Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween from this cheeky little monkey! I went trick-or-treating for the first time tonight. And what I really loved was answering the door with my grandma and checking out all the crazy characters that showed up tonight. Elmo even made an appearance! I've never been more ecstatic.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This was my second thanksgiving, and while I thoroughly enjoyed the family get-togethers, I was certainly not into the turkey dinners like I was last year. I've been a bit finicky lately with eating non-baby food; I prefer pureed food, personally. My preference has a lot to do with getting my 2-year molars, as well as unfamiliar textures and the need for chewing which tires my jaw out pretty quickly! So I was a bit uninterested in eating what the rest of the family was devouring with pleasure. My parents hope I outgrow this picky eating soon, cause it's wearing down their patience! I have a tendency to do that these days...

Almost overnight I've entered into the wonderful world of the "terrible two's." I'm asserting myself in any situation that challenges my independence and freedom. And I've learned how therapeutic it can be to throw a little temper tantrum when someone tells me "no!" My parents don't seem as excited about this phase as I am... My time-out chair has been re-established and we've been making many trips to it in the last week. It's okay, though, because my newfound independence is for a purpose, and my assertive nature is going to be a positive character trait when I get older, once I grow into it. (This is what my parents are telling themselves when I push them to their limits!).