I have a Bruce friend that I saw this weekend. You may remember him. We met when we were babies. I called him Bruce the Brute back then.
Me and Bruce when we were babies.
My Bruce Friend and his mom.
But Bruce is definitely not a Brute anymore. Now he is all grown up like me. He also has a little bother just like I do. He is a sweet friend and I really like him.
His family is traveling across the country and they all stayed with us for a couple of nights. We had a lot of fun eating and playing and climbing.
We ate dinner..
We ate breakfast..
We climbed rocks.
We played superhero and princess.
We climbed fences.
We flew kites.
We had a good time with our families.
I hope I see you again soon, Bruce Friend. You and your whole family. I loved having you stay with us!
Halloween started badly.
Mom made me wear this hat and dad made me take a picture with little bother.
But then we went to the Munchkin Masquerade on the walking mall.
There were people handing out candy. This made my day improve immensely.
I hope your mom and dad let you eat all the candy you want.
Experiencing summer for the third time makes me basically an expert on this fine season,
Summer is sunshine on your face.
Summer is a full backyard.
Summer is cherry shaved ice.
Summer is mud puddles after the rain.
Summer is wildflowers.
Summer is drinking juice pool side.
But mostly summer is playing so hard you can’t even finish your steamer on the way home,
I love summer.
After Mima went into the sky, dad stayed home from work for a whole week.
The first thing we did was to get to where we could look out over the city and mountains that Mima loved so much.
Then we drove up to the big mountains and went on beautiful hikes.
Some hikes I slept through.
Some hikes had water shooting out of rocks.
(The water was loud. It woke me up.)
And some hikes were very short with beautiful views.
It was a good week together as a family, even though we were sad.
There is still so much beauty in the midst of sadness.
We stopped by IKEA on Monday night, and I realized a couple of new facts about that place.
There are hundreds of adorable stuffed animals to not buy, and no level of cuteness changes this situation.
It is the worst place to potty train.
Good thing they sell cheap ice cream.
I still love you, IKEA.
Dad is my favorite valentine.
The best view at the zoo is from the top of a pair of friendly shoulders.
Up there you are almost as tall a giraffe.
Being that tall makes it easy to get a good view of the baby zebra.
It really is the best view at the zoo.
I highly recommend it.
You can have a Tea Party with just about anyone.
You can have a Tea Party with your stuffed hippo.
You can have a Tea Party with a baby.
You can even have a Tea Party with your Twizzle.
But, the best Tea Party ever is the one you have with your dad.
Pour. Clink. Sip.
We have two trees this year for Christmas. Probably because I am two this Christmas. Or maybe because we drove a very long way to cut down our own tree this year and couldn’t decide which one to take home. So, this is the tale of our two trees.
We drove a long time. I sat in the back and serenaded my family with the b-i-b-l-e song. They loved it.
We drove narrow canyon roads that wound through square tunnels.
Once we arrived at the place of many trees, we tramped through the snow looking for the perfect tree.
I took an occasional snow eating break.
Auntie Gwendie and Grampy are behind me claiming small tree number one.
Grampy and Auntie Gwendie did the massacaring, I mean tree chopping.
Auntie Gwendie and Grampie preparing to claim big tree number two.
And little bother was a lazy bum.
Stay tuned to see our trees all decked out once we got them home, miles and miles and many b-i-b-l-e’s later!!
I was introduced to a new very odd holiday. You dress up in costume, go to doors and get handed candy. Then your parents take away the candy and don’t let you eat any of it.
I was dressed like this.
I'm supposed to match my ballerina elephant doll.
Mom was dressed like this.
Dad didn’t dress up. But he did let me eat this.
Overall it was pretty fun. Odd, but fun.