I’m a mover and a shaker!   August 13th, 2010

I guess it’s out – my secret power has been found out! Yes its true, I can crawl. I’ve been able to do it for a while. Mommy would put me down, and then turn her back. I’d crawl, and as soon as she’d turn back, I’d lay back down on my belly. She couldn’t ever really figure out how I’d get from one place to the other. She assumed I rolled or scooted. She’s seen me scoot and roll, but she never thought I’d be crawling.

So yesterday, Grandma Neen and Aunt Sarah and Daddy were talking to Grandpa on Skype, and when I saw him I just got SO UNBELIEVABLY EXCITED that I wanted to get closer, so I just got up on all fours and started crawling! They all freaked out, and I realized that it was the first time they’d seen it, and I’d blown my cover! Some spy I am, huh? Well, in an effort to distract them from what they saw, I fell down onto my belly and started crying so that they thought it was too much effort and wouldn’t make me do it anymore.

Boy was I wrong!

When mommy got home a little while later, Grandma Neen told her what happened, and mommy tricked me into crawling for her, and now there’s VIDEO EVIDENCE! I can’t even believe I was so STUPID! She knows how much I love to chew on power cords and press buttons on her computer. So she just put the computer out there for me to look at, and she KNOWS I can’t resist it! So I saw it, I got SO EXCITED that I started doing my little army crawl towards it. But that was taking too long, so I decided to just go for it, and I got up on all fours and I just HAD to push those buttons! They all got so excited again, and now mommy’s call me her crawling boy, so I suppose it’s not all bad. I’ve really got to work on concealing these special powers, though. I can’t let them find out everything else about me yet!

I’m back!   August 2nd, 2010

Wow, July was a busy month! I was so busy and had so many people visiting me doing way fun things that I didn’t even have time to blog! I know you’ve all missed me!!

After my Aunt Sarah left, mommy, daddy and I had a few days where it was just us. Then, on Saturday, we got to go to a really fun place called Chicago! My great grandma was turning 85 years old and we were going to a surprise party for her! She had NO IDEA that she was going to meet me for the first time, and she was going to see 60 other people she hadn’t seen in a really really long time.

This is my great grandmaand great grandpa!

Mommy and daddy and I even got to stay in a HOTEL! I’ve never been to one of those before! But they had a pool and papa came swimming with me and it was SUCH A FUN TIME!

At the party, lots and lots of people wanted to hold me. I got to see my Aunt Joleen and Uncle Nick, and my cousins, Keora and Colette, and meet all of my moms aunts and uncles and cousins!

This is me with my cousins and Aunt Jojo and Uncle Nick, my parents, my mom’s cousins and aunts and uncles, and my grandparents and great grandparents! We are a pretty attractive family if I do say so myself!
This is me with my great grandma! It was so fun to finally get to meet her! My mommy talks about her a lot :)
Here I am sitting with my mom’s Aunt Geri watching Keora and Colette swim with Aunt Joleen! I couldn’t go in cause I didn’t have any of my swimming stuff, but it was still fun to watch!
Here I am having a bonding moment with my cousin Colette.
I got to meet my great-uncle John, too! He’s got the same name as my daddy, but he’s A LOT bigger than daddy!! He was so tall I felt like I was flying when he was holding me! And he had BIG HANDS that he let me suck on, which was just AWESOME!
This is my great-Aunt Joann! I think she looks a lot like Nana. She was so much fun! We got to play lots of games together. She’s from New Jersey. She has a son, my second cousin, Mike, who couldn’t come, and her husband, Dan, my great uncle. I will get to meet them at Christmas!

That was a long drive for such a short trip, but it was totally worth it! I even got to eat CAKE! I loved it of course. I love sugar!

MMM CAKE!!! Gimme more!!!

After we got back from Chicago, Grandma Neen and Grandpa Jim came down to see me! We got to go to the Strategic Air and Space Museum! It was so cool to see all of those big planes and learn about flying! I think I want to be a pilot!!

We had lots of fun while they were here, and when they left, the brought mommy and me up to Wisconsin to see Nana and Papa! We got to spend a WHOLE WEEK there! It was so fun to spend that much time with them. We got to do a lot of swimming and I met so many new people! I got to see great grandma and great grandpa again, and I got to meet a lot of Nana’s friends. While I was there, I also finally learned how to sit up on my own! I use my leg muscles to keep me from toppling over now! I still fall over sometimes, but it’s much more fun to play with my toys while sitting up than while laying on my belly! My mommy says she thinks I’m close to crawling now, too! I can scoot pretty well, but I haven’t quite figured out the whole moving-my-arms-and-legs-in-the-same-direction thing yet. Working on it!

Only one more week with mommy off of work before she has to go back. I’m excited for Grandma Neen to come back and spend time with me, but I will miss mommy when she goes back to work. I have a sneaking suspicion that she will miss me a little bit, too!