Monday, August 30, 2010

we're back from the beach...

well, we made it home from our beach vacation. i really had so much fun!! here are some more pics from the last couple of days...



Friday, August 27, 2010

i LOVE the beach...

i love the beach and everything that goes with it! (well, except for my bath after i get all sandy!!) mommy was nervous that i might RUN out into the ocean water, so she really wanted me to wait until low tide to get out on the beach. but the water is so rough (red flags are flying) that even the low tide waters are somewhat rough. we enjoyed the pool this morning -- for a while we were the only people swimming! i still don't understand why they keep saying to kick my legs, but the floaties are helping me to "swim." and just to be clear... the pic of daddy holding me & i look like i am screaming -- i am screaming with JoY!!





















here i am LoVinG the beach!! i did run out into the water a little, but i was a good listener & stayed with mommy. mostly i sat in the sand & surf, just giggling. but we had only been on the beach about 5 minutes, when it began to rain! :( so we went back to up to the indoor section of the pool & the fun times continued!






















in these pics, i am just taking note of some fun things... i really like the dolphin on this towel & i just sit and talk to it a lot. and these shell logos are all over our condo complex & i think they look like clocks. so i whenever i see one, i have to exclaim, "gock!"











tonight we we to pier park for dinner. of course, i ate zucchini bread & grapes -- i'm still not really keen on the kind of food that restaurants serve! we walked around & looked at everything. i worked on holding hands with mommy & daddy because this is an important skill that i am developing. (you know, i really just love to RuN everywhere!) but i am getting better at staying with my parents! and look at that beautiful sunset that we got to enjoy!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

we're at the beach!!!

do you know the song from "peter pan" that goes likes this: "we're following the leader, the leader, the leader. we're following the leader, whereever he may go..." ? well, we've been singing it like this: "we're going to the beach, the beach, the beach! we're going to the beach & it will be so fun!" today has been so busy for me. we left birmingham just after lunch & arrived in panama city around dinner time. i was a great traveller & stayed in pretty good mood for the whole ride. after we got settled in our room, we went to eat dinner at shuck'ems, which is an oyster pub. that's when daddy took this pic of me in his sunglasses! the waiter was really nice to me & brought me crayons & a picture to color. *i actually tried to color -- this is a new skill for me. then we squeezed in a quick trip to the beach & i LOVED it!! i ran around on the sand for a really long time & then i noticed there was water too! oh-my-goodness!! i only played in the water for a few minutes (it was high tide) but i cannot wait to go back on thursday! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

just some pics & a school update...

nothing much to share about these pictures. i DID go to school again today. my teachers had to call daddy to come get me early, but i lasted longer than i did last week. they say i had a better day today, so i hope to improve each time i go!

Monday, August 23, 2010

i can play like a big girl...

today we went to the playground & i thought i would investigate these steps. i've never paid them much attention, but for some reason, i was intrigued by them today. so i climbed up to see where they went, and there is a whole exciting world up there!! i especially enjoyed this steering wheel and mommy & i sang "the wheels on the bus" as i drove along. i actually did go down the slides, but i wanted mommy to help me, so she was not able to take pictures of that. but maybe next time!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

a wiggle worm can learn to sit still...

well, MaYbE i can sit still!!! one of the things my teachers say i need to work on is sitting at the table while i drink my juice or have snack. so on friday, i ate all my meals at the kitchen table & even played with some toys there also. the table is a little big for me, but it was a good start. i don't mind eating at the table, but i do still move around a LOT. i am just so full of energy!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

my first day of school...

this year i am venturing into an unknown territory... SCHOOL. actually, it is a "mother's day out" program at our old church, st mark UMC. it is good for me to go to school there because it is close to mommy's work & also close to grammy's house (she will pick me up on tuesdays). my class meets on tuesdays & thursdays from 9am to 1pm. but for the first few weeks, we only meet from 9am to 12 noon. i guess that gives us "newbies" a chance to settle in before staying for the entire day. that is a good thing too, because i had somewhat of a difficult time today. you know i am very independent, so sometimes it is hard for me to do as i am told. oh well... that will improve. it took me a little while to get used to the nursery at brook hills, so i'm sure this will be a similar transition. (but now i LOVE the nursery at church, so i am sure i will love school soon also!)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

stack it up...

grammy & pappy gave me these blocks for Christmas last year. the blocks will either stack on top of each other or i can put them inside of each other. only recently have i really figured out what i like to do with them. i am getting pretty good at stacking them up (and knocking them over!!) just watch :)



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Monday, August 16, 2010

more randomness...

nothing special here... just more random stuff from my day. you know -- i just did chores, like putting away the groceries. then i curled up & relaxed with a soft blanket & a good puzzle.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

what i did on sunday...

today we were pretty lazy & just hung around the house for most of the day. i am getting better at putting the pieces in my animals puzzle. on friday, daddy worked with me alot on this puzzle. by today i could pretty much do it all by myself. mommy & i also played outside with my sand & my tricycle. i rode the trike for a little while, but i had the most fun PuLLinG it all around the driveway!

an update of random pics...

there's no rhyme or reason to this post -- it's just a bunch of random shots. a couple of weeks ago, i visited my friend owen & i got to ride his horsie. mommy & daddy gave me a ducky-hooded towel for my birthday so i decided to try it out! and notice the parrot i am holding *i like to think of it as a colorful ducky* that belonged to my daddy when HE was a little boy! i love it!














one day when i was playing outside, i noticed the gargoyles had been moved to the back of the house. i talked to this guy for a while, but he never responded. and the last picture is just of me being happy & smiley! :)