Well I made it on Santa's nice list this year, because Christmas morning there was definitely gifts under the tree. He brought me some cool stuff but the best was probably an electronic keyboard. I love to "bang" around on my toys and especially the ones that play music. So this was pretty cool! The keys even light up which makes it even more appealing to me to want to "hit" the keys.
Some movies.Apparently I have another present coming, which will help me watch these movies up close (my own portable dvd player).
Oh my goodness. I think this one may eat me, it's so big.
So I found a new obsession and it is my mom and dads laptop computer. I don't know what it is about that thing but if I am sitting next to mom or dad and they are using it, I want to play along. I am almost mesmerized by it. I will reach and reach for it even to the point where I sometimes fall over or if I am in my seat, I fall out.
Here is me begging dad to play. He said no, so I decided to grab it and was trying to pull it towards me. Dad, PLEASE let me play. Can you see me grabbing his arm, I was trying to pry it away from him.
He finally let me play a little bit and I got to make a pretty picture with a little help from dad. He held the button of the mouse down and then I moved it around to make all the colorful lines. It's a masterpiece.
So recently, I have become very fearful of dogs. Nothing has dramatically happened, to make me fearful of dogs. I guess I have just decided that I really do not like them. There was a time in my life that I did not mind dogs. My grandma and grandpa have several dogs and I have never been afraid of them. Also, my Aunt Jen has a dog (black lab) and I used to be okay with her dog (at least when she was a puppy), but now she is full grown and somewhat hyper. So the last time we visited her in September I totally freaked out when I saw the dog (Daisy). Daisy was very hyper and just wanted to meet me and for me to pet her. But she was so excited that it scared me.
Before being fearful
This was Daisy as a puppy.
So mom and dad thought maybe it was just Daisy that I was afraid of, but they were wrong. My grandma Vicki just got a little puppy. And when I say little, I mean little. This dog is not much bigger than a cat. So mom and dad figured since it is much smaller than Daisy, I would like it. Well they were wrong, I didn't even want it in the same room as me. Even through my fear and distress of being close to the dog, mom decided to take some pictures instead of consoling me.
Keeping a close eye on her.
I have had enough of this dog thing.
Maybe this fear is something that I can overcome but not right now.
So today we did some Christmas shopping. Mom, dad and I went to Target and I usually sit in one of the shopping carts that have the baby seat in them. Well we get there and they were all being occupied and we took dad's truck so we couldn't go back to the car and get the stroller. Which is usually our back-up in cases like this. So it was either carry me all around the store and mom and dad taking turns carrying me (because I get heavy pretty quick) or sit in a shopping cart like "typical" kids do. So we tried me sitting in the cart like a big boy AND IT WORKED. I had a big puffy coat on that helped and the back of the cart was a little higher than some carts. I felt like a big boy!
So everything has been going well around here. Mom is trying to get ready for the holidays but it's also been kind of hectic. We still have pumpkins sitting out on our front porch. She hopes to get the fall decorations down and the Christmas decorations up this weekend, so stay tuned for that. I can't wait, I love Christmas lights.
"Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you are alive you have got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at the very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive." ~Mel Brooks
God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more. - Pearl S. Buck
There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money. Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching.
Love makes each day a joy, and each moment a memory.
"To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence . . . 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'
One day at a time is enough...don't look back and grieve the past, it's gone...don't be troubled about the future, it has not come yet...live in the present and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.