Tuesday, September 28, 2010


A lot's been happening around the Kilian household these days. Seems like just yesterday Mommy and Daddy were talking about the baby in Mommy's belly and how they'd be bringing home a new brother for me to play with. I didn't know what Mommy's fat belly had to do with a baby or what the heck a "brother" was but I just listened politely when they read me these silly books about new babies.

Well... then it happened. The baby showed up one day and things haven't been the same since. We named him Theo only I can't
say it so good and it comes out sounding like "Yay-yo" which Mommy thinks is really cute. He's sure taking up a lot of Mommy and Daddy's time what with always wanting to be fed, pooping and making a lot of noise. Mommy says I did the same things when I was a baby but I can't believe I was ever so noisy! Daddy says I'm way noisier than Theo any day. Yay! I win!

Even though I have to share Mommy and Daddy
with him, having a little brother is pretty cool so far. We even hung out under the jungle gym mat for a little bit.

I can't wait until he gets older and we can REALLY play! Until then I'll just have to start showing him the ropes!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Oh boy, do I love bubbles! Mommy and Daddy started blowing bubbles to me in the tub the other day for the first time, and I surprised them by knowing the word already. They wouldn't let me do what I REALLY wanted to do, which is to eat the bubble wand, but we had fun anyway!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Walkin, yes indeed, I'm walkin!

Crawling is soooooo last month! These legs of mine are a little wobbly, but with lots of encouragement from Mommy and Daddy, I'm getting the hang of it. Here's a little video of yours truly practicing my skillz.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Gotta crawl before you can walk, right?

My mommy’s kind of a klutz. She fell down the stairs the other day and scared the heck out of me and daddy. Fortunately we’re all OK but mommy says she’s so klutzy that she can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.

Now I’m not sure what gum is but I can see how it might be hard to do two things at once, especially if one is walking! I’ve been trying to do this walking thing for a couple months now and it’s kinda hard and kinda scary! I do pretty good when I hang onto stuff like the coffee table, the truck Grandpa George got me for my birthday or even mommy or daddy’s finger. Oh, and the shopping cart that Tanya let’s me play with at daycare. I like that thing and I can get going pretty fast! Look! Tanya even made a video of me!

But they want me to do this walking thing all by myself. I’ve tried it a couple times and it seems like it’s going pretty good but then I get all wobbly and fall over. Plus it seems kinda slow. I’m much faster at crawling. Still, it is fun to learn new things and mommy says that practice makes perfect. Maybe she should practice more with the walking and chewing gum!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Last week was my birthday! I made it a full year with these yahoos as parents. It wasn't easy, but I'm still here. I even taught them a thing or two along the way about how to address my every whim and desire. It's good to be the king!

For my birthday, Mom, Dad, and Grandma Julie went to the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Marin, just across the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a lot of fun! We spent most of our time there in the "Tot Spot", where I could crawl through tunnels and play with water. So much fun to get so wet!

Though, they made me wear a silly hat and apron in an attempt to keep me dry (as if!)

Here I am whacking the water wall in the tunnel:

And here I'm showing a fish who's boss:

There were some buttons inside that made cricket noises, and I love making noise:

We had a great time! Then, we went to Sausalito where we went to Fish for lunch. I had fish sticks, french fries, salmon, dill pickles, and a root beer float. What a day!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Word Up!

One of my very favorite books that Mommy and Daddy read to me all the time is called "Hug" by Jez Alborough. You should buy it, it's great.

They read it to me all the time, and there is a part in the middle where they get all excited and say "BoBo!" while bouncing me on their knee and squeezing me tight. It has to do with a monkey or something, I don't know. I laugh politely, but have been meaning to tell them for quite some time that they were saying it wrong.

Two weeks ago, I decided to tell them about their mispronunciation. So, when we got to that part of the book and Daddy did his little song and dance about "BoBo", I corrected him. I said, "Daddy, it clearly says "DODO", not "BOBO" Duh!". Though, I guess it came out as "D'oh... D'oh".

Dad thought this was monumental, so he called Mommy into the room and we had to repeat the whole routine. What's the big deal? It's only words! They acted like I've never spoken before, when I quite clearly remember telling them lots of things. Like the time I said "This AC/DC song is so very derivative. I vastly prefer their earlier work." Maybe they need to clean out their ears.

Since that day, I've been dumbing down my vocabulary a bit so they can understand what I'm saying. Now, I'm slipping in a "Mommy" here and a "Dada" there. Mommy seemed a little sad that I was saying "Dada" to Daddy so often, so now I call everything "Dada", from my water bottle to the dog to a roll of toilet paper. All of them are "Dada" until she gets over it.

Then, I'll switch to saying Mommy and she'll likely wish I hadn't after a while.

Oh, and there's some news about a little brother showing up in August. He'll have some learning to do - this is MY house, we play by MY rules, pal.

Monday, January 4, 2010

9 Month pictures

A few weeks ago, Mommy and Daddy got all dressed up and took me to see a picture lady. She had a really cold garage with big black and white curtains, and a really big fancy camera. I kept trying to get to it so I could eat it, but it was always just out of reach.

Mommy and Daddy and the camera lady did a lot of singing, jumping up and down, and monkey noises to make me smile. It worked!

I'm happiest when I'm with my Mommy and Daddy!

They also brought some of my favorite toys to help me maximize my cuteness. I think it worked.

After a while, I got pretty cold so they wrapped me in this silly towel to keep me warm, and my smiles returned.

It was all over so fast and was much easier than my first picture taking afternoon at Sears!