Gifts

I took Daddy to the Zoo for his birthday!  I saw flamingoes.  Daddy liked them too.  They were pretty.  The gorilla and jaguar were scary.  The peacock showed us his peacock!  It was amazing.  I have never seen such beautiful feathers.  Except on the flamingoes.  They have pretty pink and red and red-orange feathers.  They were more fun to watch than the peacock.

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I was sick all day.  But Daddy helped me.  So it was okay.

Momma and Daddy woke me up early on Saturday.  We drove to Cannon Beach.  I played with Grandma Carrie and Bruce!  I played in the sand.  Grandma gave me a ball and a bucket.  I had a lot of fun.  I want to do that more.  I was still a bit sick though.  I hope I did not get Grandma or Granddad sick.

I gave Momma and Daddy my cold for Daddy’s birthday.  They are funny.  I get to run around and do stuff.  They normally would tell me no but they do not.  It is fun.  But I am good.  So I behave.

Last night Daddy and I sat and cuddled while Momma was at a bored meeting.  She did not sound bored when she got back.  She could barely talk.  It is kinda scary.  Daddy could not talk when we cuddled.  I grabbed him my Time for Bed book and asked him to read it.  He whispered to me that I should read it.  I read it to him.  It was a lot of fun.  I showed him everything in the book!  He really appreciated it.  We had a good time.

I hope Momma and Daddy can talk again soon.  I am the only one at home who can talk now.  It is getting lonely.

Voting Eyes!

Mother and Father took me to another doctor today.  His office was really nice.  He had a lot of toys.  I climbed all over.  I played with other kids.  It was fun!

The nurse showed cards to me.  They had funny lines.  I looked at them.  She told me I was good and cute.  Then she put drops in my eyes.  That felt funny!  But it was okay.  She said my eyes would get wide.  Mother and Father said I would be okay.  I trust them.

We went and played more.  I had fun.  I looked at all of the kids.  I am lucky.  My doctor visits feel simple.

The doctor came and called my name.  He was funny.  He had Father hold me.  Father held my hands down.  I did not like that.  I let him do it though.  I got to look at a funny microphone.  It had lights and wiggled.  It was fun.  The doctor shined lights in my eyes.  He held a prism up to them and bigger glass.  Father said it was a mag-na-fy-ing glass.  I think Father uses a lot of silly words.  The bigger glass made the doctor look funny.

The doctor said I was far sighted.  He said that is normal at my age.  He said my optic nerves are good.  No worries about pressure.  He said I should talk to my other doctors.  It might be good to come in once a year and check.  He was really nice.

Mother drove us to her work.  Father and I took a nap.  A car bumped us.  We woke up.  I went with Father to Portage Bay Cafe.  We ate potatoes and a French dip.  It was tasty.  I had steamed milk with vanilla.  The straw did not work right.  When I bit it it stopped.  My other straw works better when I bite it.  I was confused.  The milk was tasty.

Father took me to the big garden.  He said it was the arrrgghhh-bow-reee-tummy.  We walked a lot.  The trees were pretty!  I liked the colors.  I loved seeing the Doggies!  I pet a lot of doggies.  I pet a man-ee-cured poodle and a shepherd and a weenie and a scottie and a mutt.  I said hi to everyone.  People are friendly.  The little old ladies giggled.  I had a lot of fun.

I went home with Father.  We saw cousin Caitlyn.  Father saw Alex and Holly.  I talked with them.  We went to find Caitlyn.  She had went home.  I was frustrated.  We saw Sheila and Loralei.  We went and played with them in the new park.  Louis joined us.  Alex joined us also.  I had a lot of fun.  I climbed the play structure.  I tackled the dinosaur.  I can crawl now, fast!  I can get away if a monster tries to bite me.  I am not as scared of statues now.  I think Father’s statutes are silly.  He told me he meant statue.  Father is silly.

