Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Mom doesn't get to wear her fancy shoes much these days thanks to me and Henry. But I hate to see good shoes go to waste, so I decided to take a walk in Mom's Manolos.

Here's a video of my high-heeled hoofing, along with a clip of me singing my favorite song from the French class I'm taking at school.

Au revoir!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Down with the sickness

We're reusing this smiling photo of me from last weekend because I haven't had much to smile about since then. I got a stomach virus last Sunday night, which blossomed into a fever and ear infection by week's end. After four doctor's visits in six days, I finally seem to be doing better, but after not eating much in the last week, it's going to take a long time to regain my strength.

But my illness (which Julia seemed to also get briefly) forced us to stay home all Thanksgiving weekend. Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Paula came up on Saturday, which unfortunately was my worst day: I spent almost the whole day shrieking and was inconsolable.

Now, thankfully, I seem to be slowly on the road to recovery. Hopefully the Christmas season will agree with me more than Thanksgiving did — and before long I'll be smiling again like I did in this picture!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

(Un)Happy Thanksgiving!

Henry and I must be allergic to Thanksgiving, because every Thanksgiving that I've been around for (that would be four, including this year's), at least one of us gets sick during the holiday! This year, both of us succumbed, which forced Mom and Dad to call off our plans to spend Turkey Day visiting Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Paula and Aunt Jess.

So we spent the day at home, just the four of us. The good news is that we still had a Thanksgiving meal, thanks to a great last-minute job by Mom, and that Henry and I are both on the mend and should be all better in the next day or two.

In the meantime, here's a quick video about what Henry and I are thankful for this year (other than the fact that we're finally feeling better, that is!):

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you — and Happy Half-Birthday to me! I'm 3 1/2 today!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What's cooking?

Thanksgiving is just a day away (well, maybe not for us now that Henry has been throwing up all week...stay tuned), so what better time to talk about the Kids in the Kitchen class I've been taking once a week after school? We made some delicious treats, like pizza and parfaits, and I got to take home the recipe book you see above. Don't I look cute in my chef's hat?

Our last class was Friday, and it ended on quite a scary note: when the teachers were cooking our monkey bread in the oven, it caught fire and the firemen had to come! Everyone is okay, but Dad talked me to about it over the weekend when it was still fresh in my mind:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ask Julia & Henry: 11/23/10

After weeks and weeks of begging for your questions, we finally are ready for another Ask Julia & Henry post. And without any exaggeration, these are the best questions we've ever received, thanks to a surprise first-time questioner. Take a look (and listen closely, because I speak a few words in Ukrainian):

How exciting! Henry and I can't wait for the wedding and are so honored to be asked! (And don't worry, I was just kidding about wanting to be the only flower girl!)

Well, Diana has certainly raised the bar for Ask Julia & Henry questions go...now it's up to you to try and top her!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy half-birthday to me!

I'm 18 months old today! It's hard to believe I'm a year and a half. Of course, it's also hard to believe that I had enough in my little tummy to throw up four separate times last night, but there you go. (Thankfully, I'm feeling much better today!) To celebrate my half-birthday, here are some recent adorable photos of yours truly doing one of my favorite things: playing with my parking garage ramp.

I also helped Julia and Dad celebrate yet another big Jets comeback last night. Here's some video (along with a glimpse at me playing with the ramp):

Friday, November 19, 2010

Perfect harmonica

Sometimes, just like one of my favorite singers, Bruce Springsteen, I just want to play the harmonica. So I spent some time over the weekend unleashing my inner troubadour...until I got hungry.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yo danca danca

That Yo Gabba Gabba concert that Julia and went to last month had a lasting impact on me. Now, whenever I hear the theme song play - whether it's on the TV or the iPod - I get really excited. Take a look:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Don't Ask, don't tell

Henry and I have pleaded several times, but we haven't received a single Ask Julia & Henry question from anyone in almost three months. You leave us no choice: No questions...no post!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Climb every mountain

There's nothing I won't try to climb. These days, one of my favorite things to scale is my parking garage. And once I reach the top, I try to rock back and forth!

Then Mom said no, and I got upset, so she gave me a hug and made it all better.

We've got a video too. Don't miss the part where Julia randomly pratfalls into the shot.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tricks and treats '10, part 4

After all those Halloween posts, we've finished reached the main event: trick-or-treating on Halloween night! I was sick and missed out on the fun last year, so I was in for quite a treat (no tricks!). It only two me one or two houses to get the hang of it: run up to a house, take pieces of candy out of a bowl and put it in my pumpkin bucket, repeat process until Dad said "that's enough," then run down the walkway and onto the next house.

Here are a few pictures from our trick or treating (including the other photos that Dad could get of Julia and me together):

And finally, here's a short video of some of my trick or treating highlights. As you can see, I was both excited and fearless!

And that concludes this year's Halloween posts. Maybe next year, I'll actually get to find out what's inside all the colorful candy that everyone gave me!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tricks and treats '10, part 3

On Saturday, everyone in dance class got to wear their costumes to class. I couldn't dance in my boots of course, but otherwise I was decked out in all my Jessie garb. Here are several pictures of me in action that day (you'll see my friend Nia next to me in several of the photos).

My Dad says the picture of me in mid-air is his favorite!

We've still got one more Halloween post on the way later this week!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tricks and treats '10, part 2

Last year I was sick, so I missed the Halloween party at Dad's work. But this year, I got over my ear infection just in time to join Julia for some trick-or-treating at Dad's office. We donned our Woody and Jessie outfits.

Julia was playing with a rose that was part of Dad's costume.

Here she is showing off the small trick or treat baskets we used in the office.

Look, M&M's, one of Julia's favorite candies!

They had juice boxes for all the kids, and I must have drank three of them!

This is the first time I've been in Dad's office in more than a year. He has so many fun things to play with!

Julia enjoyed going for a spin on Dad's chair.

Dad took a video, but we kept him so busy that he didn't have time to film us making the treat-or-treating rounds. I kept running around his office, and making a mess of all the piles of candy I could find. Dad says that when Julia was my age, she was a much calmer trick-or-treater. Her loss!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tricks and treats '10, part 1

Henry and I had a very happy Halloween yesterday, and we'll be spending all week catching you up on our various Halloween festivities over the past few days. We'll start with the Halloween parade I had at school Friday morning.

Mom, Henry, Babcia, Dido, Grandpa and Grandma were all there to watch me parade around in my Jesse costume (all except for my hat, which I refused to wear, so I held it the whole time). Everyone in my class lined up outside in their costumes.

We sang a few Halloween songs as well, complete with choreography.

Of course, when I learned the choreography I didn't have a hat in my hand, so I wasn't as animated as some of my classmates because I was concentrating on my hat a bit. But I kept smiling through it all.

Here's a video of the highlights from my school Halloween parade:

There are lots more tricks and treats to come later this week!