My goodness! We are sooooo behind on this blog! It has been a hectic month for sure. We’ll update soon, but in the meantime, here’s video of Calder’s Camp ZinZanni performance way back in July!

I had a really great Saintsdiving. Like, really really great.

On the day that actually was Saintsdiving, I wote up early and then my daddy and I watched the big parade in New Yort on TV. I really want to tate my dad there netst year but my mom doesn’t want to go.

Watching the parade in dad's bed

Watching the parade in dad's bed

Then after a while we went to Nanny and Pappy’s house for a party with Mima, Untle Harper, Nana, Untle Tarl, Aunt Leslie, Untle Bob and Aunt Linal. Linal got me 48 Hot Wheels! And a suittase for them. I bring them everywhere now!

pappyrazzi. well, my brother <em>is</em> pretty cute.

pappyrazzi. well, my brother is pretty cute.

Seeeee? Told you.

Seeeee? Told you.

The netst day I went at Seattle with my dad early in the morning and we watched a real Parade and even saw Santa arrive in town. I had a lot of fun and got lots of candy but then it started to rain and I got a little grumpy. So then dad and I walked to the Monorail and went to his wort.

Here comes Santa Claus.

Here comes Santa Claus.

After a little bit, my mommy came and got me and we had lunch and went to the Children’s Museum and saw the train at Winterfest.

After that we went back to my dad’s work to get him. I went upstairs to find him and mommy and Garner waited at the bottom. Well, when daddy and I took our first step down the stairs, we tripped and fell head-first all the way down the extra-tall stairs and dad landed on me and sprained his ankle and I hit my head and cried a lot.

Finally, we got in our car and drove all the way to Portland. Mom had to drive cuz dad’s foot hurt too much, plus it’s easier for him to reach around and help the baby when he cries.

We stayed at the Hotel Monaco in Portland, and I liked to pretend that it was my apartment. It was so cool and there was even a Subway restaurant next door [but we never did go…]. The only problem was that I was scared that Randall [the bad guy from Monsters, Inc.] was going to come for me, so dad and I asked the doorman to please not let any monsters in the hotel.

The netst day I met my friend Rivers from home and we went to a cool toy store and had a lazer/poop battle. That night I goed with my mom, dad and brother to the zoo for Zoo Lights and rode a train and saw a baby elephant who is just 2 weeks older than Garner but a lot bigger.

Me and Rivey.

Me and Rivey.

at the Zoo

at the Zoo

Waiting for the train.

Waiting for the train.

the train.

the train.

the engine.

the engine.

the elephant.

the elephant.

The last day we spended driving home, but we stopped in Tastle Rott [Castle Rock] and went to the Mt. Saint Helens interpretive center where I got to learn all about volcanoes. I pretended that I was a real-life scientist and did a lot of investigating and got to go deep into a volcano where I taught my dad about lava.

ooooooh. lava!

ooooooh. lava!

I didn’t want to tome home, but I had to. Plus I got to have pizza when I got there.