Father and I went home.  We snacked and went to the bathroom.  I like to use the potty now.  I tell people when I need it.  I love to climb the stairs.  Father told me we had to go back outside.  I picked up the voter ballots for Father and Mother.  We went outside.  Father took me to the mailbox.  I held the voter ballots carefully.  They are important!  I put them in the mailbox.  The mailbox ate them.  Father says I did my civic duty.  I helped Father and Mother vote.  I hope Mother and Father picked the right people.

I am tired.  Mother helped me climb up the stairs after dinner.  I like to climb the stairs.  I can go up them quickly.  I do it on my own.

Time for bed.

Dancing

Joyce and Ted visited me on Saturday.  I liked that.  Father and Mother took me dancing.  All of us went to Folklife again!  Father strapped me on to his left hip.  I span and span and span with him and Mother.  I had a lot of fun!

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Father and Mother danced a lot.  I started to get drowsy.

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It was hard to keep my eyes open.  I was so tired.  They danced with me until I was worn out.

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I told Father not to post this picture.  I like to look glamorous.  He said I needed to share.  I was so tired.  I passed out.

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Father and Mother kept dancing until I was totally asleep.

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Mother took me off of Father.  I was exhausted.

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She gave me to cousin Joyce.  Joyce was comfortable.  I slept on her for an hour.  Thank you Joyce!  Joyce told me that Father and Mother kept dancing.  They danced a lot.  Father said his feet were sore.

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I woke up!  Father picked me up and held me.  Mother kept my head still.  We span in circles and danced a lot.  It was fun!

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Mother kept staring at me and kissing me.

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Father kissed me too.  It was sweet.  I really love dancing with them.

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Father danced with just me.  Mother was tired.  Father said it was a good song.  He picked me up and danced.  A lot of people took pictures.  Father hopes someone shares the picture.  I want to see how beautiful I was.  Father’s dancing friends said I was the best follow in the room.  I blushed!  Mother is a better follow than me.  Her feet can touch the ground!  I told them thank you.

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I was not done dancing.  The music stopped.  We all clapped.  Clapping is fun!  I kept telling Mother to go back.  I wanted to dance more!  Giddy Up Mother!

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I wanted to dance more!  I hope Mother and Father take me dancing again.  Mother and Father were tired Sunday.  They decided to stay home.  Instead I played with Cora at her home for dinner.  That was fun.  Her parents are nice.  A dog licked my foot!  And barked at me.  I like Cora.  Cora is loud.  She scares me when she is loud.  That is okay.  I cannot wait to go dancing again.  There needs to be more early dancing!

Folklife

Father took me on the bus.  Friday we went to Folklife.  It was a long bus ride.  It was hot.

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Father let me play with Michelle.  Michelle has fun hair.

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I played with her and Joel.  Father told me that Joel and Michelle married him and Mother.  I like them.

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They are sweet like strawberries.  Mother has strawberries that are turning red.  I want to eat them.  She says I have to wait until they are perfectly ripe.  Father said they might  disappear before then.  Mother said he needs to be patient.

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Mother and Father took me dancing.  Folklife was fun on Saturday.  There was too much smoking.  It made Father and me sneeze a lot.  There were young kids who looked ill.  They were smoking from a vacuum cleaner.  Father said it was a hookah.  They did not look healthy.  I stayed away from them.  The water fountain was pretty.  I asked Mother if I could play in it.  She said I had to wait.  I asked for what.  She said until my cast was off.  I hope it comes off soon.

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Father clipped my hat up so I could see.  I like that.

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I think the clip looks funny.  A boy said I looked stylin.

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Father and Mother spent the day with cousins Joyce and Ted.  I liked them a lot.  Father said I had met them before.  I barely remember them.  Mother said I was very small then.  I told her I am still small!

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I had a lot of fun.

Noah

I play with Noah on Thursdays.  And on Fridays.

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He is fun to play with.  He is almost crawling.  I am jealous.  Mother says I might get to crawl in two months.  I hope so!

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Sometimes Noah tells bad jokes.  I prefer Father’s jokes.  I give Noah a look when his jokes are bad.

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Mindy takes care of Noah and me.  I like Mindy.  She is very nice to us.  Noah stays with Mindy all the time.  I like going home to Mother and Father.

All good.

