Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I know I promised to post pictures of my weekend in Tullahoma, but Mommy never got the pictures from Uncle Andrew.  But, I will blog about it when I get them, I promise!  

I had a the best first Christmas ever.  This is going to be a long post, so be patient - there is so much to tell!  Mommy and Daddy took Christmas Eve off from work so they could spend the day with me.  We started out by going and celebrating Christmas with the Rawlinsons.  Gracen and I got the most presents of course ;)  Here is us after we got our presents from Uncle Josh. Gracen was sick all week, so that is why she looks so sleepy.  Do you like our matching dresses?
Then I got my singing dog from Gangi.  I played with it all day so Mommy and Daddy still have the songs stuck in their head :)
Then we went to see the Housholder side of the family.  Again, I had the most presents under the tree ;)
My Grandmother (who has yet to pick a fun Grandmother name) made me this dress.  Isn't it pretty?
After I opened all my gifts everyone ate Christmas dinner while I jumped in my Johnny Jump Up.  Then we went to the Christmas Eve Service.  Even though it was past my bedtime, I still was good.  

The next morning I woke up and it was Christmas!  Here is me with Mommy before we opened gifts:
Here is me with Daddy:
Then it was stocking time!
I had so much fun opening all my gifts with Mommy and Daddy.  I got so many new toys!  After I was finished opening my gifts, Daddy blew up my penguin.  I thought it was fun at first, but now I'm scared of it :)
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.  I know I did!  

Monday, December 22, 2008

Crazy Hair Day

Daddy gave me a bath last night and when he dried my hair look what it looked like.  Silly Daddy!
This past weekend I went to see Mommy's family.  They all thought I was pretty cute.  Mommy has not gotten any pictures from Uncle Andrew yet, but when she does, I promise to post pictures and tell you all about my weekend.  Until then, here is a preview:
2 more days until Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

6 Month Check Up

Today I went in for my 6 month check up.  Mommy asked Grandmother Lou to go with us because last time I was bad so she didn't really get to talk to the doctor.  I weighed in at an impressive 16 pounds, 7 ounces and was 26 inches long.  For those that aren't good at math like Mommy is, I have grown 8 inches and gained almost 11 pounds in 6 months.  Wow!  The nurse gave me 5 shots today, so when I got home, I was exhausted.  When I woke up, I was still a little sore, but mommy is so smart and gave me Tylenol, so I was happy.  She tried to sit me up, so she could take pictures of my cute Band-Aids, but I would have none of that.  I wanted to take me socks off instead.  
Hahaha, I got it!
But, Mommy is pretty smart, so she laid me on the floor and gave me a toy so she could get pics of the Band-Aids.  
She was successful, so I decided to smile ;)
Ok, I know what you guys are thinking.  To answer your question, I am 50th percentile in height, weight and head circumfrance, so I am about as 'normal' as they come.  But, of course, I am still advanced ;)  The doctor was very impressed with how happy I was during my appointment.  

I get to see all of Mommy's family this weekend, so I am really excited!  I get to see my Great Granddaddy, Great Aunt Watts, Cousin Kristin & Kari, Uncle John and Uncle Andrew and Aunt Kelly.  I can't wait!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas PJ's

Mommy came in and woke me up at 8:30 this morning b/c we are going to church.  Here is me before she woke me up.
Then I rolled over and stretched and saw Mommy.  Look how excited I was.
11 more days until my first Christmas.   Mommy left all my gifts out in plain sight because she doesn't think that I know what is going on, but I do and I'm so excited!  Just because I can't talk doesn't mean I can't see!  We went and visited Santa yesterday as well.  We had so much fun and I hope Mommy can figure out how to put the picture up of Santa and me!  Does everybody like my new pj's?

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Mommy left the room today for a few seconds and when she came back in I was blogging....
Uh oh, she caught me!  Busted!
Don't worry everybody, she said it was ok if I continued to blog, but now I have to start asking permission to use the computer.  

