31 October 2006


Wow, it was chilly outside! About 30F which is below freezing..Daddy freaked out when he saw my red hands but I did not want to go home! I kept saying "more happy Hallo-een" I did get to same some of my booty...a tootsie pop! PURPLE no less! This Halloween thing is TERRIFIC...I am all candied up and ready for action!

After such a busy night, I had a bath and settled down to read a few of the catalogs that arrived in the mail. Mummy thought it was cute because I told Daddy "sit, I read this"

Daddy said he found a good kitchen I might like in one of the catalogs...It's not pink. I'm not impressed.

I will be selling my candy on eBay to raise funds for the pottery barn version. I'm really not spoilt, I'm just discerning.

I will be writing my Dear Santa letter this week...

30 October 2006

Tomorrow it is Halloween. This is very important for two reasons;

1. I am a WIT, yes, naturally funny, but W.I.T. stands for Witch in Training, I take this very seriously. I understand lessons are needed to get me broom worthy.

2. Halloween is 'Piper Day', a year ago tomorrow I met Mummy & Daddy for the first time. Now thats a great reason for candy right there!

Now I know this is my first time on a broom, but I'm pretty sure it doesnt work this way. I should have been a tree for Halloween.

wait, um, maybe if I, uh...what if it goes...hmmm

the instructions were in Chinese....oh bother!

Whoa whoa whoa....how do I get this thing out of reverse? Don't ask me to parallel park this wicked piece of oak either. I'm still on a restricted learners permit!

Finally, I think I've got it! This broom riding is quite a skill! I dont know how my Auntie Tracey does it!

I figure if my spells dont work,(and they don't I tried to turn Mummy into a chocolate tonight)...I will charm all the village folk with my smile.

29 October 2006

This weekend we had fun, we met up with Kam & Naimisha and went to the French Meadow Bakery for Sunday brunch, we also saw Matt & Rachel for dinner at our house on Saturday...busy busy busy! We ordered a new back door at Home Depot (the old one is leaky and rotten and the hinges freeze over in the winter). We didnt do much else, but we did get to eat ice cream at the Cold Stone Creamery...yummy yummy...thanks Mr Kam! Daddy and I shared super duper chocolate mint ice cream with marshmallows and chocolate shavings in a big waffle cone! Mummy had white chocolate ice cream with rasberries.

28 October 2006

On Tuesday I got bitten at school, I thought he was coming in for a kiss...but apparently my cheeks felt so good he hunkered down into a full bite. OUCH.

I had to go to the Doctors and get antibiotics, apparently human bites are pretty disgusting.

My tummy hurts from the medicine but I must persevere. I am very very brave.

Mummy says that I DESERVE a kitchen for Christmas.

15 October 2006

Did anyone ever see that 'Friends' episode where Chandler had to have photographs taken? I know that I'm referencing 'Friends' a lot these days, but the humor is ageless. Anyway, we discovered Piper has the very same affliction that poor Chandler suffered when it came to having photos taken...the smile that went awry! No matter what we do, the smile comes out when the camera comes out...sadly it comes at a time when we have to send some more photos to China to show them that we are taking good care of her. This is called post placement. China requires two of these visits and a report along with photos. I'm not sure if we'll send them this one though!

or this one, or this one either....what a ham.

13 October 2006

Has anyone seen that show, the worlds ugliest bathroom...well we have a contender! This is our main level guest bath, or should I say...was. It was a floral nightmare, from ugly vinyl, to the warped baseboards, the magnificent non-flushing toilet(yep they sell $30 toilets and we happened to have threee of them in our house!), the gorgeous wallpaper, fake brass finished fixtures and a leaky faucet...a homeowners dream! Seriously embarassing when guests came to visit.
But the plot thickens...about 4 months or so ago, Mummy had a brainstorm, ripped off all the paper, pulled up the flooring and told Daddy she needed a new bathroom. First the tile man came and laid tile, then the carpenter put new baseboards on, then Mummy cleaned and patched the walls and Daddy painted them. Today our plumber is here installing a new loo, and a new sink! Mummy is ever so happy. I cant wait to show you! Until then, keep this picture in mind and dont let it give you nightmares!

