Thursday, December 31, 2009

I LOVE playing outside!

I am so happy that we have had sunny days over break so I can play outside with Mommy and Daddy. Sorry for those who don't live in southern Texas! We went to the park a couple of times to feed the ducks, had a "picnic" on the deck, and went swinging!

Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas because I got to spend it with my family!! Yay! I had so much fun opening presents - wrapping paper and bows are the best! Here are some pictures of me having fun on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

I met Santa!

I've had an exciting few weeks! I went to Orlando for Thanksgiving and met my other great grandmother, along with many great aunts, great uncles, and second cousins. I am having so much fun here!

I have now eaten sweet potatoes, green beans, squash, carrots, apples, and bananas. Yum!! I still love my cereal best, but am learning to like the other food, too! Daddy is still making all of my food for me at home. He is such an amazing cook!

I am getting to be a pretty fast crawler. I can also pull up on pretty much anything now. I try to move along the furniture, but I usually forget to bring my legs with me! Oops!

I learned how to clap - it's so much fun!

I met Santa yesterday. I'm not sure what I think of him...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I've been pretty busy so haven't had a chance to write for a couple of weeks. So I'll give you a quick update. Mommy and Daddy took me to a pumpkin patch. I heard Mommy say she wanted to get some great pictures of me. However, I was so amazed with the stems on the pumpkins, that I couldn’t take a break to look at the camera. Mommy and Daddy got a lot of pictures of the top of my head!

I participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk. There were lots of people there and we all took a walk together – what a great idea!

I also started crawling a few weeks ago. As you know, I’ve had the crawling position down for about a month, but about a week before my six month birthday, I was on the move! I really like to go after things that aren't mine - like remotes, phones, cameras, wires, etc. That's the fun stuff! Mommy and Daddy always move it before I get there though - I need to work on my speed!

I celebrated my big six month birthday!! Gramma made me a birthday hat, which I loved and wore for hours.

I started eating real food! Mommy and Daddy (ok, really it's all Daddy) is making my food for me. I started with sweet potatoes and they're yummy! Daddy's a great cook!

I went to Wurstfest on opening night. I just love music and dancing so I loved it! The next morning, I did the Wurstfest Five Mile Run. It was cold (see the picture of me in the hat). Before I was born, Mommy always beat Daddy when they ran. Well, Mommy said she passed the Girl Power on to me and Daddy and I beat Mommy in the race!
For Halloween I was a ladybug - I loved my costume. I don't mind things on my head at all. Mommy and Daddy thought I was the cutest bug around!

Those are the highlights!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Beach Baby!!

This past weekend I went to the beach for the first time. We went to Port Aransas as I didn’t want to be in the car for as long as it takes to get to South Padre. We went with my grandparents (my mommy’s parents), all of my aunts and uncles, and all of my cousins.

The weather was perfect. I took my morning nap during my six mile run on the beach. Then I was ready to play! It was so much fun. My mommy is still obsessed about keeping me out of the sun since I am still not old enough to wear sunscreen, but she let me be exposed to a little sun for these few pictures.

Next year, I am going to build sandcastles!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Frequent Flyer!

I went on my first airplane trip! Mommy, Daddy, and I went to Indianapolis because I wanted to meet my Great Grandma. Great Grandma and I had so much fun together. We sat and played and did a lot of smiling at each other. She thought that I was adorable and very active!! I showed her all of my tricks! I also met my Great Uncle Gary, Great Aunt Sheryl, and my mommy’s cousin Tamara and her two children, Ashlyn and Bryant. Ashlyn is eight years old and she loved to play with me. Bryant said he didn’t really like babies, but I loved watching him play with his cars.

I loved flying. Daddy bought me my own seat on all of the flights. I sat there during take off and landing and also when I wanted to nap. The rest of the time I played. I was so well behaved on the flights that people commented on what a good traveler I was! I guess that means I get to go on our next big trip, which is to Orlando in November.

Another fun thing about Indiana was that it was cold! Mommy put sweaters on me and wrapped a blanket over me when I was in the car seat. We went on an eight mile run on Saturday and I wore a hat to keep my head warm. The trees were changing color and it was so beautiful. It was a big change from Texas!

I also started saying “da-da”. I can have an entire conversation just saying “da-da” over and over.

I love my Great Grandma – she is so much fun!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sorry that I haven’t written for a while. I have been busy! I started school on August 31 and I love it! The first week was hard because I was away from my mommy and daddy, but my teachers are so nice so now I really like school. One bad thing is that I have to wear disposable diapers there. Disposable diapers are bad because they leak! School feels like a fashion show because I go through so many different outfits :)

Playing at school tires me out. I sleep on the way home from school, which is about a 45 minute drive because of traffic. After my first day of school, I fell asleep in my backyard swing! After my second day of school, I fell asleep in the middle of playing on the floor!!

I am very active – I love to play. I love to stick my bottom in the air and then scoot around on my tummy. I also love to be up on my hands and knees – in perfect crawling position. My legs are all ready to go, but my hands don’t know how to move in the crawling position so I just get on my hands and knees and rock.

I also learned how to sit! I love to sit and play with my toys.

I also started eating rice cereal. The first few times, I made my mommy and daddy do all sorts of games and noises before I would open my mouth to eat the cereal. It was pretty funny to watch them. Now I give them a break and open my mouth to eat the cereal. However, you better watch me because sometimes I spit it back out!

