Saturday, October 31, 2009


happy halloween world! i got to wear my dorothy costume again -- my costume that grammy made for me! i went to grammy & pappy's house for halloween & visited their neighbors. (people don't trick-or-treat very much on my street.) i also had fun seeing my friend cadence, who was dressed as princess jasmine. i even got to eat a halloween cookie!

it's almost trick-or-treat time...

we've been to the store for candy & i also helped mommy arrange our new punkins on our front steps. i wasn't really interested in the punkins, though. i really enjoy just ripping up leaves & throwing them around... who wouldn't?

Friday, October 30, 2009

my visit to a "punkin" patch...

we have been so busy lately, that i have not visited a punkin patch until today. the weather looked stormy, but thank goodness, the rain held off again until i'd had my fun. this punkin patch is at our old church (grammy & pappy's church) so that's where mommy & daddy like to get our punkins. the punkins were almost all gone since we waited so late, but that's good because they sell them to support mission work.

i got a little cranky while we were there because i wanted to walk around, but the patch is on a slight hill & it was too difficult for me to handle by myself. i think my favorite part of the patch was the straw & the dirt. i got a lot of dirt under my fingernails & that was great fun!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

a day with grammy...

i spent today with grammy & we had a good day, even though i am still feeling a little sick. one of my favorite things to do at grammy's house is talk to "the girls," who are some dolls that my great-grandma brandt made. i like to walk over to the dolls & then grammy has to say "hello girls!" no other combination of words or greeting is as funny as "hello girls!" tonight, mommy tried to tell the girls hello, but i waited for grammy to say it every time. i just like how she says it better.

i also found a new love at grammy's house -- it's these pumpkins with happy faces. grammy gave me one to play with, just to see if i would like it. but I LOVE IT! mommy tried to leave it at grammy's house but i told her we had to bring it home & i even went to bed with the pumpkin. well, it IS halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

i love this weather...

i am so glad it did not rain today. mommy & i went to the park & then played in the yard when we got home. God makes autumn so beautiful!

more opening & closing...

i have always loved opening & closing things. but since i have discovered cabinets, i am really proud of myself.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

i've had a busy day...

this morning mommy & i read books & played. then i went out to lunch with daddy & a friend of his & i behaved very well. i came home & took a nap, played, had dinner & had my bath. then some other friends came over later. daddy built a fire in the back yard & it intrigued me. i don't know that i have ever seen fire before. of course i went to sleep shortly after they arrived. on a separate note... i had been feeling sick, just a little congestion & coughing. but i have been doing much better today. thank goodness! the doctor's office really frightens me.

Monday, October 26, 2009

fun-day monday with daddy...

every other monday daddy takes care of me while mommy is at work. today we explored all over the house. i led daddy around the house & he followed me where ever i wanted to go. i had great fun opening & closing cabinets & touching all the different furniture & pillows.

so far, i am only interested in the cabinet DOORS & i really don't care about what is IN the cabinet. someday i may discover the items INSIDE the cabinet... but i am going to enjoy the doors until then!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

trunk or treat...

this afternoon i went to a halloween party at grammy & pappy's church. i got to catch up with all sorts of friends & show off my cute "dorothy" costume! i was a little cranky because i needed a nap & i've been feeling sick, so we didn't stay very long. i want to wear my costume again when it really IS halloween! i am so lucky my grammy made this pretty dress!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

i had all sorts of fun in nashville...

here are a few of the fun things i got to do with my family in nashville... my cousin trey has a BIG fish tank & i really enjoyed watching the fishes. i also played in the yard because the weather was so perfect! (the rain held off until AFTER i had played outside!) grandmommie read lots of books to me, especially my "colors" book, which is one of my favorites. but she also gave me some new toys to enjoy.

Friday, October 23, 2009

congratulations trey & september!

my cousin trey got married this week in nashville so we made a trip up to celebrate with family. unfortunately, i was a bit fussy that afternoon, so mommy strolled me around the parking lot for a while & then i ate dinner during the ceremony. thanks to aunt judy for also taking care of me so mommy could enjoy part of the wedding too! welcome to our family, september!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

i'm a fast mover...

i am really beginning to gain speed in my walking, especially when i am on carpet. i enjoy exploring all of the upstairs.


"wallering" around...

i enojoy playing on grammy's soft bed & jumping into the pillows.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

a weekend with friends...

we have visitors from out of town this weekend. i have had a lot of fun learning to play with other children. we even went to the mall today & rode the carousel! i had been a little cranky, but once i got on that horse, i was so happy! i loved looking at all the lights. here are a few of the things we've done...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

bedtime stuff...

here are some moments from my bedtime the last few days. i have gotten some new pj's for the cooler weather, but also becuase i have chewed the toes out of my old pj's. mommy & i always have story time together, just before bed. i like to read the first books all by myself.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

stay on the path...

i have mentioned before that when i am at my house, there is a certain "route" i follow as i walk around my room. i also have a familiar path i follow when i am playing in the den at grammy & pappy's house. i especially like to touch the "bases" of the end-table & the ottoman. i often venture to the couch as well, but today i was distracted by my farm animal toy in the floor. so it became part of the path.


on a different subject... i started another new food today -- TOMATOES! mommy had some cut-up tomatoes left over from last night's dinner, so i tried them. the skin was pretty gross, but after mommy took the skins off, i gobbled them up!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

a terrific tuesday...

today was a great day. i played & read this morning, then took my nap. then i ate lunch (mangoes are my newest food!), mommy & i ran a few errands, then i napped again. we had dinner with some friends, then i came home, played & went to bed. what a full day!