Can anyone say COLD! I mean freezing cold, all the leaves blew off the trees, it snowed last night cold? I am COLD! I dont have any mittens because they are all sold out at Target and my old ones dont fit anymore. Mummy is going to make me some makeshift ones out of fleece and order some proper ones online. I'm not keen on snow or cold. I remember winter last year....I was not impressed. This was me last year...I hated my snow suit.

Here it is...my dream kitchen...Mummy says they have to fix her kitchen before I get one. Our kitchen at home is in a bit of a state, we need to do some repairs so that it meets code. Apparently the people who owned this house before us did a few silly things that made the kitchen look weird. I don't notice but it drives Mummy crazy. I told her if she gets me this for my birthday/Christmas I will let her use it.
Daddy doesnt think its a very good idea.

09 October 2006

It is quite sad when a toy kitchen is almost as expensive as a real one. The other day Mummy, Daddy & I went into a popular kids store, I wont say which one, but for those of you who ever watched 'Friends', Phoebe hates this store and all it stands for. Mummy & Daddy don't mind it so much, a few bits and pieces here and there are nice. HOWEVER...when I saw this kitchen I wanted it and I wanted it NOW! Mummy isnt so sure, it carries a hefty price tag. Maybe Santa will bring one piece? Daddy thinks I will be fine with just the shopping cart. Maybe. If Daddy is getting a new TV I really NEED this. Okay, Daddy needs a new TV, ours blew up a few weeks ago!

02 October 2006

Here is a New Zealand Pukeko, I cant wait to see some when we go to New Zealand! Daddy saw them on Waiheke Island, but they are all over, even on the side of the motorway, by the mangroves.

We just couldnt stand it any longer! The forest green, floral nightmare of a carpet..yuk! Mummy went scouring the carpet store for a remnant to go on the stairs, she found a few good ones and Daddy agreed that this was the one! I love dots. They're fun! It makes for an interesting climb! did you know my Mummy is the Queen of remnant and bargain shopping? Well, you do now! She saved 70% on this carpet! Cool huh! I cant wait to see what she does with the bathroom! It's very tragic.

Monday...gosh how boring life can be, Mummy took me for coffee (aka hot chocolate) at the local coffee shop. I had not been back since I broke my forehead on the sharp counter. They give kids free animal crackers...mmmm...I had elephants, giraffes and rhino's, Mummy calls them Rhinocersarouses...but I think she's kidding. I wore stripes...from my head to my toes.

On Sunday we went to the Rennaisance Festival, it's only 10 minutes down the road and quite the big deal so I understand. We got there early and there were thousands of people, dogs, pirates, hobbits, gypsies, and a medievil vagabond! There were a few misplaced hippies and the regular 'dungeons and dragons crowd' too (it's a dry year, no Lord of the Rings movies are coming out!)

The day began famously, I was hearalded into the villiage with such fanfare. I love singing and music of all kinds...this is going to be fun! I want to see EVERYTHING!

the first thing I see...an African spiny horned turtle...in a tutu? Strange times these rennaisance years...Mummy says it was kinda like the 80's!

Apparently this store now offers franchise opportunities. I must admit, it is a niche market. I mean, where does one go for the finest East African puke, or the tremedously exotic bandyworm snot these days? I'm fairly sure Target has not cornered this market!

My very favorite sign in the whole place. Just for me!

Bungee jumpin pirates? Wow! That looks like fun. I had no idea you could do so much in a puffy shirt!

Maypole dancers! That was really cool! All that dancing made Daddy get a hankering for a giant roasted turkey leg! Aaaaarggggh...just like a pirate...I asked Mummy where pirates got their turkey legs from when they are at sea, she told me that pirates ate very special aquatic turkey's, hmmmm.

okay..there's just too much to tell you. There was a petting zoo, a goat with four horns, a horse and turkey and lots of sheep...the petting zoo kind of smelled and Mummy was a bit worried about germs...can't blame her, I'm constantly putting my fingers in my mouth now that I'm getting my big molars...goat and mouth do not nicely combine!

The horse was very pretty but I wasnt too sure about it. It looked like a very big dog.

And...we rode the Indian Elephant. Mummy is not a huge fan of circus animals, but these ones seemed well cared for. Daddy and I had a very bumpy ride. We could see a lot from up so high. We could see the 'jousting'! I'm not quite sure what jousting is but Daddy wanted to see it quite badly.

I am just far too very very tired to go down the stairs myself.