Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sandy Snail, etc.

I got a new toy... a Sandy Snail rocker! I figured out how to rock it as soon as I sat on it the first time. I'm getting pretty brave and I stand up and rock and sometimes lean clear forward to look at Sandy's face. I giggle and laugh the whole time I'm on it. It's so much fun!

I'm getting more and more mobile now. I scoot all around the house backwards but haven't quite got the crawling forward thing down yet. I'll crawl forward a step or two but always have to make sure I can sit back up.

I've figured out how to say "ah oh" really well now and say it ALL the time. Mommy even heard me over the monitor say this right when I woke up this morning...right after I turned on my gloworm :-) I only have a few words but this is definitely my favorite one.

I keep forgetting to mention my latest eating habit. As soon as I have a tray of food I pick out a bite of whatever is my favorite and hold it tight in my left hand for the entire meal. I eat everything else with my right hand and throughout my meal I'll periodically check to make sure my special bite is still there. When I'm done with everything else then I eat the bite out of my left hand. I've been doing this a few weeks now at every meal!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

11 months!

I'm 11 months old today! Only one more month until my 1st birthday!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm going to crawl!

I'm SO close to crawling I can taste it! I kind of hop around on my hands and knees and tend to go backwards when I try to go forwards. I actually crawled a couple steps forward today though!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

We're finally home!

We took two days to make our way back home. Uncle Gar came down to San Jose for work and decided to make the trip home with us. We left yesterday and stopped in Shasta to visit Jack for dinner. We decided to stay the night in Medford last night and went to see Darcie this morning. The trip home felt a lot longer but we finally made it about 5:00 tonight!

As expected, I was very good on the way home. I spent a lot of the trip throwing my toys down between the seat and the door where nobody could reach them. Of course I thought this was hilarious and I'm learning how to say "ah-oh".

I also got a new tooth today! My top front right tooth poked through sometime this afternoon. Hopefully I'll get a little relief from teething for a while. Can you believe I have four teeth now?!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monterey Bay Aquarium and Aunt Elaine's

This morning we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I had so much fun!! I loved watching the big fish swim around. Every time one would swim by I would watch it intently and then shriek and laugh. Turns out I love aquariums!

<-- Here I am with a bunch of HUGE jelly fish.

After the aquarium, we went to my great aunt Elaine's house. We stayed there for lunch and dinner and I got to meet even more cousins!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My new chair

We spent the afternoon with Aunt Sherry and Uncle Carlos today. Guess what Uncle Carlos made me... my very own chair! I sat in it and played for a very long time. I love my new chair!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

San Francisco

We had a busy day yesterday visiting with people. We spent some time at uncle Mike's and then headed over to uncle Mondy's for dinner.

Today we went to San Francisco and walked along Pier 39. I spent most of the afternoon snoozing in my stroller again. It sure is comfy in there!

We went to lunch at Hard Rock Cafe.....yummmmmy!

Then I dozed off again on the way home. All this sight seeing is really wearing me out!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Monterey Bay

Today we went to Monterey for a mini family reunion. I got to meet my great aunt Elaine, my great uncle Les and great aunt Sue, and lots of cousins for the first time. First we went to a park and had a picnic lunch. Here I am with my cousin Ava. She's a few months older than me and yup, I'm bigger than she is. I guess my arm tastes yummy.

After lunch we went and walked down Fisherman's Wharf. I slept most of the time but woke up just long enough for a family photo.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

My Great Aunt Sherry

I got to meet my great aunt Sherry and great uncle Carlos for the first time today. Aunt Sherry had a bunch of new toys for me and she sat on the floor with me and played and played.

It was so nice to finally meet them in person. I wish they lived closer!

Just before bed we stopped by great uncle Mike's house and then made a quick stop to see my great uncle Mondy and his wife Shelly and their daughter Zoe. So many people to visit!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Off to California!

We drove all the way to San Jose today. It took us 12 1/2 hours! Mom, Dad, Grandma, me, Isabelle, and Precious rented a minivan which made the journey a lot more comfortable. I was very good in the car. I did a lot of sleeping and spent the rest of the time playing with my toys and jabbering away. I learned how to say "that" and said it over and over again and laughed every time. I still say "dog" a lot too!

I spent all day in the car and am still in a good mood. I'm a very good traveller!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pics of my new teeth!

Mommy finally got a couple pictures of my new bottom teeth. She tried to get a picture of the top one but its not out far enough to get a good picture. We'll try for that shot again in a few days.

We've been going on family bike rides this summer. I had to wear my cousin Trinity's helmet because I don't have one yet. Every time we go on a ride I fall asleep leaning against Mommy.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Another Tooth

I got my third tooth today! My top front left tooth has been trying to break through for a few days and finally made it today. My other top front is close behind, as is another top one :-)

I'm making definite progress towards crawling but insist on doing it the hard way... I still hate to be on my tummy and am going to crawl right from the sitting position. I only sit still for a minute or so and then I go right into the crawling position. I move my hands a few steps but haven't figured out how to make my legs follow so I end up on my tummy and just scoot all over the living room until I start crying uncontrollably, mommy sits my back up and I go through the process all over again. Oh well, I'll figure it out soon enough!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Almost crawling!

Today I figured out how to get on my hands and knees from a sitting position. I'm really close to crawling now. I kind of hop along on my hands and knees to get where I'm going. I'm also getting really good at walking while holding Mommy's hands. Today at the park I was trying to follow my friend Sydney around and was walking really well by the time we left.

Here are a few pictures from our trip to Baker City last weekend...

This is me riding the bouncing zebra with my Granddad making sure I didn't fall off. I loved this thing! When we first got there only my toes could touch the ground. When we left four days later my feet were flat on the ground and I was riding the zebra all by myself!

Here I am sitting with my Great Grandma Marcelle. I have a lot of fun with her. She always lets me play with her jewelry :-) I wish we lived closer so we could see eachother more often.

And here I am playing with my new tractor. My great aunt Kathy got this for me for my birthday and decided to let me play with it while I was visiting. I played with it pretty much all day every day so she let me take it home. It's my new favorite toy and I still play with it ALL the time :-)