Friday, July 24, 2009

Check out My Video

On Thursday, Mommy took a video of me so all of my readers could see me walking and talking.  Please excuse Mommy's voice and her sniffing - she has been sick all weekend.  I hope I don't get it because she sure looked bad.  Daddy took me to the lake last night so we could give Mommy a break so hopefully she will get well soon.  Enjoy the video!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's Too Big Dada

Last week, Daddy was in Vancouver with work, but when he came home, it was beautiful outside.  Mommy & Daddy thought it was a good time to see if I liked riding a bike.   So, Daddy bought me a seat & helmet so we could try it out.  Daddy spent my entire nap installing my new seat on his bike - Thanks Dada!  The helmet was for ages 3 & up, but Daddy told me I was a big girl and could wear it.   Do you guys think it fits?!?
Daddy tried to lift it up, so I could see out, but it kept slipping back over my eyes.  
I had fun on the bike ride, but think I will enjoy it more when Mommy & Daddy buy me a smaller helmet so I can see where I'm going! :)  Safety 1st!

When we got back to the house, Mommy let me play in the yard while Daddy cooked us some yummy dinner - mango chicken on the grill.  Yum!  I helped Mommy water the flowers
And then I played in my favorite toy - my car!  Uh oh, Mommy caught me!
And just for the record, I now have TWELVE TEETH!!!  I hope I don't get anymore teeth for awhile because these teeth HURT coming in.  Mommy hopes I'm done too because I have been CRANKY!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I Made My 1st Trip To B'ham!

So, Mommy & I packed up and went to Birmingham this weekend for "Girls Weekend"  No boys allowed!  Uncle Andrew had to work all weekend so Aunt Kelly invited me, Mommy & Grammy to keep her company.  They just bought this super cool house and Aunt Kelly even had toys and a high chair for me.  Uncle Andrew just started his residency at the hospital in the emergency room, so of course they make all the new guys work the late shift (7 p.m.-7 a.m.).  He was pretty tired most of the weekend, but that didn't stop us girls from having fun!  On Friday night (before Uncle Andrew went to work), Aunt Kelly and Uncle Andrew cooked us a YUMMY dinner - they even made homemade oreo ice cream.  It was so tasty, but Mommy only let me have a bite so it wouldn't hurt my tummy :(

Then on Saturday morning, we got up, went to the Farmers Market, which was super fun because everyone brought their GAWGS (i.e. dogs) with them to pick up their weekly fruits/veges.  Then we all went to the Birmingham Zoo!  Aunt Kelly invited Johnny, Tara and my boyfriend Jack to hang out with us.  Aunt Kelly has already set up an arranged marriage for me and Jack, but Daddy said not until I'm 30.  First we stopped to see the fish.
Then I posed for a picture (you guys know I don't turn down many picture taking opportunities).  See the fish in the background?!?  They wanted to be in the picture too ;)
Then we went off to the petting zoo, which is always the highlight of my trip.  Here is me and Mommy petting the goat
And then us checking out the hogs
And then me trying to coax the hog to let me pet it.  
And then we went and saw the giraffes.  The baby giraffe was running around acting crazy (just like me;).  Aunt Kelly and I thought it was pretty funny!
After our trip to the zoo, we went home to take showers and a nap.  When we got up, we went to see Jack and then off to go shopping!  Every girls favorite thing to do!  After shopping we went to a really girly restaurant and had fancy sandwiches and pizzas.  They were yummy. And finally to end our super fun girls night, we had a pillow fight, which of course is my all time favorite thing to do.  I wanted to stay up late with the rest of the girls, but Mommy made me go to bed so I would be happy when I saw Daddy today.

So, this morning we said goodbye to Uncle Andrew after his late shift at the hospital and headed home.  Whew, what a tiring, but FUN weekend with Aunt Kelly, her Mommy (Mrs. Sharon), Grammy and Mommy.  Now I'm home and Daddy and I just had a blast playing with the hose - he drenched me with water!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


This week started out as a normal week.  Grammy took me to school on Monday, then Mommy stayed with me on Tuesday and THEN Wednesday, I woke up as sick as a dog!  I threw up all over Mommy, then Daddy's car and then Mommy 3 more times.  I got 3 baths, and 4 changes of clothes and so did Mommy.  After I got all of that out of my system, Mommy and I snuggled on the couch for the rest of the morning and watched Wimbledon (I think she secretly enjoyed me snuggling with her ;).  Then Daddy came home and spent the afternoon with me while Mommy went to work.  Here is me right before bed in my 5th outfit.  Don't I look sick?!?
On Thursday I woke up feeling like my old self again.  Mommy had to convince Grammy that I was all better.  She couldn't believe that I was so sick and already well, but I was.  And Mommy was right.  When she dropped me off at Grammy's house, I was acting like a crazy woman - playing with Abby (Grammy's dog), and throwing the ball (I even said ball before I threw it ;).  When Mommy called to check on me at lunchtime, Grammy had some news.  I was WALKING!!!!  I had taken 2 whole steps!!!  Mommy couldn't believe it.  I walked on July 2nd for the record books.  When Grammy dropped me off at Mommy's office, I showed off my new skills to all of Mommy's coworkers.  I walked about 10 steps down the hallway and acted like I did it all the time.  Hahaha, I'm silly.  Mommy & Daddy are so proud of me.  They are yet to get me to walk for the video camera, but when they do, I will be sure to post it on my blog!

Then, Thursday night, Mommy & Aunt Stefanie went to the lake to get some sleep and to get away from me and Gracen.  I can't imagine why they would want to do that, but I had a blast with Daddy.  He let me drink my milk in my big girl chair.
And gave me a box of Cheez-Its (Sorry these pics are blurry, but I accidentally changed the setting on the camera ;).  Check out the progression of me and the Cheez-it box...

Hahaha, that was fun!  There are Cheez-Its everywhere ;)

Then last night, Aunt Stefanie, Uncle Jared, and Gracen came over for burgers.  Gracen and I liked Daddy's burgers.  We also played in the yard.  Daddy gave me my bath while Mommy cleaned up.  Daddy, this is WAY to many bubbles, hahaha
Oh, I almost forgot, I have ONE final story from my week.  On Monday night, Mommy had made a chicken pot pie for us for dinner.  It was getting late and I was getting hungry, so Daddy felt that the chicken pot pie wasn't cooking fast enough, so he decided to put it on HIGH broil so the top would cook faster.  Mommy & I came in the kitchen and Mommy said, "What's burning?"  Daddy opened the oven and our dinner was BLACK!  Immediately I said, "Dada, UhOh"  I said my 1st sentence and how appropriate!!!!!  Ok, gotta go plan what we are doing for the 4th of July.  Mommy mentioned that we might go to the zoo.  I hope we do!!!!!!!