Friday, October 30, 2009

Simon Says "Little Monster But A Big Roar"

Well, here I am ... do you recognize me? I hope I didn't scare you! Well, maybe just a little. I became a Little Monster but I still have a BIG ROAARRRRR! What's that? You say I didn't scare you a bit? Well, how would you like to meet this guy to talk about it?
Scared now, aren't you?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Simon Says "Buddy, You Don't Scare Me!"

This year I have the advantage ... I don't get much of the imagery ... so there's not much that scares me just yet. MiMi and I are hiding out a bit these days ... with all those flu germs floating around out there, we just don't want anyone sharing it with us! We all have BIG plans in just a few weeks to go down to Florida for our family gathering and none of us want to get sick and miss out on any of the fun! Tomorrow Auntie Kerrian flies off to play with Aunties Lauren and Rama for the weekend and my MiMi goes to help her sister in New Orleans. MiMi has made plans to post here tomorrow for sure so that you can see what you've been waiting for ... my costume!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Simon Says "Learning The Ins and Outs"

So MiMi tells me ... all I have to do is dress up in that great costume Mommy and Daddy got me ... carry a bag ... look as cute as possible ... ring a door bell ... say "Trick or Treat!" And then, wow, people will drop candy in my bag and we can go on to the next house and the next house until my bag is full! Yahoo! Well, except that I'm not really sure what candy is, but MiMi sure looks excited about it! Hmmm, now here's the thing ... why is MiMi asking me to be sure to remember to bring the bag with me to her house on Monday?
[Photos were taken by Simon's parents]

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Simon Says "I'm Trying To Round This Outfit Out"

My Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa Kerrigan (that's MiMi's Mommy and Daddy) sent this outfit for me ... that was so nice! Don't I look like a great Halloween Jack-o-lantern? I've seen lots of pumpkins - on our visit to the farm, out on the porches when we are taking our walks - and I noticed that they are usually big and round ... so I'm working on filling this out a little more. This is the week we all watch the weather forecast and hope that it stays dry and not too cold for our night of trick-or-treating. It's a little iffy around here ... how about in your neighborhood? Let's hope for the best!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Simon Says "OK, that's better!"

Well, hallelujah, MiMi is back in business and able to share photos with you again. Over there on the right is the picture she gave you the link to see. Daddy is considering a new camera and has this one to try out for a few days. So far, I'd say I'm looking pretty good! Actually he and Mommy caught me with some laugh out loud funny expressions and MiMi will probably share a few more of those later. Well, this week leads up to the fun of Halloween and my Auntie Kerrian got me this cool shirt you see below to get us all in the spirit. My Great-Grandma and Grandpa Kerrigan sent me a holiday shirt too and MiMi says you'll see that one tomorrow. Then stay tuned ... by Friday you'll see me in my costume all ready for Halloween! Don't be scared, I won't bite ... okay, that's your hint! My MiMi won't have me on Friday or Monday. I get to spend those two days in a very special way ... with my Dad! MiMi's sister, my Great-Aunt Patty, fell down about 8 wks ago and broke her foot/ankle in three places. She is still in a big cast & since Great-Uncle Wayne is away on a business trip, MiMi is going to help her out and give her some company. Even they have some BIG plans for Halloween. Great-Aunt Patty's neighborhood in New Orleans goes all out and she's heard it's like a big street party ... so with Patty in the electric scooter, they'll go off and have some fun!

Simon Says "Just Call This Wacky Monday"

To see image go to: It appears that blogger has not fixed the issue that is keeping us from uploading photos. I hope that providing you with this link, you can copy and paste it into your browser and get it. It fits the frustrations that MiMi has been feeling ... begging and praying that blogger would let her do her work. Trust me, if you can get to see it, you'll have a good giggle. Now, let's go off and find a way to enjoy the rest of Wacky Monday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Simon Says "Words Only Today - Sorry"

MiMi is a bit frustrated but it doesn't seem as though this blog post will come with a photo today ... mmm, computer-generated craziness! It's Friday and we all have the weekend to look forward to ... any big plans? Not me. I didn't get to see my Oma and PopPop today like we planned and I'm missing them ... as soon as we can we will have a play date, right?! I hope that there's some fall festival, or pumpkin carving, or playing in the leaves on your agenda ... or maybe you need time to plan your costume ... me, I'm all set. I'll share that with you next week!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Simon Says "Nine Months On The Outside - My Stats!"

Sorry I'm late ... I'm just getting here to MiMi's.
Today is my nine month mark and I had my routine check-up with Dr. Duffy. Here are the important stats ... I am now 27 1/2 inches tall and 20.4 lbs. - that's 50% weight and 25% height. And Dr. Duffy could see my two top teeth ready to pop! I got my flu shot, and one other for good measure, and Dr. Duffy gave the word that Mommy can start feeding me more varieties of food ... yum! As you can see from my picture, we're being treated to another warm day ... high might be above 75 and the sun is trying hard to push through some clouds. It'll be a nice long walk again today, right MiMi?!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Simon Says "It's What MiMi Calls Hump Day ... Or It's All Down Hill From Here!"

