Thursday, February 28, 2013

Art Therapy

I was a little worked-up today. I can't really put my finger on it but I am only two and a half. There are a lot of emotions that I just don't understand yet. Art has been an outlet for other tortured souls who need a release. Hopefully I can find a way to deal with my raw emotions before I grow-up. I want to grow-up to be a Bob Ross rather than a Vincent Van Gogh. I'll take stability over fame any day. Even if none of my paintings make it to a museum it is worth just painting "Happy Trees". -Jaxon

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm Coming Around To Shades

When my parents used to put sunglasses on me I would usually throw a fit. I know it was protect me from harmful ultraviolet rays but they felt so uncomfortable. I usually threw them on the ground. But fast forward a year and I can't get enough of these things! It has been long enough since the 1980s that we are due for fashion repeating itself baby! When Mommy and Daddy finally leave me alone on the weekend I can guarantee some Risky Business! I'm already into running around the house in my underwear. Oh yeah, we bad! -Jaxon

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Speak Softly But Carry A Big Stick

I have learned that the playground can be a rough place. Unfortunately, sometimes there are some bad seeds out there who might be inclined to push me around! As a believer in "Peace through Strength" I decided to take some advice from Teddy Roosevelt, the namesake of my bear. "Speak Softly But Carry A Big Stick" can be a good policy in international relations as well as life on the playground. They both can be as chaotic! That is why I made sure I got the biggest stick I could! Don't give me a reason to swing this in anger! -Jaxon

Monday, February 25, 2013

My Family Will Not Live In Squalor!

The little sociologist in me knows that the first part of having a happy family is having a clean house. Just the way one broken window can bring the entire neighborhood down a bunch of dirty dishes laying around hurts the entire dynamic of the family. That was when I knew I had to jump into action! Granted, I really didn't clean any dishes tonight, but my example at least shamed Daddy into action. I did my part. -Jaxon

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Oscars . . . What are they Good For? Absolutely Nothing!

Mommy and Daddy insisted on watching the "Oscars" tonight. Mommy likes the clothes the women display on the Red Carpet and Daddy is a big film buff. Well, they offered nothing for me. Just a bunch of adults in tuxedos blathering away. Nothing to keep a two and a half year old interested. The only thing I do appreciate about these movies is that they give a reason for Mommy and Daddy to leave me with my grandparents to be spoiled. Well Daddy,I care just about as much about whether Argo, Skyfall, The Silver Linings Playbook, or Lincoln won at the 85th Academy Awards as you would have cared at the 50th Academy Awards when Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Annie Hall were up which is NOT AT ALL! You were a TODDLER for God's Sake! Wipe that smug smile off your face Seth Macfarlane! Just because you produce cartoons (Which are totally not age appropriate for me) you are not going to sell me on sitting still! Goodnight! I'm going to bed! Jaxon

Friday, February 22, 2013

School is Cool!

I got a preview today. What is my first day of school going to be like????? It was great. I got all bundled up with a sack lunch and went to the OmKids Play Gym. Oh, did I mention that, just like school, my friends Ian, Corbin and Dominic were all there! So much fun! The best thing about this school is that there was no class- just recess! Hey, as long I can visit with friends during the day and not have to do actual school work I am happy. I am going to enjoy these days. You are only a kid once! -Jaxon

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Moonshining With Mama

Yeah some people could go out and buy Vanilla Infused Vodka and Vanilla Extract but it just wouldn't have the same quality and taste of some that is home brewed. Though I won't be able to sample this stuff for the next twenty years it still fascinates me. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to really help. Apparently sharp knives and Vodka aren't things that toddlers are allowed to play with. Still, that slow dripping kept me riveted. I can't wait until I am old enough to infuse Vodka at home. My only challenge will be designing a Still that the Revenuers can't detect. Maybe Papo will be able to help me with the design! -Jaxon

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I Will Go Spelunking . . . Even If I Have To Build My Own Cave!

