Monday, March 29, 2010

Something new...

Easter eggs!!! So much fun!! Mommy pulled out a few that she had, so that I could play with them, and then she went out on our deck and "hid" some of them, so that I could practice finding them! I thought it was so much fun to pick them up and open them! Mommy told me to just put them in the basket, and keep finding them. Then she had to tell me to carry my basket with me (I had just left it in one spot and was going back and forth with each egg I found.) I finally understood what I was supposed to do about the time I found all of the eggs.

Then Mommy took the eggs and hid them in the grass and plants around the deck. I had a little trouble seeing some of them, and knowing were to look, but I did much better with my basket the second time. Mommy says I am now ready for my first real Easter Egg Hunt this weekend!

A little later, I got to talk to Grandma and Grandpa in Arizona on Skype. Mommy took pictures of me giving 'hugs' to Grandpa...

...and Grandma!

Skyping is so much fun! I get to show off all the funny things I do and Grandma and Grandpa are a great audience! I can't wait until I can see them and hug them in person!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

My first doughnut!

Today was a very special day...I got to eat my very first donut! (Well, it was a donut hole, but close enough, since I got more than one!) When we moved to our new place, Mommy and Daddy discovered that a Dunkin' Donuts was about to open across the street! Mommy was very excited about this, but we didn't know when it was going to open. It finally did two weeks ago, and this morning was our first trip there, but hopefully won't be our last! I even got to go in my pj's!!

This is really yummy! I hope we can do this every Saturday morning!!

Daddy, when can we go back and get more donuts??

Monday, March 22, 2010

Look what Mommy did to me!

Mommy has been waiting and waiting for my hair to get long enough to be able to pull it up into pigtails and other fun things. It finally is, and I was still long enough that she got my hair into two sets of pigtails! Then, I didn't want to be still anymore, so Mommy had a hard time getting a picture of my hair. Here is the best shot she got!

Aren't I cute?!?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Sandbox!!!

Today was really nice again, so Mommy and Daddy decided to straighten up the garage and get out the furniture for the deck. That included my sandbox! I finally got to play with my fun sand toys in the sand!

Mommy showed me how to use the shovel to scoop the sand into the bucket, and because the sand was a little wet, we were able to make towers!

I got a little worried when I spilled some of the sand outside of the box, (I've got to keep things neat and clean) but Mommy said it was fine and helped me brush it between the cracks in the deck. I love playing outside...I can make a mess and its OK! I think I'm going to have a lot of fun playing in my sandbox!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Warm weather = outside fun

Today was such a beautiful day, after my nap, Mommy let me eat my snack outside! When I was finished, we went to play on the swing set and slide that are right out our back door!

Before I got on the swings and slide, I decided to get a bit of a workout and do a little hill work...I need to stay in top physical condition so that I can keep Mommy and Daddy on their toes!

This is a good shot of the back side of our house/building. Our house is the farthest on the right, with the nice deck and the pine tree on the side. And see how close the swing set is!
Getting warmed up on the swing...I've become a little more comfortable with swings now, thanks to my gymnastics class and swinging on the big rope there. I don't stay on long, and I don't go very fast, but Mommy says I'm making progress!

Here is a video of me going down the slide, and climbing up to do it again. I can do it all by myself! And I have my own commentary going, so be sure to listen for it. (This is the kind of commentary Mommy hears all day long!)

I really love playing outside...I can't wait for the weather to warm up so we can go outside every day!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Silly my sleep sack!

I love my sleep sack!! Yes, I sleep in a sack, and I love it! It is warm and soft and the best thing to sleep in! Daddy doesn't like to run the heat too much, so in order to stay warm, I sleep in a fleece sack (thank you to Grandma for making it!) After my nap, I like to snuggle with Mommy for a few minutes. Then I am ready to get down and play, but I don't like getting out of my sack. Today, Mommy took a video of me walking around in my sack! (Check out the can see my teeth!)