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hangin Out with Mommy

Daddy wasn't home tonight so I hung out with Mommy and guess what I did? 
 I sat up all by myself!!!  But, I can't do it for long yet, so Mommy didn't get a pic.  Then I ate an entire container of peas, because Mommy said it would make me stronger so I could sit up longer.  Then I played with Java and Rylie.  Here is me entertaining them.  
Mommy and I get to play together all weekend long, so I am super excited!  She told me I get to eat pears tomorrow, so yeah!  Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Lot to Be Thankful For

For my very first Thanksgiving, we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Rawlinsons (Gangi, Pop Pop, Uncle Josh, Uncle Jared, Aunt Stefanie and Cousin Gracen) on Wednesday.  Pop Pop cooked a Mexican Thanksgiving.  I thought it was silly that he didn't make a turkey, but since Gracen and I just drank our Similac we didn't care.  But, Pop Pop, next Thanksgiving, Gracen and I get a say so in what we have! 

Then on Thursday, Mommy got up and ran the Turkey Trot with her buddies.  When she got home she didn't feel so good.  I think I gave her my stomach virus I had last week.  Wasn't that nice of me?  For dinner, we went to the Housholders (Grandmother Lou, Granddaddy and Uncle John).  Grandmother Lou made the turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans - you know all the normal Thanksgiving food.  Mommy was so sad she didn't get to eat much, but I guess there is always next year.  

This is the time of year when you look around and realize that you have so much to be thankful for.  I have a warm bed:
Plenty to eat (as you can tell):  
And most importantly I have so many people who love me a lot and want what is best for me. This might not have been the most exciting Thanksgiving (especially since Uncle Andrew and Aunt Kelly went to Europe instead of coming to see me), but I do have so much to be thankful for.  I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Dedication - 11/23/08

On Sunday, Mommy and Daddy dedicated me to the church.  They feel that it is very important that I learn about Jesus at a very young age.  They chose Psalm 71:17-18 as my life verse:
17 Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, 
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your might to all who are to come.
Wow, I have a lot to learn, but Mommy and Daddy have promised to help me along the way.

Both of my grandmothers wanted to make this a special day for me.  They both spent countless hours making me pretty things for my dedication that I can pass down to the generations to come.  Grandmother Lou made my dress for me.  Here is us together before the service:
Gangi wove a blanket for me.  I was sad I couldn't wear it during the dedication, but it would have covered up my dress :(
Here is Mommy and me right before the service (I was kind of nervous).
Here is all of us during the dedication.  Look how pretty my dress is:
I was so good during the service.  I sat in my daddy's lap and didn't make a peep until the service was over.  Everyone was impressed with how good I was!

After the service, Mommy cooked lunch for everyone at my house.  Great Aunt Nancy, Uncle Josh, Uncle Jared, Aunt Stefanie, and cousin Gracen came for lunch.  Gracen and I jumped for awhile in our Johnny Jump Ups, but I got really tired from my morning, so I crashed.  

I know we didn't really get many good pictures of me in my dress and blanket, so Mommy and Grandmother Lou are going to take me to the photographer soon.  

Tomorrow we are celebrating Thanksgiving with the Rawlinsons and Thursday we will be at the Housholders.  I am so thankful for all my family and how much they love me!  I have so much to be thankful for.  I can't wait until next year when I can actually eat turkey!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Squash and then an Upset Tummy

I've had a pretty eventful week.  On Wednesday, Gangi called Mommy to see if she had given me my medicine that morning because I had been sick.  Of course she had - Mommy never forget stuff like that!  Gangi thought I was feeling better so she gave me a whole jar of squash.   
I really like squash - I finished it all and even got some in my hair.  

Then I woke up this morning and didn't feel very well, but I didn't tell Mommy so she took me to Grandmother Lou's house.  I was sick all morning so Grandmother Lou called Mommy and she got really worried about me, so made me an appointment to see the doctor. 

At the doctor, I weighed 15 pounds, 10 ounces.  I am growing fast!  Then the doctor examined me and couldn't find anything wrong, so she took some blood.  It hurt really bad when they pricked my thumb and it kept bleeding so they put a band aid on it.  All I wanted to do was put my thumb in my mouth, so I tried to eat my band aid.  I like the taste of them :)  After that, my doctor said I had a stomach virus.  Even though I am sick I am still happy.  Here are some pics from tonight:
Here is me after I threw up all over my outfit.  Don't I look sick?
Then I played in my excersaucer.  Can you tell I feel bad?
Then, when I was supposed to be in bed, mommy let me swing in my swing because my tummy was upset when I laid flat.

