Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween

Today is Halloween and I got to wear my scarecrow costume again.

We went to Nike and trick-or-treated around Mommy's old office. Then we went home, had dinner, and went out trick-or treating around our neighborhood. I didn't actually go up to any doors; just walked around with Mommy, but it was fun to see the zillions of kids running around and I smiled and laughed at everyone walking by.



Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the pumpkin patch today.

I do NOT like pumpkins...









Well, if Sydney's not scared...









maybe they're not so bad.










I guess I don't mind pumpkins after all!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My 1st birthday party!

Today was my 1st birthday party. It was so much fun! We had a whole house full of people and I played and played and PLAYED with all the kids.


I figured out really quickly how opening presents work. I knew there was something fun under that wrapping paper and was ripping it off and lifting it up and sticking my head inside the present to see what was in there. I loved every present!!



Then we had lego cake that Mommy and Grandma made.









I got my own cake with a candle...









but the candle scared me and then I didn't want anything to do with my cake.













Then Daddy fed me cake on his lap and I realized how much I like it.









So I got back in my chair and had a green lego.



After everyone went home I was on a sugar high and was crawling around the house as fast as I could and playing with all of my new toys. By the time bedtime rolled around I was so exhausted I fell asleep reading a story with Mommy... I never do that!

I love birthdays!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween Party




I went to my first Halloween party today! I'm a scarecrow this year.








I got to decorate my own cupcake and go trick-or-treating.











I was worn out by the time we went home!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'm 1 today!

Yay! Today is my 1st birthday! Can you believe a whole year has gone by already? My birthday party isn't until Sunday so Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Uncle Gar and I went out to dinner at Red Robin to celebrate.



The waiters tied balloons to my ears and sang to me. Then I got to try ice cream for the first time. I wasn't expecting it to be SO cold but after a bite or two I LOVED it!






I also took a picture with Red. He scared me and I did NOT want to take my picture with him!






After dinner we went home and I got to open a present....more blocks!






Turning 1 is so much fun! I can't wait for my party on Sunday!h

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The latest...

Now that I'm so mobile, I've figured out how to easily sit up in my bed. I even do it when I'm half asleep. The unfortunate part of this is I then fall back to sleep sitting up and someone has to keep checking on me throughout the night to lay me back down. I'll figure out how to lay back down on my own one of these days...I hope.

I'm getting more and more interactive with my toys every day. I love to play with blocks, trucks, trains, and any other interactive toy I can find. I also like to put smaller toys on bigger ones to see what I can get to balance. Another favorite activity is to take the smaller toys and see what nook and cranny I can fit them in. Lately, I've been secretly putting stuff under the couch...shhhh...

Grandma taught me how to play catch! We were sitting on the floor a few feet apart and she tossed a ball to me and encouraged me to throw it back. After only a couple tosses I had it figured out and threw it back to her every time after that! Who knew there was such a fun game out there!

I'm pulling myself up a lot now. I get on my knees easily but haven't quite figured out how to get my feet under me after that. I'm very strong though and with a little foot placement from Mommy I can stand up on my own. I practice walking holding somebody's hands a lot and still smile and laugh the whole time. This is definitely one of my favorite things to do.

I'm really starting to figure out how things work. Yesterday Daddy was going to put my shoes on me and he set them down next to me for a minute. I reached right over and grabbed one and set it on my foot! Daddy thought I might've just dropped it there or something so he waited a minute and set my shoe down and I put it back on my foot again! I also like to put hats on my head, then take it off, then put it on, etc. At this rate, I'll be dressing myself in no time!

I figured out a new way to entertain myself when I'm eating. Check out this video to see what I mean...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_he94ff9Dc

Now that I can crawl, one of my favorite things to do is play with Isabelle. Watch this clip to see me in action...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQMWqEpa-S0

Be sure to watch them in high quality: they look so much better!

My birthday is one week from today. Can you believe I'm going to be 1 already?!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Another Tooth

I got my 5th tooth yesterday! Another top left. I'm working on a top right tooth and have been exceptionally grumpy the past two days. I can't wait for this teething business to be over! My two top front have almost grown in enough so you can see them when I smile. I'm going to look so different then!

I've been crawling a whole week now and I'm into EVERYTHING. I get told "no" a LOT throughout the day and everytime I stop what I'm doing and break out into tears. I don't like these new rules! I'm figuring out how to pull myself up on stuff, which I think is fun but Mommy thinks is dangerous. So much for her getting things done around the house... she gets to follow me around instead!

Look at this silly picture... there was a scarecrow in the cart behind me but it looks like I'm wearing a little hat :-)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Watch me crawl!

Watch me crawl!


video

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I can CRAWL!

I finally learned how to crawl!!! Last night I crawled a few feet, stopped to take a break, and crawled a few feet more. Today I'm all over the house! There's so much to explore. Unfortunately, I'm learning what "no" means too... I keep crawling over to Daddy's computer cords :-(









Daddy taught me a new game.... we growl at each other like monsters! I love this game and will growl at anyone who will play with me. Here I am growling at the camera and riding my car at the same time -->

I've discovered that I really like to dance. Every time I hear music, especially a song with a good beat, I start dancing. I can dance sitting down and standing up (when someone's holding on to me of course). I've also learned a couple of new words. I say "yuck" and "up" now :-)