Saturday, December 24, 2005

My First 70s Party

Hey Man, check out my sweet shades. The groove flashing out of these babies is overwhelmbing, Bro.

Mommy and Daddy took me to a 70s party. I got to wear these hip shades and meet lots of people who loved me!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Eleven Months! Almost...

I have a talented Dad. He took this picture of me...I think I'm looking pretty good. Yes folks, it's true...I'm almost 11 months old!


"Oh, did you want some of this Mommy?"

New Dannon Yogurt Poster Child

Here I am doing a spot for Dannon Yogurt's new campaign: Get Your Kid to Eat Plain Yogurt. How do you like my Hollywood Film Star hair?

"I love Dannon Yogurt. It's scrumptiummy! Plain Yogurt isn't plain, if it's Dannon!"

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I Like Leaves.

Here I am during my first experience with Autumn Leaves. I was going to run and jump into this pile of leaves, until Mommy and Daddy reminded me that I don't know how to run OR jump yet. I thought these leaves were yummy. Mommy had to keep pulling them out of my mouth while Daddy was trying to get a good picture.

They thought I was being uncooperative but I just thought it was funny how easily I could make Mommy jump just by going toward my mouth with a handful of leaves!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

My First Christmas Wishlist

All I want for Christmas is:

Clothes (size 18 months or bigger):
A warm coat wih a hood. (rcvd)
Jeans or pants. (rcvd 2)
2 or 3 long-sleeved shirts/onesies. (rcvd 2)
Some sockies. (rcvd)
[Hand-Me-Downs or Second Hands are great because I'm growing so fast anyway.]

Push-button toy phone.
A bouncy ball. (rcvd)
Some bubbles.
Magnetic Refrigerator Letters and Numbers.
A Tonka Truck. I'm not picky.
Some wooden blocks or a wooden train set.

Where the Wild Things Are
The Cat in the Hat or any other Dr. Seuss books.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Other Side

I figured since I'd shown you a crazy shot of one side of my family (Dad's Side), I might as well 'confess all' and show you the other side (Mom's Side) as well! Here is the other side of my family... Looking at these two pictures... I realize that the common denominator is my Parental Unit. Hmm...teensy bit SCARY!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Turkey Day

There I was minding my own business taking a LONG nap and I woke up to find THESE PEOPLE eating a huge amount of food around my dining room table. I had wondered why Mommy was making it all fancy a few days ago. You can see what I had to go through today. I'm in the left hand bottom corner...the only normal one in the bunch!

Daddy says that I should be thankful for such a zany bunch of relatives. They keep life interesting, he says. I have to admit, it was pretty fun playing with my cousins and eating Mashed Up Baby Thanksgiving Food Medley which Mommy made me.

I'm thankful for clean cloth diapers, rice cereal, and my crazy parents.

Book Worm

I've discovered a new pastime! Reading? NO! Pulling books off of Mommy's shelf. I can't read, YET, but this one looks interesting...Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Hmm. Not sure I'm ready for this!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hiking is Sweeteous.

Me and Mommy and Furry Sister Liebe went hiking on Tuesday. Sweeteous. Hiking has perks. I get to RIDE. I get to drink out of Mommy's waterbottle. I get to yank on her ponytail! It's awesome. Plus, I get to be outside.

Hiking must be harder than it looks, though. Mommy was breathing kind of hard and I heard her muttering something like "stinkin' heavy" under her breath several times. Hmm. Maybe she meant me?

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

More Pix from my Trips

Hey Folks-
Now that I am home and have more time in between my naps to blog, I thought I'd post a few more pictures from my recent trip.

Here I am hamming it up in my hat. I got this hat from my cousin Zander.

Here I am with my Great Aunt Susie and my Great Uncle David at a really cool wedding. It was my First Cousin Once Removed's (Matt's) wedding. Almost the whole clan was there!

Here I am learning to bake goodies with my Great Aunt Gail in PA.

At my Great Uncle Don's. In this picture I'm thinking, "I don't know what this green stuff is. We don't have this stuff where I live!"

I'm hanging out with my Great Grandma Wolfe. Mommy says that Great Grandma Wolfe makes great coffee and has a green thumb. But her thumb doesn't LOOK green.

This is my cool Uncle Joe. He is very tall. Let me see...he is 285% taller than me. His feet are bigger, too. In fact, I think even his feet are longer than me!