There is nothing like watching the Discovery Channel to get me inspired to visit a Cave. They seem like such exotic places! The problem is that there are no caves in my neighborhood to explore. I will just have to make one. I guess there is no difference between an artificial cave and a climbing wall. I just wish I didn't have to build it. -Jaxon

Monday, February 18, 2013

Going to the "Beach"

Mommy and Daddy got coffee today and didn't get any for me. Talk about leaving me out! I made sure that they knew how upset I was. Sometimes the Silent Treatment gets the point across more than screaming. Well, Mommy diffused the situation by saying that Daddy would take me to the Beach. Great, I could wrap my head around that, beaches are great! This seems like kind of a strange path to a Tropical Beach though. Last time I was in Hawaii I don't remember so much mud! This is what you call a beach! I think this was just a ploy to get me out of the house for a few hours! Trust Was Betrayed! -Jaxon

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Thoroughly Seattle Day

Daddy decided that it was time that he took me to Gas Works Park. Oh my did I have fun! Such a panorama of the city that is my hometown! And the run down the hill was wonderful also. Especially meeting a new friend, "Meeko". My only complaint is that some of the play equipment was more designed for Daddy to be climbing on than me. It wasn't particularly age appropriate for me yet. I still thought the barbed wire was a bit excessive though. I respect that this is play equipment for adults. I wont go climbing on it until I am older. After Daddy had a long talk with some tourists about the actual location of the Houseboat in "Sleepless in Seattle" we celebrated another Seattle institution when we visited our friend Ivar for some fish and chips. I know, I know, the sign told me to "Keep Clam" but it had been an active day and I was hungry! Ivar would have understood. Now if you thought the day couldn't have been more of a celebration of all things Seattle, Daddy read me The Wheedle on the Needle before my nap. Oh, did I mention it was lightly raining the entire day also! What a celebration of my town. -Jaxon

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Not Ready for the Community Center Yet

Daddy promised me that we would have fun at the Community Center today . . . boy was I disappointed. It's not that I didn't think this place has some possibilities in the future but for now it isn't age appropriate. I mean come on, I am not going to be competitive on this Foosball table. Curse my small stature! Air Hockey seemed a little more plausible. I would just need to be going up against someone my size. Someday I will rule this place but for now I will have to wait. -Jaxon

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cupid's Arrow!

Today is a celebration of love. It is said that when Cupid Bear hits you with an arrow you instantly fall in love with whoever you see first. I didn't know that I was so desirable that Cupid Bear would choose to make sure I fell in love with her specifically. Well, it's your arrow, I guess you get to make the call! Smooch! -Jaxon

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Little Cupid!

Oh what a wonderful day. It was filled with women aged four months to sixty and as usual I was the center of attention. What can you say, gals love a cute boy who dresses well. It especially helps that I conspired with Mommy to send them all a special Valentines Day card from a "Not So Secret" Admirer. I think I learned something about women . . . give them some attention and they will return it twice as much. Learning life lessons about women from Mommy everyday (Daddy would never have given me such good advice). -Jaxon

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Finally, A Kitchen Of My Own!

I do like to try and help Mommy out in the Kitchen but she often stifles my creativity as a cook. She kind of holds me back. Hey! Think how many stove burns Anthony Bourdain has had in his career. It is a learning experience. Well, Papo fixed that problem by building me my own Kitchen. Now I can cook my own food AND turn the burner on as high as I want! I am not as an experienced cook as Mommy but I think I still did a pretty good job. Bon Appetit! -Jaxon

Monday, February 11, 2013

Time Out For Both Of Mommy's Boys

Mommy loves the two men in her life but sometimes we push her too far. We were wrestling and squealing in the living room tonight after dinner. We just pushed her too far.
That was when Mommy decided she should regulate. We both spent some time in "Time Out". What can you say, sometimes guys of any age need a little time to simmer down-Jaxon

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Visiting the Burke Museum With Daddy

I was so excitable this morning that Mommy suggested that Daddy take me out for an adventure. He took me to the Burke Museum. To say I was mildly apprehensive about going in was an understatement. You would be a little concerned also with a Wild Women of the Woods at the front gate with two half eaten children in her hands!
When I got in though I was content there was nothing to be concerned about. Unlike the Science Center the prehistoric animals are all dead and skeletonized. Phew!
The world sure must have been a scary place in the past looking at the size of these things. I bet they were around before even Papo and Deeda were born!
If I am going to be dealing with Dinosaurs it is probably best if I only play with baby ones. I would just make to good of a little snack for an adult one. Just staying safe. -Jaxon