I hope I feel better tomorrow and so does Mommy.  She doesn't like it when I feel bad.  I am getting dedicated to the church on Sunday, so check back for pictures of me in my dress that Grandmother Lou made me.  If anyone wants to come, call my mommy for details!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Night Fun

Tonight my Uncle Jared, Aunt Stefanie and Cousin Gracen came to visit.  Daddy grilled some steaks while Gracen and I played on the floor together.  Look how much we look alike.  Can you tell our Daddies are brothers?!?
 We had a great time together, but then I got grumpy because I didn't take a good nap because Mommy took me shopping today.  

My New Shoes

Today I wore my new pink converse because I'm trying to be a cool kid.  Daddy bought me these shoes before I was born, but they have been too big until now.  Here is me about to go shopping to with Mommy and Daddy.  
I was a big hit while we were out.  The lady at Office Depot loved my new shoes.  I got worn out on the way home from shopping, so mommy put me to bed new shoes and all.  
My cousin Gracen is coming over for dinner, so Mommy told me to take a good nap so we can play together.  Oh, by the way, check out my shirt.  In case you can't see all of it, it says "Daddy, I won't a pony."  I saw it at Target yesterday and begged Mommy to buy it for me so I could have something to match my new shoes.  She also bought me my jeans which are way too big, but I will grow into them soon.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Election Day

Tuesday was Election Day.  Mommy and I were glued to the TV as we watched 'history being made.'  We watched as Obama became the first African American to be made President of the United States of America.  Mommy tried to explain to me how Obama promises change, but I still don't understand what this change is going to be.  But considering that what my shirt says is true:
maybe his tax policy will help us out.  I think I agree with Joe the Plumber.....  

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My 1st Halloween

So, for Halloween, Mommy dressed me up as a rat.  She promises that when she bought the costume that she thought it was a mouse, but it is definitely a rat.  I was so embarrassed that I wouldn't even let her dress me up on Halloween night.  Here are the pics from a week before Halloween:  
Look how hot this thing is.  Need I mention that it is 80 degrees outside?
Mommy, really?
Yep, it is definitely a rat.  Next year I want to have more say in what I dress up as.  I looked ridiculous!  

My Pretty Dress

My Grandmother Lou has made me some really pretty dresses.  I love to put them on because I get a lot of attention from everyone about how cute I look.  Mommy took some pictures of me before church this morning:  

Sure enough today at church I got a lot of attention!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

1st Vacation - Gulf Shores

I just got home from my 1st trip to the beach.  I had a blast.  I was so good this week for my mommy and daddy because I want them to take me back very soon.  Here are some pics from the week:
Here is me and Mommy
Family Photo
Me and Daddy
My first time at the beach.  Mommy lathered me up with 50 SPF and put a hat on me.  It was about 70 degrees outside, but mommy likes to be on the safe side.
Playing in the sand.  Of course, I had to taste it - it was actually pretty good!

After we had been there a few days, guess who came to see us?!?  Uncle Andrew and Aunt Kelly!!!!!  I was SO excited to see them.  They love to see me and I was so glad they drove to see me.  I was sad after they left, but they promised to come see me at Christmastime.  
Here is me and Uncle Andrew.  Grandmother Lou thinks we look alike, what do you guys think?!?
Then I played on the beach again.  It was a lot colder today, so Mommy made me wear more clothes.  I hope they bring me back next year so I can wear a swim suit.
Here I am pondering about the life I have ahead of me.  Its a tough world.

Now we are home and I am exhausted from a long car ride.  I was really good on the way home and cried when I went to bed because Mommy told me that she had to work tomorrow :(  

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Eating Already?

Mommy has been feeding me rice cereal for a few days now, but was unable to capture it on film because she had no free hands and daddy was never around when I ate.  So, today when I went to Gangi  & Pop Pop's house for the day, they took pictures as I ate.  Enjoy watching them torture me....
Gangi, no, that looks gross, I mean, would you eat it?
Get that nasty stuff away from me!
Gross!  I told you I wasn't going to like it.  

After I ate my cereal I took a nap.  I got really hot, so I couldn't sleep, so I tried to take my shirt off.  
I wasn't successful because Gangi caught me in the act.  Mommy is starting to feed me more, so I am not as hungry anymore.  It is about time.  I have been telling her for weeks that I was starving, but she kept thinking I was teething, but no I was just hungry.  I'm just a baby and I need to eat!