Wednesday again! The good news is at the end of the ride (and MiMi and I love the ride!) I fall back into the hands of Mommy and Daddy on Friday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Simon Says "Getting in the Spirit"

I wonder would you like to come along?
We're headed out for our daily walk in MiMi's neighborhood ... pretty, huh?!
The fans put out a display for their team; but what does that tattered flag say? Looks sad, doesn't it?
Now here's a welcoming fall garden with a friendly greeter for those passing by.
Doesn't he look like he might have swallowed a whole pumpkin or two?
These pyracantha berries are full and bursting with fall color and line the road across from MiMi's house. Hope you can get out and find some autumn beauty too!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Simon Says "It's Pumpkin Time"

We had a fine weekend, but laid low ... the weather wasn't very inviting to run around town and we stayed warm and cozy at home for most of the weekend. Friday was my Uncle Charley's birthday and Oma & PopPop stayed with me so Mommy and Daddy could go to dinner to help him celebrate his day. My Auntie Kerrian is in NYC and MiMi has Molly, so today I get to spend time with a doggie ... MiMi trys to keep Molly at a safe distance ... from my little fingers that love to grab and pull!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Simon Says "Is This The Cure For a Runny Nose?"

This is the cold that won't go away from my family circle. It's made the rounds and is passing by my way yet again! And poor Oma has really had it bad. MiMi, Mommy and I are back to the sniffles and sneezes! Geesh, enough is enough! I hope your weekend is sunny and bright ... ours here in Baltimore, not so much. The weather has turned upside down too. The weather man said cold, misty and windy ... might even see a little snow shower tomorrow! Are we ready? Well, I do have my winter jacket and we'll find a way to enjoy it all!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Simon Says "Do You See What I See Mommy?"

Don't you wonder if we were gazing off at the same place? Mommy looks perfectly peaceful and reflective... Me? Not so much. We're gazing at the field at Weber Farm and maybe all I can see are the fields that need plowing while Mommy sees a pastoral wide open space without life's clutter!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Simon Says "A Daily Blog Is A Big Job!"

I don't want to suggest that MiMi can't keep up with this blog on her own, but sometimes she just needs a little break so I fill in. [Okay so MiMi just translated this for you, because as I typed it, it looked like this.] ,mpompml;m;..jyl;',h.h.,k,ol.i./g,m,/m ps ... n?omllhy,g[opl

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Simon Says "I Have The Back Forty To Plow!"

Daddy, Mommy and I went out to Weber Farms over the weekend. Wow, what a fun place. I think I could be a farmer ... I love the tractors and trucks, I love the animals, I wake up early already, and I look great in overalls!
We met family friends at the farm and I had so much fun with my friend, Oliver. Hey, Oliver, now what? How do we get down from here?
Oh, yucky, hay is not for eating unless you are a farm animal!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Simon Says "A Boat Belongs In The Water!"

MiMi and I joined Daddy for the BIG day, Launch Day!
Look at this boat - a lifeboat for the USS Constellation - Bruce and Daddy built two of these cutters
Bruce MacKenzie, the Master boat builder and my Daddy his apprentice
Don't they look just perfect - right where they were meant to be - on the water!
By the end of launch day they're tied up safely at a dock! My Daddy and Mr. Bruce are my heroes and I'm planning on building too when I am a BIG boy!

Simon Says "A Walk On An Autumn Day"

One fine day ... sun, cool air, fall colors! We took a walk in MiMi's neighborhood. Want to have a great weekend?
Go outside, play in the leaves ...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Simon Says "The Boats Will Launch!"

MiMi and I were just invited to go down to the harbor tomorrow with Miss Deborah for a very exciting event. Remember I've told you about my Dad learning boat building from a very talented and well known boat builder, Bruce? They have just finished the second replica of a life boat for the USS Constellation. Tomorrow morning these two boats will be launched for the very first time into the waters of the Inner Harbor! For a boat builder I guess that's like seeing your baby go off and leave home! I am so proud and won't it be great to watch? I'll tell you all about it next week.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Simon Says "Hey Who's The Cute Dude?"

Well, lookie here ... who's that cute little guy? He's about to have some breakfast too! I think he likes me and wants to be friends. If I smile, he does too. If I laugh, he does too. If I clap my hands, he does too. We like all the same things! I think we'll be really best buds! Do you like who you see when you look in the mirror? Well, now is the time to make a good friend!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Simon Says "What's More Fun Than A Plastic Cup?"

Dear Santa, I am making my list ... a plastic cup please. And yes, I've been good!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Simon Says "It's Sweater Weather!"

MiMi says she just loves sweater weather and now even more than before since I came over wearing this one and looking so sweet! Baltimore was treated to a weekend of perfect autumn weather. Hope you had some sun and cool air too. We went to hang out with a bunch of pumpkins at a farm and played at a HUGE playground with friends. And best of all, I had two whole days with Mommy and Daddy!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Simon Says "This One Is For You Lauren!"

Lucky us ... yesterday we had Lauren in town again for a visit. It seems like the more we have the more we want ... the time goes by too quickly. You know I had been stuck with the cold hanging on and Lauren wasn't feeling quite tip-top herself ... but we were good sports and gave MiMi a smile for this shot. But today was a much better day - the laughter came easy.
So Auntie Lauren, I hope you feel much better too ... this might help.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Simon Says "What Happened to the Weather?"

MiMi says we are now moving into autumn and it is feeling very chilly when I go outside. And the trees seem to have changed clothes and they're wearing gold, orange, and red now instead of green ... and pieces are dropping off too! MiMi and I feel like we're getting rid of our colds ... whoops, seems we gave it to PopPop! Sorry about that!