Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another first

Yes, I fell asleep eating in my high chair today! I was just so tired, I couldn't help it. I slept for about 30 minutes, and then finished my lunch, because a girls got to eat!

In other news, I finally figured out how to drink out of a sippy cup (Mommy and I have been working on this for a few weeks), and yesterday I stood for a few seconds without holding on to anything! Maybe that's why I was so tired today!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Meadows of Dan

This weekend was a lot of fun! Cousin Lara and David came to see me (and Mommy and Daddy too I suppose) and we all went up to the mountains! Here I am, at an overlook called Lover's Leap. It is near Meadows of Dan, VA (Mommy and Daddy's favorite little town for a day trip!)

The elevation is only about 3,000 ft, but that's a lot to me!

It was a perfect day, nice and warm, so we had a picnic! My first picnic! I didn't eat very much, because I was too busy watching people, and bugs, and trees and everything that was going on around me. (Mommy says I'm just like my daddy, I could sit for hours just watching people go by and be completely content.)

This is a picture Mommy took of an old mill along the Blue Ridge Parkway. I didn't get to see it, because it was nap time, but I like the picture!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

At 42 weeks, I'm such a good eater, even without teeth!

No, I don't have any teeth yet, but that doesn't mean I am at all limited in what I can eat. As you can see, I am about to put an animal cracker in my mouth, whole! Yes, I stole it from Mommy before she could break it into pieces, and I managed just fine with the whole thing in my mouth. I have a strong jaw and broke it into pieces myself!

Now I've got a big, long cracker, but it is too big to fit in my mouth, so I'll just have to gnaw on it for awhile!

Here I go! Mmmmm! This is pretty good!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Look what I did!!!

Mommy was trying to put me down for a nap this afternoon, but I wasn't having it. I was playing with my paci, and I was having fun. When Mommy got done reading my night-night book, she looked down at me and this is what she saw! She burst out laughing and went to get the camera (of course). Yes, I really do have almost the entire Soothie pacifier in my mouth! The nipple and the tab!

I guess this is just one more example of me taking after my daddy...I have a big mouth!

And needless to say after the pictures and Mommy laughing, she gave up on the nap idea!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What a day

So I'm getting a little better at pushing my car around. My balance and confidence grows every day.

Lily still isn't totally ok with me joining the family, but Mommy and Daddy just keep telling her that I am here to stay, so she better start getting used to it. As you can see, she doesn't think I'm all that bad. (And she likes to clean up the floor after I'm done eating. I like to watch my Cheerios hit the floor when Mommy isn't looking!)

I love books! I really like it when Mommy and Daddy read to me, but when they are busy, I like to go and pull the books off of my bookshelf and look at them myself. Here I am starting to read my favorite book The Peekaboo Zoo!

See, I can even turn the pages all by myself!

And this is my other favorite book, Ten Tiny Tadpoles!

Monday, April 13, 2009

More Easter (hey, there was a lot going on that day)

I got to play with Grammy, and I surprised her, and everyone else, by clapping for the first time!

I also got to play with Auntie Nute, I mean Aunt Anna! She is always so excited to see me...I guess because I am so cute, and so much fun to play with! (And some people say I am like her already! Look out Mom and Dad!!!)

I got a new shirt in my Easter basket. Go Heels!!

See, here I am clapping for the Tar Heels!

I discovered Easter grass, and I'm not so sure that I'm a fan. It felt funny, but it was fun to pull out of the basket and drop on the floor!

Easter Cake

Silly Daddy was tired (he didn't get a nap on the way like me and Mommy did) so he tried to take a little nap after lunch.

But I didn't let him sleep too long. I wanted to play!!

We brought my new table, and I was having fun with it, and my picnic set (Christmas present from Nana and Papa...its a soft picnic basket with a sandwich, a slice of watermelon, a grape soda, and a chocolate ice cream cone all made of fabric, and each one makes a different noise). I was having fun "eating" part of my sandwich!

Here I am with my first Bunny Cake. I didn't understand why they put this funny looking thing in front of me, and then took all these pictures.

This thing feels funny (it got on my toes too) and I'm not too sure about it, but that red stuff look like it might be fun!

So I still am not sure what they wanted me to do with that giant bunny, but maybe next year I will figure it out. I did get a really neat toy out of the deal, a bag of pretty rocks, that makes really fun noise (a.k.a a bag a jelly beans)!

Easter Outfits

Here we are at Nana and Papa's on Easter Sunday, all decked out in our matching outfits. (Mine and Mommy's were new, but Daddy already had something nice to wear.) I wasn't quite ready for pictures, since I had just woken up from a nice long nap in the car on the way there, but everyone was hungry and we had to take pictures before we could eat.

I'm still not very awake, but I do look awfully cute in lavender!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My cute new outfit!!!

So Mommy found this fun purple and yellow plaid fabric, as well as some plain yellow, and sent it to Grandma. Grandma worked her magic, and now I have an adorable new outfit, made with lots of love, and I look pretty spectacular in it, if I do say so myself. So way to go Mommy, for finding the fabric, but Grandma, you're tops for helping me look so cute!

(Mommy was determined to get a picture of me with the matching hat actually on my head, and I was determined to NOT let her get a picture of me the the hat on. She eventually convinced me to leave the hat on, just for a few minutes. I must admit, I am down right adorable in that hat!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My favorite thing to chew on...

...is just about anything, of course, but it is even better if it is fabric! Tonight as I was playing with Daddy, I stuck one of the little green balls (its a foot from my ladybug book) completely in my mouth. Of course, by the time Mommy got the camera, I had pulled it out, but I tried to show her what it looked like. I have been know to put socks, shirts, bibs, burp cloths, and anything else made of cloth I can get my hands on in my mouth. Mommy thinks its strange, but I think it feels good!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Laughing in my Jolly Jumper

Mommy loves the sound of all of my different laughs!

My new table of fun!!

Mommy got me this great new toy last weekend. I really like it a lot. I get to work on standing and balance, and there is so much to do! I really like to walk around the table, lap after lap, making noise, and music as I go.