Hi! This is Seth and I'm going to tell you about my day. It started early since Sister and I woke up at 6:30. Daddy hadn't gone to work yet so he helped Mommy make me a bottle and put a clean diaper on me. They put some fresh, clean clothes on me too, so of course the first order of business was to spit up all over them. I accomplished this just AFTER Daddy went to work and just BEFORE Mommy got us all ready to go down to Grandma Doris's house. Finally she got us all ready to go. As soon as she popped me in my car seat I went to sleep. I love sleeping in the car. I don't know why they don't just put me in the car at night and drive around instead of using that silly crib.
Next thing I knew, we were in L-town at Grandma Doris's house. We found Grandma Doris in the back yard, but since it was chilly we all went inside to play. Sister showed me where the toys were but I thought everything else around the house looked more interesting. The first thing I went for were the nice, shiny books on the coffee table.
Grandma Doris and Sister were over in front of the toy cupboard so Mommy hauled me over there. Then she tried to do something on her laptop. As soon as she wasn't looking, I decided to go find the plant that I had eaten last time I was here. It was really cool and I had so much fun biting chunks out of it, although I heard Mommy tell Grandma Doris it was poisonous so they were kind of freaked out about the whole thing. That plant wasn't there but Grandma Doris has lots of houseplants so I was sure I could find a tasty one. Before I could find one, Mommy reappeared and grabbed me. Rats! She took me back over to where Grandma and Sister were playing. For a while I stayed and played with a stick but pretty soon that got boring.
This time I headed off through the kitchen to the sun room. Grandpa Dave has some really nice model cars in there right on a low table. I'm sure he put them there where I can reach them because he knew I'd like them. I crawled right over and lifted one down. It had a really neat registration tag on it. I thought I'd try the flavor so I stuck it in my mouth. Paper is always good because it disintegrates and you can get bits off to stick in your cheek and save for later. Just as I was getting a good soggy piece off, Mommy stole it and put it up on the table. This was the last straw so I gave a really good, loud howl. I think she got the message because she got out some Cheerios and gave me some. I think it kind of shocked Grandma that I ate them off the floor, but that was all right.
Grandma and Mommy fixed lunch for themselves and Sister. They gave me a graham cracker and I liked it ok but it made me gag. I almost threw up all over the place again so I think Mommy had a good reason to freak out just a little.
While they were eating I decided to re-arrange the houseplants again and to get out the watering can. Sister put this on my head when she was done eating but I didn't like that and I put a ball in it instead.
Once I got bored of the sun room I decided to explore down the hall. At home all the outlets have these boring plug-covers over them so I can't unplug anything but here at Grandma's house they didn't. The outlets in the hallway had these really nifty night lights in them. I had never seen anything so cool, so of course the first thing I had to do was to pull on them to see if they came apart from the wall. They did and that was awesome but Mommy started freaking out again and saying "nono, nono" so I tried to put it back. For some reason that wasn't what she wanted so she scooped me up and we left the cool night light there.
I was getting really hungry and fussy and my diaper was stinking to high heaven. I fussed at Mommy to tell her about it. She got the bottle part and tried to feed me but the mess in my diaper was bugging me too much for me to enjoy food. I fussed and squirmed a bunch to tell her but she wasn't getting the message. You'd think after taking care of me for 11 months she'd get the message a little sooner. Instead she was scolding me for squirming. I cried and squirmed harder, trying to tell her and finally the light bulb came on. I have to say I was pretty patient with her over all and only kicked my feet a little. She changed me then we had some bottle and snuggles and everything was so nice I fell asleep right there on her lap.
I don't think I'd been asleep very long when Grandpa Dave came in talking really loud and woke me up.
I think about this time Mommy was starting to run out of juice. She'd taken Sister potty about a billion times and listened to Grandma Doris tell the same story about how her TV didn't work for the third time. Now Grandpa Dave was telling her something about mice in his truck and she was getting this glassy stare. I decided maybe she needed some distraction so I squirmed down and crawled off to find something to distract her with.
Instead, I got distracted by the kitchen garbage. It had some really nifty stuff in it, some slimy stuff and some paper and that awful diaper from earlier. Wow! I was right in the middle of taking all that cool stuff out when Mommy came looking for me. Man, what a spoilsport. She put it all back away and took me back to the toy cupboard.
I decided since she wanted me over there so badly that I'd stay there and play with the toys. Relieved, she left me with Grandma and went to get herself a mocha.
Late in the afternoon we went to Bell Choir practice where I played in the nursery with Sister and Mrs. Elliot. When it was over Mommy put us in the car then she dithered around for a really long time with something that she and the other grown-ups were calling a "flat tire". Whatever it was it wasn't worth all the time and attention so I screamed really loud and long to tell her so. Finally she got done messing with it and she went to McDonald's then we drove home (Sister talked the whole way and I slept of course). Mommy had Bagpipe practice too so Daddy met her and took us the rest of the way home. Now tonight after our baths, Mommy seems unusually tired. I can't figure out why; I had a wonderful day!