Monday, May 10, 2010

Hope Talks: The Call Of The Walk

Hi everyone, I'm Hope and I'm blogging for Nana. Today's topic is all about me (of course) and what Nana describes as 'The Call of the Walk'.

So I was hanging with Nana on Saturday, I was bored and grumpy ...



Up to that point the highlight of my day was contemplating thread count ...



Nana gave me a book and tried to read with me ...



There is only so much of the hungry caterpillar that I can take ...



Moo Cow is a good friend but even he could not distract me from the floor ...



There were people right outside my front door - and they were all walking! ...



A darkness came over me and I really just wanted to poke Moo Cow's eyes out ...



Tell me something. Do people prop you up against things and ask you to come to them? If I could walk on my own would I be standing here ...



Nana thought I wanted play mat time. I was thrilled to see that Moo Cow was OK ...



I told him how sorry I was ...



And then I set about figuring out how to get off the play mat ...



If you act like you're interested in something people don't get that you're planning your escape ...



It's important to look engaged and involved and happy, adults love that crap ...



Then choose your moment and go for it! ...



Use grown-up legs to your advantage ...



Finally! I am mobile baby!! ...



Hey! I can see you ...



Gotta go!

29 comments:

Rob Inukshuk said...

Hope, you're very wise for your age. You'll go far - once you master the walking thing of course. Tell Nana I say hi! Hugs to you both.

Hilary said...

Oh sweetie, you are so cute! I'm glad that Moo Cow forgave you. It's always nice when they turn the udder cheek.

Micky-T said...

Sometimes little one, if your always very careful, you can make your own plans, and then,..... GO FOR IT GIRL.

Granny Annie said...

Already the queen of strategic psychology:)

bobbie said...

Hope, you just figure it out for yourself, and one day you will surprise everyone. You can do it!

Travis Cody said...

Hey Hope! The next time they prop you up against something and tell you to come, turn around and high-tail it the other way!

And giggle...don't forget to giggle.

Ron said...

Oh, Hope...you are one smart cookie, Cookie!

"It's important to look engaged and involved and happy, adults love that crap ..."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!

You know it!

Oooooo, and listen, where did you get Moo Cow because I want one. He's much too cute!

Faaaabulous post, girl!

Hugs to you and Nana!

{{{{ Hope and Nana }}}}}

X

Mrs. C said...

Update that childproofing! Somebody's going to start climbing soon! :)

Mrs. D said...

Hope and Deuce are on the same wavelength... batten down the hatches, Nana!

Jay said...

That Moo Cow is tough. He can take a beating and keep on ticking.

Martha Z said...

It won't be long, Hope, your going to have Nana running after you until she is all worn out. Then just see what you can get into.

Scott Oglesby said...

That look on her face is priceless and adorable Dianne! Her parents are going to be blessing you when they realize how many photos you’ve taken. God I wish I had more of my daughter. Shit…I wish I had some of me.

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, are you close. Once you join the land of the upright Hope, look out. Got the feeling you will become Nana's fitness trainer when you get your wheels.
You go girl.

Dianne said...

rob - she is very close, she keeps letting go and then stands there shaking not sure what to do next :)

hilary - I love you and your puns :)

micky - she definitely has a mind of her own, and I'm thrilled about that!!

annie - it runs in the family LOL

bobbie - excellent advice :)

travis -that would be hilarious!! I hope she does it ;)

ron - Moo Cow was a gift that she never had any interest in until lately, now she just wants to hug him all the time - except for when she hits him and bites him

mrs c - you know it!! we have already experienced the head too close to the table corners issue

mrs d - I love how your comment followed mrs c - such symmetry ;)
it would be so cool to get deuce and hope together :)

jay - moo cow is one tough dude!!

martha - she's already killing me with the hold my hand and walk in circles routine :)

scott - I'm making a coffee table type book for her first birthday - with the best photos from each month

patti - upstairs where there is carpet she has a little push wagon thing and she goes so fast
yesterday she crashed her wagon by bouncing off the wall !!!

Daryl said...

Oh Hope you are so clever and cuter than a Moo cow!

pink dogwood said...

so super cute - absolutely adorable :)

ellen b. said...

Oh what a little cutie Hope is!!

Kitty said...

Adults love all kinds of crap. It's inexplicable, really. Like, why do they repeat things more than once for everything they say to baby? hmm? why do they repeat things? yes, uh-huh. they do, yes, they do. more than once, sweetie pie. ev-er-y-thing, pumpkin. more than one time, isn't that right? isn't it?

Akelamalu said...

You're a very clever little girl Hope.:)

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

I love your moo-cow and now that you are starting to walk you can make Nana crazy by scooting all over the house

Linda said...

Psst Hope! Just a sneaky word of advice, even when you do become perfectly capable of walking on your own don't forget to occasionally act like you just can't do it anymore and people will pick you up and carry you. It's great for when you're tired or see something across the room that you really want to get to quicker. Remember to use the adults in the house to your advantage and never let them forget you've got them wrapped around your baby finger!

Linda said...

Your very adorable baby finger, that is!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

So Cute and lovely !!Beautiful Post !!Unseen Rajasthan

Maithri said...

How beautiful she is! Just like her Nana,

Much love to you my beautiful friend,

M

Dianne said...

daryl - her cuteness is becoming legend round here LOL

pink - thanks :)

ellen - thanks :)

kitty - they do, they do, they really really do

akelamalu - thanks :)

bond - we think Nana might be as crazy as she can get ;)

linda - she has already mastered that!

unseen - thanks :)

maithri - thanks
hugs sweet doctor

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How delightful, dear Hope. Helping out Nana that way....Reading to her even when it was boring. I'm so glad Moo Cow was okay!
Escape any way you can, dear Hope...! And by the way....You look MSRVELOUS!

LadyFi said...

Mobile.. and so very very sweet!

Sparkling Red said...

I'm glad to hear that you and Moo Cow are back on good terms. I always find that if I hold someone upside-down while apologizing to them, they are very quick to accept the apology. Good strategy!

fermicat said...

She's a doll. And she is lucky to have a grandmother like you!