Sunday, August 27, 2006

My trip to the "Fair"

Greetings, Dear Readers: Silas T. Hickox, here with an update on my life as a baby. Mama and dad keep dragging me all over to different "experiences." Mostly, they put me in awkward positions and make me do demeaning things. Every once in awhile, they find something interesting to do. My trip to the fair was mostly boring (I slept through a lot of it--especially the stupid carnival. How can anyone think that's fun?!?)

Anyway, it was a hot day, so dad was kind enough to find me a fan. After that, his kindness lapsed, and he made me, in this order:


windblown (right up my shorts! Thanks a lot, dad!)

and tushy over teakettle (is that the expression?)

Next, mama and dad dragged me to see the chickens. It was actually pretty neat. They kept saying "Wahl, I say, sirrah, I say indeed" just like Foghorn Leghorn (only it sounded more like brawk-awk, baGAWK!)

I guess that's a chicken

Then we went to see the geese, swans, and ducks in the pond. I thought a "goose" was what dad does to my tushy sometimes. I don't see what these birds have to do with gooses. I didn't let them get close enough to my tushy for me to find out!

Finally, I got to see the bunnies. They tell me that grandpop's OTHER name is "Big Bunny." I don't know about that, but here I am with a real big bunny,

Unless I'm mistaken, this one wants to eat me. Look, it has already swallowed some other helpless baby. Thanks, dad, for saving me from a horrible fate!

Thus ends my photoessay on the Michigan State Fair. I saw some cows, too. They smelled bad. Dad kept saying "Smells like money!" I thought it smelled like poo, but what do I know? There were horses, too, and lots of noisy little things they called goats. In any case, it was a pretty fun trip (but don't tell mama and dad--I wouldn't want to encourage their eccentricity). Silas T. Hickox, signing off. Don't get in the way of hungry bunnies.

Daddy Swap

Just a quick post, dear readers, about some crap that Mama and Dad tried to pull the other night.

We were visiting my pal Lochlan at Aunty April and Uncle Nick's house, and the parents thought it would be funny to do a baby exchange.

Nick and April and Lochlan are very cool. They have a really funny dog, Whitfield, who always licks my toes when I visit. So a baby swap would probably be ok for a little while anyway.

It was fun being held by Uncle Nick, he's really tall! I got to see things from a whole new perspective! And his glasses are really weird to look

Lochlan and I both got hungry, so that daddies promptly gave us back to our respective mamas. But it was fun while it lasted!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

I'm a world traveler...

If by "the world" you mean New Jersey!

Silas Hickox here to report to you about the trip mama and dad took me on to visit some crazy people that I'm related to. The more relatives I meet, the more nervous I get!

The trip was in honor of my great grandmother's 90th birthday party, this wonderful lady they tell me is called "Nanny." She is the sweetest, kindest person I have ever met.

Here is a picture of Nanny, Mama, Granpops and I. They told me that this was "four generations" of us, but I'm not really sure what they're talking about. Is that like Star Trek, the Next Generation? Because sometimes mama watches reruns of that while I nurse...

I also got to meet many other relatives, including Great Aunt Sue and Great Uncle John, my Great Uncle Paul and my cousins Kerry, Marc, Kim and Al and Kyle.

Kyle is 1 1/2 years old, and I can't WAIT to be a big boy like him! Although I don't think I'll like the vacuum as much as he does....
While at Nanny's party, Dad and I show Mama how hungry we both are:

We also got to visit with Granmom's sister, my Great Aunt Jayme, Great Uncle Joe and my cousin Kate. They were pretty hilarious. They got Mama a really funny present involving Mr. T and Great Aunt Jayme told some pretty funny stories about Granmom. Toonies!

Granmom and Great Aunt Jayme are practically twins.
I think I scared Great Aunt Jayme with my "butt"...
But my cousin Kate still loves me, despite my messy pants!Despite being slightly worried about my gene pool, I had a pretty good time.
Can't wait until we get to do it again!

That's all for now. I'm really tired from a trip to the "State Fair" today. But you'll have to wait until tomorrow for stories and pictures about that, cuz I'm pooped!

Your humble adorable baby,
Silas T. Hickox

Saturday, August 05, 2006

World domination!

Prepare for total baby domination (domination...domination...)

Just kidding!

Silas Hickox here again, ready to wow you with my new found talents of "smiling". Now actually, this isn't so much a talent as I'm sure you are all aware. In fact, most of the time I make this face it's really just gas. But it makes mama and dad so freaking happy so I've decided to indulge them occasionally.

Do you see what I go through for these demented people? The things a baby has to put up with.

I had a serious chat with dad about how these kinds of pictures are demeaning and disrespectful to my small person. But I don't think he understood a word I said. Le sigh...

In other news, they've also started to let my hairy "sister" play with my toys. Sure, she looks calm and innocent, but you should have seen her kick the crap out that stuffed bird a minute ago!

I've also recently started to resort to eating my hands, even when I'm not hungry.


Fire! Success is sweet.
Power to the people! Don't let the "man" get you down.
Until next time, dear readers, I remain your humble adorable baby,
-Silas T. Hickox.