Saturday, April 27, 2013

Scooter Envy - Best in Class Edition

OK, it's been a while, but guess what. I haven't changed. I still have a fondness for other peoples' scooters. These things are like locusts at the playground. Especially this kind - it's everywhere and it just happens to be my favorite to walk off with. Hint. HINT.

Um, I'm going to casually hold onto the handlebars...




...excellent so far, now just a quick glance
over my other shoulder...




...coast is clear, you're coming with me!


*Note from Mama: She put it back.






Thursday, April 25, 2013

Opus #2

Just want to keep you updated on my burgeoning art career:



Please check our kitchen refrigerator schedule for art viewing hours.







Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Unintentional Photo Recreation (Sort of)

Different places, different dogs, same baby, same highchair, one year apart.






Takeaway: Dogs love standing under high chairs. Babies don't care.






Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blog Interactive: Hide-and-Seek, Part 2

OK, here's your chance at redemption, people!!

Let's play! I'll hide.

Where am I??
Hint: give up now, you'll never find me!



Here I am in the closet!
Suckers!

I win again!!! I'm still so good at this.






Friday, April 19, 2013

Cakeday

I'm 20 months old today! I'm having cake served on a silver see-through platter!

Get in my mouth!

This side is delicious!

This side is delicious, too!

If I press it straight up against my face
 I can absorb some via osmosis.

One more sweep with my tongue.

I can't leave these bits on my tray behind.

This is way more efficient.









Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Playground of Zen

Mama and I went to a new playground today! Last year I LOVED going to my favorite playground and it was perfect for me. But now that I'm bigger, I'm branching out.

Behold...
Whoa

Let's do this.
I feel so small.

First, the basics:
Slide...check
Wiggly bridge...check

Swings...check

Bonus:
Horsey!
It doesn't do anything at all, like rock or bounce or make noise. But I don't care!
I LOVE IT!!!
EXTRA BONUS:
Look who's right next door...
I know he's watching! 










Friday, April 12, 2013

Silly Lily

So this is what happens when Lily comes over to play:








Lily jumps on me, tries to take all my toys, doesn't share, bites, and is generally wilder and messier than me.

She also gets in trouble more than I do, so she can come over any time!







Saturday, April 6, 2013

Goat Feeding Tutorial

I'm getting to be real pro at this so I thought I'd share my technique.

Step 1:
Suit up.

Step 2:
Feed goat.

Step 3:
Rest.

Voila. Happy goat. Happy toddler. Now go out there, fatten up some goats, and make me proud!







Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Zoopalooza

Holy monkey, you guys, I went to the zoo today!! It was the Metro Richmond Zoo, and it was so much fun! I saw so many animals, fed some goats, went on a safari, got kissed by a giraffe (for real!!), and went on a carousel to top it all off. Whee!

Here we are after just arriving at the zoo:
Daddy protecting his delicate skin while my bodyguard (aka Uncle Bissy) looks on. 
First we saw some of these guys:
They're prairie dogs. I see a lot of dogs in NYC, but they're nothing like this. Anyway, they were great until I saw this:
Can you see him? Above and slightly to the right of my head? It's a monkey drinking water! He was the best until I saw this:
It's an orangutan! Just hanging out there. Looking at us looking at her. Now she was tops until I saw this:
Do you see these guys? They are truly awesome. See how I'm waving at them and the reddish brown one is waving back at me? He's waving with his foot! With his foot, I say!! Who does that?

The zoo totally had me at the prairie dogs, then they threw in a medley of monkeys, and then...














Boom! Wild boars. I loved them instantly. Moving on, there were these:

Camels! But not just those camels, there were these, too:

That's right, they had one-humped and two-humped camels.* This zoo meant business. It was on!!

Next, we were off to the safari. But first, the obligatory goat feeding shot:
Always a hit with the toddlers.
Here's Mama and I on the safari:
Look over there!
I don't know what Mama was looking at on her side, but whatever I was looking at was way cooler.

After the safari ride, I was a little sleepy so we pretty much ran past the lions, rhinos, cheetahs, et. al. I don't remember exactly what else because I was half passed out. Then we came upon the giraffes. Now this zoo has one of the most amazing things ever -- it allows you to get up close to a herd of giraffes and feed them treats! It was so exciting to get so close to them and feed them! Waaaay cooler than just feeding goats. (Sorry, goats!) And they were so quiet and gentle and pretty. I love giraffes!!

Giraffes!
My bodyguard assessing the safety conditions of the encounter.
Assessment: GRAS
It's good enough for the FDA!
He likes me!
The last photo was moments before I got a giant giraffe-tongue kiss that almost swallowed up my entire head. Have you seen a giraffe's tongue? Take a look:

Crazy, right? Anyway, there's no actual photo of the kiss, but it's something I'll cherish forever. Along with the giraffe pox that Mama is fairly certain I have now, too.

It couldn't really have gotten any better, but then there was this:
My bodyguard determined riding on the lion was advisable.
Of course I rode on the monkey, too. 

So overall, one of the best days of my life. Really.

Also, one of the best naps of my life.
zzzzzzzzz


*OK, here's some extra credit for you guys: we all know that a one-humped camel is called a Dromedary. Duh. But what is a two-humped camel called? NO CHEATING!! Whoever answers correctly in the comments section wins a mystery prize. Hint on the mystery: there is no prize.