I was unconscious.  Then I slept.  Then I ate.  Then I slept.  Then Father made a new potty chair for me.  Then I ate dinner.  Mother fed me cod and broccoli.  It was good.  Then I played.  Then it was time for bed.

I am home.  All is good.  I am feeling mellow.  I do not know what to say.  I did tell Father and Mother all about my dreams.  I had lovely dreams while unconscious.  The world was peaceful.  The doctors were nice when I woke up.  They played with me.  They offered me sweeties.  I wanted to eat Mother.  I told them I could wait.  They thought I was funny.  When I saw Mother I was happy!  I wanted her to hold me immediately.  I was happy Father was there.  I was so hungry that it hurt.  I was happy to eat.  Mother and Father took me home.  I was fast.  I did not have to say in the ward.  I like that.  There is a whale at home.  I think it is planning to eat me.  I keep warning Father.  He does not listen.  He tries to play with the whale.  He needs to be careful.  I am happy.  I love my family.  I love everyone who helps me.  Thank you.

 

Roller Derby

Mother took me to a shower. It was fun. Then she bought me ear muffs. They make the world quiet.

Mother met Father at the arena. Father was hanging out with Sage. Sage helped me put my ear muffs on. He smells like good leather. Father says Sage is a biker and a good friend.

Mother and Father went to Rebecca’s birthday.   Her birthday was at the arena.  Andy and Goldie held me while Mother and Father ate. Eldan and Melinda and Rebecca and friends were there.  I found out why I had ear muffs on. I pulled them off and it was loud!  My ears hurt. Father put them back on me. Mother comforted me. I found Mother’s sandwich. I asked her to share. Mother did not want to share. I spilled it on the floor. Mother was frustrated.

Mother and Father held me and explained derby to me. It looks fun. I want to be a jammer.  Father said I could be a derbywantedI when I am older. Derby brats help out. They have a lot of fun.

Roller Derby is all girl players. I told Mother that was really neat.

Sometimes it was a lot going on. I would play with my toy to relax.

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I would then watch the game more.

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It was loud. Father taught me to cheer.

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Andy held me nice. I like to party.

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Here I am cheering for Missile America. She was my favorite!  She was a Bottle Rocket.

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Sage helped me style my new ear muffs.

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I think they look good. They make it not too loud. I like that.

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Father and I had a lot of fun.

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I like derby.

I want to go again!  My friend Lizzie is fresh meat. I think that is  super!

Surgery and Grandfather Bruce

Surgery is not fun.  I have done it twice.  The worst was my head.  I am better because of surgery.  My brain is bigger.  My head looks right.  My hips are almost better.  Surgery might be a good thing.  I do not like it.

I woke Father up this morning.  I said Dad to get his attention.  He said Pi and played with me.  I like that.

I told Father that Grandfather Bruce was on my mind.  Grandfather Bruce has problems with his hip.  Just like me!  I like that.  Father says that I should not like that.  I find it comforting.  I am not alone with my hip.  Grandfather Bruce has to have surgery.  His surgery is today.  He had to check in this morning.  His surgery started at the same time as my last hip surgery.  He is my hip Grandfather!  I want to be there for him.  I remember when Grandmother Carrie traveled all the way up to see me for my surgery.  I want to give Grandfather Bruce a big hug before he goes in.  I would tell him that everything will be okay.  He will ache a bit.  His hip might be sore.  He will be groggy.  But he is strong like me.  He will do well.  He will heal fast.  He is still growing.  He makes me a bigger person.  He is very kind and calm.  He does not have a beard like Grandfather Lonny.  That is okay.

I want to be there when Grandfather Bruce wakes up.  I would pat his head.  Just like Father patted mine.  I would ask him if he felt better.  I would tell him everything would be okay.  I would help him not be scared.  Hospitals can be scary.  Grandfather Bruce will brave like me.  I am sorry I cannot be there for him.  Mother and Father have to work.  They say they have taken off a lot of time for me.  It is hard for them to take days off now.  They are taking Monday off for my surgery.  I will have hip surgery again on Monday.  I hope Grandfather Bruce only has to do surgery once.  It is not fun.