I also learned to play the xylophone. I am a very cute musician. If I ever have any concerts, I will definitely invite you!

I turned five months old this past Sunday, but thought I should share my official four month stats with you. I weighed 12 pounds 6 ounces (25% percentile) and was 24.5 inches tall (50% percentile). Mommy and Grandma did unofficial (not at a doctor’s office) measurements on my five month birthday and I was 13 pounds 5 ounces and 25 inches tall. I am really growing!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

17 Weeks Old

The big event this week was my baptism!! Above is a picture of me and Mommy and Daddy and a picture of me with my Pastor, my Mommy and Daddy and my godparents. (I was really into looking down instead of at the camera that day.) My godparents are my Aunt Jodi, Aunt Kim, my daddy's Aunt Kathy (my great aunt!) and my daddy's best friend from since he was about 14 years old, Andy.
It was a great day and I was very well behaved. After the service, everyone came back to my house for lunch. It was so great! I am so glad that everyone could be there to share my special day.
I had so much fun at my baptism party that I didn't really break for naps. That night, I didn't want to go to sleep. Mommy and Daddy said I was "overtired", but really, I didn't want to stop partying!! Today, I am taking really long naps to make up for it...

We went to the RiverWalk with my Great Aunt Kathy and Andy since they were visiting from out of state. This is a picture of me and Daddy on the river boat ride. It was my first boat ride!

These are a few pictures of me playing around. I have started to like my Bumbo chair.

This week we had a playdate with my mommy's friend and her baby, Timmy. This was my first playdate with a baby younger than I am. I showed him how I roll all around.
My mommy also bought my Halloween need to check your calendars, it is still August. I guess she is just a little excited about my first Halloween!
This is the last week that Mommy and I will be together all day every day. We are very sad about this, but I am told that I will really like school and all of the new friends that I will meet.

Monday, August 17, 2009

16 Weeks Old

This was a laid back week. My grandma is working on my baptism gown for my baptism, which is next week. I had to have a few "modeling" sessions to see how it fits. I love to wear my special gown. As soon as my mommy put it on me, I rolled around in it and put it in my mouth, as I do with everything that comes near me!

Daddys like to play around and my daddy was trying to teach me how to use the remote. I am really not interested, but I humored him anyway.

I still LOVE my swing!! This is my new "having fun" face. I like to make this face because it's silly. My mommy and daddy make this face back at me and then I do it back to them again.

I went to lunch with my friend, Austin Rudolph, and his mommy this week. I also met my daddy for lunch one day. I went to the library for the first time and Mommy picked out some great books - we've already read them several times. We need to go back and get some more!! We also went to Town Lake for a run on the weekend. I slept the whole time and let Mommy and Daddy do all of the running.

I like to play in my Gymini and I found the cutest baby in the mirror there - I just love to look at her and she looks right back at me!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

15 Weeks

My daddy was home this week so we had tons of fun together. He is building a deck in the backyard and I am helping. This is how it daddy works outside in the hot sun all day and then when it is nice and cool in the evening, I go out and look at his work. He is doing a great job - the deck is beautiful! The best part is a swing that he put up for me - it's so much fun - I just giggle the whole time! See my picture in the swing on the left.

We went to visit my school so that I could meet the teachers. I was on my best behavior - I was all smiles.

Road Trip!! We went on my first road trip this week to celebrate my mommy's birthday. We went to Houston and stayed downtown and saw an Astros game. I did a really good job cheering so the Astros won!! I will admit that I took a one hour nap during the game, but the team didn't mind. I was so good the entire trip - I think that I'll be invited on lots more vacations!

This is me getting excited for our trip!

This is me and Mommy swimming in Houston!

This is me watching the Astros!

This is Daddy and me having fun!

After my road trip, I needed a nap!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

14 Weeks Old

Mommy took me to get my three month picture taken at the studio. I don't really like that studio, so I was super happy and then as soon as Mommy took me into the actual photo room, I started to cry. Then, Mommy would take me out of the photo room and I was happy. Then she would take me back in and I would cry. This went on for a while. Finally, Mommy was trying so hard that I gave her one smile and the photographer got the picture. Mommy said - "That's it - we'll take it!" and we were done with that place. From what I overheard Mommy saying, we're going somewhere else for my four month photos - I win!! :)

Everytime someone puts me down on my back, I pretty much automatically roll over. I make you work hard if you want to keep me on my back to play with me. With all of this extra exercise that I'm getting now, I've added a midnight feeding to my schedule. I know Mommy likes this extra time that we spend together in the middle of the night.

Since I am a big girl now, I've also decided that I should start sleeping in. I like to sleep until about 9am. Mommy and Daddy like it now, but I've heard them say that once Mommy goes back to work I will have to wake up at like 6:30am!! I think that we need to talk about that!
Even though I'm a big girl and I love my cloth diapers, I still love to have my diaper off!

Last week I also had a play date. My friend had cool toys and since he is five months old, he can do super cool stuff like sit up on his own!

I also went to my cousins', Maddy and Katie, end of camp performance at T Bar M. Afterwards, my cousins took me on a tour of the camp. I am now able to ride in my Baby Bjorn facing outwards so that's how I was on the tour. It was so comfy that I just fell asleep!!

Ah, the life of a baby!!