This is one of my newer tricks. I learned this on our trip, but it's super easy for me now. I like to call it One Handed Wall Pushups.

For those of you who have missed my regular blogs, please call out a 'Whoot Whoot' with me. I'm back in the blogggin' saddle again! Mom says I can only blog once a day, though.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Nine Months

Hey Folks-
Life has been busy since we got home. I went on my 9 month check up! I got the second Hepatitis B vaccine and also a flu shot. Mommy was surprised when I didn't cry at ALL!

Here are my measurements for those of your tracking my growth & progress:

Weight: 20 pounds 7 ounces. (50th percentile) That weight is WITH my diaper on, but I can't remember if it was dry or not.

Height: 27 and 1/2 inches.
(25th percentile)
This 'short for my age' thing would explain my slightly chunky appearance.

And Head Circumference... 46 cm!
I like to tell people that's in the 75th percentile. Which means I have a big head, just like Mommy.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Happy Birthday Briggie!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birfday to you,
Happy Birfday dear Briggie,
Happy Birfday to you!

Wish I could be there to give you a hug and a big drooly baby kiss. Did you know your birthday (yesterday) was the same day I turned exactly 9 months old?!

If I were old enough to write, and lick envelopes and stuff, I'd send you this card: The Perfect Birthday Card for My Quirky Grandma

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Still Packin'

Hey folks! I'm in central PA on this stage of our road trip and I thought you'd like to see what it looks like when I pack my suitcase! Mommy said I could take as much on this trip as I could personally carry. My suitcase weighed 40.5 pounds...they almost didn't let me take it on the plane. Boston was fun, but PA is funnerest! Everyone here loves me. I have so many kinfolk I can't keep 'em all straight! Mommy said that I have a lot of coufsuns and secund coufsuns and great ants and great uncowls. I'm not sure what all those are, but if they have anything to do with all these people who like to hold, bounce, snuggle and smile at me, then it must be good. I even met two sets of great grandpaps and great grandmas! Great Grandpap Byers said that I was "mighty strong" and Great Grandpap Wolfe said that I was "some boy"! In this picture, it looks like he's trying to give Mommy some stern child-rearing advice, but he's really just trying to get me to look at the camera!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Grandma and Grandpa

Folks! Here is one set of my local Grandparents. Aren't they cute? That's Grandma Viola on the left and Grandpa Leland on the right. They are both really good at tennis. Hopefully they'll teach me someday!

The 3 'ING's

It's official. I've learned to multi-task! I'm 8 months old and I can MULTI-TASK. Sweet. Here I am stand-ING, drool-ING, and with a runn-ING nose! How's that for an 8 month old? Mommy was too slow on the camera, though. Right before this shot, I was also chew-ING the table!

Make a Crawl for It!

Mommy snapped this photo right before I got around the corner. Shoot! I had planned my big escape and was making a crawl for it. I was planning to go into the Living Room and chew on some cords or something. She never lets me do anything fun!

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Up, Up and Away!

This morning Mommy and Dada got up REALLY early! Good thing I'd been training them how to do that the past 8 months. I didn't know WHAT was going on...because right after she came and got me, Mommy stuck me in my car seat and Dada started driving.

Next thing I knew, I was getting my diaper changed in the back of the Subaru and had this sweet dinosaur fleece thingy put on me. I was nice and warm. Mommy even gave me a yummy cookie to eat. THEN I realized where we were!

We were at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! I got to see lots of bright colors floating in the sky. My fave was the cow shaped balloon complete with an udder; I'm not sure WHY I liked that one so much.

Thursday, September 29, 2005


I've decided I don't like naps. First of all, I have to be all by myself, and I think I'm an extrovert. Second of all, they put me in a crib, and I really like to scootch around rather than being stuck in one little spot. Third of all, they put a crimp in my baby-style! I'm 8 months old for goodness' sake.

I think I'm driving Mommy a little batty. I admit it, I DO get tired. I rub my eyes. I pull my ears. I fuss. My eyelids droop. All the classic signs of being sleepy. But NAPS? NO WAY - that CAN NOT be the answer!

Any advice, other kiddos out there?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Get Out of Jail Free Card

I got myself in a little bit of a pickle the other day! I must've looked super-cute because Mommy took a picture of me BEFORE she rescued me! I love this linoleum floor though, I can slide and scootch so easily.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Me & My Omi

Here I am with my little German Omi just before she went on her daily walk. Actually, she is my Mommy's Omi, but I call her Omi, too! Everyone calls her Omi. She seems so tall to me, but I know she isn't because she's so tiny compared to everyone else I know, especially Uncle Joe. Plus, everytime I see her, she's smaller and I'm bigger!

