Monday, November 30, 2009

Simon Says "I Know Where Christmas Trees Come From ... My Daddy!"

Our weekend was sunny at least, but old man winter is just around the corner and you could feel the wind blowing him our way. Every year since my Daddy was a teenager he has worked with a friend on his Christmas tree lot selling trees. It's a tradition that he really likes and so once again this year, as soon as Thanksgiving is over he works on weekends ... big guy stuff, like lifting, hauling, sawing, digging holes, and finding the patience to show "just one more" tree to people who just have to have the perfect tree for their home. Who knows, maybe one day I'll be working along side of him and I could help you find your perfect tree! So Mommy and I will spend our Saturdays and Sundays together and hang out with Aunt Kerrian or MiMi or Oma & PopPop. And one of these days we'll go to the lot and Daddy will help us pick just the right tree to be my first Christmas tree ever! MiMi tells me she once had a tree that was picked out with care, was decorated with care and she loved to sit and turn all the house lights off so she could see only her special tree ... the perfect tree. Then guess what happened? The cat thought it might be fun to climb the tree and it crashed to the ground. Poor MiMi. Well, the cat is no longer around ... hmmm, I guess I'd better be careful around her tree!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Simon Says "Isn't This How Everyone Feels The Day After?"

This is a picture of Daddy, Mommy and me from our trip to Florida ... but after a BIG day of visiting and eating and entertaining, doesn't everyone wish they had a little tent out back in the warm sunshine where they could go lie down away from it all? The sun is out again here today, so in spite of a blustery wind, I think we'll probably spend some time outside for fun ... hope you find something you like to do to enjoy your weekend too!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Simon Says "Hey Tom, It's Time To Get You Out Of Here ... I've Heard They Have Dinner Plans!"

I hope you are surrounded by family or friends that you love ~~~ I hope you fill yourself with the foods that you love ~~~ I hope you are filled in your spirit with thanksgiving ~~~ I hope you remember those that are without ~~~ I hope we all find a way to fill ourselves with love and then share an extra portion with those that need it most. ~~~ I thank you all for sharing your love with me!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Simon Says "Monday Morning Peek-a-boo!"

Good Morning MiMi and everyone!
This is going to be a fun week I think!
So let's get started now! A giggle or a laugh will start your day off right!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Simon Says "Boy Once You Can, There's A World To Explore!"

MiMi and I haven't really gotten into our groove since returning home ... adding this new skill of mine has changed things too! I am loving the freedom to explore, but MiMi cannot sit at the computer like she used to be able to do. We didn't want the weekend to come without sharing this little video with you. You see I find all kinds of places to explore! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ... one last quiet one perhaps before all the families gather for the big holiday next week!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Simon Says "I Found The Forward Gear!"

MiMi got to see me in action this morning ... last night I showed off my new crawling skill to Daddy and Mommy. We don't have any video to put up here just yet, but we will soon. The day started off with my first head-bump ... MiMi says there will probably be many more and she is not ready for me to have the run of her house just yet. I hear they are all talking about baby-proofing this weekend ... heh-heh, I bet I can still find a little mischief to get into!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Simon Says "Wow, Do I Come From A Fun Family!"

You know we just got back last night from our Kerrigan Family Reunion in Kissimmee, FL. My MiMi's family is BIG, and getting bigger! They started the photos with me in small groups so it wasn't too overwhelming right away. Here I am on the right with Asher and Megan Kerrigan. Asher is about three weeks younger than I am and lives in Collierville, Tennessee with his parents, Elyssa and Kyle Kerrigan. Megan was born in early April and lives in Spokane, Washington with her parents Lela and Ian Kerrigan. Asher and I were cracking up at all the parents trying to get us to pose and smile ... Megan on the otherhand doesn't seem at all amused. Here I am with all the great grandchildren. Let me introduce us: Back Row: L to R - Me, Caleb, Eli, James, Michael, William holding Addie, Quinn, Dane, Cooper, Brody; Front Row: Asher, Megan, Ella (and we're missing Ella's brother, Caden who is two years old but he was napping). Boy, I'm not used to all these people who are my size and it is amazing! It was a huge challenge to find a time that we were all awake and this was as close as it was going to get!
We all had so much fun and there are hundreds of pictures to be shared, but MiMi will wait until she gets one of the portraits with all 58 of us together and then you can play "Where's Simon?"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Simon Says "Oma and I Get A Day Together!"

My MiMi has run off to play today and so I get some special time with my Oma (and maybe PopPop can stop by for a little visit too). I am one lucky little guy to have all of my grandparents close by so that we can have these kinds of days! MiMi says we should all say thanks today to all of the people in our families who served in the military because today is called Veterans Day. I don't know about you, but my family has many many to remember and thank!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Simon Says "I've Got To Go Meet My Relatives - all 50 of them!"

Really MiMi? This is what you meant by "Let's get packed for our trip!" It is going to be so much fun and another exciting trip with Mommy and Daddy. MiMi, we'll meet you down in Florida ... I know I'll recognize you and a few others, but, WOW, I get to meet about fifty new people ... and best of all, many of them are my size!!! The Kerrigan family is gathering (57 out of 58 members) and when that happens, look out world ... there's going to be a lot of fun and laughter! We'll see you all back here a little later on!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Simon Says "Does A Fall Day Get Any Better Than This?"

Come on in Daddy and Mommy, jump in! This is a blast!
A walk in the woods brings a smile to our faces.
Mommy and I enjoy some time with Mother Nature. Did you get outside and find some fall fun? [photos courtesy of Simon's parents]

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Simon Says "Will Yoga Help Me Crawl?"

You see I've got the plank position mastered. I can do the downward facing dog. Heck, I even throw in a little Pilates moves. But the idea I have in my mind when I work to getting up on all fours is to move along - forward - usually in pursuit of a toy just out of my reach. Somehow, I haven't found forward gear and I end up in a yoga session. Some help here, please. Maybe when I get with all of the cousins next week in Florida they'll show me the moves.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Simon Says "An Elephant on My Head Does Distract!"

All day MiMi kept hoping to be able to catch me with her camera ready and my mouth open so you can see my two new teeth. She almost gave up but then Mr. Elephant came along and distracted me in just the right way. See them? They're cool ... now I can munch!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Simon Says "Oui, Oui, Mercy Bo-cue"

At last, we are all together again! My Oma and PopPop got home from their very exciting trip to Paris ... you can tell what they brought me, right? I think I can carry this look off! I look like the world traveler too! My MiMi is home from her trip to New Orleans too. So life is back to normal and I am here with MiMi today and we're catching up on new teeth and stuff. Daddy and I had two great days together and got around to do errands and visit friends downtown. We do the hanging out thing together like good buddies do! Hope your Halloween was safe and fun ... got any good stories?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Simon Says "No Time With MiMi"

Mommy told me
Daddy and I will have the whole day together again today! Yea!
But after one more night of sleep My MiMi will be home!