Friday, August 19, 2011

Might as well jump

Henry and I had such an amazing week in Wildwood with Mom and Dad (and Babcia and Dido too)! We'll tell you all about it next week, but here's a little sneak peek to tide you over. Henry and I did a lot of adventurous things during the week, including this: after looking it at warily all week long, on our last night there I finally mustered up the courage to strap myself in to this High Flyer contraption and jump higher than I ever thought possible. Take a look (especially at the last minute, when I'm completely defying gravity):

What a rush! I wanted to go again immediately, but I'll have to wait until next year unfortunately. It can't get here fast enough!

There's much more where that came from. Check back next week!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Concert in the park

This summer, Babcia and Dido have taken Henry and me to a few outdoor concerts in a local park. The first one was the best: The B Street Band, which is a Bruce Springsteen cover band. They played some of my favorite songs, like "Hungry Heart."

I'm sure you're wondering about our vacation last week. Well, we had a blast in Wildwood! It will take us a couple of days to go through all the photos and videos we took during our trip, but don't worry, we've got some great stuff to share with you!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Julia Gaga

My favorite song this summer is "Edge of Glory." Not just because Lady Gaga sings it but also because it features a solo from my favorite saxophone player of all time, Clarence Clemons (RIP Big Man). I'm very sad that he died, but I'm happy that I still get to hear his music. Henry and I love to sing along and dance whenever we hear the song. In fact, I don't even need to hear the song to start singing along...

Just call me Julia Gaga!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Now we're cooking

This summer, I've been taking a cooking class at the local bakery in town. Once a week or so, I spend the afternoon there and making a delicious treat, like cookies. Even though I'm one of the youngest kids there, I hold my own. And everyone loves the yummy treats I bring home for them to sample. Mmmmmmmm!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bed fellow

Notice anything different about my bedroom? That's right, there's no more crib! Last Saturday, Dad took down my crib and put my "junior" bed in its place. It used to be Isabella's, who was nice enough to lend it to me until Mom and Dad find me a new bedroom set.

So far, I love it!

Bye-bye, crib! The first thing I did was climb on it and start jumping. So far, the transition has been really smooth. Aside from my first nap, where I got out of bed and started reading books, I've stayed in it, even when I wake up in the morning.

This also means that I won't be in a crib when we all travel to Wildwood next week. Julia and I are so excited about the trip. And don't worry, we'll have a few posts for you next week while we're gone. Hope your week is as great as ours will be!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chicken feed

Two weekends ago, we spent some time at Isabella and Alec's country place up in Pennsylvania. My favorite part of the weekend was when we all went to feed the chickens that live nearby. As you can guess, I loved chasing them around (even though I wasn't supposed to), feeding them and running into the coop.

On our way home, Isabella and I were holding hands (don't tell Julia, but I think Isabella had more fun playing with me that weekend), then Julia joined us.

And finally, Alec joined in too!

Here's what happened when we went to feed the chickens:

Cluck cluck!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Feeling Smurfy

Last weekend, Dad took me to my very first movie premiere ever. Can you guess what it is? That's right: Smurfs!

Dad and I drove into New York City to go to the Smurfs premiere at the super-fancy Ziegfeld Theatre. We knew we were in the right place when I saw a big inflatable Smurf outside.

We went inside and got popcorn and drinks and best of all, a Smurf figurine.

There were also 3-D glasses because it was a 3-D. My 3-D experiences last year with Toy Story 3 and Shrek didn't turn out so well, but I was ready to try again!

There were lots of famous people there, like Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris and Sofia Vergara. Then the movie started, and I really liked it...except for the parts with Gargamel. Seeing Gargamel in 3-D was just too scary for me, so about halfway through I told Dad that we had to leave. On the way out, I took some more pictures...

And picked up 2 goody bags, packed with great Smurf stuff like more figurines and Smurf cereal. Yum!

While the 3-D was scary, I'm very excited to see the movie when it comes out on Blu-ray later this year. It was a great premiere—and a great day with Dad!