There is No Place Like Home

We just got back from a cruise. A short four night cruise but a very LONG trip. Let's just say that I was a bit out of my element for the majority of the time. Two and a half is hard, man! Like Meryl the cat in one of my favorite books "My Big Dog", I like to have my own things and be on a routine schedule.

I also like MY bed (well crib for now, but one day soon it may be a big boy bed).

I also love MY sofa with MY daddy (which I know say all of the time "daaa-eeee!!"), MY plates with MY favorite foods and MY cat bailey.

I mean, don't get me wrong, there were some high points of the trip. Like the huge chess set on the ship.

And the cookies, how I loved those cookies....


Our room was pretty awesome and the fact that the verandah was right next to Grandma and Grandpa Jim made it even better.

The view changed all of the time and that was pretty cool, my family really enjoyed that.

A high point was a stop in Astoria (yes, the cruise stopped in Oregon, when we travel we go FAR:) where there was an awesome play ground, I really needed to run off some energy!

I even slept pretty well on the cruise, one time in Dad's arms (this is rare for me but I was EXHAUSTED).

And every morning I got to eat my favorite, eggs!!! These were hard boiled and so delicious!

But it was hard for me to get settled and feel as comfortable as I do at home. I get really frustrated sometimes and don't know how to express it so I throw my ears. This really seems to irritate my parents, especially when we were on the cruise. They kept telling me that my ears could go overboard and that would be very sad. I don't want to hurt my special ears so I am working on taking them off and handing them over to my parents if I feel frustrated- I am only two and a half so this will take some time...........


Gentle Giant

This is me with my dad's cat, Ripley.

He might look ferocious but the only tough bone in his body is his overly aggressive love.

He has taught me how to pet cats, very gently.

And how much fun it is to have a special, furry, buddy.

I love you Ripley Cat!


Thumbs Up

When I really like something or am excited about something I give a big thumbs up and exclaim "Nice!!!" (I learned this from my dad, no doubt:). I got to pick out new shoes a few weeks ago. My favorite color is blue, like Thomas blue, and I found some awesome shoes in that same wonderful color. They totally got my thumbs up!

My favorite Italian Ice at Saturday Market also gets a big thumbs up (as does the music).

Kisses from Eliana are also quite deserving of a thumbs up, "Nice!!"

Flowers are another favorite of mine, especially when I have one in each hand.

 And, of course, ice cream cones with Grandma (and Dad, ha, ha). Double thumbs up, "Nice, Nice!!!"


Night, Night Moon!!!

I love the book "Goodnight Moon", and any other books with moons in them (there are quite a few!). My favorite phrase to say is "Night, Night Moon!" (sounds more like "nigh, nigh moon"). This seems to thrill my parents, I even point out the moon in the daytime.

I have also started to say "I want" ("I-wan") which I usually pair with something like "more eggs!!" or "open" or "off" or some other command:) My parents say that they are very proud of me and give me lots of cheers and thumbs up when I say these things so I am starting to use these words and phrases more and more often. I still love my favorite Broken Social Scene video and ask for it over and over "I-wan oohhhh!".

When I count (like the oranges below) I mostly like to say "eight" and "nine".