Omi walks more on one of her walks than I have in my whole LIFE!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Gpa & Briggie

Here I am with my G-Pa and G-Ma Briggie during my last visit. This is early in the morning before G-Pa went to work. I asked him to take me with him but he said my legs were still too short and that I had to stay home and take care of the Women Folk.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Hey Peops, I've got wheels! How do you like these wheels? I can't really move much yet, as my legs are just a wee bit short. But I'm ready. Dada called this my Flintstones car!

I decided on a used model, as new ones lose so much resale value the minute you drive them off the lot. What I like about these wheels is the GAS MILEAGE. It's amazing. You oughta get one of these if you are 1) running low on cash for gas money and/or 2) concerned about the environment. Another feature I really like is the 3 tone paint job!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

My arms are tired!

We flew home yesterday. Dada asked me if my arms were tired. "OF COURSE Dada! I just flew for 4 hours! Wouldn't YOUR arms be tired, too?" Here I am waiting for my flight in Portland. I was bored and I hadn't even started flying yet. I scored my own seat by fussing when everyone was getting on board. No one wanted to sit with me and Mommy. That's how you do it, kiddos!

Then I ate an Arrowroot Cookie on the plane.

Friday, September 09, 2005


I think you should know that I miss you very much! Nobody has a scruffy chin that tickles me just the same as yours and that makes me miss you! No one carries me around like a sack of potatoes in just the same way that you do! No one plays Peek-a-Boo as well, either! So, I really miss you! I especially miss the way you go crazy when I spit up all over the place, too! I love you Dada. I can't wait to play with you on Tuesday!

My Cousins

I got to hang out with my cousins Mikki and Zander this week! On Wednesday, Mommy and I and my Grandma Briggie went with Auntie Martina to pick the kids up from their first day of school. When Zander came out of school he came right over to me and smiled! He asked Mommy if he could push me home in the stroller. I think he was really proud of me because he told everyone we passed, "This is my cousin! His name is EJ! He's 7 months old!" It made me feel proud to have such a great cousin.

Mikki and Zander got me some applesauce at the store. It was cool because they each had a spoon and were both feeding me at once so I got to eat twice as fast as when Mommy feeds me!

Zander's Hippy Rockstar Impersonation

What's so funny about this, is that when Zander wanted to dress up as a Hippy, he put on one of my G-pa's hats. Not someone else's but my G-pa's! Is G-Pa a hippy?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Can't WAIT to be Old Enuf

I can't WAIT to be old enough to play this! This is Mommy & Daddy's favorite game, Cities & Knights, and they like to sneak a game after I fall asleep. It's the age-old story: Have friends over...make Bubby sleepy with milky, rocking, and singing, and then go play without Bubby!

But they're in for a shock! I've been reading the directions...and I'm going to be GOOD after all my months of strategizing! They say I can't play until they're sure I'm not going to choke on the little pieces. HA! They're just SCARED of LOSING to a 7 month old!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Budding Artist

This is my first piece of abstract artwork! Mommy said I did a great job choosing complementary colors and that my textures are phenomenal! I like to call this work "Veggies on Bib & Face". The trick, for those of you aspiring to this kind of fine art, is just to splurt out your food faster than your Mommy can stick it in your mouth. That's all there is to it!

Monday, August 29, 2005

Sieben Monate Alt.

I'm 7 months old! My parents FINALLY got the hang of things. I've trained them to feed me at 3:30am, laugh at my antics, come when I call, and snuggle me a LOT. A new trick is to act really, really tired. Then, after they lay me down for Nappy Time, I talk to myself & kick & roll over & do The Commando & chew on my Bear for a long time! They think I'm sleeping, but I'm NOT!

Friday, August 26, 2005

I Am A Baby.

I'm reading my favorite book to my Dada. It's called: I Am A Baby. I LOVE this book. After we read a page, I kick my legs and slap my arms because I'm so excited. I just really feel like I can RELATE to this book, you know what I mean?

Do the 'Commando'!

