Sunday, August 30, 2009

here's what we've done so far today...

i did not sleep very well last night. i woke up about midnight & stayed awake until about 3:30 am! i screamed alot at first, so mommy decided to let me watch my einstein & play with my toys rather than trying to make me sleep. daddy even got up & played with me around 2 am! it was a regular slumber party! lol! also, it has been raining alot this morning & so we decided to just stay in today. for lunch i tried my latest combination... strawberries & carrots! i LOVE the strawberries & the carrots are OK, as long as i get a berry or two every now & then!

since we have returned home from the beach, mommy decided to let me have a little more freedom in the den. it's been a week since i have been confined to the fence & i haven't been back in my jumper either. sometimes i like to crawl up the stairs & of course mommy follows me up. but i actually don't mind just hanging out in the den for a while. that is why it looks like my toys exploded everywhere!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

i am a sweet silly...

here are some pics of me just having fun! i am just a little ham for the camera!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

this & that...

i am growing up... many of my toys are becoming too "young" for me. when i sit in my bear swing, i like to kick off the chair beside me & it makes me go really fast! but mommy says it also tears up the couch that is beside my swing! also, i have finally started wearing shoes more regularly. i still don't care for them much, so i only wear them a little while each day. mommy says this video shows i am gaining determination. i really want to be on the couch!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

on our way home from the beach...

we stopped off in atlanta on our way home from myrtle beach. i got to play with my friends meghan & savannah landers. mommy got this pic of meghan & me together, but savannah was too fast! i had lots of fun playing with new & different toys!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

family beach pictures...

you know that if you go to the beach, you MUST have a family picture. so here are some of our trial runs, plus some other pics... it was a fun trip, but now we head for home.

random beachiness...

here are some random pics from our last couple of days at the beach. mommy, daddy & i went shopping & i had a good time laughing at the "baby in the mirror" at the sunglasses store. on one of my many walks around the campground, i found these pretty morning glories -- but i loved them so much that i destroyed them! the third picture is just from some happy play time!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

still hanging out at the beach...

here are some more fun things we've been doing. yesterday we rode our bikes on the beach at low tide. that was really fun because there was plenty of room to ride. we also did a little shopping at the boardwalk in myrtle beach. this morning mommy & daddy tried to take me on the beach in my stroller. but the tide was too high & we couldn't move that well. so we just sat & watched the waves. i was not quite as afraid of them as i have been on other days... i really enjoyed watching the water.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

riding the river...

our campground has a lazy river that i enjoy floating around in. it's very relaxing, and it seems to help me sleep great!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

we're at the beach!

we are vacationing with mommy's family at myrtle beach, SC. i am not in any hurry to play in the sand, because the sand at the beach in seagrove upset me a lot. but i have been riding the bike with daddy & this morning i rode on the beach with mommy & daddy. i am also posting some other random photos! we are having so much fun!

Friday, August 14, 2009

wiggling to stay awake...

i just don't like to admit that i am sleepy so i like to move around alot, trying to stay awake. i eventually fall asleep & i end up in crazy positions! it's great to be young & flexible!

update from the doctor...

by the way... i had my one-year-old doctor's visit today. the nurse gave me all sorts of shots & i cried -- ALOT! it was pretty scary. but dr. buttler says that i am "perfect" in my weight & height! 21 pounds & 29 inches! he also says that we can change from formula to regular milk now & that i can eat whatever table food that i can handle. i am growing up!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

i love to read...

i really enjoy my board books that i can flip through easily (without tearing up the pages!) in fact, mommy has started keeping a book with her when we go out because a good book will keep me happy! sometimes i like to speed-read, as you will see in this video. when mommy reads to me, she often has to read really fast to keep up with my page-turning!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

new food on sunday...

i began eating baby food at the beginning of this year. ever since then, mommy tries to add one new food per week, & she always does this on sunday night. first, we started with fruits, then vegetables & now i even eat meat at dinner every day. i can also feed myself several different foods, such as cheerios, plums, bananas, & strawberries! one day, daddy started singing "new food on sunday" to the tune of the song "new moon on monday" by duran duran. the song developed into a story about how i am tired of the same old food & that i am frustrated that i can't express this in words. i look forward to sundays because i will experience a new food. then daddy used his new computer to record "new food on sunday." he recorded several tracks of voice & piano... during the chorus, there is a choir of 5 daddies (my daddy!) in this song!

"New Food on Sunday"

Shake up the picture the soy milk mixture
Your dance at the kitchen sink
I’m getting tired of all the same things
That you’ve been feeding me
I’ve thought it before
If I could only phrase it
Maybe I can take a bite
I couldn't really put it much plainer
But I wait for you to decide
Save me from these reminders
As if I’d forget tonight
Last time for rice
I grabbed my fork and waited for the

New food on Sunday
I can’t wait to take a bite (can't wait to take a bite)
I’d hoped for turkey, (I grabbed my fork and waited for the new food on Sunday)
So I’d sleep all thru the night

swinging at the park...

the swing at our neighborhood park is a new experience for me. at first, it was a little scary (for mommy & daddy AND me!) mommy would only swing me a little until i got used to it. but now, i am a thrill-seeker! i like to look at the ground as i go flying by... and daddy swings me pretty high! i love it! i am posting a video, but it's short since it may make you "sea-sick" to watch it. it's also great because i take wonderful naps when we return from the park!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

funny face...

lately, i enjoy making faces & i am posting some pics from hanging out in our yard. i am also putting up a couple of pics from our recent trips to the neighborhood park. we've been going swinging lately (i swing in the big-kid swing!) & i love the wind in my face. i promise -- i am happy in all of these pictures!sometimes the photo might look like i am angry, but i am just being silly. i think i am hillarious! well, i may have been a little sad in the pic that i am sitting in our back yard... it's still funny!

Friday, August 7, 2009

a walk down memory lane...

it's my "burst-day"...exactly one year ago today, i burst forth into this world! mommy & daddy say i am the best blessing ever & they are so thankful that God has let them take care of me. look how much i have changed!