This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many, many, things. My list is long but at the top is reading books with my Dad. He makes great animal sounds and even taught me how to roar like a lion.
I am thankful to have a carton of milk to drink and some warm clothes and a place to sit and eat.
Should I ever become tired enough to sit and eat.
 I might be inspecting this table or I might be practicing my surfing or maybe both.
 I am thankful to play at the park. I am thankful others share with me even when I have nothing to give and I struggle to verbalize my gratitude.
 What? You thought LA was all Mercedes G wagons, oversized sunglasses , cosmetic surgery, and designer clothes.
 Where I hang out not so much! We aren't above a bit of physical labor. Shirt sleeves up, it's time to get digging.

Rock The Red Rock

This weekend I rocked the red rock!
It was time for some excitement.
What ?
You think I'm going to just sleep the day away while my Mom checks Facebook?
Helk no Joe!
I threw my hands in the air like I just didn't care....

 and we hit the road!

We live on the west coast but this weekend was all about the wild west!
 I have been to these parts. This time it was double or nothing!

Wondering where my pants are and why I am running around rocks with a pacifier in my mouth? Here is your answer... that river you see, I am getting ready to muck around by it. I'm just about to ditch my shirt too, but for privacy sake I kept it on for the picture... The pacifier ....well it plugs plugs the hole I'd be placing all the treasures from the river (rocks, dirt, sticks) . What you don't read in Parenting Magazine.

Super Fan

Despite my tender young age I am passionate about a few things.
I take my work mixing water and sand very, very seriously. No! I am not at a topless beach in LA. I am at Reed Park. Playing at the park is something I am very passionate about.It was a nice day. Half the kids were playing in the sand and water with only a diaper and my Mom wasn't letting me get dirty wearing apparel from Janie and Jack! Duh!!!!!
Reading and running are things we take seriously. My Mom listens to books on tape while we run. That is when we are not blasting Raffi full volume from the I phone. Despite the blaring of "I like to eat, eat , eat apples and bananas", the rolling of our stroller,  and my Mom ringing her bell and verbalizing "on your left"  I'm still considered "non verbal" we often startle people who are walking multiple dogs  (think 4  or more ) on retractable leashes while talking on their cell phones. I don't know how anybody could miss us. I don't have much life experience but from what I gather walking multiple dogs on retractable leashes is a really bad idea. Anyway, I got off track. I like running and reading, but rather than listening to a book on tape, or reading a book on an I pad/Nook/Kindle I prefer to turn the pages. It's hard to beat a good page turner. I am very passionate about books.
It turns out I am also passionate about soccer. That's me cheering at the LA Galaxy game Sunday night. Mia Hamm may have to make room for me on the team. Usually you have to be 3 years old to join a soccer team but I have a plan. I noted David Beckham's number  (23) and as soon as I get my Mom's phone I am going to call him and ask if he can pull some strings so I can join a team now. What? You mean 23 isn't his phone number! Drats!
Wait a minute .....I'll appeal to my Dad he has a few connections.
Not even 14 months old and I'm rolling with an All Access pass. Looky here! I am wearing the pass not my Mom and read what is says.....Champions Live in LA. I live in LA. Put 2 and 2 together!

Happy Halloween

I don't remember that much about Halloween last year other than my costume was good. Not that I had a say in it at the time but having seen the pictures I approve.
I outgrew the cow costume for sure but never the less I decided to continue my animal theme. It's a sure way to remind my parents to take me to the zoo.
Halloween LA style is something to see. I really don't know where in this country you could top it.
 In Santa Monica, Montana avenue is the place to be for the Halloween hop. Both side of the street were filled with trick or treators and all the businesses give out candy. Clearly my Mom forgot that in LA you will never be overdressed and didn't wear a costume.
 After that was a walk through the neighborhood North of Montana Avenue. I think it is in the neighborhood by laws that property owners must go all out for Halloween.
 Look at the tandem bike! That will be my parents in 150 years.
Who wouldn't enjoy a haunted pirate ship.