On Saturday Daddy and I got to spend the whole day together, allowing Mommy to go skiing with friends.
The night before Daddy made the mistake of not watching the clock and staying up until 11:30 reading. Well, I don't care when Daddy goes to bed because I like to get up around 6 no matter what. He keeps telling me that I need to learn about sleeping in on the weekends but to me a Saturday feels like any other day.
So, Daddy got up with me at 6:15 but instead of making coffee he shut the door to my room and lay on the adult bed in my room while I played by myself. It was fun because Daddy fell asleep and I could do whatever I want, like chew on used baby wipes and other trash out of the trash can in my room. Then Daddy woke up and he made coffee that our friends in London sent us. Daddy likes his quiet time to drink coffee, wake up and read the newspaper online. I like tormenting Daddy by trying to find trouble like eating paper and pulling things off shelves and hitting the keys on Daddy's keyboard. You know, that's what babies do.
After breakfast and my morning nap we started by playing inside. I love chasing my Daddy around the house and then letting him chase me. He's pretty fast but I think it's just because of his long legs. I also rode my Strider bike around the house and helped Daddy organize CDs. I couldn't figure out why he kept putting them on a spindle because you can only see the top one. It makes more sense to dump them on the floor so you can see what you've got.
I also helped Daddy trim his climbing skins for his new skis. I like licking the soft hair on one side of the skin and putting my hand in the sticky glue on the other side. Later, I got a little upset because I was trying to eat the dirt out of the big potted plant in the kitchen but Daddy made it really hard to get to and I hit my head when trying to climb through the shoe shelf. Ouch! Why did Daddy have to make it so hard to get to the dirt?
Daddy wanted to go for a run but it has snowed over a foot in the last two days and it was still snowing heavily Saturday morning. So, he took me sledding instead. Daddy built a little hill of snow about 4 feet tall in our yard and I can go down it really fast on my new orange sled. I also like crawling around and eating the snow. I like to put my nose deep in the snow. Brrr! I also like to crawl under the big pine tree and try to eat dirt.
Sledding was really fun until Daddy thought it would be funny to throw me into the deep powder. It didn't hurt but it was really cold when I sank a foot into the snow and the snow caved in on me. That made me cold so we went inside and warmed up.
Then Daddy took me to brunch. He had eggs benedict and I had spinach, potatoes, ham, grapes, and melon. Daddy tried sharing his orange juice with me but I didn't really like it.
I was so tired from sledding and playing in the snow that I took a 2 hour nap after lunch.
When I woke up Daddy was all packed up for skiing so we drove to Sunlight and Daddy bundled me up for a trip up the mountain. It was off and on snowing while I rode in the kid carrier on Daddy's back. I like catching the snow with my tongue but the kid carrier has a hood so it makes it hard to catch the snowflakes. Daddy says the hood keeps me warm but I think I would prefer to catch snowflakes. After getting to the top Daddy zoomed down the fresh snow. I like it when he goes fast.
From there, Daddy took me straight to the high school where I got to see my first basketball game. Daddy dressed me up in a little basketball uniform so that I would fit in. We got there just in time for the tip-off of the boys' varsity game. At first I didn't know what to think about all those people in the gym and the loud buzzers. Eventually I realized it was fun to crawl around on the bleachers, play with toys and eat yogurt and banana. I also like all the attention I get. Everyone wants to see me because they know my Daddy from school. It takes forever for us to walk anywhere because everyone wants to stop and talk to Daddy and look at me. Sheesh people, haven't you ever seen a baby before?
At halftime Daddy bought me popcorn. After eating some popcorn I was playing with a tube of yogurt when it broke open and sprayed all over the bleachers and the hair on the back of a girl's head. Woops, I'm just a baby so what do you expect?
Daddy cleaned me up and then we moved to a spot where I could have more room to play. I started to get the hang of clapping on the bleachers when the crowd would clap to celebrate a good play. It was fun, especially because Glenwood, my Daddy's school, won.
Then, we met Mommy and some of her students at the Hot Springs Pool. It's the world's largest hot springs pool and I really liked it. One of the pools is 100 yards long so I had plenty of room to swim with my Mommy and Daddy. I like to kick my legs and try to swim. I also like it when Daddy plays motor boat with me and goes really fast in the water. It's also fun we he picks me up and down out of the water really fast. That's fun. I also like drinking the water even though I'm not supposed to.
Eventually I got really tired because I was at the pool until 8:30 and usually I'm in bed by 7:00. Mommy washed me off and made me a bottle. By the time I got to the car I had almost finished the bottle because I was so hungry. Then, Daddy says I fell asleep after driving just a few blocks from the pool. I was so tired that I didn't even wake up at the loud sound of the Wendy's drive-thru speaker.
At home Daddy carried me inside and rocked me to sleep with another bottle. I was so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open for more than a couple minutes. And, I should have been tired, it was a long day with my Daddy!
Selah Claire is 9-1/2 months old. This is her first blog post.