I'm not crawling...yet. But I've got my own method of movement! Here I am lunging for Mommy's camera. I'm fast! I get up on my hands and knees and then I 1) rock back and forth three times 2) lunge forward 3) do the toe shove 4) use my elbows. I'm getting very good at this. Then I repeat the steps! Watch out furry, big sister Liebe, I'm coming after you!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The Big "C"

Hey folks-
I'm kind of under the weather. Mommy says that I have the big "C". I heard her talking to Dada about it. I think it's called constipulation or something like that. Every time Mommy or Dada changes my diapie, they look a little worried! Mommy tries to keep up a brave front. She says things like, "You have slow little Turdles in your Tum-Tum, Bubby, and they won't come out!" I wonder if I should be worried about that?!


My parents LOVE to play vawweyball. Here we are right before their last game. Mommy was miffed because her serves were 'yucky' and Dada said the sand hurt his foofies. I was just glad to get to stay up late and watch. I cheered them on by shaking my rattle and distracting them by fussing whenever the game got intense!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Snuggle Bubby.

My Dada had a long weekend off of work! I love it when Dada stays home and plays with me. Here we are snuggling on the couch. Later, we played Peek-a-Boo for a long time; I'm pretty sure I won!

Friday, August 19, 2005


I did not get to eat something bright blue yesterday. But I did eat some new kind of green stuff. I think Mommy called it Zoocheeni or something like that. It was awesome! I could eat that stuff all day, but she wouldn't let me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Beto Carrowteenies

Today Mommy gave me a bunch of Beto Carrowteenies to eat. She said they live inside my Sweet Potatoes. At first I really wasn't sure WHAT to think!

But then I decided, They Are Yummy! I like Beto Carrowteenies! They make my food nice and bright like adovackodas! New foods are fun. I wonder what I'll get to eat tomorrow? Maybe something bright blue!

Can you tell me what blue is? I don't know that yet.

Monday, August 15, 2005

EJ loves

I love adovackodas now! It took a few tries, but here I am after one of my latest. I don't even have any up my nose! Mommy says that adovackoda is very good for me. Lots of vimatins and nimerals and fatses that will help me grow bigger!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Not-so-Little Bubby is showing his dynamic determination in this photo. He's not talking yet, but you can just TELL what he's thinking: "Must...Get...Shaggy...Green...Thingy...".

Poor guy. He's currently got a Stuffy Buffy, the Sneezles and the Coughies. His first official illness!

Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Anniversary Addition

Here we are after breakfast at The Range Cafe celebrating our anniversary. Sitting next to me, on the right, you will notice the addition to our family since our last anniversary!

I'm still not sure why EJ's teddy bear and I decided to match that day.

Friday, August 05, 2005

New Toofies

I'll keep you posted, but we think EJ is working on his top two front teeth. Pretty soon we really WILL need to be careful about his biting our fingers off! (So far he's only left teeth marks on Brian's hand.)

New Toofies means new foods, I guess. I mean, EJ's SO INTO watching us eat that I decided to see if he'd like to try some banana. Here he is, investigating the spoon afterwards.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

EJ's 'Girlfriend'

The Nagys came to visit this weekend along with their little sprout, MJ. It was GREAT to have them. Jokes flew about arranging a marriage between EJ & MJ. MJ is teaching EJ how to crawl. Cute couple, huh?

Here's EJ getting his knees up under him for one of the first times. Doesn't he look proud?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Hiking Horsetooth

Here I am getting ready to 'hike' Horsetooth (outside Ft. Collins, CO) by testing out my gear. I'm not worried about the heat or the steep trail at all in this baby! I'm so adventurous...and Daddy thinks I'm heavy (17lbs 13oz)!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Bubby's Vocabubbly

Here's the "Bubby Vocabubbly" floating about these days:

Boogies = Boogers/Congestion/Baby Snot
Piggies = Toes
Feets or Feetsies = Feet
Toof/Toofies = Tooth/Teeth
Fangs of Sharpness = See above
Nuk-a-Nuk = Pacifier
Bubby or Bubba = Baby Nicknames
Nappy = Diaper OR Nap Time (weird, huh?)
Hickle Pups = Hiccups
Sneezles = Sneezes
Lovies = Hugs, Kisses and Snuggles
Stuffy Buffy = Stuffed Nose
Daddy DooDoo Duty = Brian's turn to change a diaper
(This is considered a privilege, not a duty!)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Couldn't resist. Photoshop Fun.

Everyone says that EJ looks more like Hubby than me... What do YOU think?!

(This is Brian's goatee pasted on EJ's face!)