I send Grandfather Bruce my healings.  He will do well.  Just like me!  I cannot wait to play on the beach with him.  He promised to take me fishing from the shore.  Grandfather Lonny said he will take me fishing from a boat.  Both sound fun.  I do not know what fishing is.  I know what fish is.  Fish is tasty.  Mother feeds me a lot of fish.  I like fish.  I hope Grandfather Bruce does not have to wear a cast.  Kicking my legs is fun.  I can only move my feet.  Grandfather Bruce should be able to kick his legs.  That will be good.  He will heal faster.

My hip Grandfather will do well.  He is a brave man.  I love him.  He will do good.  The doctors will be proud of him.  I hope Grandmother Carrie is there to take care of him.  She would be a good nurse.  She helped me at the hospital.  I hope she can hold Grandfather Bruce like she held me!  Grandfather Bruce might be too big.  I think hugs and being held are just right.

 

Congrats!

Congrats Scott and Noa!  I went to my first wedding today.  I met a lot of other small people.  It was fun to say hi. Scott and Noa are who gave me my cow blanket.  They gave me my goat also.  Scott was supposed to give Noa’s family two goats.  They are married now.  Everyone laughed when David said Scott was supposed to give goats.  I like goats.  Their eyes are funny.  David spoke a lot.  Mother and Father nodded.  They said David did a good job.  I liked his voice.  He pronounced Scott and Noa man and wife.  I like that.  Noa wore a pretty dress.  I tried to make the sound Father makes at Mother.  Father laughed.  He said that was not appropriate.  I gave Noa a hug.  They had delicious salmon.  I ate some of it.  It was very good.  The carrots tasted funny.  I spat them out.  The bright lady took a lot of photos of me.  She kept flashing me.  I had a lot of fun.  I like to party.

I told Scott that he is lucky.  He is now one with Noa.  They are very happy.  I like that.  Congrats to them!  I want to go to more weddings.  Weddings are fun!

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I like trikes!

Father took me home today.  I spent the day with Mindy.  Noah is fun to play with.  Mindy takes care of me.  She is fun too.

Father took my stuff in to the house.  He came to get me.  He picked me up.  It was cold.  He put my blanket on me.

I saw Hazel.  She was on her bicycle.  She had taken off the extra wheels.  She was riding on her own!  I thought that looked fun.

I saw a bike.  The bike was lonely.  Nobody was on it.  It had three wheels.  Hazel only had two wheels.  I thought that was okay.  I asked Father to ride the bike.  He said we could try.  He said Dave and Joy are real nice.  He said they would not mind.  He put me on the bike!

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Hazel saw me.  She said it was okay for me to ride the bike.  Dave took a photo of me and Father.

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It was really fun.  I had to balance.  The bars were cold.  They fit my hands perfect.  It was fun!

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The bike had streamers.  The streamers were fun to grab.  I played with them.

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The sky was really blue.  It was still a little sunny.  The sunny spots were warm.  The shady spots were cold.

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I really wanted to catch the streamer.  It was on my left.  I like looking left.  Father keeps trying to make me look right.  He says I need to look right.  He says I have torticollis.  He has started sneezing again.  His sneezes scare me.  I told him I like looking left.  He said nice things are on the right also.

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I lunged for the streamer.  I almost fell!

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Father made me play with the right streamer.  It was easier to grab.  It was curious.  My blanket kept my toes warm.

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But I really do like the left streamer.  It is hard to grab both sides.  They are far away.

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Father helps me.  I can ride with no hands.  Here I am Zen riding.  Father told me I looked peaceful.  I told him I was having fun.

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Father let me ride on my own!  Hazel trusted me.  She put Doggy Love in the rider compartment.  He traveled around.  I like Hazel.  She shares her toys with me.  Sharing is fun!

 

I surprised Mother when she came home.  I was riding the bike.  Father was helping me!

 

I had a lot of fun.  I like riding bikes!  I will do it again.  I want to do it a lot.  I hope it is not so cold.  Father let my fingers get cold.