me. LUCKILY, before we left, my mommy and Grandma Neen got me this cute stuffed dog named Scruffy Wan Kenobi. My daddy has a puppy from when was 5 years old named Scruffy, and this is his long lost Jedi-son. He was really good at cuddling with me when mommy couldn’t, and I slept on his chest for a little bit in the car.

Apparently WISCONSIN is full of many wonderful people, because I met SO many new friends while I was there! I met my Uncle Nick and Aunt Joleen (Jojo) and my cousins Keora (Kiki) and Colette (Coco). Keora is much bigger than me, almost 9 years old! But she’s a lot of fun to play with because she makes me smile a lot. Colette is 5 months older me but she is muuuuuch taller than me! She looks almost like a grown up!  I got to see my Aunt Amethyst again, and she’s got a husband who is bald just like me named Erik! And then there’s Uncle JR and his soon-to-be wifey Susan, and they got me a really cute Mickey Monster doll. It’s so awesome. I met these two really nice people named Karen and Mark. They don’t enjoy kids in general but I can tell that they were warming up to me. I mean what’s not to like?? ;) I also met another one of my mommy’s friends named Kym who is going to have a little baby girl in only 3 weeks!! HELLOOOOOO LADIES!

I ALSO got to go swimming in Nana and Papa’s POOL for the first time! It’s so much cooler than the dinky little hippo pool mommy got for me (sorry mommy). Mommy was trying to teach me how to kick my legs in the water. I started to get it, but then my toesies got cold and I had to get out. But swimming sure works up an appetite! Cause I was HUNGRY!!

Swimming and meeting new people definitely takes it out of you! Last night I managed to sleep ALL THE WAY through the night and didn’t wake up even ONCE! Even when mommy’s alarm went off this morning and Moxi started barking!!

I wish we could have stayed longer, but we had to leave REALLY early again this morning. I was pretty sleepy in the car. I slept for the first hour or so, but then I woke up to eat. For the first part of the ride, Scruffy Wan Kenobi let me borrow his light saber.

Here I was using the force to see if I could get daddy to stop to change my diaper.

HOLY CRAP IT WORKED!

After he changed my diaper and I got burped, I managed to sleep for the last 4 hours of the trip. Now we’re home again, and I can’t wait to go back!!!

I love WISCONSIN!

Today my mommy bought me a little pool!  I always like my bath time, and she thought this would be fun for me, especially because it’s been REALLY HOT the past few days and it’s going to CONTINUE to be hot ALL THIS WEEK! And NEXT weekend we’re going to Nana and Papa’s house, and they have a REALLY BIG pool and mommy wants to take me in it!

At first, I wasn’t too big of a fan of the pool. Sometimes when she puts me in my bathtub I scream my head off because HELLO! I’m little and I need time to ADJUST! So I screamed bloody murder but then I got used to it and had a grand ol’ time!!

In other news, my mommy is done with work for the summer which means I get to see her ALL THE TIME now!!  This makes me so happy I can’t even begin to express it! On the other hand, though, this means that my Grandma Neen is leaving soon. This is unbelievably sad news.  I have had SO MUCH FUN with her over the last 2 months. I’m so lucky that she can take care of me.  Mommy just told me that she is going to come back and stay for next school year too, so I will get lots of Grandma Neen time then! But I will miss her over the summer.

Mommy, daddy and Grandma made me laugh SO Hard today! My daddy makes me laugh a LOT because he is SO crazy, but this is the hardest I’ve ever laughed. It’s nice that they are starting me on my ninja training so early!!