I'm sure you thought it would be difficult for me to walk in my sack, but I am very good at it. Mommy thought this video was funny, because I was chasing her...I wanted to see what she was looking at on the back of the camera!

Here is the rest of the video. Mommy likes this one because you can see our new house, and because you can hear some of the sounds that Mommy hears all the time!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Playground fun!

Hurray for a playground really close to our new house!! We went there today to take advantage of the warm weather. I'm not sure who had more fun on the slides, me or Aunt Lindsay?

Here is a video of me going down one of the slides on the small playground. I thought it was really fun!

Then I decided to try out the bigger playground with the big slides! Daddy had to help me the first time down, but then I went down on my own, with Daddy at the bottom to catch me!

I love to rock, so I had a good time on this little guy.

I was very brave and got on the swing with Daddy...just for a second. I'm not a big fan of swings, but I saw a few other kids doing it, so I thought I would give it a try...

A little later I decided to try it with Mommy...

Then I even got brave and tried it on my own...Still not a fan of swings!

It was so nice to play outside, and at a really great park with a fun playground and family! What a great day!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A few of my favorite things!

Favorite thing: Waking up to a surprise! Yesterday morning when I woke up, Papa and Nana, and Uncle Philip and Aunt Lindsay were here! They came to see me (and Daddy and Mommy, too)! I have missed them all, and was so happy to have family to play with (plus Nana brought me presents...mostly things from Christmas that didn't fit in the car, but it was like getting them new all over again)!

Favorite thing: new shoes! I love shoes, and yesterday Nana bought me some new ones, because I've already outgrown my first pair of tennis shoes! Thanks Nana!!

Favorite thing: A cell phone...especially when it has a picture of a dog on it! (Dogs are definitely a favorite thing of mine. Mommy says I am obsessed with them.)

This morning, we all went to the children's museum in town. I sure had a lot of fun! Here I am putting the chocolate chips into the cookies. Yum!

Favorite thing: balance beam! Daddy was helping me walk across it! I have been working on this in my gymnastics class, but this one is a lot taller!

Everyone was trying to get me to help put those funny colored pieces on Uncle Philip. I didn't understand why they were doing that, so I just looked at them, and went to find something more fun to do.

Favorite thing: airplanes. I finally got to fly one myself, or at least pretend to! I was having a really good time being a pilot!

Daddy even joined me!

Least favorite thing: having to share...I had to get out of the plane so that another little girl could have a turn.

Favorite thing: trains! Since they used to come right past our house, and I could see them from the windows, I love trains. Every time I hear the whistle, I say "choo, choo!" I really had fun making this one go around the track (I could push a button that made it go)!

Mommy was excited that I liked playing with the tractor, in the corn. She thought it was a great idea, a table with corn to play in instead of sand!

Favorite thing: slides. Daddy thought it was a little odd that I was sliding out of a cow's backside...I just thought it was fun going down the slide!

So many favorite things in such a short amount of time. I wonder what other fun things we will do this weekend?

Monday, March 1, 2010

20 Months

Can you tell Daddy was in charge of breakfast this morning?? I got to eat with my sunglasses on!

I do have a bit of an obsession with my sunglasses, especially since the weather seems to be a lot nicer! I like to wear them in the house, in the car, playing outside, anywhere!

But I still don't sit still for more than a few seconds!

So much has been going on the last few days. We moved! So now we have a new house and there are lots of boxes everywhere, except my room. Mommy and Daddy wanted my room to feel as normal as possible, so they got all my books and toys out right away!

One thing I really like about our new place is the stairs! Our bedrooms are upstairs, so I get lots of practice going up and down, although it is always with someones help.

I have added lots of new words to my vocabulary, like wall, elbow, and yup. I've become a bit of a jabber-box (taking after Daddy), even though I'm not always understood. (Daddy thinks I'm speaking Japanese!) Don't worry Daddy, my words will get clearer, I promise!