Wednesday, September 30, 2009

yardwork & hard work...

yesterday mommy & daddy did a little yard work, so i studied my colors to pass the time. i got this book last week & i have really enjoyed learning my colors. when we got back in the house, mommy & i played a little game. actually grammy came up with this game of chairs. i am supposed to walk back & forth between them, and each time they are spaced further apart. but when mommy took these videos, i was feeling a bit frustrated, as you will see. oh well, i will walk eventually.

monkey-ing around...

this is just a little bit of mommy & me being silly together. i am laughing at my little orange monkey.

Monday, September 28, 2009

a summary of my sunday...

sunday was an exciting day for me. i had trouble going to sleep on saturday night, so i slept until 8:30 on sunday morning... well, that was exciting for mommy & daddy. but then i woke up very happy & so we just played & talked & sang some songs.


i took my morning nap & then we went to church. when we came home, i ate lunch, played some more & i took another nap. it was so relaxing!

on sunday afternoon, we even went to the park. the weather was wonderful & so we stayed longer than usual. when we came home, i ate spaghetti for dinner (yes, it is still on my face in this picture!) what a perfect day!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

one year ago today...

here's a blast from the past! these pictures were taken one year ago today. wow! i have grown & changed so much! i was such a baby then.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

a night on the town...

on thursday nights, we often go to the mexican restaurant with grammy, pappy & some other friends. this time, i took along a new book for some dinner reading. i also enjoyed hanging out with my friend cadence tatum. she even told me the colors in espanol.

Friday, September 25, 2009

the latest photo shoot...

here are the results from my latest photo shoot. i am 13 months old, so mommy was only a little late in taking me for "one-year-old" pictures. some of them are a little blurry because they are pictures of pictures.

grammy went with mommy & me for the photo shoot. they kept me laughing by playing 'peek-a-boo' and making my baby elmo doll do dances & songs. the lamb that i am holding in some pictures is really my lamb from home, so that helped me to feel more comfortable too.

mommy says that at first, she felt like the flowers & pearls were over-the-top-too-sweet. but i am a girly-girl, so why not embrace it? and the pictures turned out really well. and i am so proud of my pretty dress because grammy made it!

building balance...

i am getting stronger & more confident about standing up. often, as i am playing, i just stand straight up, without pulling on anything. one time i even stood up & danced with elmo. that made mommy laugh a lot, but she didn't have time to video me. :( i know it's hard for mommy to catch this on camera because sometimes i feel like doing it, & sometimes i would rather just play in the floor. but today, i even took five tiny steps all by myself! every day, i get a little closer to walking!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

sweet silliness...

here i am being silly with my grammy. mommy said this really "made her day" after being at work.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

techinical difficulties...

sorry i cannot upload any pics. mommy has tried to help me do this several times today, without success. i guess the blogger site must be having trouble. we will try again tomorrow.

Monday, September 21, 2009

furry friends & other fun...

here are some pics of me with another few of my favorite furry friends.

see, i told you that i love all my different sized elmo friends! you can also see me here dancing to "old macdonald." i just love being silly!

enjoying my elmo...

my aunt lorna & uncle gene gave me this talking elmo for my birthday. i enjoy the show he puts on for me. i especially like his eyeballs... you can tell that in this video, but i like the eyeballs on all my elmo toys (i have other elmos, of different sizes & varieties). no matter his size or message, elmo pretty much always makes me smile!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


mommy reads to me before i go to bed, but i also like to read to myself. i do look at the pictures, but i pay special attention to the words, and i like to examine them closely.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

playing in the yard...

after my walk to the park the other day, i played in the yard for a bit. these red flowers are about to be gone since summer is almost over, so i wanted to enjoy them. but my favorite part of the yard was the pine straw. i thought that there was too much straw around the flowers & not enough straw in the grass. i decided to fix that!

Friday, September 18, 2009

another episode of random mk...

here are a few things i've done over the last few days. on tuesday, grammy, mommy & i went to get pictures of me. mommy was trying out a new hair bow the night before. (we didn't use it!) you can also see me playing with my green doggy friend "scout" and my new car. and one night this week, mommy gave me breakfast for dinner! i ate eggs, a blueberry muffin & strawberries! that particular day, i did not eat any baby foods... everything was "grown-up" food!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

my new carseat...

it is time for me to change to a big girl carseat. i am still well within the weight limit on my infant seat, but i am really too tall to be using it much longer. the first pic here is of me in my old seat -- mommy & daddy still like to carry me around in the seat, especially if i fall asleep in the car. the second pic is of me in my brand new seat. mommy hopes to put it in the x-terra in the next day or two.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

catch me if you can... i move a lot!

daddy put this video together for me. it is a compilation of several snippets of me jumping, wiggling, reading & starting to walk. i do enjoy a good book, but that's about the only time that i sit still!

Monday, September 14, 2009

tidbits of mk...

here are some random photos...i am trying to eat more real foods now, but i get a little frustrated. i like the taste of the potatoes & roast, but it just takes too long to eat!

mommy is hoping to make a little video of tidbits too. maybe we'll get that posted soon!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

doing the bills...

the other day i helped daddy do bills & go through all the mail. he had placed these papers in the floor because he thought it was all garbage. but i thought that i should double check, just to be sure.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

craziness on the couch...

i love to jump around on my couch because it is so soft & bouncy. maybe i also love it so much because i miss jumping in my jumperoo. but that's OK, because i am learning to walk! but just watch this bouncy fun!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

it was an exciting day...

NEWS FLASH! i took my first steps today! i actually tried to take a step yesterday with grammy -- i had to just barely hang on to her to do it. but this afternoon, i took two steps by myself when i was playing with mommy. this evening, i took three steps while i was playing with daddy! watch out world, because now there will be no stopping me! other than that, today was pretty normal. i went to the park to swing, but it started raining, so we had to come home. i also played with my new elmo. he is pretty funny.

other stuff i did at grandmommie's house...

we got to grandmommie's house on saturday night so she read my bedtime stories to me. i also had fun listening to daddy play the piano there, & of course, i played a little myself. i even tried a little walking with a new toy that i got for my birthday.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

you only celebrate your 1st birthday twice...

this weekend we went to grandmommie's house to celebrate my birthday with daddy's family. they were unable to come to my birmingham birthday, so we just had a second party. this was good in a lot of ways, especially because i get upset if too many people are around. this way i got to enjoy everyone a little at a time. i even got a pink & chocolate birthday cake! YUM!